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During March 2007

Maya Angelou’s Writings Exhibit

On April 12, 2007, the ZSR Library honored Maya Angelou for her gift of the papers from her films. These manuscripts, photos, personal notes, playbills, etc. are a huge and valuable collection that will assist researchers in the future. On April 12, 2007, the ZSR Library honored Maya Angelou for her gift of the papers... more

From the Director

In this last column under the old GAZ format, I am still mindful of salary issues, given President Hatch’s email to staff last week regarding salary pools. As everyone on the ZSR staff should know by now, I place a very high priority on achieving fair and equitable salaries for all classifications of library staff.... more

Mary at WSSU

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a SOLINET workshop at WSSU. The workshop was one of SOLINET’s Management 101 series: Making the Most of Your Library’s Resources. Resources include money, of course, but also people, materials and time. We spent a good bit of the morning talking about funding sources and strategies. Whether one... more

Spring Weather Draws Students to Campus

In September 2006, I received an email message from John Ake concerning a teacher in Surry County who wanted to bring her middle school class to the library. The group from J. Sam Gentry Middle School in Mt. Airy would be dropping by after their visit to the ACC Tournament on March 2. After I... more

Get Game @ ZSR

On Friday, February 9th from 7-11pm, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library hosted its fourth Get Game@ZSR event. This open video game night drew a good crowd of students along with some University faculty and staff and their kids. It was our largest group thus far. We tried some new marketing tactics and the new game... more

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE NUMBERS!

The downtown branch of the Forsyth County Public Library seems far removed from the campus of Wake Forest University and the ZSR Library; but a one day training session downtown was a real “field trip” for me, Mary Scanlon and Lauren Pressley. The topic was STAT-USA. This online data base is one filled with numbers,... more

Yoga at Your Desk Session

On Wednesday, January 31st, Valerie Kiser from Sunrise Yoga Studio led a “Yoga at your Desk” session for any interested staff members. About 10 ZSR folks attended, and we learned how we can stretch throughout the day, even if we’re sitting at our desks. The poses she showed us each focused on different parts of... more