During January 2008

Basic Book Repair Workshops at ECU

NCPC Basic Book Repair Workshop, ECU Jan 24-25, 2008 Laupus Medical Sciences Library For two days, my colleague, Rachel Hoff and I, discussed and taught preservation concepts and treatments. It was two day-long Basic Book Repair Workshops sponsored by NCPC. Rachel and I have been teaching these workshops for several years both together and individually... more

Cintas Security Containers

Ever wonder what happens to the papers we place in the Cintas Security containers conveniently located on levels 2 (behind Circulation), 4 (in the Reference workroom), and 8 (in room 802)? Well today while walking in to the Library I happened to see the Cintas truck getting ready to load and shred the contents of... more

Wikis and Blogs

Now Available from ZSR Library! Have you ever thought about trying out new Web 2.0 technologies to engage your students? Wikis and blogs are two valuable tools for incorporating collaboration into coursework. Because the library’s mission is to help our faculty and students succeed, ZSR offers to host wikis and blogs locally for WFU academic... more

Need a New Computer or Accessories?

Want to Help Your WFU Libraries at the Same Time? Lenovo offers discounts to the Wake Forest community (and their friends and family) on Lenovo’s entire product line including ThinkPad laptops. To take advantage of these special prices visit: WFU Lenovo Friends & Family. 5% of each sale goes directly to support your campus libraries:... more

Presidential Grants 2007

This fall, ZSR awarded a second round of grants based on money raised through the Presidential Trust for Faculty Excellence campaign. These “Presidential Grants” fund special library purchases and collection development projects. This year, the library received 30 grant requests and awarded more than $110,000. Individual grants ranged from $800 to $20,000, with the average... more

MLK-ZSR connection

From the Director: Many of you know by now that I have a deep and abiding love and respect for all things related to the good Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the last three years, I have tried to encourage meaningful programming at ZSR to honor his legacy and help fulfill his dream.... more

Get Game@ZSR

The Library hosted the semi-annual Get Game@ZSR Friday, January 25th from 7-11pm. This installment of Get Game was both an open game night and a Halo 3 tournament. Lynn Sutton, Susan Smith, Erik Mitchell, Tim Mitchell, Kevin Gilbertson, and Caroline Numbers (along with two very dedicated RTAs and John Vientos from Information Systems) were all... more

ZSR Staff Tour 88.5 WFDD

As a Staff Development activity, on Thursday, January 24th, Chris Burris, Joe Harrington, Mary Horton, Mary Beth Lock, Lauren Pressley, Lynn Sutton, and I went on a tour of 88.5 WFDD. Greg Keener, Membership Operations Coordinator for the station, was kind enough to volunteer to show us all around. The station is located inside a... more

An Introduction to Zotero

On Tuesday, Dan Johnson, graduate student and new father, took time from his busy schedule to teach a Zotero workshop for the ZSR staff. Dan is such a fan of this product that he volunteered for this assignment! Having ditched EndNote, Dan uses Zotero exclusively to manage his thesis citations. A Firefox extension, Zotero is... more

Open Access

Transforming the Scholarly Publishing Landscape In late 2007, President Bush signed into law an omnibus appropriations bill, whereby the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will require all investigators who receive NIH funding to make digital copies of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts publicly available in the National Library of Medicine’s digital repository, PubMed Central. This law... more