Sharing stories of everyday innovation and collaboration at the NCSU Libraries
April 4, 2017
Simulating migration crises, rogue vessels, and ebola outbreaks at the Libraries
Radiation alarms are going off pell mell. As the head of a reaction team, it’s your job to know what to do almost instantly. Do we need to evacuate because a terrorist detonated a dirty bomb, or do we need to replace a leaky microwave oven in the breakroom? How do you tell the difference?
January 19, 2017
Topics coveredPublishing and Copyright
When the textbook you need hasn’t been written yet
Professors have trouble finding just the right textbook. And even when they do, students have trouble affording it. The NCSU Libraries Alt-Textbook program addresses both of these disappointingly common problems—and improves instruction in the process.
Threading the Needle: Fostering Student Success Through Making
Fashionistas are always looking for a dress that makes their hearts beat faster. But what about a dress that shows everyone else your racing pulse? The NCSU Libraries Makerspace program helped graduating senior Jazsalyn McNeil fuse art and design within the emerging fields of wearable technologies and interactive electronic textiles with her "Pulse Dress," creating new opportunities for textiles research, education, and outreach.
Happenings at Hunt Library: The Black Mountain College Story
Combining “happenings” with lectures, NCSU Libraries Visiting Scholar David Silver has used the visualization spaces in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library over the past two years to tell one of the most fascinating stories in the history of higher education. Through the lens of its working farm, Silver has chronicled the rise and fall of Black Mountain College in western North Carolina by using Hunt’s diverse spaces as a scholarly communication platform that perfectly fits his subject.