During October 2007

Embedded Librarians

Social Stratification in the Deep South: 2007 Participants On the Road in the Deep South ZSR Director Lynn Sutton and Head of Information Technology Susan Smith accompanied Sociology professors Earl Smith and Angela Hattery on their two-week summer course called “Social Stratification in the Deep South.” The class traveled throughout Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi while... more

North Bennett Street School

I had the opportunity to learn a 14th century binding style in a workshop Oct 23-26. Using signatures that were sewn over alum-tawed leather thongs, we made a cover for this binding from calfskin vellum. Vellum is a term that is often interchangeable with parchment, but usually parchment refers to goat/sheepskin and vellum to calfskin.... more

Wanda Brown appointed Associate Director

Wanda Brown Wanda K. Brown has been appointed Associate Director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. She was formerly Head of Technical and Access Services at the library. She is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University and holds a Master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ms. Brown joined the Z. Smith... more

New Faculty Reception

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library welcomes all new faculty members to Wake Forest. We hope that you will make frequent use of our resources and services. We’d like to welcome new faculty with a wine and cheese party on Monday, September 24 from 4-5 p.m. in the Reference Department. At this reception, you will have... more

cn i hlp u? The reference desk initiates text messaging service.

On Thursday, the reference department initiated service via txt messaging. By doing so, we’ve joined a small handful of academic libraries making this format available to patrons. In order to txt the reference desk, patrons should dial 265010, enter our IM screen name “askzaklive” followed by their question and press enter. The question will arrive... more

New Text Messaging Reference Service!

We have just initiated a brand new service: text messaging reference service! Got a question? Need help with research? Text us! How to Send a Text Message to Us Our number is 265010 Type askzaklive and send your message! Let us know what you think! more

Apply for a Presidential Trust Collection Development Grant

ZSR Library is sponsoring a second round of Presidential Trust grants to fund one-time special purchases and collection development projects. Grants are particularly useful for new faculty who work in areas of research that are new to this campus. Last year, the Library received 29 proposals and awarded just over $50,000 in grants. The grants... more

Tech Team’s 2007 Retreat

Over the years, the Information Technology Team (aka “Tech Team”) has held fall retreats to set aside time to plan the upcoming year and reflect on the past year’s efforts. Our goal is to have an annual event away from the library, so we have quality uninterrupted time to team build and conduct planning activities.... more

Fall 2007 Library Lecture Series

ZSR Library will launch its fall 2007 lecture series with an observance of “Banned Books Week.” Banned Books Week is a nationwide, annual event to promote free expression that is sponsored by libraries, booksellers, publishers and writers. Charles Sligh, visiting assistant professor of English, and Jessica Richard, assistant professor of English, will read passages from... more

Faculty Technology Training Classes

Faculty Technology Training Classes this semester range from technology sessions on Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Microsoft OneNote to training classes on EndNote, MovieMaker and creating your own WFU Home Page. In addition to classes, ZSR Library also offers Tech Talks on a variety of emerging technologies. Register online for these and other faculty classes. more