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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.

Video: ZSR Team at Hit The Bricks 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 9:31 am

Hi all,

If you couldn’t make it to the quad during Hit The Bricks last Thursday, watch all the fun here:

Thin Client pilot project at ZSR Library

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 7:22 am

This summer the ZSR library partnered with our friends at Information Systems and Computer Science to examine the use of thin clients in different areas of the library. We put the machines in three areas – Public use areas, Circulation desk, and Resource Services.

Not only were these thin client machines (meaning that they ran off of a server and had no local software) but many of them were also running open source applications (Red Hat linux and Open Office).

As a whole the project was very successful. We got lots of good feedback from our staff and have written up a final report. We found that the public service machines worked very well and appeared to meet student computing needs. We also found that while the staff terminals worked well that certain applications did not like being ‘thin’ as much as others.

The report recommends migrating our public access terminals (OPAC stations in library-speak) to this platform and to continue experimenting with them in other areas. For example, you can already see a few thin clients in action in our new Digital Media Lab next to the Bridge!

If you have any questions or comments feel free to come chat with a member of the tech team.

Fun at the 2009 ZSR Staff Holiday Party!

Friday, December 18, 2009 11:58 am

The Von Zac Singers

The Von Zac Family Singers
(Cristina, Craig, Ellen, Heather, Mary Beth, Linda, Prentice (not pictured, sorry!))

Forty five ZSR staffers attended the annual ZSR Holiday Luncheon. It was our third year at Graylyn. The drive into the estate and the walk up to the house are a treat within themselves! The food was simply delicious. The highlight, though, was the revival of our library singing group, renamed The Von Zac Family Singers. The group ( Prentice Armstrong, Linda Early, Craig Fansler, Heather Gillette, Mary Beth Lock, Ellen Makaravage and Cristina Yu) performed three songs. My personal favorite was “So Happy Together.” The lyrics proved beyond a doubt why ZSR has the happiest employees on campus! Following their extraordinary performance, many of us participated in a White Elephant Exchange. A grand time was had by all!

Lyrics to the ZSR Version of “Happy Together”

Imagine Z and you, I do

I think about it day and night

It’s only right to think about the job you love and hold it tight

So happy together

If you should give a call or send email

To say that there’s a need you have, and start to wail

We’re able to respond with flair, and will not fail

So happy together

I can’t see me working for anyone new

For all my life

When I’m working baby the skies will be blue

For all my life

Z and you and you and Z

No matter how they toss the dice, It has to be

The only one for Z is you and you for Z

So Happy Together.


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