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July 2014 faculty milestones

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July 2014 staff milestones

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News from the ZSR Library

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ZSR faculty were recently elected to professional organization offices for terms starting July 1, 2014:

Wanda Brown (Associate Dean): Chair-Elect of the Human Resources Section of the Library Leadership and Management Association of the American Library Association (LLAMA-HRS); Board of Trustees of LYRASIS.

Thomas Dowling (Director of Technologies): Vice President/President-Elect of the Library Information and Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Sarah Jeong (Science Librarian): Secretary of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA).

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June 2014 faculty and staff milestones

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Z. Smith Reynolds Library 2014 summer schedule

May 27-July 3 and July 7-August 9

Sunday, 1 to 10 p.m.
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

‘ZSRx Tweets:’ A three week mini-MOOC

twitter-logoContinuing in its ZSRx series of open, online courses for the Wake Forest community, the ZSR Library is excited to announce its newest course, “ZSRx Tweets,” a three-week guided exploration of Twitter, the popular social networking service.

In this free course, Wake Forest Fellow Laura Chin will help you to get started with Twitter and teach you to curate a useful stream of content. Together, participants will explore privacy issues, Twitter conventions, etiquette and ways to use Twitter to enhance your personal or professional brand. Look for some fun cameos from prominent campus figures, and follow along with the course hashtag: #zsrxtweets.

Like most ZSRx courses, ZSRx Tweets is open to anyone and everyone, beginners and experts alike. The course will run from May 27 to June 16. Sign up here.

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The science of beets and heart health

beet.juice.300x175New evidence shows consuming foods high in naturally occurring nitrates like beets and collard greens may have benefits ranging from blood vessel health to enhancing physical performance.

The Translational Science Center will host an expert discussion on how high nitrate foods affect hearth health, physical performance and blood pressure on May 1 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Porter Byrum Center. The panel discussion will be followed by a more in depth seminar on recent discoveries on the role of dietary nitrates/nitrites on May 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

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5th Annual Senior Showcase honorees announced

senior-showcase-2014-announcementThe Z. Smith Reynolds Library is pleased to announce selections for the 5th annual Senior Showcase program recognizing exemplary senior research theses and projects completed by Wake Forest undergraduates in their final year. Four students have been selected to present their research on Tuesday, April 22, at 3 p.m. in the ZSR Library Auditorium, Room 404.

The honorees are:

  • David Inczauskis, “A Theoretical Analysis of the Historical Dialectic between Latin American Liberation Theology and Catholic Social Teaching”
  • Rachel Cumbest, “Constructing Identity: Homer’s Articulation of Three Questions Which Become a Literary Trope for Later Authors in ‘Knowing Thyself’”
  • Ryan Whittington, “Arnold Schoenberg: ‘An Intelligent Man and a Terribly Curious Man’”
  • Christopher Earle, “Mission Impossible? An Economic Analysis of Guilford County’s Distinctive Pay-for-Performance Plan”

Event details and registration are available here.

Rowell named Institute for Research Design in Librarianship scholar

KEN22852Chelcie Rowell, digital initiatives librarian at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, has been selected as a scholar to the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL). The IRDL is an intensive nine-day residential program designed to provide training and support to a diverse group of academic and research librarians who are motivated to conduct research. The Institute will take place at Loyola Marymount University in June.

ZSRx mini-MOOC a success

wall-of-ebooksOver 400 librarians, scholars, publishers, researchers, writers, readers, parents, alumi and friends recently attended a three-week online seminar called, “The Past, Present, and Future Perfect Tense of E-Books,” hosted by the Z. Smith Reynolds Library via their ZSRx platform. The course was intended to serve as a gentle introduction to the topic of e-books. Read more in the Library Gazette.