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In 2008, the Library Dean and University Chief Information Officer were chosen by the Provost to co-chair the Strategic Planning Committee for Innovation in Technology and Information (SPITI). The committee was charged to “investigate the importance of future advances in the field of technology and information and develop a plan to enable Wake Forest to take best advantage of them.” The Library was selected for such responsibility because of its historical role providing technology support, and because of its innovative and creative approach to technology. The committee was asked to …

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Embedded Librarianship

One of the most effective ways to make real change with an individual is to become part of their life. At a medium-sized institution ZSR Library is able to do this through embedded instruction with courses. This takes place in specific classes: the special collections librarian works closely with a history of the book class throughout the semester, for example. But it also takes place in grander ways such as sending librarians on a bus trip through the Deep South as part of a service learning course that explored race, …

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Digital Forsyth and Preserving Forsyth’s Past Grants

Some of the change that ZSR Library creates is not face-to-face in the classroom, but rather is part of the online environment it creates. The Z Smith Reynolds Library led the effort in 2004 to pursue a three-year $250,000 grant through the State Library’s North Carolina ECHO (Exploring Cultural Heritage Online) Digitization Grant Program. This program, made possible by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, promotes the use of digital technologies to broaden and enhance access to North Carolina’s cultural heritage.
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Z Smith Reynolds Library faculty and staff strive to be leaders and contributors to the local community as well. Members participate in a number of community events from the local book festival to computer skills training to church-based programming. As an organization the staff pulls together each year to participate in Habitat for Humanity activities and the student-led Hit the Bricks event that supports cancer research. It is done because it is right, but, additionally, these actions help staff model what it is to be an ethical leader …

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Habitat For Humanity

Wake Forest University regularly sponsors local Habitat for Humanity houses. Each year, the Library sends a team to this event. Along with other Wake Forest departments that contribute to these houses, the Library teams find this collaborative community engagement provides a special feeling of connection with the community and assist them in forming stronger relationships with the larger academic community.

ZSR Goes to Habitat for Humanity from ZSR Library on Vimeo.

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Hit The Bricks

Each year Wake Forest University students, faculty, and staff participate in an eight hour relay race around the Hearn Plaza. Teams race around the quad to raise money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund. This fund was established in memory of the great Wake Forest athlete and alumnus, Brian Piccolo.The Library regularly fields a team to support this cause while also interacting with other departmental and student teams around campus.

When Flip Went to Hit The Bricks from ZSR Library on Vimeo.