Award Celebration

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library was awarded the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Excellence in Academic Libraries award in the university category for 2011. A reception was held in the Atrium of the library on March 22nd, 2011.The award was presented to Wake Forest University President Nathan Hatch by ACRL President Lisa Hinchliffe. The entire Wake Forest community was invited to the gala celebration held in the Library’s beautiful Atrium. Share our day of celebration through our video and photos of the event!

Award Ceremony Video
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Creativity & Innovation »

The culture of ZSR Library is one of creativity and innovation. The administration encourages its faculty and staff – to think imaginatively, then experiment. They are given the freedom to innovate by creating new programs that will engage their community. This culture results in projects that range from an exam week graffiti wall for students to a “cans for fines” program for the holidays. This section will outline some of the creative and innovative projects that the faculty and staff of ZSR Library have implemented with a focus on how …

Creativity & Innovation, Engagement »

The Z Smith Reynolds Library constantly looks for ways to promote exceptional teaching, discovery, and engagement within the larger University community. In particular, it has focused its efforts on finding innovative ways to support its own instructional efforts and develop its collections within the scope of the library budget and mission.

Creativity & Innovation, Engagement »

The Z Smith Reynolds Library’s core instructional service is a credit-based information literacy class. In addition, many librarians teach library instruction sessions and do technology training. With such an emphasis on the classroom, librarians know the benefit of developing support for library instructors to help them teach more effectively. They have done this in a number of ways including designing a template course complete with content for new instructors to use, pairing experienced library instructors with new, and providing formal and information opportunities for sharing instructional techniques.
The most effective project …

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In 2006, President Nathan O. Hatch began the Presidential Trust for Faculty Excellence campaign, aimed to attract $10 million in funds for faculty support. As part of this, the Library received 10% of the raised funds for library support of faculty. The library developed an innovative program to award funds for faculty research. During the three year campaign, the Library received and then distributed $650,000 to acquire resources and collections. This project was about more than just the funds and materials, however. Faculty who required specialized materials or collections to …

Creativity & Innovation, Engagement »

In 2008, the Library negotiated with the University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to secure 10% of the indirect costs from all Reynolda campus grants when allowed. This funding has been used to expand the Library’s approval plan and provides support for the Science Direct Freedom Collection. Access to this external funding source has allowed the Library to enhance the current and rapidly developing collection in order to meet increased needs for faculty scholarship.