During January 2011

Rare Book of the Month: The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid, by Oliver Byrne (1847)

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Rare Book of the Month: The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid, by Oliver Byrne (1847)

THIS WORK has a greater aim than mere illustration; we do not introduce colours for the purpose of entertainment, or to amuse by certain combinations of tint and form, but to assist the mind in its researches after truth, to increase the facilities of instruction, and to diffuse permanent knowledge. Oliver Byrne (ca. 1810-1890) was... more

From the Suggestion Box: Headphones for Checkout

The past 10 times I have gone to the circulation desk to check out headphones they are always all checked out. Maybe the library could invest in more? Thanks! Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will replenish our supply. more

From the Suggestion Box: A Recent Comment

Congratulations for ZSR Library’s receiving the 2011 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. It is well-deserved. Thank you! We are so happy!!!!! more

Embedded in Art Seminar

As many of you know, I am a HUGE fan of the American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. HUGE. So when I noticed that Peggy Smith in the Art Department was teaching a seminar on him this semester I asked her if I could sit in on the class in return for being the ’embedded’ librarian... more

Martin Luther King at Wake Forest University, October 1962

Appearing today, an article – Prelude to a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1962 Speech to Recently-Integrated Wake Forest – by Susan Faust and John Llewellyn, uses archival research to place King’s speech in the context of integration at WFU, public perception of King in 1962 and contemporary media coverage. Among the many arresting passages... more

Another Successful “Capture the Flag@ZSR”!

On Friday, January 14th, The ZSR Library and the Office of Student Life teamed up to offer our second “Capture the Flag@ZSR”. Check out Susan’s wonderful photos (including a cool time lapse movie) While not as heavily attended as the first capture the flag event we held in August, around half of the students who... more

ZSR Library Wins 2011 ACRL Excellence in Libraries Award

ZSR Library has been named the 2011 winner of the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award in the university category! The award is given annually by the Association of College and Research Libraries to recognize the accomplishments of librarians and library staff as they come together as a team to further the educational mission of... more

African American Writers and the Classical Tradition

A newly published book, African American Writers and the Classical Tradition by William W. Cook and James Tatum is the focus of this exhibit. The book makes a connection between African American writers and the classical writers of Greece and Rome. These authors include Phyllis Wheatley, Rita Dove, Ralph Ellison, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois and... more

Maartin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

This exhibit honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and announces the day of service associated with it. Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University mark this week with a full slate of activities for MLK Week. January 17, 2011 is MLK Day and is also observed as a day of service in memory of Dr.... more