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Summer 2010

Senior Showcase Highlights Undergraduate Research

L to R: Anna Nicodemus, Mallory Durr, Courtney Vris On Tuesday, April 20, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library hosted the inaugural Senior Showcase, an event honoring exemplary research completed by Wake Forest College undergraduates. Students shared their thesis research in a three-part lecture in the Allen Mandelbaum Reading Room. The 2010 honorees were: Anna Nicodemus... more

Storage Facility to Preserve Materials, Make Them More Accessible

ZSR staff member Scott Adair examines the shelves during a visit to the Library Service Center at Duke University. The Wake Forest facility will use a similar high-bay shelving system. The Z. Smith Reynolds Library building exceeded its storage capacity over a decade ago. Despite the rise of electronic media, the library still buys thousands... more

Returning a Book Now More Convenient Than Ever

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library has installed two additional book return sites to make returning materials to ZSR even easier. The Coy C. Carpenter Library on the Bowman Gray Campus kindly donated two surplus book returns for ZSR use, and the Facilities Department spruced them up before installing them. One return site stands just to... more

Teaching With Technology

Following a successful pilot and with the approval of the Committee on Information Technology, Wake Forest University will transition from Blackboard to Sakai, a free and open-source online collaboration and learning management system. Sakai will offer some new features including wikis, blogs and chat. Sakai orientation sessions for faculty will be offered throughout the summer.... more

ZSR Hosts Irish Scholar

Fiona Brennan, doctoral candidate from University College Cork, Ireland, was the inaugural recipient of the Provost’s Grant for Library Research. She was in residence for a week in March to conduct research in the Dolmen Press Archives. She also gave a public lecture on William Fitzmaurice, Abbey Theatre playwright. She contextualized Fitzmaurice’s work in terms... more

Database News

IOPscience The ZSR Library recently negotiated a contract with Institute of Physics Publishing for access to the IOPscience collection of online journals. This agreement gives Wake Forest personnel increased access to physics journals while holding costs steady. Locate individual journal titles using the library catalog or the Find a Journal tool. Electronic reference books Due... more

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