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LENS and ZSR

Throughout the month of July (and late June) members of the RIS team worked with the LENS summer program, offering workshops on research instruction, presentation skills, and google tools. This year there were two LENS programs, one on the topic of Sustainability, and a new one called “Cultural Crossroads”. Over the course of the month,... more

Humans v Zombies – Spring Semester 2014

On Friday, February 7th 2014, from 7-9pm, the ZSR Library held its 9th “Humans v Zombies” event. We’ve hosted these once a semester since the Fall of 2011 and last summer we hosted two HvZ events for summer students and international students. Of the approximately 120 students who attended, a little over 30 of them... more

ZSRx: The MOOC that wasn’t a MOOC

Remember that time ZSR offered an online information literacy course? No, not that one. This one. The one we designed to be MOOC-like, free and open to anyone, focused on general web literacy skills, in the hopes that *maybe* 100 people would want to sign up. No? Well, let me tell you about it. Let’s... more

Have ThinkPad, Will Travel

On Monday, March 28th, at the request of one of the Resident Advisers, Leigh Vogedes, Librarians from ZSR took ThinkPads to the lobby of the Babcock Residence and answered a variety of Reference questions from students as they passed. Ellen Daugman and I worked together from 1-2pm and then I covered the desk from 2-4pm.... more

StoryCorps: A New Digital Collection

Many people are very familiar with the StoryCorps project whose mission is “to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.” Since 2003, over 60,000 participants have recorded 30,000 interviews. We’ve listened to them on NPR, but the archive for all of these... more

Deacon Discovery 2009 at ZSR!

On Sunday, July 12th, the 34 new student athletes who began classes on the previous Tuesday came to the ZSR Library in small groups of 6-10 students each. They were participating in a program called “Deacon Discovery”, a scavenger hunt around campus to introduce these news students to the various services available at WFU! In... more