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July 2015 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones for July 2015. (The wrong list was posted earlier, briefly.)

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Library offers ZSR 101

ZSR LibraryRecently, the Professional Development Center asked the Z. Smith Reynolds Library to lead a “ZSR 101″ workshop for staff as part of the CORE program.

Here is the blog post about the class, provided by library staff member Hu Womack.

ZSR’s Bennett selected to attend workshop

Stephanie Bennett, collections archivist in Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s special collections and archives department, has been selected to attend an Image Permanence Institute (IPI) workshop on preservation of digitally printed materials in libraries, archives and museums. Bennett was one of 15 participants selected from a pool of more than 50 applicants.

The workshop, for which tuition is waived due to  support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be held Oct. 20-22 at IPI’s facilities at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. IPI is a nonprofit, university-based laboratory and recognized world leader in the development and deployment of sustainable practices for the preservation of images and cultural property.

ZSR faculty and staff news

20090413library8537Staff and faculty of Z. Smith Reynolds Library were recently elected to professional organization offices for terms starting July 2015:

Christian Burris, serials acquisition coordinator, was elected to the executive board of NASIG as a member-at-large for a two-year term.

Carolyn McCallum, non-print resources cataloging librarian, was elected as secretary of the anthropology and sociology Section (ANSS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) for a two-year term.

Susan Sharpless Smith, associate dean, was elected to the Board of LITA (The Library and Information Technology Association is a division of American Library Association) as a director-at-large for a three-year term.

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May 2015 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in May 2015:

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June 2015 faculty and staff milestones

Kriss Dinkins in Information Systems, Margaret Lankford in the School of Law and Frederick Harris in the School of Business are celebrating 25 years at Wake Forest.

See other faculty and staff  celebrating milestones in June 2015.

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Tim Pyatt named Dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library

TimPyatt.300x175A message from President Nathan Hatch

Dear Wake Forest University Students, Faculty and Staff,

I am pleased to announce that Tim Pyatt has accepted my invitation to serve as the next Dean of the Wake Forest University Z. Smith Reynolds Library, effective August 3. Provost Rogan Kersh chaired a national search for a leader of impeccable experience and accomplishment to serve as a zealous advocate for the essential role of the library in learning, teaching and research. Throughout the process, Tim distinguished himself as the best choice for Wake Forest.

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May 2015 faculty and staff milestones

Congratulations to Kathy J. Hines for 30 years of service to the University. Hines is assistant to the dean at Wake Forest University School of Law. Find out who else is celebrating a milestone anniversary.

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Provost’s office spring grants

The Provost’s Office awarded the following grants for spring 2015:

Provost’s Fund for a Vibrant Campus:

  • Amanda Gengler and David Yamane, Health Inequalities: Social Foundations and Social Consequences, $3,360.00
  • Ulrike Wiethaus, Margaret Bender, Ross Griffith, A Cherokee Celebration and Commemoration: President James Ralph Scales and the Cherokee Heritage of Wake Forest University, $5,000.

Provost’s Fund for Academic Excellence:

  • Angela Mazaris, Wake Forest LGBTQ Alumni Conference, $10,000.

Provost’s Fund for Academic Innovation:

  • John Pickel, Art Department Trip to Washington, DC, $6,403.
  • Neil Walls, Muslim-Christian Dialogues: An Egyptian Pilgrimage, $12,000.
  • Kyle Denlinger, ZSRx WakeHistory: A Massive Online Learning Event for Connecting with and Contributing to our Institution’s Story, $20,000.

For more information, please visit http://provost.wfu.edu/current-faculty/faculty-resources/grants-and-funding/

Campus wireless computing network upgrade tonight

This evening, May 20, between 6 and 9 p.m., Information Systems will perform an upgrade to the campus wireless computing network.

What is changing?

  • WFUadmin, WFUstudent, WFUfacultystaff wireless will no longer exist. A single option, WFUwireless, will replace the three options. The wireless login process will remain the same.
  • WFUvisitor sponsor portal will have an upgraded look and feel. The Web address will remain the same: https://netguest.wfu.edu/
  • After 9 p.m. on May 20, a new service at https://mydevices.wfu.edu/ will allow users to connect devices to WFUvisitor that were not able to connect prior to the upgrade. This means that you can now connect your Smart TVs, Roku boxes, Google Chromecast, gaming systems, Apple TVs and other devices to the wireless network. You can only register one of these devices at a time using this new service.

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