During April 2008

Summer Renovations at ZSR

The library entrance will be temporarily relocated. Summer will be a busy time at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library with renovations taking place in several areas of the building. The two 24-hour study rooms will be completely renovated with a coffee shop on one side and a new quiet study area on the other. Our... more

Earl Smith is First Recipient of Open Access Funds

Earl Smith, Professor of Sociology and Rubin Distinguished Professor of American Ethnic Studies Earl Smith, Professor of Sociology and Rubin Distinguished Professor of American Ethnic Studies, is the first faculty member to benefit from the WFU Open Access fund. His article, African American Men and Intimate Partner Violence, appears in the June 2008 issue of... more

“ZSR Delivers” is a Hole in One!

“ZSR Delivers” will bring any circulating library material right to your office. The ZSR Library has purchased a golf cart to improve its delivery services to staff and faculty on the Reynolda Campus. “ZSR Delivers” will bring any circulating library material right to your office. Deliveries take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday... more

“Celebrating Nature” program on Earth Day (April 22)

At 12 noon on Earth Day, ZSR hosted a program called “Celebrating Nature” in Room 204. It was a joint lecture by four faculty members who addressed how nature could be celebrated in different ways: Bob Browne (“Celebrating Nature Through Preservation”), Emily Wakild (“Celebrating Nature Through Movement”), Bonnie Carr O’Neill (“Celebrating Nature Through Literature”), and... more

Student Exhibits Examine Religious Intolerance

Working on exhibits for Dr. Lynn Neal’s course on ‘Religious Intolerance.’ A student furiously cuts a sheet of black foam core with a small knife along a metal ruler. Meanwhile a classmate trims photographs on a large paper trimmer. A third student applies double-stick tape to the back of an image and burnishes it to... more

Friday Night Live at ZSR Debuts

Friday Night Live at ZSR debuted on April 11th at 6pm. Sophomore Thomas Kozak sang and played acoustic guitar. He was periodically accompanied by a violinist, a keyboardist, drummer, and female backing vocals. Most of the songs were his own, but he did manage to throw in a few covers. He did a fantastic job!... more

Expanded Coverage for Journal Citation Reports and Other Database News

Journal Citation Reports: Social Science Edition The ZSR Library has upgraded WFU‘s subscription to Journal Citation Reports (JCR) to include over 1700 Social Science journals. With JCR, researchers can track citation trends such as the cited half-life of journal articles and can compare impact factors of journals in the same discipline. Other New Databases Abstracts... more

Blended Learning in the Classroom @ WFU

Yesterday I gave a talk on Blended Learning through the ITC. The formal description of the program was “Many students experience a disconnect between their experience in the classroom and their personal interactions on the web. One way to address this is the integration of tools that students already use with regularity. This presentation will... more

Water Disaster on April 10th in the Stacks

On April 10th about 2:30 pm, Heather Gillette was told by a student that water was leaking on some books on Wilson 6. She called Kristen Morgan, who notified the Disaster Team. Fortunately, only about 25 books were affected. A gasket failed between two metal parts which saturated the ceiling tile as water leaked. as... more

ZSR Staff Development Tour of the ASU Library and Information Commons

On Wednesday, March 25th, 7 members of the ZSR Staff, Rosalind Tedford, Mary Beth Lock, Lauren Pressley, Kaeley McMahon, Sarah Jeong, Christian Burris and myself loaded up in the WFU Student Life van and headed up 421 to visit the ASU Library and Information Commons in Boone. We arrived and started a tour around 10:30am.... more