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Creativity & Innovation, Discussion »

As Wake Forest University seeks to become a crossroads of discussion, it has thought about how to support this with innovative and creative programs and services. During the 2009-2010 academic year, Cisco collaborated with WFU Information Systems to sponsor a University Fellow. In discussions with Cisco, it became clear that this position would be one that would bridge technology, users, and education. As soon as it became clear the position would be focused on the user and effective use of technology and information management, the position was slated to report …

Discussion, Leadership »

In November 2010, ZSR Library hosted Single Threads Unbraided: A Celebration of the Work of A. R. Ammons. The event honored of one of Wake Forest’s most famous and talented alumni, by examining his poetry, art, and letters, as well as his contributions to American culture and the arts. Events included a discussion of Ammons’ paintings, an original one-act play based on Ammons’ letters to his future wife, and readings of selected poems. The two-day event brought together world-class scholars and 200 participants from all over the country to join …

Discussion, Leadership »

Crossroads are not always physical. The Z Smith Reynolds Library has two popular blogs with the library community. One, the Professional Development blog, is focused on sharing what librarians and staff learn at conferences and continuing education activities. The other, The Gazette, is an in-house newsletter to share information about Library events and work, or conversations about current issues in information. Both of these blogs were designed for internal communication when they were created in 2007. But they have been discovered outside Wake Forest and librarians read them all over …

Discussion, Relationships »

Library Lecture Series

In 2005 ZSR Library initiated a Library Lecture Series. This program has grown over time to more frequent sessions on a wide variety of subjects. The fall 2010 semester, for example, included lectures on “Teaching Modern and Contemporary French Songs and Musicals,” “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and “License to Snoop.” These lectures allow the Library to be a crossroads of discussion on the current research and findings of the University’s local scholars and provide an opportunity to help share this new knowledge with a broader audience within the University and …