During October 2012

Human v. Zombies, Take Three!

On Friday, October 26th, 2012, the ZSR Library hosted its third Humans v. Zombies event! These events just keep getting bigger and better! The first event, in the Fall of 2011, brought 80 students to the Library, 103 attended the event in the Spring of 2012 and 128 attended the most recent game! Some students... more

Open Access Explained

It’s international Open Access Week 2012, when librarians and researchers around the globe are talking about OA and related issues. Here at Wake Forest, I led a workshop for faculty and staff on fair use and copyright in teaching and scholarship Thursday afternoon (slides). On Tuesday, I gave a guest lecture on OA to faculty... more

Featured Collection: Gertrude Stein and Conference Press

This post was written by Sarah Appleby, Graduate Student in English and student employee in Special Collections and Archives. Thanks, Sarah! Stein in Richmond, VA 1934 The material in this collection comes from collaboration between influential writer, Gertrude Stein, and the professional endeavors of three young men at a fledgling press. Conference Press was founded... more

Archives Week Exhibit and Documenting Diversity Event

Archives Week 2012 is October 22-28 and Special Collections student, Brittany Newberry has designed an exhibit to celebrate this event. Archives Week is an annual, week-long observance of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our nation, state, communities and people. The events are a celebration... more

Wake Forest Allies Exhibit

This week, I worked with Melanie LeMay, Program Coordinator of the LBGTQ Center to put up an Allies Exhibit. The past week, October 15-19 was Allies Week. The Center asked individuals on campus to write why they were allies on colorful sheets of paper. These posts are arranged in the exhibit case at the library... more

Need Research Help?

Now that we are almost halfway(!) through the semester, some of the final papers and projects on your syllabus that once seemed so far away are becoming more real, and November and December deadlines are looming! Before you panic, remember that the librarians of ZSR are here to help. We have reference librarians who cover... more

What Are You Working On?

This is one of our amazing student assistants, Charles. This is Charles’ second year working in Special Collections and we are lucky to have him on our team. Charles is working on a very large project to process the reel to reel collection and publish an Archivists’ Toolkit finding aid. RG11.1 Audio Recordings, Tapes [Reel... more

Busy week across the courts

It has been a busy – and exciting! – week in courts across the country, with important implications for libraries and fair use. Last Thursday, it was reported that Google and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) reached a settlement in their long-running case surrounding the Google Books project. Although the terms of the settlement... more

Make Your Voice Heard. Vote!

If you want to understand the candidates and issues in this election, please see the NC Center for Voter Education and 2012 NC Voter Guide. Voter Registration Deadline The registration deadline for NC is Friday, October 12. For information on how to register in NC, see the NC’s State Board of Elections page, Registering to... more

From the Suggestion Box: More Outlets Follow-up

In the first floor of the Wilson Wing, can you please put more outlets along the back wall where the desks and tables are located? We will also put some power strips down on Wilson 1 as a temporary measure until we can install more outlets. Thanks for reminding us of the need! more