During January 2011

Here @ ZSR

Remote Storage Experience

I spent last week working at Off-site Storage. I found it a lot less difficult than previously advertised and even gratifying. I was able to understand the whole process, see it at work and contribute to the operation. I encourage everyone to try it. I did work hard, but not so hard that I was... Continue reading “Remote Storage Experience”

Wake Forest Calendar features materials from Archives

For those of you who had asked me about the calendar that Lynn showed at the last staff meeting (and that Mary Reeves won) here’s some info about it and how you can have one of your own! I had posted this to our Special Collections blog before the holidays, but wanted to share it... Continue reading “Wake Forest Calendar features materials from Archives”

USS Wake Forest Victory Pictures from Archives in Ask Sam

Last week we had an inquiry from Tim Clodfelter at the Winston-Salem Journal regarding the USS Wake Forest Victory ship. Someone had written in asking where to find photos of the war ship, and we just so happened to have them here. To get the full story of the ship, read the Ask Sam article. Continue reading “USS Wake Forest Victory Pictures from Archives in Ask Sam”

ZSR Library Wins National Award for Excellence

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library has won the 2011 ACRL “Excellence in Academic Libraries” award in the university category! The Association of College and Research Libraries gives this prize annually to acknowledge the exemplary accomplishments of librarians and library staff working together to further the educational mission of the institution. ACRL Executive Director Mary Ellen... Continue reading “ZSR Library Wins National Award for Excellence”

Off-Site Storage Building Opens

On November 29, 2010, the ZSR Library received the keys to the long-awaited off-site storage building, which is located on 30th Street just beyond the baseball stadium. After a week of staff training, work began on the monumental task of accessioning almost 200,000 volumes by June 2011. First, staff will transfer items that were formerly... Continue reading “Off-Site Storage Building Opens”

Nominate Outstanding Theses for the Senior Showcase

From the 2010 Senior Showcase: (L to R) Professor Paul Escott, Honoree Anna Nicodemus, Honoree Malloy Durr, Professor Helga Welsh, Professor Kendall Tarte, Honoree Courtney Vris ZSR will sponsor the second annual “Senior Showcase” to recognize outstanding senior thesis research and senior projects completed by Wake Forest undergraduates. Last year’s pilot showcase honored three seniors.... Continue reading “Nominate Outstanding Theses for the Senior Showcase”

Spring 2011 Library Lecture Series

Mustafa Abdullah, 2010 WFU graduate and recipient of the 2010 MLK Building the Dream Award, spoke in January on his work as a community organizer promoting Dr. King’s dream of social justice. Values, Education and Governance in Nigeria: How Would the Country Get the Right Balance? Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 3 p.m. Room 204, ZSR... Continue reading “Spring 2011 Library Lecture Series”

Upcoming Technology Workshops

The library will host workshops this spring on: Audience response systems (“Clickers“) Prezi, an online presentation application Zotero, a basic, open-source citation manager Using Google Docs and Google Sites for Collaboration View these and other events! Additionally, find supporting documentation for Zotero, EndNote, Clickers and SMARTTM Boards, as well as many other applications, on the... Continue reading “Upcoming Technology Workshops”

Digitizing North Carolina Religious History

The Special Collections Department at ZSR recently received two grants to digitize primary documents of North Carolina religious history. Librarians from the North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection at ZSR are participating with colleagues at Duke and UNC-CH on a planning grant sponsored by the Library Services and Technology Act. The History of Religion in North... Continue reading “Digitizing North Carolina Religious History”

Database News

Patrologia Latina This large multivolume set has been replaced by a searchable, online database. This full-text, indexed electronic version includes many major Christian Latin texts written from A.D. 200 to 1216. Mergent WebReports The ZSR Library also recently purchased the online version of the Mergent Corporate Manuals. Company information can be retrieved for a single... Continue reading “Database News”