During January 2007

Looking for the Browsing Collection?

Honorees Tom and Ruth Mullen in front of their bookcase with Elizabeth Phillips Following a successful fundraising effort, the library’s Browsing Collection has moved from the 4th floor to the main atrium in ten beautiful new custom oak bookcases. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on January 12. Among those honored with bookcases are Maya Angelou,... more

Second Successful Wake the Library Event

“Wake the Library” Graffiti Wall “Wake the Library makes exams my favorite time of year” was the high praise that came to us from a student during ZSR‘s second all-night study period during exams. Library staff volunteers stayed up for five nights and fed students pizza and coffee. A graffiti board was added to the... more

ZSR Abroad

Flow House in Vienna If you are teaching a course or conducting research abroad, you and your students can benefit from the new ZSR Abroad portal page. Gathered together in one convenient location are the key library services and resources you’ll need while abroad. Need to put something on reserve for a course? Course reserves... more

Black History Month

Using the idea of a “tag cloud” from social software web sites, I singled out terminology I found in the index of Martin Luther King Jr.’s writings. These terms, in a visible way said very much about the content of the Civil Rights Movement, and made the backdrop for the Black History Month exhibit in... more

New Electronic Resources

Walter Matthau in “Awake and Sing!” courtesy of Theatre in Video Featured Changes C19: The Nineteenth Century Index searches the following sources simultaneously: Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature, Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, American Periodicals Series, Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, ArchivesUSA, and Palmer’s Index to the Times. Digital National... more

Library Lecture Series

Drs. Tedford, Wilson, and Sligh during their Banned Books readings in the fall ZSR‘s Spring Lecture Series is in full swing. Come hear your colleagues or volunteer to give your own talk. Upcoming speakers include: Tony Parent: Rebels in the Reel (Real): Hearing the Rebellious Message in Slave Corn-husking Songs, February 7, 3:00 pm, Library... more

Faculty Technology Training

New Faculty Technology Training Classes this semester include a technology talk on the new features of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 and a class on creating and posting podcasts! Register online for these and other faculty classes. more

Looking for the Photocopiers?

To provide better copy service, the library has moved five photocopy machines into the main floor lobby of the Information Technology Center where there is always someone available for assistance. The remaining public copiers are located on Level 4 in the Reynolds Building, in the East 24 Hour Study Room, and in the Reference Department.... more

Harold Hayes Manuscript Collection Featured in Vanity Fair

Harold Hayes, WFU alumnus and Esquire Editor The Rare Books & Manuscripts Department of the library is the home of the Harold T.P. Hayes Manuscript Collection. The collection encompasses the life of Hayes from his student days at Wake Forest College to his final work on wildlife conservation in Africa. Last summer, author Frank DiGiacomo... more

Gerald R. Ford exhibit

The death of President Gerald R. Ford in late 2006, led to an exhibit on his presidency and his association with Wake Forest University. President Gerald Ford assumed the presidency at a difficult time, just after the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon, in August, 1974. This exhibit covered Ford’s presidency, the events during this... more