Library Letters

News & Updates from ZSR Library

ZSR representatives attend CPR/AED/First Aid training

On December 11, several members of the ZSR Safety and Security Team, along with additional staff from Special Collections and Archives, and Reference and Instruction Services attended a training session to become certified in providing CPR and First Aid as well as to learn to use of our Automatic External Defibrillator. The Z Smith Reynolds... more

New Atrium Flooring Coming Your Way @ ZSR!

It’s almost time for the next phase of the ZSR Library Atrium renovation. You’ve seen the new windows in the Atrium. Next up is new flooring that will be installed during the semester break! If you follow ZSR activities, you may have read about this project in an early September post. On the day following... more

ZSR’s Travis Manning wins WFU Employee of the Year

Travis Manning was named WFU Employee of the Year on Tuesday, November 11, 2013, at the University’s Staff Rewards & Recognition Luncheon held in the Snead Club Room at Bridger Field House. He won in the non-exempt category. The criteria for winning the award included a demonstrated commitment to Integrity, Accountability, Inclusion, Dedication to Excellence,... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

Construction/Renovation Update

If you have visited ZSR Library over the past few months, you must have noticed some construction activity going on. This report will provide an update on the three major projects that have been taking place recently: New Atrium Windows New and Replacement HVAC units for Special Collections and the 8th floor Preview and Testing... more

Access Services Retreat-July 24, 2013

The Access Services Team, comprising the staff that provide Circulation, Stacks Maintenance, Interlibrary Loan, Course Reserves, Offsite Storage services and more, had a day long retreat on July 24. The purpose of our team retreat was to allow us to get away from our regular daily work and get some fresh perspective, get questions answered,... more

Hidden in Plain View

This post falls into the category of- “Are you kidding me?” I really don’t know any other way to describe it. Last week, my Student Assistant, Megan Blaney, pointed out a high school graduation program in a Bible for which she was constructing an archival box. The program was from a high school in Mooresville,... more

Open Access Theses and Dissertations

Last month, I was happy to announce the availability of Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD), otherwise known as the 1.6-million record bibliographic database I’ve been building on my laptop, and that we’re hosting at http://oatd.org/. It won’t be news to anyone that libraries and grad schools have worked hard over the last decade or... more