Library Gazette

During March 2011...

Have ThinkPad, Will Travel

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 9:32 am

On Monday, March 28th, at the request of one of the Resident Advisers, Leigh Vogedes, Librarians from ZSR took ThinkPads to the lobby of the Babcock Residence and answered a variety of Reference questions from students as they passed. Ellen Daugman and I worked together from 1-2pm and then I covered the desk from 2-4pm. Leigh had banners posted announcing our presence and candy was provided for all passersby!

Over the course of the afternoon six students stopped with questions about paper topics and how to get started researching a topic, two stopped by with citation questions and one student need information on checking out Flip cameras. The students were very appreciative of our presence and we are planning to do it again later in the semester and look at other possible times that might better meet the needs of the students. Below are some pictures of the banners the RAs made to announce our presence!

Three New Student Murals at ZSR

Thursday, March 24, 2011 7:58 pm

Those of you who use the East Entrance to ZSR have seen the three new student murals along that entrance. These murals were done by students in Alix Hitchcock’s Intermediate Drawing 211 class in the Fall of 2010. These three murals join the two murals from the previous year when ZSR held a student mural contest. The three new murals are:

"Untitled" - Kerry Flett and Jane Ju

“Untitled” by Kerry Flett and Jane Ju

"Getting Lost in the Forest" - Lauren Lukacsko

“Getting Lost in the Forest” by Lauren Lukacsko

"Behind the Scenes" - Alex Crossman and Emily Hudspeth

“Behind the Scenes” by Alex Crossman and Emily Hudspeth

We are very happy to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Prof Hitchcock and her students on this project. We hope to have more opportunities for this type of collaboration in the future. Additionally, I want to thank Craig Fansler, who helped guide this project to completion, and the marketing committee for coming up with the idea for murals in the East entrance to ZSR!

Video Online of ACRL Award Presentation

Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:17 pm

If you were unable to attend the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award presentation Tuesday, March 22nd, want to see it again from a better vantage point, or want to share with friends, never fear! Video of the event is now streaming online.

ZSR Accepts ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award in the university category from ZSR Library on Vimeo.

Authors, Editors, and Fine & Performing Artists, January-December 2010

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 8:11 am

On Tuesday, March 22, 2011, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, and the Z. Smith Reynolds Library honored the following faculty authors, editors, and fine & performing artists from January-December 2010 with a reception and dinner in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

