During March 2012

Here @ ZSR

Search Tip #7: Ctrl+F

The scene: you, doing your research, scanning a long article online, searching for a specific word. You scroll up and down, back and forth, looking for that word, but no luck. Guess what? No longer do you need to waste your time trying to find that word hidden among all those other words in that... more

The Film Collection at ZSR

Did you know that the library has over 11,000 films on DVD? You can see the new arrivals from the last month and search for films on the library’s home page. We also have over 300 Criterion films in our collection. Explore the Criterion films at ZSR! And take some time to browse the Top... more

A Curious Herbal, By Elizabeth Blackwell (1739)

A genteel English woman of the 18th century had few resources to fall back on if her husband proved unable to support her financially. A girl’s education generally emphasized elegant accomplishments like drawing, music, and fine needlework, rather than practical skills. So when Elizabeth Blachrie Blackwell’s neer-do-well husband landed in a London debtor’s prison in... more

Orville, Wilbur, and Walt, oh my!

As part of my instructional duties, I coordinate library instructional classes and tours for elementary and high school students. In February, I received a phone call from a teacher at Mount Tabor High School requesting an IL session for her students. She wanted me to introduce her students to some of the library resources on... more

Wake Forest Writers’ Archives on Exhibit

In conjunction with the Words Awake celebration of Wake Forest writers, the spring exhibit in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives features six Wake Forest authors whose papers reside in the archives and manuscripts collections. Laurence Stallings, Harold Hayes, John Charles McNeill, W.J. Cash, and Gerald Johnson received their undergraduate degrees from... more

Reynolda Film Festival 2012

The Reynolda Film Festival begins today with the Wake Forest Film Showcase. The festival continues throughout the week (see the schedule online) and features a variety of speakers and panels and some great feature screenings. The keynote address – “The Greatest Lecture Ever Presented!” – will be given by Morgan Spurlock, the Academy Award-Nominated Director... more

Sustainability Committee Tours Recycle America

On Tuesday morning Mary Beth, Steve and I toured Recycle America, the industrial recycling facility that manages those materials from WFU and the Winston Salem municipal recycling program. The aging facility was opened in 1990 and will be closing in late spring or early summer when RA moves to its new, highly-automated facility. The current... more

National Book Critics Circle Award Winners Announced

The National Book Critics Circle Award Winners for Publishing Year 2011 have been announced and ZSR has them. Check out these award winners: The prize in fiction went to Edith Pearlman for Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories (Lookout Books), a collection of 34 Chekhov-like short stories that was also nominated for the National Book... more

New class in Book History offered Fall 2012

In the fall of 2012 ZSR Library will offer a new class called History of the Book, 1500-2000 (LIB260). Taught by Special Collections Librarian Megan Mulder, the 1.5 credit class will introduce students to the exciting interdisciplinary field of Book History. Book History (sometimes called History of Print Culture) combines history, literary studies, and bibliography.... more

From the Suggestion Box: A Recent Comment

A great book for the library would be Portia de Rossi’s “Unbearable Lightness”. Very poignant and appropriate for Wake Forest Thank you for the suggestion. more