Library Letters

News & Updates from ZSR Library

Mary Beth Lock Appointed Assistant Dean

Mary Beth Lock has been appointed as Assistant Dean for the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. In this new role, she will coordinate promotions and contract renewals for library faculty, oversee committees, and serve as part of the library renovations planning team. She will continue to manage Access Services for the library. Ms. Lock earned her... more

ZSR Outstanding Employees of the Year Underscore Annual Luncheon

Z. Smith Reynolds Library held its annual Employee Recognition Luncheon on May 25 to acknowledge the great work faculty and staff accomplished this academic year. The underscore of the gathering was the announcement of ZSR’s Outstanding Faculty Employee of the Year, and Outstanding Staff Employee of the Year. The event was organized by ZSR’s Employee... more

Travis Manning completes CORE training

On the afternoon of March 2, I was pleased to be the invited guest of Travis Manning at a luncheon for all those who completed the components of CORE last year. Offered through the Professional Development Center at WFU, the CORE training (Cultivating our Organization to Realize Excellence) is a series of classes that focus... more

Message from the Dean

The fall semester saw the launch of several newly renovated spaces in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. On October 27, we officially dedicated our new Scholars Commons, a remodeled study space designed for our students. This renovation was supported by a donation from John Cooper (’72, MA ’73) and his wife Lynn Eickholt (’74). The... more

Message from the Dean

It has been an exciting summer in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. We transformed dated spaces into collaborative and productive areas to support teaching, research and learning. On the fourth level of the Reynolds Wing, the newly refinished Scholars Commons overlooks the Atrium. Every productive and ergonomic seat has access to power and related technology.... more

Annual Luncheon Recognizes Value of ZSR Library Employees

Z. Smith Reynolds Library faculty and staff gathered on May 19 to take a moment to recognize a job well done for the 2016-17 academic year during the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon. The highlight of the event was the announcement of the recipients of the Outstanding Staff Employee of the Year, and Outstanding Faculty Employee... more

Engaged Humanities at ZSR

This summer, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library received $350,000 of the $650,000 grant awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Engaged Humanities at Wake Forest University. The library will use the award to expand its digital scholarship program in partnership with the Humanities Institute. ZSR will create a new digital scholarship collaboration... more

Faculty Survey Coming in October

This October, ZSR Library will deploy a local version of the Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey, a national study of the impact of digital technologies on research, teaching and publishing. The survey will seek Reynolda campus faculty perspectives on a range of topics, including how faculty engage with and perceive the library. In particular, the survey... more

Books are Moving!

ZSR strives to make the most of available space for its growing book collections, while also meeting rising demand for study space and collaboration areas. Additional mobile shelving and collocation of the oversized books bring more overall order to the collection while low-use older books continue to be moved to storage. Details for finding your... more

A Salute to Wanda Brown

When Wanda Kay Brown began working at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library in 1977, it was a different place. For starters, there was only one wing to the building, and a parking lot was behind it. The card catalog was the primary method to discover library materials. Microfilm, paper indexes, and movies on 16 mm... more