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During December 2013

Ten Lists of the Best Books of 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, it’s customary to see “Best of _____” lists for every category to appear. We wanted to share ten lists of the “Best Books of 2013″ with you, and maybe you’ll find a few that will spark interest with your own favorite authors, genres and styles. The New York Times... more

New Atrium Flooring Coming Your Way @ ZSR!

It’s almost time for the next phase of the ZSR Library Atrium renovation. You’ve seen the new windows in the Atrium. Next up is new flooring that will be installed during the semester break! If you follow ZSR activities, you may have read about this project in an early September post. On the day following... more

Read with ZSR on Goodreads!

ZSR is a building full of avid readers and you can often catch ZSR library faculty and staff chatting about books before meetings, at parties, during lunch, in our sleep In an effort to extend those conversations to the wider world, ZSR has launched our own account on Goodreads, the social reading site, where we... more

Preservation of the Catesby

I had to write about this. This book, with a lengthy title: The natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants: … with their descriptions in English and French. To which is prefixed, a new and correct map of the countries; with observations... more

A Northern Christmas, by Rockwell Kent (1941)

American artist Rockwell Kent spent Christmas 1918 in a small cabin on an island off the south coast of Alaska. More than twenty years later he recalled the experience in words and woodcut illustrations in a holiday gift book titled A Northern Christmas. The small book was published by the American Artists Group, an organization... more

“Check Out” These Holiday DVD Recommendations

In preparation for the holiday season, don’t forget to check out some of the wonderful selection of holiday DVDs that ZSR has to offer! Mary has pulled many of the holiday titles and displayed them on the small bookshelf by the door of the DVD room. We thought we’d highlight some popular and not so... more

The ABC’s of Special Collections and Archives: B is for…

B is for… The North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection The NC Baptist Historical Collection is one of the largest collections in Wake Forest’s Special Collections and Archives. This collection documents North Carolina Baptist churches, institution, and individuals. It contains various materials on Southern, Missionary, Primitive, African-American, Union, and Alliance of Baptist churches. It includes over... more

New ZSR Programs for WFU Alumni

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library understands that the need for good information does not stop when you leave college. In fact, sometimes it increases. That is why ZSR has provided library borrower cards to alumni free of charge for years. But we are always looking for ways we can assist our alumni who do not... more