During July 2010

Community art from the UK to Forsyth County

On Thursday, July 29, we were lucky to have two special visitors from the University of Portsmouth in the UK: art professors Claire Sambrook and Maureen O’Neill, creators of the Visual Libraries project. Claire and Maureen obtained a grant to visit us here in Winston-Salem to check on the status of the Leave Your Mark... more

NCILL Users Group Conference- July 30, 2010

Over 50 ILL Librarians and support staff gathered today in Wake Forest’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library for a day of sharing tips, information and commiseration at the NCILL Users Group Conference. The day started with light refreshments and a meet and greet in the morning and then the group broke up into two concurrent sessions.... more

Summer Olympic Challenge: Zephyrs Place Silver!

Today was the final competition for the summer 2010 staff Olympics. As is the tradition, the event is a mystery. All the teams know is that we have to be ready to accomplish a number of odd tasks. This year, the four competitors from each team had to: juggle a beach ball without dropping it... more

From the Suggestion Box: Vending Machines

The vending machine is not working. Thank you for calling this to our attention. All vending machines are now working. more

Meet Anna

Greetings from Reynolds 3! Let me begin by thanking you all for making me feel so welcome in my first weeks as a full-time staff member; I enjoyed worked 3rd shift in Access Services, but I am thrilled about my new position in Interlibrary Loan. I’m also excited about the opportunities for collaboration with ZSR... more


(From Bobbie) Giz and I met with 26 LENS (Learn, Experience, Navigate, Solve) students on Tuesday, July 13 to introduce them to library resources and on Wednesday, July 14 to assist them with narrowing their topic to a research question and using PowerPoint. To kick off Tuesday afternoon’s activities, students participated in a scavenger hunt.... more

Asolare Art Exhibit

Each summer for the past few years, ZSR has been blessed to host a series of small art exhibits from the Asolare Fine Arts Foundation. This organization has no agenda other than supporting art and artists in our area. This summer, the first installment of work includes paintings by a married couple: Alex Clark and... more

LENS students tackle sustainability

The LENS summer program is drawing 26 students from several states including Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. These students are on campus to research and study the topic of sustainability. As part of their educational experience, these students will be taking trips to local farms, food markets, and water resources to gain... more

Films of James Whale

For the month of July, we have a guest post by Steve Jarrett of Wake Forest University’s Communication Department. His course, Nightmare Cinema, will be offered in the fall semester. Although Hollywood can be bountifully munificent toward those who bask in its glory, it can be, and has been, equally brutal to those whose careers... more

Plans to Begin Moving Additional ZSR Journal Volumes to Off-Site Storage

A decade ago, the Z Smith Reynolds Library began sending older, lesser-used print journal volumes to off-site storage. In 2000, the first shipments contained volumes older than 1990. Since then, the serials landscape has changed substantially. A high percentage of the journals acquired by ZSR are now electronic, many of them electronic-only. More and more... more