During December 2011

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Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne (1926)

Alan Alexander Milne (1882-1956) never intended to be a children’s author. A former editor at Punch magazine, Milne was by 1924 a successful playwright and author of several volumes of essays and poetry for adults. When he announced to his editors (at Methuen in London and Dutton in New York) that his next manuscript was... Continue reading “Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne (1926)”

Voyager System Migration

Our Voyager system (AKA the ‘Classic View’ catalog and supporting services) will be migrating to a new home starting December 19 at 9AM. While we are not expecting significant downtime, there may be interruptions in the service or sluggishness in its performance. The system migration should be completed sometime tomorrow – a more precise schedule... Continue reading “Voyager System Migration”

Teaching Teaching in Spring 2012

Last week we wrapped up Teaching Teaching for the fall semester. It was a good review of content we had covered in the very first go around. We’ve since decided to make it a regularly occurring event, so I’ve been thinking about different types of content, different types of presentations, and new ways of sharing... Continue reading “Teaching Teaching in Spring 2012”

Winter Reading from ZSR

Now that you have some time over the Winter Break, you can indulge in some relaxing reading! ZSR has pulled together some lists of the best books of 2011 to help you make your selections. Have fun perusing these lists and we hope you find the perfect book! New York Times 10 Best Books of... Continue reading “Winter Reading from ZSR”

Found in a Rare Book

We found a very interesting photograph in a book undergoing repair last week. The scene is a 1930’s vintage cocktail party- held somewhere in London. On the reverse of the photo is a stamp from the processor which reads: A.V. Swaebe, Society & General Press Agency, 11 Mitre Court, London. A note on the reverse... Continue reading “Found in a Rare Book”

ZSR host NCICU Library Directors

Yesterday Wake Forest hosted the fall meeting of the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU). NCICU is the statewide organization of North Carolina’s 36 non-profit, private colleges and universities accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Attendees from each of the schools came to represent varying campus departments such as admissions, student... Continue reading “ZSR host NCICU Library Directors”

Thanhouser Theater Posters from the C. H. New Collection

I recently brought a group of old theater posters, which are about one hundred years old, out of the flat files they’d been stored in. These posters are part of the Clarence Herbert New Collection (http://wakespace.lib.wfu.edu/xmlui/handle/10339/28053). I knew we had these posters, but had not seen them or handled them. I was prompted to look... Continue reading “Thanhouser Theater Posters from the C. H. New Collection”