During May 2011

Asolare Art Exhibitions in ZSR

For the past three years, I’ve been working with John Chapman of the Asolare Art Foundation to put art in ZSR over the summer. John is also the campus piano tuner and an eager ZSR patron. Asolare is a school, an art academy which launches exhibits all over the area and a supporter of individual... more

Coptic Binding Workshop @ Asheville Bookworks

This weekend, my wife, Kathie and I took a workshop at Asheville Bookworks. This is a center for bookmaking, paper making and letterpress printing located in West Asheville. Bookworks is a large open factory style building that has been converted into a workshop. There is a large paper-making room in the rear. The main work... more

Young scholars tour the library

Although it has been a while since the students from Mount Airy came on a tour of the Rare Books reading room, and the rest of the library, I have not forgotten about the video I made to record the occasion. Gretchen has been helpful in guiding me in my video editing, and hopefully my... more

New VuFind is up!

Our discovery interface vufind has been upgraded and just went live. It has some exciting new features that I am sure our students will find useful in accessing resources. You will notice that we have made some changes to the display layout and few links have been moved to places we believe will make them... more

40,000 E-books Now Available in Catalog

In March, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library launched an exciting e-book pilot project by adding over 40,000 e-books to the catalog in a single stroke. By comparison, ZSR bought 17,700 print books in all of fiscal year 2010. Even more e-books will arrive regularly. You can read these recent, academic imprints with almost any device... more

2nd Annual Senior Showcase Honors Five Worthy Projects

Nate Plageman (History), Beth Ann Williams, Susan Borwick (Music), Anna Walker, Bruce King (Chemistry), Allison Faig, David Tokarz, Carey Carpenter, Claudia Ospina (Romance Languages) On April 26, ZSR held its second annual Senior Showcase, a program honoring exemplary senior research theses and projects completed by Wake Forest University undergraduates. Five outstanding students presented their research... more

Shifting Spaces: Off-Site Storage, Auditorium and DVD Center

For months, ZSR staff have been strategically moving lower-use journals to a new, state-of-the-art, off-site storage building. The facility, located on 30th Street just past the Wake Forest Baseball Park, will hold approximately 200,000 volumes. The first stage of the relocation project involved about 100,000 journal volumes formerly housed in a leased commercial space. As... more

Upcoming Technology Workshops

The library will host workshops this summer on: Using iPads: A Panel Discussion E-books for Scholarly and Popular Use: A Panel Discussion Video Editing 101 and Video Editing 201 SMART Boards™ at WFU Google Docs and Sites for Collaboration Zotero for Managing your Citations Visit the PDC website for more information on these and other... more

Interlibrary Loan Receives STARS Rating!

The ZSR Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department has achieved the RUSA “STARS” rating. The Reference and User Service Association (RUSA) is part of American Library Association, and the Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) is one of RUSA’s sections. The STARS rating results from a Resource Sharing Best Practices Survey conducted last year by... more

Three New Student Murals Decorate ZSR

If you use the east entrance to ZSR, you may have seen three new student murals. Students in ART 211: Intermediate Drawing (Instructor: Alix Hitchcock) executed the murals in fall 2010. These new works join the two murals from the previous year, when ZSR held a student contest. The three new murals are: Untitled by... more