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Apr 23 2012

Seminar to Explore Student Use of Library Spaces

Annotated map from student interview

Annotated map from student interview

With over 10,000 visits a day, D. H. Hill Library is undoubtedly a popular campus destination, but have you ever wondered exactly what our students do while they are here? Ph.D. student Dana Gierdowski and librarian Kim Duckett turned that question into a research project. Next Monday, April 30, at 11 a.m., they will present their findings in a talk entitled “Assessing Student Perceptions and Uses of Library Spaces” in the Assembly Room of D.H. Hill Library.

Over the past couple of years library staff have used a variety of strategies to understand how students do their work as well as their perceptions and uses of existing library spaces and other non-classroom spaces. This presentation highlights one project which focused on students’ perceptions and use patterns in the variety of new learning spaces in D. H. Hill Library’s West Wing. In this seminar, Gierdowski and Duckett will share an overview of the project and key findings.

Dana Gierdowski is a Doctoral Candidate in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Program at North Carolina State University, where she studies formal and informal learning spaces in higher education.
Kim Duckett is the Principal Librarian for Digital Technologies and Learning at the North Carolina State University Libraries.

This seminar is presented by the NCSU Librarians’ Association (NCSULA). NCSULA’s mission is to provide members with professional enrichment opportunities. This event is free and open to the public.

Aug 22 2011

DELTA Fall Workshops and Seminars

Registration is now open for the DELTA fall 2011 workshop series and the schedule of classes begins on Tuesday, September 6. By attending DELTA workshops and seminars, you can explore best practices for teaching online, gain techniques for effective teaching with technology strategies, and advance your knowledge of Learning Management Sytem (LMS) tools.

For a full description of our classes and to register online, please visit http://delta.ncsu.edu/workshops and click the “Register now!” link. You will be prompted to login with your Unity ID and password. If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact us at learntech@ncsu.edu or call 513-7094.

Workshops and seminars are offered at no charge, and are available to all NC State faculty, staff, and graduate students.

May 06 2011

I. T. Littleton Seminar to Explore How Libraries Create Unique User Experiences

Steven J. BellOn May 24, 2011, Steven J. Bell will address how academic libraries can carve out their own “experiential brand” as featured speaker at the NCSU Libraries’ annual I. T. Littleton Seminar. Bell is Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University. The seminar will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Assembly Room in the East Wing of D. H. Hill Library on the North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh.

Bell’s talk, entitled “Fish Markets, Coffee Shops, and Hotels: Finding the Right User Experience for Your Academic Library,” will explore how other providers of essential services create memorable experiences and a culture around their brand—and what libraries can learn from them.  In his talk, Steven Bell will share his insights into how academic libraries can develop a compelling user experience based on three core themes: differentiation, loyalty, and memorableness. Part of the process is to always insist that library staffs “Start With WHY”—internalizing in all they do the library’s core beliefs that drive its reason for being.

Bell is a co-founder of the Blended Librarian’s Online Learning Community on the Learning Times Network. He blogs at The Kept-Up Academic Librarian, ACRLog, and Designing Better Libraries, a site about design thinking and library user experiences. His column “From the Bell Tower” appears weekly at Library Journal Academic Newswire. Bell is co-author of the 2007 book Academic Librarianship by Design, and has recently been elected vice president/president of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

The annual I. T. Littleton Seminar is funded by an endowment established in 1987 to explore key issues in the development of academic libraries and to honor former Library Director Littleton upon his retirement from NC State.

The Libraries welcomes your continued support of the I. T. Littleton Seminar series. If you would like to make a contribution to support future seminars, please send your check, payable to the Friends of the Library, to: Friends of the Library, NCSU Libraries, Box 7111, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7111. Please note I. T. Littleton Seminar Endowment on your check. For more information, please call (919) 515-7188.

Jan 12 2011

A Host of Workshops—Taught by Your Friends

Take advantage of a host of student-led workshops.

