During January 2012

“Shots Fired on Campus” session with Campus Police

Earlier today, Wanda, Travis, Anna and I attended a session offered through the PDC entitled “Shots Fired On Campus”. It was an engaging discussion, lead by Sergeant Lesia Finney of Campus Police to a packed room of about 35 people from all over campus. During the meeting, we also watched the video of the same... more

Library Leads Community Book Club

Rosalind Tedford (left) and Giz Womack with their electronic editions of Steve Jobs. Do you recall your first experience with an Apple® Computer product? If that question brings back interesting memories, then consider picking up the new Steve Jobs biography and joining Z. Smith Reynolds Library faculty in an online book club. As a new... more

Lessons Learned from the Online LIB100 Pilot

The library offers a very popular and useful credit-based research class, LIB100: Accessing Information in the 21st Century. This elective supports students’ success at Wake Forest by teaching research skills, the use of library materials, ethical use of information and how to navigate the changing information environment. This fall, the library began exploring online education... more

Nominate an Outstanding Student for the Senior Showcase

Senior Showcase 2011 This spring, ZSR will sponsor the third annual Senior Showcase to recognize outstanding senior thesis research and senior projects completed by undergraduates. Launched in 2010, the first showcase featured research from three seniors. Last year’s event expanded to feature research from five seniors, each representing a different division of the College. The... more

Rediscover Course Reserves

Course Reserves is the easy and legal way to get supplemental readings or films to your students. The system accommodates books, films, journal articles and more. You can also upload articles or book chapters you own via the request form. Please include the title page and copyright page with any book chapters. For additional guidelines,... more

Kindle Option for Last-Minute Reserves Requests

This fall, in an effort to respond to those last minute Reserves requests, the ZSR Library purchased an Amazon® Kindle especially for Course Reserves. This new Kindle for Reserves will circulate for just two hours, in-building use only. When an urgent need arises, the library will rush-order the print copy as usual. Staff will also... more

Video Conferencing Classroom Comes to ZSR

The original electronic classroom in ZSR, Room 204, underwent a transformation over the past six months. In addition to a much-needed renovation of seating, lighting, wiring and equipment, the room now features a complete video conferencing system using Cisco TelePresence. Additional technological capabilities include two projectors and screens that can display from separate input sources... more

Check Out an iPad Class Pack

Starting this semester, faculty can reserve “class packs” of Apple’s iPad™ for use in class or for projects. Two sets of five iPads are available; therefore up to ten iPads can circulate for a period of up to two weeks. You can use them for classroom activities or group projects on a limited basis. Each... more

WebEx Kits on the Go

To help groups using WebEx to communicate online, ZSR has assembled a portable WebEx kit for checkout at The Bridge. This kit contains a linear microphone for group communication, USB speakers and a webcam to mount on any surface for easy video conferencing. You can use this kit to expand a WebEx meeting to more... more

Upcoming Technology Workshops

The library will host workshops this spring on: Mendeley, a new application for research management and collaboration; Web-based tools to visualize and analyze data; Zotero, an open-source application for research management; and Tumblr for microblogging. View these and other events! Additionally, find supporting documentation for Zotero, EndNote and Google, as well as many other applications,... more