During February 2013

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Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, by Phillis Wheatley (1773)

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral is the first published volume of poetry by an African American author. This fact in itself would make the book significant, but Phillis Wheatley’s Poems has a complicated and fascinating history of its own. Readers of the 1773 first edition would have been familiar with biographical details of... Continue reading “Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, by Phillis Wheatley (1773)”

From Lauren Pressley

A Chapter Ends, A Chapter Begins Posted on February 24, 2013 by lauren pressley Tomorrow I start my new job, at a new library, so though I still have a few posts in the queue related to the work I had been doing, I wanted to write a post about what it was to work... Continue reading “From Lauren Pressley”

From the Suggestion Box: High-Volume Printers

The library needs high-volume printers that are meant to handle the large daily volume. The current printers are well beyond their intended daily capacity and frequently break or charge students for unprinted pages. You are right. See my response to the previous comment. A new campus printer/copier contract is in the works. Continue reading “From the Suggestion Box: High-Volume Printers”

From the Suggestion Box: Higher Quality Printer

The library needs a higher quality printer that will relieve the stress of it breaking day after day We agree. The university’s procurement department is leading the effort on a new printing campus printer/copier contract, so we should expect to see new equipment relatively soon. Continue reading “From the Suggestion Box: Higher Quality Printer”

E-textbook for Information Literacy is Published

During the summer of 2011, a group of us formed to create an e-textbook for information literacy and received a STEP Grant from a group headed by Rick Matthews in IS. Our group, guided by Lauren Pressley, consisted of Kaeley McMahan, Rebecca Petersen, Audra Eagle Yun, Gretchen Edwards, Kevin Gilbertson, and Craig Fansler. We put... Continue reading “E-textbook for Information Literacy is Published”

What Are You Working On? With Molly McCurdy

Senior Molly McCurdy has been working in Special Collections for her entire time at Wake Forest. She is so good at what she does for us, we save only the very best (most tedious and complicated) projects for her. Currently, Molly is finishing the CRMF (Church Record Microfilm) project that we launched about two years... Continue reading “What Are You Working On? With Molly McCurdy”

Recent Improvements to the Library Catalog

Based on recent suggestions from our reference librarians, we have pushed a few key improvements to the library catalog into production: Due date: Due date now displays on record pages for items that are checked out. Yes, that’s right, you won’t have to check classic view to see when something is due. Call number browsing:... Continue reading “Recent Improvements to the Library Catalog”

From the Suggestion Box: New Subscription

I’d to suggest looking into acquiring an institutional subscription with Le Monde Diplomatique. I’d imagine it’s fairly common at major universities (it was where I did my undergrad). Furthermore it’s an invaluable scholarly resource in regards to current events and contemporary political analysis. I’d love to discuss further. The website is here: http://mondediplo.com/subscribe/ Thank you... Continue reading “From the Suggestion Box: New Subscription”

Humans v Zombies-The Zombie Horde is Growing!

On Friday, February 8th, the Library hosted the fourth Humans v Zombies event, and the zombie horde is growing! We held our first event in the Fall of 2011, one year after we began hosting games of Capture the Flag as part of freshman orientation! As you can see from the chart below, Humans v... Continue reading “Humans v Zombies-The Zombie Horde is Growing!”

Graylyn Estate Collection Finding Aid Complete

Special Collections and Archives is happy to announce the completion of the Graylyn Estate Collection finding aid. This collection contains information on the planning and construction of the estate as well as the many uses by both the Medical School and Wake Forest University. This is a highly used collection and we see wide reaching... Continue reading “Graylyn Estate Collection Finding Aid Complete”