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Fake News is in the News

Announcing the ZSR Library guide to “Fake News!” You’ve probably heard the term a lot since the 2016 general election. It might be coming up in your classes. If you’re wondering what it means or what you’re even supposed to do about it, this guide is for you! We want this guide to be a... more

Thank You Note Workshop

On Tuesday March 28th, from 5 pm to 7 pm, ZSR and OPCD co-hosted the Say Thanks Workshop. This event featured how to’s and general guidelines from, Jennifer Richwine, the author of With Gratitude: The Power of a thank you note. So many people arrived to take part in the workshop that extra chairs had to... more

Harry Potter Clue Night

On Friday March 24th, the librarians made their final rounds in closing the ZSR for the weekend and the house elves -um- ZSR Ambassadors arrived to transform the library into Hogwarts for Harry Potter Clue Night. Off duty Hogwarts Professor Rebecca May greeted students as they signed in. Ollivander’s wand shop (the circulation desk) offered... more

Perfect Binding?

If a small mistake is made at a commercial bindery, lots of books can be printed and bound incorrectly until the mistake is noticed. These small, damaged printing runs may look perfect until the cover is opened and many times, are not detected at the bindery. They are often not noticed until they arrive at... more

ZSR and the 2017 Oscars

The 89th Academy Awards were announced on Sunday, February 26, and we have several of those films in our collection! Here is what we have available now, with more on the way! Arrival Winner – Best Sound Editing Nominee – Best Picture Nominee – Best Director, Denis Villeneuve Nominee – Best Adapted Screenplay Nominee – Best... more

Graduate Students on Spring Break, the Internship Edition

In Special Collections & Archives, we are happy to host interns, particularly graduate students who are earning degrees in library science or one of our affiliate fields (museum studies, public history, and the like).  In my experience, students in particular ask great questions about the daily life of archivists and the nature of our work,... more

Sneak Preview: New Digital Collection to Illustrate Wake Forest History

Students are currently in the ZSR Digitization Lab working on the library’s latest digitization project, featuring historic photographs of Wake Forest University’s deep history. Digitization of the University Archives Photograph Collection began in February, and captures images of people, places and events dating back as early as 1881. The photos in this collection will include past... more

Books Are Moving! ZSR Summer Renovation Projects Begin

The next phase of renovation plan for the ZSR Library building has begun! To kickoff our upcoming summer renovation projects, ZSR Library relocated approximately 5,000 linear feet of material over Spring Break. The recent relocation of materials included: Moving the collection on the 8th floor of the Reynolds wing (the call numbers that start with Ds) down... more

Pauline Bewick, Irish Art Treasure

Pauline Bewick (b. September 4, 1935) Pauline was born in Bat Cottage, Corbridge, Northumberland, the second daughter of Alice Bewick (known as Harry). Pauline Bewick describes a delightful childhood and remembers walking to school barefoot as a girl. Each student had to bring a piece of “turf” (peat moss) for the fire at the school.... more

What Are You Working On? with Kelli Johnson

Special Collections & Archives would like to continue highlighting the extensive work that our student assistants do on a daily basis. Senior Kelli Johnson has worked in Special Collections & Archives for four years. Here’s a little something she wrote describing the work she does in Special Collections & Archives. I’m Kelli Johnson and I’m... more


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