During January 2009

A TLC Workshop

After midwinter, I came back to a busy week of teaching. But the presentation that I was focused on the most was for the Teaching and Learning Center. It was the first presentation that I have done with them, and we had 27 people signed up to attend! The group was fairly chatty, so instead... more

Inauguration/MLK Event: The Dream Realized?

What Barack Obama’s Election Means to America The Z. Smith Reynolds Library proudly announces the first event of the Spring 2009 ZSR Library Lecture Series, “The Dream Realized? What Barack Obama’s Election Means to America.” This program will honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and commemorate the history-making inauguration of our nation’s 44th president with... more

Korean Film Series sponsored by the Museum of Anthropology

This semester, the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University is sponsoring the Korean Film Series at the Reynolda House on Thursday evenings in January and February in conjunction with the exhibit, “Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other World.” Last evening, I served as commentator of the film Never Forever, which... more

Best Practices in Syllabus Construction

Here is the presentation from today’s workshop: View Syllabus Handout on Scribd If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact me or leave a message in the comments. If you’d like to share your syllabus, please put a link in the comments! more

Announcement about the next post:

Hi everyone, I’m teaching a class on syllabus construction for the Teaching and Learning Center and need a home on the web for the content. I figured this blog is the best option I have. The folks in this course might find that information useful, and maybe the people in the workshop will find the... more

Fines for Overdue DVDs to Begin in January

After consulting with the Library Planning Committee (consisting of both faculty and student representatives), the ZSR Library will begin charging overdue fines on DVDs this January. After a two-day grace period, fines will accrue at $1 a day. If another user has recalled the DVD, overdue fines will accrue at $5 a day. The fines... more

On the Lookout for New Books?

The New Books Wall displays the cover art of all books the library received in the last week. Click on a cover to view the book’s catalog record. If you are really intrigued, you can place a hold on the book via the “Request Hold/Recall” link at the top of the catalog page. If the... more

Pay by Credit Card

Need to pay an overdue fine or purchase a CD, but don’t have cash or Deacon Dollars? ZSR Library now accepts payment by credit card for DVD and CD purchases, overdue fines, and replacement fees. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. more

Some Rights Reserved: ZSR’s Flickr Site and Creative Commons

With the approval of Admin Council, I have added a Creative Commons license to most of our Flickr pictures. What’s does that mean? Well, if you’ve ever noticed the awesome photography in any of Lauren P.’s presentations recently, then you’ve already seen one of the benefits. Creative Commons allows us to tell potential users in... more

New and Cool Tools for You and Your Students

Blogs and Wikis Several WFU faculty and librarians use blogs and wikis in their courses. The library can provide a free WFU blog or wiki for your classes. For help getting started, please contact the Instructional Design Librarian. The Toolkit The Toolkit contains brief multimedia tutorials designed to teach students specific research skills. Faculty can... more