Faculty Honorees

  • Robert Bliss, Schools of Business
    • Financial Institutions and Markets: The Financial Crisis-An Early Retrospective (Co-editor)
  • Peter Brunette*, Art
    • Michael Haneke (Contemporary Film Directors series)
  • David Coates, Political Science
    • Answering Back: Liberal Responses to Conservative Arguments
  • Patricia Cunningham, Education
    • Classrooms that Work: They Can All Read and Write (Co-author; 5th edition)
    • Developing Readers and Writers in Content Areas (Co-author; 6th edition)
  • J.K. Curry, Theatre
    • The Prop’s The Thing: Stage Properties Reconsidered (Editor; Theatre Symposium, Volume 18)
  • Michael Curtis, School of Law
    • Constitutional Law in Context: Volume 1 (Co-author; 3rd edition)
  • Mary Dalton, Communication
    • The Hollywood Curriculum: Teachers in the Movies (2nd revised edition)
  • Neil DeVotta, Political Science
    • Understanding Contemporary India (Editor; 2nd edition)
  • Jonathan Duchac, Schools of Business
    • Accounting Using Excel for Success (Co-author)
  • Paul Escott, History
    • The Confederacy: The Slaveholders’ Failed Venture
  • Daniel Fogel, Schools of Business
    • The Business of Sustainability (Co-editor; Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Volume 2)
  • Samuel Gladding, Counseling
    • The Counseling Dictionary: Concise Definitions of Frequently Used Terms (3rd edition)
    • Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice (5th edition)
  • Louis Goldstein, Music
    • “For Bunita Marcus,” music by Morton Feldman (Solo Piano; Compact Disc)
  • Michael Green, School of Law
    • Restatement Third, Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm, Volume 1 (Co-author)
    • Toxic and Environmental Torts: Cases and Materials (Co-author)
  • Frederick Harris, Schools of Business
    • Managerial Economics: Applications, Strategy and Tactics (Co-author; 12th edition)
  • Robert Hellyer, History
    • Defining Engagement: Japan and Global Contexts, 1640-1868
  • Donna Henderson, Counseling
    • Counseling Children (Co-author; 8th edition)
  • Jefferson Holdridge, English
    • The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry, Volume 2 (Editor)
  • Michael Hyde, Communication
    • Perfection: Coming to Terms with Being Human
  • Scott Klein, English
    • Tarr, by Wyndham Lewis (Editor; Oxford World’s Classics series)
  • John Korzen, School of Law
    • Make Your Argument: Succeeding in Moot Court and Mock Trial
  • Wei-chin Lee, Political Science
    • Taiwan’s Politics in the 21st Century: Changes and Challenges (Editor)
  • Bill Leonard, School of Divinity
    • The Challenge of Being Baptist: Owning a Scandalous Past and an Uncertain Future
  • B. Diane Lipsett, School of Divinity
    • Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth
  • Allan Louden, Communication
    • Navigating Opportunity: Policy Debate in the 21st Century (Editor)
  • John McNally, English
    • After the Workshop: A Novel
    • Creative Writer’s Survival Guide: Advice from an Unrepentant Novelist
  • Jack Meredith, Schools of Business
    • Project Management in Practice (Co-author; 4th edition)
  • Ananda Mitra, Communication
    • Digital Communications: From E-Mail to the Cyber Community
    • Digital Games: Computers at Play
    • Digital Music: Computers that Make Music
    • Digital Research: Inventing with Computers
    • Digital Security: Cyber Terror and Cyber Security
    • Digital Video: Moving Images and Computers
  • Roberta Morosini, Romance Languages
    • Boccaccio geografo: Un viaggio nel Mediterraneo tra le citta, i giardini e – il “mondo” di Giovanni Boccaccio (Editor)
  • Lynn Neal, Religion
    • Religious Intolerance in America: A Documentary History (Co-editor)
  • Steve Nickles, School of Law
    • Bankruptcy Code and Related Materials, 2010-2011 (Co-author)
  • Monique O’Connell, History
    • Rulers of Venice, 1332-1524: Governanti di Venezia, 1332-1524: Interpretations, Methods, Database (Co-editor)
  • Morna O’Neill, Art
    • The Edwardian Sense: Art, Design, and Performance in Britain, 1901-1910 (Co-editor; Studies in British Art 20)
    • Walter Crane: The Arts and Crafts, Painting, and Politics, 1875-1890
  • J. Wilson Parker, School of Law
    • Constitutional Law in Context: Volume 1 (Co-author; 3rd edition)
  • Lauren Pressley, Z. Smith Reynolds Library
    • Wikis for Libraries
  • Randall Rogan, Communication
    • Contemporary Theory, Research and Practice of Crisis and Hostage Negotiation (Co-author)
  • Susan Rupp, History
    • Everyday Life in Russian History: Quotidian Studies in Honor of Daniel Kaiser (Co-author)
  • Scott Shafer, Schools of Business
    • Project Management in Practice (Co-author; 4th edition)
  • Sidney Shapiro, School of Law
    • The People’s Agents and the Battle to Protect the American Public: Special Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment (Co-author)
  • Yaohua Shi, East Asian Languages & Cultures
    • Integrated Chinese, Level II, Part II, Character Workbook (Co-author; 3rd edition)
    • Integrated Chinese, Level II, Part II, Textbook (Co-author; 3rd edition)
  • Earl Smith, Sociology
    • Prisoner Reentry and Social Capital: The Long Road to Reintegration (Co-author)
  • Susan Sharpless Smith, Z. Smith Reynolds Library
    • Web-based Instruction: A Guide for Libraries (3rd edition)
  • Jose Luis Venegas, Romance Languages
    • Decolonizing Modernism: James Joyce and the Development of Spanish-American Fiction
  • Mary Wayne-Thomas, Theatre
    • “God’s Ear,” Man Bites Dog Theatre, Durham, NC (Costume Design)
    • “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom,” Man Bites Dog Theatre, Durham, NC (Set Design)
  • David Weinstein, Political Science
    • John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life (Co-editor)
  • Helga Welsh, Political Science
    • One Germany in Europe (1989-2009) (Co-author; Updated Version)
  • Ulrike Wiethaus, Religion
    • The Seven Rites of the Lakota (Editor)
  • Edwin Wilson, Provost Emeritus
    • The History of Wake Forest University, Volume V, 1967-1983
  • Eric Wilson, English
    • The Mercy of Eternity: A Memoir of Depression and Grace
  • Julian Young, Philosophy
    • Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography
  • Kenneth Zick, Student Life
    • West to Donegal Bay: A Novel of Irish Islands (Published under pseudonym Kenzick Fox)

*Posthumous recognition

StoryCorps: A New Digital Collection

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 7:20 pm

Many people are very familiar with the StoryCorps project whose mission is “to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.” Since 2003, over 60,000 participants have recorded 30,000 interviews. We’ve listened to them on NPR, but the archive for all of these oral histories is housed at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Winston-Salem StoryCorps Oral Histories Available

StoryCorps came to Winston-Salem in 2009 and 120 of the resulting interviews are included in this new collection. Audio files of the interviews are streamed and are accompanied by timing transcripts and images of the participants. The collection is restricted to on-campus users; remote access is available via VPN to the Wake Forest community. The public is welcome to use this collection when on the Reynolda campus.

