During September 2010

Preservation Students at Work

My Preservation students perform much of the work my area. This work involves repairing damaged books and making protective enclosures. The students who work in Preservation spend many hours learning and perfecting each technique. There is a learning curve (and sometimes a measuring curve!) for each technique. I thought I’d post a few photographs of... more

From the Suggestion Box: New E-reader and The Bridge

I saw the note in the OGB and went to the Bridge and checked out a Barnes and Noble ereader. The person at the desk had no idea how to use it and there were no instructions. It would be much handier if there were some help provided with these devices. We regret that you... more

From the Suggestion Box: Weekend Hours

The library should be open later than 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday nights. Wake Forest students always have work! Or at least have the first floor open later. The library is open all night Sunday. Maybe you mean Friday and Saturday nights? The Quiet Study room just inside the front door is open 24×7,... more

Campus Connections

On Thursday morning Linda Early and I ventured over to Benson for the Provost’s first Campus Connection meeting. We were both glad we went and we learned many things. First the Provost explained why she is having these monthly meetings throughout the academic year. She explained that the climate survey showed that many use have... more

Wake the Library 5K 2010

Help support the ZSR Library. Join us for the 3rd annual “Wake the Library” 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run! The race will start and finish in front of the library and will wind through the University campus and Reynolda Village. Proceeds raised from the event will go to support library programs. Both races are... more

ZSR Visits Accounts Payable at the UCC

It’s great to put faces with names for those of us who interact with people in Accounts Payable (AP), so this afternoon Lauren C., Prentice, Chris, Carol, Linda E. and Kristen went over to the UCC for a quick meet and greet. Angie Downing did the honors of introducing us to the people who process... more

ZSR helps Habitat for Humanity

Yesterday, members of ZSR’s staff answered the call from President Hatch to spend some time helping out at WFU’s Habitat for Humanity Houses. The location of the houses was in the south western edge of the city, so far from city center that even I (a person used to big cities) had to proclaim, “are... more

ZSR Library goes to Habitat for Humanity

Hi everyone! Yesterday morning a team of us made our way over to the WFU Habitat for Humanity building site near Kernersville. Different departments on campus have been helping to build the Wake Forest sponsored home. For those of you who could not be with us, I’ve put together a short video of our time... more

Jose Galvez Photo Exhibit

ZSR is hosting a photgraphy exhbit by Jose Galvez, a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer. Jose moved to North Carolina to document Hispanic life in 2004. This exhibit is part of his work, which includes photography and oral histories by his wife, Annie. Jose is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Latin American... more

PROACT: Your Career Starts Now

New professionals frequently need to employ skills that are not always developed through course work, such as strategies for managing research or engaging community members in a field of study. To build a bridge between student and professional skill sets, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Professional Development... more