During April 2009

David Coates and William Kerr First to Join WakeSpace

Worrell Professor of Anglo-American Studies David Coates and Professor of Physics William Kerr are pioneers in WakeSpace, the institutional repository of Wake Forest University. Coates and Kerr are the first faculty members to place their research output in this new digital archive. Scanned books, book chapters and journal articles will be available via the ZSR... more

ZSR Librarians Win Awards

Clockwise from top left: Lauren Pressley, Lynn Sutton, Wanda Brown, Giz Womack Four librarians at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library have won national and local awards this semester. Lauren Pressley, Instructional Design Librarian, was designated a 2009 “Mover and Shaker” by the national trade magazine, Library Journal. Library Director Lynn Sutton won the 2008-09 Sirsi-Dynix... more

First ITC Filmstudio project now showing

Wake Forest undergrads Corinne Ung, Alana Wilson, Aaron Green, and Marshall Milliken completed the first video project in the ITC Filmstudio late last week. After two days of filming and over six additional hours worth of editing and compiling, the students, with assistance from ITC, created an evening news program for a Spanish class project.... more

NY Times op-ed on higher education

Right in time for spring graduation, Mark Taylor wrote an op-ed piece for the NYT Sunday edition called End the University as we know it in which he calls for major restructuring of the higher education system. On first glance it is an interesting read in which Taylor calls for more collaboration and interdisciplinary work... more

From the Suggestion Box: Suggested Book

Suggested book: "Shadowplay: The Hidden Beliefs & Coded Politics of Wm. Shakespeare" by Clare Asquith Thank you for the suggestion. I will pass it along to the selector in this area. more

ZSR Librarians Attain Library Faculty Status

After two years of study, librarians at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library will change their status from University staff to library faculty. Library Director Lynn Sutton consulted with the University Senate, Wake Forest College faculty, Dean’s Council, Cabinet, and Academic Committee of the Board of Trustees in the effort to give librarians a share of... more

From the Suggestion Box: Library brochures

Hello, I am from Hunter Library at Western Carolina University, and we are gathering samples to get ideas for redoing our library brochures. Do you produce any type of printed brochures or handouts about your libraries? If so, would you be willing to mail a sample copy to us? We also want to collect samples... more

Kristen – Administrative Professionals Conference

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend the 2009 Administrative Professionals Conference at Bridger Field House. Our audience was made up of Administrative Professionals from WFU, WFU-Health Sciences, WSSU, UNC School of the Arts and Forsyth Technical Community College. The majority of the audience was female, but there were 3 males at the conference yesterday!... more

Is this Preservation?

Recently, I was asked to repair and recover a small box used for transporting communion materials. I assume this would be used for taking communion to an ill person who couldn’t travel. I removed all the hardware, and recovered the box with book cloth. I then, replaced the handles and latch. It seems to be... more

The Second “Celebrating Nature: Earth Day @ ZSR” program

Earth Day was observed at ZSR a few days early this year, with the second annual “Celebrating Nature” program that was held on Thursday, April 16. Three speakers gave their perspectives on the importance of recycling in terms of conservation strategies, preservation techniques, and the connections on a local and broader canvas.It was also scheduled... more