Code4Lib attendees are welcome to attend a reception and tour of the James
B. Hunt Library on NCSU's Centennial Campus tonight (Mar. 25) from 5:00 to
7:30 PM. The library, which opened in January 2013, was recently winner of
the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries, and has been
recognized for its advanced technology and hi-tech spaces.  Some preview

Hunt Library technology:
Instagram photos from users:

NOTE: Tickets are not required to attend the reception and tour, however
please wear your name badges so that we can control access to food and

Travel to Hunt

Buses will begin loading at the Salisbury St. side (lower level) of the
Sheraton at 5:00 PM after the day's sessions have concluded. The last bus
will leave the Sheraton at 5:45 PM, but attendees are encouraged to join
the earlier buses if possible. Please note that the Hunt Library is 4 miles
from the Sheraton and is not directly accessible via public transit from


Pizza (vegan, vegetarian, meat), nuts, and salads will be made available in
the Multipurpose Room, along with soft drinks, and beer from the NC State
Brewery ( Food and drink will be available
until around 7:00 PM. Tickets are not required for food or drink.  Beer may
not be taken out of the reception area.


Attendees will then be welcome to embark on self-guided tours of the
library. Library staff will be on hand at selected locations, including
hi-tech spaces such as the bookBot robotic book delivery system, the iPearl
Immersion Theater, theTeaching & Visualization Lab, the Creativity Studio,
the Game Lab, and the Makerspace.

Travel back to the Sheraton

Buses will begin to load for the return trip at 6:45 PM. The last bus will
leave the Hunt Library at approximately 7:30 PM.  Buses will only go to the

Event information is available on the Code4Lib wiki at:
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Steve Morris
Head of Digital Library Initiatives
North Carolina State University Libraries
ph: (919) 515-1361
fax: (919) 515-3031