Library Gazette

During March 2008...

Reference Shifting Has Begun

Monday, March 17, 2008 8:36 am

Just to update everyone on the merger of Reference and Current Periodicals. Over Spring Break I started to shift the Reference collection to take advantage of the space we have made with relocations and weeding. We are consolidating our collection much more than in the past and are not leaving an enormous amount of room for growth. It is my hope that as new titles arrive in print, there will older titles that can then be relocated or weeded. I’m also banking (pun intended) on the purchase of some electronic databases over the next few years that will allow us to weed some print titles (let’s hear it for Reader’s Guide Retrospective!!) .

So with help from our students Heather and Dan I made it up through the Es. This has cleared out about an entire range of books – come see!! This coming week is perhaps my busiest of all time, so I probably won’t get back to shifting until next week, but I am hoping then to do it for an hour or two in the mornings and have the shifting complete by mid-April. This will let us do the quieter parts of the project (like filling our 2000 label holders with the labels for each title that is coming over) during the heaviest study times at the end of the semester.

Our goal is to begin moving the journals out of Current Periodicals on the Friday after exams end (May 9th) and have the shelves moved over the week of May 12th. I’ll keep you posted!! My thanks go out to everyone who has helped on this project — Brigett for doing our relocations; Judy and Charles for taking care of the weeds; Carol for signing umpteen green slips; All the liaisons for taking a good hard look at our collections and making some good, if sometimes hard, decisions (and signing umpteen green slips); Laura for helping me think through the best ways to handle the actual transfer of materials…..and the list goes on and on and on…’s hoping that by May the 23rd or so the project is complete!!

Erik learns more about k-12 education

Saturday, March 15, 2008 6:51 am

This week I went to the North Carolina Association of Educational Communication and Technology Conference in Concord, NC. I wrote about the sessions I went to on our professional development blog. While I was only able to spend the day, I found the conference very interesting & was really amazed at how refreshing seeing some of the same ideas discussed from a different perspective was. In the blog entry I made reference to a list of social software applications that was pretty interesting and thought that it might bear replication here.

North American Wild Flowers exhibit

Friday, March 14, 2008 4:10 pm
North American Wild Flowers exhibitPaintings of wild flowers made by Mary V. Walcott in 1925.

The book, North American Wild Flowers, printed by the Smithsonian Institution in 1925, contains paintings made by Mary Vaux Walcott. These paintings are life-size and are housed in Rare Books in a 5-volume folio.

Earth Day Exhibit

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 12:48 pm
earthday 004Earth Day is April 22.

Earth Day is April 22, 2008. An exhibit was created to feature books and DVD’s in the ZSR Library collection.

Phone Outage, March 8-10

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 9:15 am

Wake Forest University will be having a planned outage of phone service from Friday, March 8 at 8pm until Monday, March 10 at 8am. During this time, the library’s usual phone service will be interrupted, and voice mail will not be possible.

If you need to reach the library during that time, please note:

For reference questions or any other information, you can send a text message, IM, or email.

Study room reservations can be made online.

Book renewals can be done through the website by logging on with your borrower card number.

Interlibrary loan requests can also be placed through the ILL request form.

We apologize for the inconvenience. This temporary interruption will provide us with necessary upgrades to enable us to give even better service in the future.

May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
May 2006
April 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
October 2005
August 2005
July 2005

Powered by, protected by Akismet. Blog with