We’d like to thank Denise Franklin of WFDD for bringing this opportunity to ZSR Library. Thanks also go the entire Technology Services team for finding a “cloud” solution to streaming this content and specifically to Barry Davis and Kevin Gilbertson for their creative thinking in making this available so elegantly within the parameters of the StoryCorps agreement.

Come help ZSR celebrate its ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award!

Monday, March 14, 2011 9:45 am

Join us Tuesday, March 22 at 4:00 pm in the library atrium when ZSR officially receives the Excellence in Academic Libraries award from the Association of College and Research Libraries. The ACRL President will present the award to President Nathan Hatch, who will accept it on behalf of the University. A gala reception will follow in the library atrium.

We do it all for you!

Web Committee February Feedback Results

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 2:00 pm

The Web Committee would like to share some highlights from its Valentine’s Day feedback table. That’s right – we gave away heart-shaped sweets on Valentine’s Day in exchange for website feedback. (And guess what – they had only lovely things to say. What’s that? Something wrong with our research methodology?)

Adjacent to Starbucks in the library entrance, the table was staffed by student assistants who distributed lollipops to students who answered a brief survey concerning the library website. The survey, available online and in paper at the table, included four required questions and one optional free text question: we asked how often they visit the website, whether they use the site on their smartphone, if they had any suggestions for improvements or other general comments, etc.

Starting at 10AM, the table operated until our supply of lollipops was exhausted – about 4PM – and by the end, we had over 150 respondents! Overall, the results have only enhanced the committee’s enthusiasm for continued feedback.

Some of the comments included:

  • “I like how easy it is to do interlibrary loans.”
  • “More twitter updates”
  • “Have a more visible link on the Wake homepage!”
  • “I wish there was still the ability to do a multisearch with the databases.”

And what website survey would be complete without a couple non-website comments:

  • “have a haunted house in the library”
  • “make the 8th floor less freezing”

Many thanks to Mary R., Kaeley, Audra, Chris, Gretchen, Lauren, Tim, and everyone who helped!

One Giant Leap for Off Site Storage

Thursday, March 3, 2011 12:54 pm

Yesterday morning, the last of the individual books from Data Chambers were delivered, barcoded, accessioned and shelved onto the shelves at the off site storage facility. While we are not nearly “done” with what has to be shelved in the new facility, completing this step was about as important to the start up of this operation as landing a man on the moon was for the space program. One Giant Leap.

Carolyn, Ellen, Bradley and Tony pause to present the last volume

As of 3pm yesterday afternoon, we had accessioned a combined total of 102,297 items, shelved over the period from December 5 to March 2. Included in that total is all of the volumes from Data Chambers, (nearly 100,000) plus about another 20,000 volumes that were moved out of ZSR last summer.

Cristina and Chris size the last tray

Whats next? We have yet to accession the archival boxes of Special Collection material as well as another approximately 50,000 volumes from ZSR.

Progress The shelves are about 65% full.

This is cause for celebration and certainly a reason to pause and be appreciative of all of the hard work that’s been done to get us this far. Still, we know there is that final frontier just out of our reach, (aka, space…in ZSR) and certainly more discoveries to be made.

Scott and Bradley show how its done.

Special thanks to all who worked at the off site facility to date: Erik, Molly, Susan, Tim, Jean-Paul, Travis, Giz, Roz, Kevin, Beth, Leslie, Steve, Kaeley, David, Peter, Patrick, Lynn, Anna, Derrik, Prentice, Katherine, Craig, Cristina, Doris, Audra, Wanda, Rebecca, Barry, Charles, Linda E., Bradley, Megan, Chris, Ellen M., Vicki, Carolyn and of course, Tony, Roddie and Scott. A special thank you to all of you who stepped up to my calls for assistance at the last minute, taking on extra shifts on short notice. And a sincere nod of appreciation for those of you who couldn’t participate at off site, but instead, lent your hand to keeping things afloat in ZSR while your colleagues went off to do this mysterious work. Working with you all, even when the work is hard, is not work at all.

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