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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…..here’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.


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