Intro to Photoshop Through Photomontage
led by Emily Struthers, senior in Landscape Architecture

Group Project? It Doesn’t Have To Be Terrible…
led by Travis Conte, senior in Business Administration

Make Engaging Movies: Intro to iMovie ‘09
led by Robby Padia, sophomore in Communication Media

What To Do When Hackers Attack!
Did you know that you are likely to get hacked sometime in the next year? Come to this talk to learn to how project yourself from hackers and learn what to do if you do get hacked!
led by Chris Dzoba, graduate student in Computer Science

Prezi: Presentations Simplified
A hands-on workshop for creating awesome presentations with Prezi!
led by Akshay V.S., graduate student in Industrial Engineering

Intro to 3D Content Creation in Blender
Learn how to create and manipulate objects in 3D, from the fundamentals to topics such as lighting, shading, and rendering.
led by Sam Brubaker, senior in Art and Design

Digital SLR Photography
led by Daniel Marcus, senior in Engineering

For more information, see http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/registration/workshop/schedule. Students can register online. Registration is not required but it does guarantee a seat.

May 10 2010

NCSU Libraries I. T. Littleton Seminar to Explore Evolution of Research Libraries

Media Contact:

David Hiscoe, NCSU Libraries,  (919) 513-3425

Rick LuceOn May 27, 2010, Rick Luce, vice-provost and director of libraries at Emory University, will address new strategic thinking approaches for research libraries as featured speaker at the NCSU Libraries’ I. T. Littleton Seminar. Responsible for executive leadership at Emory’s Woodruff Library and coordination of university-wide library policy, his initiatives include developing premier research collections and creating innovative digital services. The Seminar will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium in the West Wing of D. H. Hill Library on the North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh.

Luce’s talk, entitled “Science vs. Fiction: Strategic Thinking and Acting to Evolve the Research Library,” will explore a framework for strategic thinking shaped by the rise of new external methods of understanding our world. Luce will lay out the forces that are changing our theoretical understandings and then explain how he has bridged theory and reality with the lessons he has learned in actually recasting two world-class research libraries, at Emory and at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His experience provides an interesting approach for thinking about next steps forward for the research library–from supporting science and research workflows to digital humanities.

Luce holds numerous advisory and consultative positions supporting library information technologies, electronic publishing, and scholarly communication. He is a member of the National Academies Committee on Assuring the Integrity of Research Data in an Era of E-Science, and he has served on three National Science Foundation blue ribbon panels. He is a Board member of the Coalition of Networked Information (CNI); Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC); and the Canadian Knowledge Network. Previously he was the senior advisor to the Max Planck Society’s Center for Information Management (2000-2006) and was an executive board member of the National Information Standards Organization (1998-2004).

During Luce’s tenure as Research Library Director at Los Alamos National Laboratory (1991-2006), a blue ribbon panel of experts honored the site as  having “the world’s best scientific digital library” (2005). In 2005 he was also awarded the Fellows’ Prize for Leadership at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the first ever awarded to a nonscientist.

The annual I. T. Littleton Seminars are funded by an endowment established in 1987 to explore key issues in the development of academic libraries and to honor former Library Director Littleton upon his retirement from NC State. The Libraries welcomes your continued support of the I. T. Littleton Seminar series. If you would like to make a voluntary contribution to support future seminars, please send your check, payable to the Friends of the Library, to: Friends of the Library, NCSU Libraries, Box 7111, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7111. Please note “I. T. Littleton Seminar Endowment” on your check. For more information, please call (919) 515-7188.

Jan 13 2010

Spring Registration for DELTA Workshops and Seminars

Registration for DELTA’s spring 2010 Workshops and Seminars is now open to faculty, staff, and graduate students. Spring classes start on Tuesday, January 26, and continue through April 29. Over 75 classes including a new Moodle Express: Top Five Basics workshop are being offered. New seminars include, Showcasing Large Course Redesign, Teaching Strategies for Online Group Work, and Life After Vista: An LMS Update for Faculty. Workshops and seminars are offered at no charge.

To register, go to http://delta.ncsu.edu/workshops and click the “Register now!” link.