Library Letters

News & Updates from ZSR Library

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

ZSR Library Winter Weather Alert

ZSR Library will be open from noon to 4:00 pm on Monday, Jan. 9th more

Access to Campus This Weekend, Oct. 9

Access to campus will be somewhat restricted beginning at 5pm on Friday, Oct. 9 and all day Saturday. Entry onto campus is only through the Reynolda and University Parkway entrances. Admittance to campus after 5pm on Saturday will require a WFU parking pass or an event ticket. Parking on Saturday is available in Lots Q,... more

A Message from the New Dean, Tim Pyatt

It is with great pleasure and much excitement that I start this fall semester as the new Dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. The wonderful library faculty and staff I met during my interview process were a major factor that drew me to Wake Forest University and the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. They are... more

Access Staff Retreat – July 8, 2015

Access Services had an opportunity to have a day long retreat on Wednesday, July 8.  Over the course of the last few years we’ve gone to many places up and down Reynolda Road, (cultural institutions that have spaces that are available for free.) This year we spent the majority of our day at SECCA, (SouthEastern... more

Books for Young Readers: The Joseph O. Milner Collection of Children’s Literature

In the basement of Tribble Hall is a small collection of library materials, often described as a hidden gem, nestled among offices and classrooms. These books comprise the Joseph O. Milner Collection of Children’s Literature. The collection includes a diverse range of engaging literature for young readers— from preschool through young adult. Wake Forest University... more


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