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Feb 25 2014

Providing feedback for Libraries’ collections and journals review

The Libraries needs your help in preparing for Fiscal Year 2014/2015 cuts to the collections budget of approximately $750,000. The list of potential journal cancellations is available for review at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/collectionsreview2014.

The site provides instructions on how to rank journals and submit your feedback by the deadline of March 21, 2014. There is also an FAQ available that addresses a number of potential questions about the review, including the Libraries’ commitment to document delivery for canceled titles and the timeline for the overall process.

Under the guidance of the University Library Committee (ULC), and in consultation with the NC State community, the NCSU Libraries is preparing for reductions to the FY 2014/2015 collections budget.  Cuts to the Library budget this year and continued price increases for journals and databases above standard inflation rates require a review of current collecting to identify up to $750,000 in potential cuts.  This review will include reductions to the book budget and a comprehensive review of all journal and database subscriptions.

Your participation is critical in making the best possible decisions during this difficult period. As evidenced by the over 11 million uses of the collection over the past year, the collection is essential to research and teaching. We appreciate your guidance and collaboration.

Feb 13 2013

NCSU Libraries acquires Mitchell Bush Collection on Zoological Health

The North Carolina State University Libraries is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of an important collection related to the study and research of zoological health. The Mitchell (Mitch) Bush Collection contains files related to Dr. Bush’s research, teaching, and extensive work with free ranging and captive wildlife around the world.  Dr. Bush is a leader in the field of modern zoological medicine and has pioneered the development of many major clinical innovations, including safe anesthesia techniques in both captive and free-living non-domestic species.  The Bush collection will be held in the NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center.

“We are ecstatic to have Dr. Bush’s papers and materials to add to our special collections in Zoological Health,” explains Dr. Michael Stoskopf, Professor of Wildlife and Aquatic Health at NC State.  “He is one of the most innovative and creative zoo clinicians I have had the pleasure to work with, and his collection will provide future zoological veterinarians and science historians with valuable insight into his approach to clinical and scientific problems, in addition to documenting the many functional solutions he has established to basic problems in the field.”

“Dr. Bush’s impact on the discipline of Zoological Health is far broader than his own work,” points out Dr. Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, Research Professor of Zoological Health at NC State.  “In many ways he is a founding grandfather of the NC State Zoological Health Programs, having trained two of the founders of our clinical programs.  His efforts in education around the globe have helped to build the discipline to the level of respect and impact it enjoys today.”

Dr. Bush graduated from of the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California–Davis, and trained as an intern at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston before coming to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.   His interests in comparative medicine and zoological species led to a clinical position at the National Zoological Park, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., in 1972.  There, he rapidly rose to a leadership role and developed the health services of the institution by revolutionizing clinical management of zoological species through the conduct and publication of pioneering clinical and basic science studies investigating a wide range of important questions.   After 22 years based out of the main zoo facilities in Washington, Dr. Bush assumed the role of chief of veterinary services at the Smithsonian Conservation and Research Center, which allowed him to focus on international conservation health projects around the world.  He maintains faculty status in Comparative Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is a visiting scientist at Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Dr. Bush has published more than 300 scientific publications on anesthesia, radiology, surgery, and theriogenology of captive and free ranging wildlife.  He established one of the very first clinical training opportunities in zoological medicine in the world; alumni of the clinic hold key positions and contribute to the knowledge of zoological medicine across the country and around the world.   He is a charter diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine and a former president of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.

The Mitchell Bush Collection contains research and teaching notes, presentations and materials, journals and publications, correspondence, field studies, research projects, training materials and images documenting medical studies and surgeries of wildlife in national and international settings.

The mission of the NCSU Libraries Zoological Health Collection is to assemble and archive the work of luminaries, pioneers, and leading practitioners in the discipline of zoological health and to make these unique materials available to a wide audience. The NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center holds research and primary resource materials in areas that reflect and support the teaching and research needs of the students, faculty, and researchers at the NC State University. By emphasizing established and emerging areas of excellence at the university and corresponding strengths within the Libraries’ overall collection, the SCRC strategically develops collections with the aim of becoming an indispensable source of information for generations of scholars.

Feb 23 2010

Fabulous Faculty: Partners in Purpose

For over thirty years, Michael Stoskopf and Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf—professors of wildlife health at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine—have worked together to make an impact on the health of wild animals.  As veterinarians who have clinically specialized in zoological medicine, they have dedicated their lives to studying health issues of wildlife around the world and to teaching the next generation of wildlife veterinarians. Although her friends sometimes call her the Carnivore Queen because of her intense interest in large carnivores, her work on infectious diseases has benefitted a wide range of species from invertebrates to elephants. He is known for his groundbreaking text on fish medicine but, like Suzanne, is interested in solving problems for all wildlife species.

Hear their story at the next NCSU Libraries’ Fabulous Faculty talk.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
4:00 p.m.
Assembly Room (2nd Floor, East Wing) of NCSU’s D. H. Hill Library

Jan 13 2010

The Right Fit—Loving Animals and Loving Her Job

by Jackie Gadison

Hannah holding Remy, a Welsh terrier.

Hannah holding Remy, a Welsh terrier.

When Hannah Hope joined the Veterinary Medicine Library (VML) in August of 2009, she found the perfect place for an animal lover—and we found the perfect student employee. First, there was the incredible enthusiasm to gain knowledge about how the NCSU Libraries works and how she could assist learners with library resources on medicine and animal care. Then there was the long history of devoting as much time as possible to animals. Hannah works at an animal shelter in her hometown of Greensboro, NC, where she helps dogs, especially those who have been abused, to achieve positive behaviors through training. That’s on top of making ample time for her own two pets: Pumpkin, a mini Holland Lop rabbit, and an aquatic frog named Bert.

In her first semester at VML, Hannah learned the basics of “how to do things in the library and be creative in finding library resources and information for patrons.”  She takes her diverse work duties seriously as she gains experience.  A junior double majoring in psychology and anthropology, Hannah is also working on a minor in French,  a skill that is often useful with the international health resources at VML. She plans to enter NC State’s Public History graduate program and to become an archivist. We are fortunate to work with Hannah and share in opportunities that present experiences for her professional plans. She sums it up by saying “I love working here.”

Hannah has chosen the right fit and surrounded herself with clinicians, researchers and fellow animal-loving students, as well as the latest scholarly materials. Coming to work each day she passes through the halls of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Veterinary Teaching Hospital.  And when the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center opens in January of 2011, she will be able to look out from the VML onto the national model for excellence in companion animal medicine.  As Hannah says “I will be near the cutting edge for animal care.”

When not at the VML or her classes, Hannah supports the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team as a dedicated season ticket-holding fan. She is also a world traveler, having been to Italy, Monaco, Belgium, France and now Germany as part of her family vacation in December. Hannah plans to continue working at the Veterinary Medicine Library for several more years—that’s our hope too!