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Reservations and Reserves

August 28th, 2013 by Alison Simpson in Announcements, Bibliographic Instruction, Reference, Reserves

Ashley Shealy is accepting reservations for library instruction sessions for fall 2013.  Additionally, if you need to book the Reference Computer Commons for student research, reservations are available. Contact her at or ext. 8099.

Certain that your students will need to access specific materials to complete their research? CourseReserves are always an option. Alison Simpson is accepting materials for fall 2013 Course Reserves now. Contact her at or ext. 8093.

Each semester, authorization must be given before any Student/Student Assistant may request EKS Library services that will incur Departmental Charges. Please provide authorization (email, phone call, or written notice) to Alison Simpson at or ext.8093. Faculty, Staff,  and approved Students may charge Scantron forms, laminating, binding and other Library services to theirDepartment(s) for billing. Students must present WU ID when requesting Departmental services.  Per the Business Office, the service of copying may no longer be billed to Departments. All copies are to be made with WU ID.

Not Sure Where to Start on Your Assignment? EKS Library Online Reference Guides Can Help!

February 13th, 2011 by Isaac Meadows in Announcements, Bibliographic Instruction, Reference

From Art to Sport Sciences, the librarians at the Ethel K. Smith Library have created over 80 customized subject and course guides presenting discipline-specific databases, websites, citation help, and more.

Check them out at or from the Library homepage click on Reference Guides in the Assistance column.

It’s a great day at the Ethel K.!

Faculty Lunch and Learn January 26th in LaVerne

January 20th, 2011 by Isaac Meadows in Announcements, Bibliographic Instruction

Faculty are invited to join Librarians Amee Odom and Greta Wood at Faculty Lunch on Wednesday, January 26th at 11:30am for the first installment in the EKS Library’s Lunch and Learn series.

Simply purchase your meal, go through the buffet, and meet in the side room to learn more about the research opportunities that Bibliographic Instruction and LibGuides can provide your students.

Bibliographic Instruction and LibGuides can be tailored to meet class or assignment needs.  For an introduction to either of these programs, please visit:  Bibliographic Instruction at and LibGuides at

LibGuides Now Has a Facebook Application

November 22nd, 2010 by Isaac Meadows in Announcements, Bibliographic Instruction

Now you can access all the EKS Library help and research guides through the LibGuides Facebook application!

The EKS Library guides for All Databases, Citing Sources, Course Guides, and more can all be accessed through your Facebook Profile. Simply add the LibGuides application, choose Ethel K. Smith Library, and you’ll be able to access the EKS Library’s online resources right from Facebook. To add the application, click on this link and then click the blue Go To Application button.

It’s always a great day at the Ethel K.!

Course Reserves at the Ethel K. Smith Library

March 18th, 2010 by Isaac Meadows in Bibliographic Instruction, Reserves

Need something on reserve at the Library? Finding it is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Click on Course Reserves on the Library homepage and search by professor or course.

  2. Write down the call number for the item you need, bring it to the Circulation Desk, and we will retrieve it for you. Course Reserves are for in-building use only with a checkout time limit of three hours.
  3. Or click on the blue title hyperlink to see if your item is available online as an E-reserve. If you see “Linked Resources: E-reserve. Log in as ACAD\[username] listed in the item record, simply click on the login hyperlink to access the article online! Just remember to type ACAD\ before your Wingate Network userid.

Got questions? Stop by in person, Ask Ethel, or call the Reference Desk at 704-233-8097. It’s a Great Day at the Ethel K.!

EKS Library Instruction Serves Over 700 Students, Faculty, and Staff

November 18th, 2009 by Isaac Meadows in Bibliographic Instruction

In the 12 weeks since the start of the semester on August 25th, librarians at the Ethel K. Smith Library have delivered 46 instructional sessions to 728 students, faculty, and staff. That’s an average of almost four sessions and 60 participants per week!

Sessions have been held at the Ethel K. Smith Library, at Wingate’s Metro Campus in Matthews, and even in Mooresville for that county’s Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership cohort. English 110 classes comprised 39% of the sessions, with myGateApps, Education, Marketing, Psychology, Physical Education, History, Communication, and Wingate 101 rounding out the remainder.

The focus of Bibliographic Instruction and Information Literacy at the EKS Library is to foster lifelong learning and research skills in the university’s student body, faculty, and staff. Please contact Greta Wood, Reference/Instruction/Catalog Librarian, at or call the Reference Desk at campus extension 8097 with any questions.

EKS Librarians Attend Georgia Conference on Information Literacy

October 14th, 2009 by Amee Odom in Bibliographic Instruction, Features

Amee Odom and Greta Wood attended the Georgia Conference on Information Literacy (September 25-26) at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.  The conference focused on the concepts of librarian-faculty collaboration, information literacy in the library, in the classroom, and in writing, and a variety of pedagogical applications for information literacy learning outcomes.

The mission of the Georgia Conference on Information Literacy is to provide the opportunity to share research and best methods related to teaching, learning, and assessing essential lifelong learning skills:

  • How to determine the extent of information needed in a given situation.
  • How to access the needed information effectively and efficiently.
  • How to evaluate information and its sources critically.
  • How to incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base.
  • How to use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
  • Understanding the economic, legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding the use of information.  (

The  conference attendance was over 225 and presenters included librarians and faculty from Florida Gulf Coast University, Georgia Southern University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York), and more.

Have questions about information literacy? Stop by and chat with one of our librarians!

2009 Freshman and Transfer Student Orientation

September 29th, 2009 by Amee Odom in Bibliographic Instruction, Features

During the Wingate University Freshman Orientation in August 2009, the EKS Library staff provided a Library orientation to 370 freshmen.  The 2009 Freshman Orientation was comprised of a film viewing (written, performed, and filmed by Wingate University students, staff, and faculty) and a brief facility tour.

Transfer students were introduced to the Library’s resources during a bibliographic instruction session.  A total of 35 students attended the 2009 Transfer Student Orientation.

Technology Upgrade: Bibliographic Instruction Tools

August 13th, 2007 by Amee Odom in Bibliographic Instruction

Recently, the Ethel K. Smith Library was able to upgrade the tools the Librarians and Faculty employ when teaching Bibliographic Instruction sessions. The upgrade includes the following items: 1) Self-enclosed, lockable, rolling cart 2) Laptop 3) Document projection unit (ELMO); this equipment allows the Librarian or Professor to project the pages of the book directly onto the screen without making a transparency and it can also be used for 3-D items .

Please note: Bibliographic Instruction sessions should be booked with a Librarian at least one-week in advance. If you prefer to conduct your own Bibliographic Instruction session, which the Library staff encourages, you should reserve the Reference Computers Commons as soon as possible in order to ensure availability.

Faculty Reminder: Library Instruction

September 10th, 2002 by Amee Odom in Bibliographic Instruction, Reference

We encourage Faculty to use the resources of the Library, and are happy to provide library instruction. In the event you do not need instruction, we still need you to reserve an area of the Library for your class. This is to ensure adequate space in the Library for everyone. Also, we may need additional staff for groups to retrieve periodicals or proved auxiliary services. To make your reservation please contact Susan Sganga at ext. 8097.