During April 2012

Here @ ZSR

A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia (1590), by Theodor deBry, Thomas Hariot, and John White

Secotan priest In 1590 the Frankfurt printer and engraver Theodor deBry published a folio edition of Thomas Hariot’s Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia with engraved illustrations based on John White’s watercolor paintings. DeBry’s engravings were the first images of indigenous North Americans that most 16th century Europeans had ever... Continue reading “A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia (1590), by Theodor deBry, Thomas Hariot, and John White”

LBGTQ Exhibits in ZSR

After Angela Mazaris spoke to a ZSR Staff meeting, I talked with her about working together for an exhibit in ZSR. In January, I attended her class in Tribble and spoke to them about how to put together a good exhibit. Months passed. Winter became spring, then a sudden flurry of activity that bordered on... Continue reading “LBGTQ Exhibits in ZSR”

Administrative Professionals Conference

On Thursday I had the opportunity to attend the 2012 Administrative Professionals Conference at WinMock in Bermuda Run, NC. WinMock is a beautiful old barn that has been renovated to hold conferences, weddings, etc. Our audience was made up of Administrative Professionals from WFU, WFU-Health Sciences, WSSU, UNC School of the Arts and Forsyth Technical... Continue reading “Administrative Professionals Conference”

Spring Event Highlights the Wonderful Resources of ZSR

Project Launch is a year-long enrichment program in partnership with Paisley Magnet School. A culminating session includes a visit to Wake Forest. This year the campus tour was scheduled for Friday, April 27. In setting up the library tour, the coordinator asked if we could arrange to do a little activity with the Project Launch... Continue reading “Spring Event Highlights the Wonderful Resources of ZSR”

Soaking Up The Spirit of WFU

Fourth grade students from Millennium Charter Academy in Mt. Airy visited the library on Wednesday, April 25. Hu and I were standing outside the library when the bus carrying 64 students plus their teachers arrived on campus. Although the day was cool and damp, our young visitors were eager to start on their adventure. The... Continue reading “Soaking Up The Spirit of WFU”

National Library Legislative Day 2012

On Monday morning I along with 25 other North Carolina Librarians and library advocates took a scenic bus ride to join those camping out in Washington DC for the 2012 National Library Legislative Day. We arrived just in time for the ALA sponsored reception. The room was much too small for the overflowing crowd waiting... Continue reading “National Library Legislative Day 2012”

It’s a TechXploration!

Wednesday afternoon was a time of TechXploration on campus. IS hosted a poster session event for people involved with the Summer Technology Grants over 2011 as well as other technology projects on campus. Kevin, Craig, Rebecca, Kaeley, and I went as part of our involvement with the Summer Technology Group. We made great strides towards... Continue reading “It’s a TechXploration!”

Social Media Session for WFU Alumni in Raleigh!

On Monday, April 16th, I traveled to Tyler’s Tap Room in Raleigh, North Carolina, with Gretchen Edwards and Patricia Boone from Alumni Services, to offer WFU alumni in Raleigh a session on Social Media. Gretchen and I teamed up to deliver the presentation. We used clickers to ask the alumni questions and get them engaged,... Continue reading “Social Media Session for WFU Alumni in Raleigh!”

From the Suggestion Box: Book Suggestion

I’d like to suggest the purchase of the following book at this Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Ministry-That-Transforms-Contemplative-Theological/dp/081463222X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334861319&sr=8-1 Thank you for the suggestion. I have forwarded this information along to the selector in this area. Continue reading “From the Suggestion Box: Book Suggestion”

Special Collections and Archives in “The Academic Archivist”

The Society of American Archivists College and University Archives Section Winter 2012 newsletter, “The Academic Archivist“, includes news from ZSR! Section III, News from our colleagues, highlights the completion of the Gertrude and Max Hoffman Papers finding aid, The Gertrude and Max Hoffman Music Manuscript Collection, as well as The Biblical Recorder project. What a... Continue reading “Special Collections and Archives in “The Academic Archivist””