During February 2008

Book Review – “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder

While at the First-Year Experience Conference (blog post, podcast), I heard several schools talk about their summer reading programs for freshmen. One book came up at several of these sessions, Tracy Kidder’s “Mountains Beyond Mountains.” It is the story of Dr. Paul Farmer, a man working to stamp out diseases like Multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis while... more

Book Review – Robin Wasserman’s “Lust”

While traveling to the First-Year Experience conference (see my postings on the ZSR Professional Development Blog) I read Robin Wasserman’s book “Lust.” It is the first in a series of books, each based on one of the seven deadly sins. The characters are all seniors in high school living in the fictional town of Grace.... more

Did you know about BibIDs?

A BibID is a unique identifier for each bibliographic record in the catalog. BibIDs have several nifty uses even for people who never use the back end of Voyager. Links to catalog records You can make a short and persistent link to a specific record in the OPAC by using this syntax: http://catalog.zsr.wfu.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?bbid=123456 In this... more

From the Suggestion Box: ARTSTOR

New database suggestion: ARTSTOR (http://www.artstor.org/); as an art major, it is often very difficult to find images of particular works of art or architecture. Databases like Grove Online just do not cut it beyond general reference use, especially for foreign artists and architects. Anyway, just a thought, I completely understand there are budget restrictions and... more

Need a study room? Reserve Online!

To reserve a study room, go to Study Room Reservations. ZSR has implemented a study room reservation system that is completely online to allow students to reserve one of its 7 study rooms. Click on the “Study Rooms” link from the ZSR homepage or bookmark the link. Any currently registered student can choose to request... more

ZSR Library Goes 24/5

In response to student requests, starting tomorrow, February 17, 2008, ZSR Library is moving to a open 24/5 schedule. This means that each week, the library will open at 10 am on Sunday, and stay open until 7:00 pm on Friday evenings, during the spring and fall semesters. Saturday hours will remain the same as... more

Black History Month exhibit

For Black History Month, one part of the exhibit holds books from the library collection on the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. For Black History Month, the exhibit focuses on literature about the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement and the 1960 Sit-ins in Winston-Salem. During these Sit-ins, 12 students from Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State were arrested.... more

Chinese New Year exhibit

Cristina Yu put together an exhibit for the Year of the Rat which begins on Feb 7, 2008 Cristina Yu and I put together an exhibit for the Year of the Rat which begins on Feb 7, 2008 more

ZSR Librarian Recognized for Innovation

Susan Smith, Head of Information Technology at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, has been selected to receive the 2008 Innovation Award from the Instruction Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Susan will receive a prize of $3000 and a plaque at the annual meeting of the American Library Association in Anaheim this... more

Library Lecture Series

It’s not too late to catch the last few programs in ZSR’s Library Lecture Series. “Pietro Bembo’s History of Venice (1551)” Wednesday, March 5, 3:00 p.m., Library Room 204 Robert Ulery, Professor of Latin, Classical languages Based on his recent book, Professor Robert Ulery will speak on “Pietro Bembo’s History of Venice (1551).” Sociology of... more