During September 2013

Here @ ZSR

Business Information Commons Opens in Farrell Hall

The Business Information Commons opened in Farrell Hall in July. Located on the second floor, the Info Commons serves as space for quiet study, group study and research sessions with the librarians. The Info Commons includes a large room with general seating, two study rooms and a workroom with the Bloomberg Terminal. Librarians Bob Hebert... Continue reading “Business Information Commons Opens in Farrell Hall”

Introducing “BrowZine”: A Journal Browsing App for Tablets

Do you occasionally find yourself missing the ability to browse a recent issue of a journal? Do you ever feel you might be missing journals related to your discipline? ZSR proudly announces a subscription to BrowZine, a new app for iPads and Android tablets. BrowZine provides access to numerous academic journals across the disciplines. Users... Continue reading “Introducing “BrowZine”: A Journal Browsing App for Tablets”

ZSRx: The Open, Online Learning Community at Wake Forest

As previously announced, ZSRx: The Cure for the Common Web was a great success. Designed as a free, open, online course marketed to Wake Forest alumni and parents, hundreds in the WFU community enjoyed its close, personal learning experience. Based on this success, ZSRx will expand into a series of courses offered throughout the year.... Continue reading “ZSRx: The Open, Online Learning Community at Wake Forest”

Celebrating Open Access Week

ZSR will celebrate the sixth International Open Access Week, October 21-27, by hosting three events to engage faculty, students and staff around this year’s theme, “Redefining Impact.” Brown Bag Lunch Discussion Monday, October 21, at noon in Room 203B. Register Curious about Open Access? Want to learn more about the WFU Open Access Fund to... Continue reading “Celebrating Open Access Week”

First Wake Forest Fellow at ZSR Library: Lauren Suffoletto

Lauren Suffoletto The Wake Forest Fellows program is now entering its sixth year. It was established by the President’s Office in 2008 to provide recent WFU graduates with an opportunity to work in higher education administration for a year. ZSR will participate this year for the first time. ZSR welcomed Fellow Lauren Suffoletto to the... Continue reading “First Wake Forest Fellow at ZSR Library: Lauren Suffoletto”

Textbook Collection Pilot Project Continues for a Second Year

The ZSR Library will continue its textbook pilot program into a second year. The project began in the fall of 2012 as a strategic initiative to help address the financial burden that textbook purchases place on students. Through an arrangement with the bookstore, ZSR purchases one book for every undergraduate course with 30 or more... Continue reading “Textbook Collection Pilot Project Continues for a Second Year”

Scholars Trust Preserves Print Journals Across the Region

These days, most scholars prefer accessing journal literature online. Wake Forest users download more than 100,000 articles each year from JSTOR alone. Despite the undoubted convenience of e-journals, many in the academic community have concerns about the permanence of this online content. As reported in a previous issue, ZSR participates in online initiatives for hosting... Continue reading “Scholars Trust Preserves Print Journals Across the Region”

Fall 2013 Library Lecture Series

Charlie Lovett, author of the bestselling novel The Bookman’s Tale, speaks in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections Research Room as part of the Library Lecture Series. During the first week of September, the ZSR Library Lecture Series hosted two writers for book talks and signings. The first talk featured Charlie Lovett, author of... Continue reading “Fall 2013 Library Lecture Series”

Upcoming Workshops @ ZSR

In addition to “Zotero: Introduction to Collecting, Managing and Citing Your Research Sources” and “Google Apps for Instruction,” ZSR will offer three brand-new workshops this semester, “Using BrowZine to Browse Scholarly Journals,” “Using JournalTOCs and RSS,” and “Zotero: Advanced Features and Workflows.” To learn more about these workshops or to register, please follow the links... Continue reading “Upcoming Workshops @ ZSR”

ZSR Renews – In Your Office!

ZSR takes the stewardship role of its book collection seriously. However, faculty engaged in long-term research projects may need books longer than the one-year checkout and one-year online renewal. Hauling all of your books back to the library for on-site renewal can be an onerous task. Therefore, to balance collection oversight with faculty convenience, the... Continue reading “ZSR Renews – In Your Office!”