During May 2012

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle (1892)

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a man of many talents and many interests, but he is best known as the creator of the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle published his first story in 1879, while he was a medical student at the University of Edinburgh. After completing his studies, Conan Doyle made... more

Decision in the Georgia State U. copyright lawsuit

On Friday, May 11, 2012, nearly one year after hearing concluding arguments in the trial of the 2008 lawsuit brought against Georgia State University by three scholarly presses, Oxford U. Press, Cambridge U. Press and SAGE (funded by the Copyright Clearance Center and the Association of American Publishers), Judge Orinda Evans issued her opinion. As... more

New Furniture in 203B!

Thanks to the efforts of the ZSR Library Administration, we now have tables and seating for 16 in study rooms 203A and 12 in 203B behind Starbucks, and more furniture is on the way! Thanks to everyone helping get the new furniture placed and the existing furniture relocated! I’ll post photos of new tables and... more

Try out Tech this Summer

Are you on campus during the summer? Take a break from writing that article and experiment with some new technology that may change the way you read, research or teach. iPads: Each iPad comes pre-loaded with multiple apps you can try out. Kindle/Nook/Sony e-readers: Each comes pre-loaded with popular reading titles. There are different titles... more

Angela Glover: Advancing the Library Through Gifts

The University has designated the ZSR Library as a priority for the upcoming capital campaign. In April 2011, Angela Glover joined the University Advancement team as Director of Development for the Library and Special Projects. Angela works closely with Dean Sutton, campus administrators, and the ZSR faculty and staff to increase funding and outreach efforts.... more

Need to Renew Books? ZSR Picks Up AND Delivers!

Would you like to spend a relaxing summer without pesky overdue notices? You can renew all your books before you leave campus, and ZSR makes it easy. If your renewals have reached their online renewal limit, ZSR staff will pick up your books, renew them and return them to your office. The books can usually... more

Meet Thomas Dowling, Director of Technologies

ZSR Library welcomes Thomas Dowling as Director of Technologies. He replaces Erik Mitchell, who left to become an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Maryland. Before coming to Wake Forest, Thomas served as Assistant Director of Systems for OhioLINK, a consortium of 88 universities and colleges. He received his Master’s... more

Act Now for Fall Course Reserves

Will you assign a new reading next fall that you want placed on Course Reserves? Check the catalog now to make sure ZSR has the item. If not, place an order soon, so it will arrive in plenty of time for your course. Just contact your liaison to start the ordering process today. For priority... more

Library Courses Now 1.5 Credits

Craig Fansler gives his LIB100 students instructions for their final projects. Effective fall 2012, all library science courses will earn 1.5 credit hours. Library faculty members look forward to this shift as an opportunity to spend more time engaging with students around information and research issues. This transition better serves the College as library classes... more

Undergraduate Research in Special Collections and Archives

Students from History Through the Lens of Documentary Film researching in the Special Collections Reading Room In recent years, an active program of instruction and outreach has made Special Collections and Archives a destination for more and more Wake Forest students. In the 2011-12 academic year, 34 different classes – over 400 students – visited... more