During November 2009

Here @ ZSR

The New ZSR Toolbox

Not to be confused with the “Toolkit”, our excellent collection of short videos, text, and audio that is designed to answer your research questions quickly and effectively. The ZSR Toolbox is literally a toolbox that was donated to ZSR and will now house all the various tools we have for small projects in the Library!... Continue reading “The New ZSR Toolbox”

Food for Fines

Got fines and a desire to help the hungry in our community? The Z. Smith Reynolds Library will accept cans of sealed, non-expired food as payment for overdue fines. For each can of food donated, $1 will be waived from your library fines. (No maximum.) The program will run from November 30-December 11. (The Food... Continue reading “Food for Fines”

Embedded Librarianship

Susan, embedded in Deep South course and co-wrote chapter on embeddedness also discussed virtual-only embedded in course allows to lurk and jump in to conversation teach online can hold physical or virtual office hours must have to have professor on board another example of embedded librarianship is the business center could also develop a first... Continue reading “Embedded Librarianship”

“Preserving Forsyth’s Past” LSTA Grant Workshop

CoAuthor: Barry Davis Craig and Rachel lead a session on book repair At 9 am on Saturday, November 21, we held the first public training session for the LSTA Outreach Grant at the Central Branch of FCPL. Audra Eagle, Giz and Craig have been working on this training for several months, and held a pilot... Continue reading ““Preserving Forsyth’s Past” LSTA Grant Workshop”

Carpenter Library Open House

On Wednesday, November 18, Lynn, Mary Beth, Mary, Chris, Travis, and I traveled across town to visit the recently renovated Coy C. Carpenter Library at the Bowman Gray Campus during their celebratory Open House. The renovation project, which began in June 2009, was completed in three stages, and integrated three departments within the Medical Center:... Continue reading “Carpenter Library Open House”

Amazing Instruction Stats

If the folks in Research and Instruction have looked a bit like deer caught in headlights this semester there is good reason. Our statistics are through the roof for both library instruction ‘one shot’ classes as well as one-on-one personal research sessions. So far this semester we have taught 124 one-shot library instruction sessions to... Continue reading “Amazing Instruction Stats”

Boot Camp for Professors- a panel discussion by the survivors

On Tuesday, I attended a panel discussion in Benson about the Boot Camp for Professors. Set in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the Boot Camp for Professors is a week-long event where teachers can work on aspects of their teaching philosophy and approach. The TLC pays all the registration and travel expenses. A small town,... Continue reading “Boot Camp for Professors- a panel discussion by the survivors”

Found in the Stacks: Antebellum Ag Mag

With plenty of prodding from Patrick, I am slowly resolving cases where loose journal issues are either tied up in string or are falling over in a cardboard box. One such box contained most of the 1966 issues of Carolina Farmer. When I looked inside, I was surprised to discover four issues of Southern Agriculturist... Continue reading “Found in the Stacks: Antebellum Ag Mag”

Before and After Mold Cleaning

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Moldy Books

A small group of books were recently found in Rare Books with mold on them. We surveyed the area and found everything that looked even remotely moldy. I cleaned them with alcohol and let them air dry. My theory is these books grew mold because they were in a glass covered book case with no... Continue reading “Moldy Books”