During November 2014

Lunch@ZSR!

In an effort to help our students who remained on campus for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the ZSR Library served lunch for student in the atrium on Saturday, November 29th, from 12-1:30pm! Sarah Jeong and I hosted the event, and thanks to the support of the ZSR Library, we were able to feed 52 students.... more

Modern American Cookery, by Prudence Smith (1835)

Modern cooks have it easy. If our Thanksgiving preparations go awry, we have shelves of books to consult for advice, not to mention Google, or, as a last resort, the Butterball hotline. Preparers of the original 17th century feast would have had to rely on oral traditions and perhaps a few handwritten “receipts,” which tended... more

The Search for a New Z. Smith Reynolds Library Dean is Underway

After 10 years leading the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Dean Lynn Sutton became Vice Provost on July 1 of 2014. Dean Sutton has been serving as both Dean of the Library and Vice Provost since then. Now the search committee has been formed to find a new dean for the Library and the search process... more

#myzsr Guide to Finals Week: Finding Your Happy Place

ZSR and the The Writing Center are teaming up to bring you the #myzsr Guide to Finals Week– a weekly series of valuable advice, tried-and-true strategies, and insider information to help you survive THRIVE during exam week! This week’s installment . . . Finding Your Happy Place You don’t have to be a New York... more

#myzsr Guide to Finals Week: 5 Research Hacks to Know

ZSR and the The Writing Center are teaming up to bring you the #myzsr Guide to Finals Week– a weekly series of valuable advice, tried-and-true strategies, and insider information to help you survive THRIVE during exam week! Week One: 5 Research Hacks to Know. They’re coming. Getting closer. You can feel it in the air,... more

Book-tacular Fun at Project Pumpkin with the ZSR Ambassadors!

ZSR Ambassador and Student Assistant, Megan Franks, reports on the Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s recent participation with Project Pumpkin! On October 29th, the ZSR Library participated in a longstanding Wake Forest tradition, Project Pumpkin, for the first time. Project Pumpkin is a frighteningly fun time on the Upper Quad of the Wake Forest campus. Children... more

Did Google Drive Just Become Our Institutional Repository?

Spoiler alert. Odds are, you didn’t notice that sometime in the last couple of days, the tiny text in the bottom left corner of your Google Drive display stopped saying something like “3GB (10%) used of 30GB” and now just says “3GB used”. That’s because Google no longer has any limit on the storage available... more

How does Home Movie Day work?

We’re counting down the days to the first ever Piedmont Triad Home Movie Day! How does Home Movie Day work? We’re glad you asked! The Details WHAT: 2014 Piedmont Triad Home Movie Day WHEN: Saturday, November 8, 1:00–5:00 p.m. WHERE: Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium (Room 404), Wake Forest University WHO: Sponsored by Wake Forest... more

Adobe Digital Editions – Update

Last month, I posted some information about privacy issues related to Adobe Digital Editions, version 4.0. The quick summary is that the ADE 4.0 reader app was: Reporting a lot of reader behavior back to Adobe (what you were reading, when, what page you were on) Reporting metadata for all ADE-encrypted e-books found on your... more