Spring 2018

ZSReads | Library Newsletter

Message from the Dean

Enjoying the new faculty lounge during the January 22 reception.

The fall semester saw the launch of several newly renovated spaces in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. On October 27, we officially dedicated our new Scholars Commons, a remodeled study space designed for our students. This renovation was supported by a donation from John Cooper (’72, MA ’73) and his wife Lynn Eickholt (’74). The new space accommodates over 100 students with a variety of seating and plenty of outlets. In addition, the level 5 mezzanine received “Brody chairs,” dubbed the “business class” of study seating. On November 17, we held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the Bill Dickinson family’s generous contribution to name one of the Atrium alcoves located on Wilson 6. The alcoves feature new comfy chairs and marker-board tables and are already popular study spaces.

We also opened new spaces for the Teaching & Learning Collaborative and Digital Scholarship on the sixth floor of the Wilson Wing last October. The floor includes an active learning classroom, project spaces and a new faculty lounge. ZSR and TLC hosted a campus-wide open house January 22 with tours and a reception.

With all of those improvements, what is next in the coming year? We are collaborating with Information Systems to create a “one-button” studio in the Bridge. Students and faculty will be able to easily create videos in the studio using pre-set recording options. Over the winter break, the Wilson Wing restrooms on levels 2 and 6 were renovated, and the ones on levels 1 and 4 are slated for renewal later this spring. This summer we plan to remodel the study rooms on level 2 of the Reynolds Wing. We will also continue to replace and upgrade furniture with flexible and ergonomic options.

At ZSR, we are committed to supporting your teaching, research and learning needs. We welcome your ideas and suggestions as we strive to make sure ZSR meets the needs of our students and faculty.

Reserve the New Experimental Classroom

Experimental classroom 665 in ZSR Library.

Active learning classrooms enable “student-centered, interactive, integrated, flexible, active learning spaces” (University of Minnesota, 2009). WFU faculty who are interested in trying to incorporate active learning pedagogy into their courses may request use of the Teaching & Learning Collaborative and Digital Scholarship Experimental Classroom 665 in ZSR Library. To make the request, simply complete this form which is available on the Teaching and Learning Collaborative website and the Digital Scholarship website. Requirements for use of the space are detailed on the form, and faculty are encouraged to contact the TLC to learn more about active learning classrooms or to seek assistance in incorporating active learning pedagogy.

Library Lecture Series – Spring 2018

Todd McFall, The NCAA Faces Steep Trade-Offs from Its Governance Decisions. Wednesday, January 31, 4-5 p.m., ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing)

Bob Browne, Ancient Forests of England. Wednesday, February 7, 4-5 p.m., ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing)

Anna Fields, The Girl in the Show: Three Generations of Comedy, Culture & Feminism. Thursday, March 22, 4-5 p.m., ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing)

Jim Dodson, Arnold Palmer: A Golfer’s Life. Wednesday, April 4, 4-5 p.m., ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing)

For more information, visit the Library Lecture Series website.

CLIR Grant to Enable Audiotape Preservation

Some of the audiotapes slated for preservation.

In November, Special Collections & Archives (SCA) was notified it was one of 16 recipients of a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Recordings at Risk Grant.

CLIR will provide $50,000 for “Documenting the Evangelical Movement in the United States: Digitizing Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Open-Reel Audiotapes, 1957-1980.” George Blood LP (Philadelphia) will reformat and digitize approximately 1,500 at-risk and rare open-reel audio recordings for SCA. The open-reel tapes document the American evangelical movement and contain presentations by prominent Southern Baptist pastors and church representatives at evangelical conferences and annual meetings of the Convention. The speakers and programs on the tapes document the denomination’s activities and subjects of discussion, ranging from Baptist theology to larger cultural and societal issues. This project will result in long-term preservation and digital storage for these tapes and broad access to the content through the WFU North Carolina Baptist Portal currently under development. Once completed, an active outreach program will focus on demonstrating how historians, researchers and religious scholars can use these records in their research and teaching.

Wake Forest students dancing in defiance of a ban on campus dancing, 1966.

The insight this primary source material provides for the American evangelical movement through four decades is invaluable on many levels. The speakers include prominent Southern Baptist leaders, including such notables as Kenneth Chafin, Billy Graham, Dale Moody, Wayne Oates and Stephen Olford. The subjects range widely, from internal Baptist concerns relating to dancing at Baptist colleges and baptism, the role of the church in an increasingly liberal society, missionaries working abroad, political involvement and the role of women. Historians, researchers, scholars and students, whether focusing on culture, the evangelical movement, gender or religion, will gain new perspectives and understanding by having access to these previously unavailable materials.

Spring Workshops for Faculty and Students

Are you looking for a way to organize your research or streamline the citation process? Are you ready to migrate from EndNote or RefWorks to an open-source solution? Perhaps you want to encourage your students to compose better citations. Well, Zotero can do all these things, and ZSR is offering a record 20 Zotero workshops this spring! We have both weekday and Sunday afternoon sessions scheduled to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff.

Three of the Sunday Zotero sessions will be preceded by “The Right Way to Cite,” which will take students through the basics of both MLA and APA citation formats, including practice in writing these citations from scratch. If you have students who need more extensive help citing sources, please recommend these back-to-back sessions.

In the final weeks of the semester, the library will once again host “Sources, Citations and Cookies.” These drop-in research sessions help meet the high demand for personal research sessions at the end of the semester, while still offering individual assistance to students.

Electronic Resources News


  • CINAHL Complete: Nursing and allied health journals with additional materials that include nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheets, audiovisuals and continuing education modules. Provided by the Carpenter Medical Library.
  • Digital Theatre+: Hundreds of theatre productions and educational resources covering English and the performing arts.
  • Education Week: National newspaper covering K-12 education.
  • Gallup Analytics: Economic, well-being and political polling data. Also includes data and polling from World Poll and Gallup Brain. Funded by the Eudaimonia Institute.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: Renaissance and Reformation: Authoritative research guides covering history, the arts and literature. Combines the features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia.
  • Personal Justice Denied: Public Hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment, 1981: Documents include publications, reports, press releases, photographs, newspaper clippings, etc. related to the Japanese internment hearings. Many of the transcripts are personal stories of evacuee experiences. Funded by the K.A.N. Luther Memorial Fund.
  • Psychotherapy.net: Streaming videos covering the fundamentals of psychotherapy, counseling and addiction treatment. Therapists demonstrate techniques and comment about their work.
  • TeachingBooks.net: Education-related instruction materials about children’s and young adult books and authors.

Added by NC LIVE (Our Statewide Consortium)

  • AutoMate: Auto repair and service information on more than 38,000 vehicles.
  • Biography Reference Bank: Profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index and specialist content from Junior Authors & Illustrators.
  • Cypress Resume: Resume-building tool with a built-in writing process and automatic formatting.
  • Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center: Explore industries and careers, plan your education and research best practices for resumes, cover letters, interviewing, networking and salaries/benefits.
  • Mango Languages: Language learning software with courses in over 70 languages, including English.
  • ProQuest Research Companion: Multimedia resource that enables educators and librarians to guide students through research projects efficiently.
  • Testing & Education Reference Center: A testing and education preparation resource that includes in-depth information on college, graduate and professional programs, professional training, scholarships and entrance tests alongside practice tests for entrance exams, certifications and licensing exams.

Canceled by NC LIVE

  • AccessScience
  • InfoTrac Newsstand
  • LearningExpress Library
  • Natural Medicines
  • Pronunciator

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Tim Pyatt, Dean, ZSR Library

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