ZSR Library Letters

News and more from ZSR Library

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... Continue reading “Faculty Survey Coming in October”

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... Continue reading “Books are Moving!”

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... Continue reading “A Salute to Wanda Brown”

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,... Continue reading “Access to Campus This Weekend, Oct. 9”

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... Continue reading “A Message from the New Dean, Tim Pyatt”

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... Continue reading “Access Staff Retreat – July 8, 2015”

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

A Message from the Dean

This is the final issue of the ZSReads newsletter during my tenure as Dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. It has been my honor to serve the information needs of the students, faculty and staff of the university for 11 years. There is no better academic library anywhere, thanks to the wonderful library faculty... Continue reading “A Message from the Dean”

ZSR on December 23: Not a Creature is Stirring?

Twas the day before holiday break and throughout ZSR, barely a creature was stirring, not near and not far! But if you are curious and know where to look you’ll find some activity in a cranny or nook. The Wilson Wing attic is full of metal and men constructing new air ducts to keep temperatures... Continue reading “ZSR on December 23: Not a Creature is Stirring?”

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... Continue reading “The Search for a New Z. Smith Reynolds Library Dean is Underway”