Staff

5 Questions for Bobbie Collins, Social Sciences Librarian

On November 1st, 1990, Bobbie Collins set foot on the campus of Wake Forest University and began her career as the Social Sciences Reference Librarian at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. As a Tennessee native with a background in Education, Bobbie had originally embarked on a path to pursue school librarianship, but after working at... more

5 Questions for Molly Keener

In honor of Fair Use Week (Feb. 23rd – 27th), we have 5 Questions for our Scholarly Communication Librarian, Molly Keener. As the Scholarly Communication Librarian, Molly supports faculty and graduate students in understanding and managing copyright, new methods and models of scholarly publishing (including open access), and sharing scholarship. In her 6 years at... more

5 Questions for Le’Ron Byrd

Welcome to our 5 Questions series! These mini-interviews introduce our dedicated staff and faculty, and share behind-the-scenes stories about the work that we love to do! In this installment, we caught up with the ZSR Library Fellow, Le’Ron Byrd (’14). As the ZSR Library Fellow, Le’Ron has worked with the ZSR Library Administrative Team in... more

ZSRx Digital Publishing: The Reckoning

Back in the Fall of 2013 (when we were all young and innocent), a young librarian named Billy was approached by a nice library dean and asked if he wanted to conduct a MOOC of his own. He agreed, under one condition: pro humanitate. As such, our (normally shy) hero enjoyed complete autonomy and/or academic... 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

Library folks reading books!

Today, Kaeley, Joy, Molly, Carolyn, Mary Beth, Kevin, Craig, and I got together to discuss Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing To Our Brains. We had enthusiastic and interesting conversations about the book, which broadened to address work, ethics, community values, and built on some of the discussion we had as a... more

ZSR Rocks Habitat for Humanity in 2011

Mary Beth, Giz (top). Barry, Craig, Anna, Wanda, Susan, Steve, Rachel, Chris: this year’s crew! For the third year, ZSR Library faculty and staff stepped forward to spend a day working at Wake Forest’s Habitat for Humanity House. We had a big crew this year with enough manpower to work on two different houses all... more

Liberian Students visit ZSR

Wake Forest University is hosting two visiting students from the University of Liberia in order to continue to strengthen the ties between the two institutions after the visit that Lynn and others took there in the spring. The two students, Jacob Jallah and JoeWilson, had an opportunity to visit ZSR this afternoon and it was... more

ZSR Zephyrs Compete in 2011 Staff Summer Olympics

ZSR Zephyrs 2011: Erik Mitchell (doing his farewell tour), Gretchen Edwards (bringing a new generation of spirit to the team), Rebecca Petersen (a new speed rival to Erik), Susan Smith (oldest Zephyr around), Mary Beth Lock (major cheerleader and team Pollyanna about our weekly chances at winning), and Barry Davis (sport photographer and voted most... more

Recent Technology “Lunch and Learns” – Let’s Keep It Going!

Last Thursday ZSR hosted a Google+ “Lunch and Learn” that was attended by a dozen members of the WFU community. This Thursday, three people attended the Spotify “Lunch and Learn” to hear about this new “invitation only” application for streaming and sharing music. Both of these came out of an interest by the staff to... more