During February 2014

Here @ ZSR

Letters in Lead: Moveable Type and the Books It Created

The invention of a practical method for printing with moveable type was a watershed event in European history. From Johannes Gutenberg’s first metal types in the mid-15th century to letterpress printing of today, printers and type designers have practiced their craft to create texts that are both legible and beautiful. Letters in Lead, the current... Continue reading “Letters in Lead: Moveable Type and the Books It Created”


Welcome to the Business Information Commons at Farrell Hall! Since July 1, 2013, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library has become the source of library operations and services to the combined School of Business. The Info Commons is a digital library of the future, with no traditional print books or journals. However, the entire collection of... Continue reading “Welcome!”

Meet Mary Scanlon

Contact Mary Scanlon 758-4303 scanlomg@wfu.edu 251C Farrell Hall Mary G. Scanlon is the Research and Instruction Librarian for Business & Economics at Wake Forest University. She earned her M.B.A at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and her M.L.I.S at Kent State University. Before coming to Wake Forest, she held a... Continue reading “Meet Mary Scanlon”

Meet Bob Hebert

Contact Bob Hebert 758-4567 hebertb@wfu.edu 251F Farrell Hall Bob Hebert has been assisting Wake Forest graduate business students and faculty with their research since arriving at the University in October 1992. Until the opening of Farrell Hall, Bob worked in the Professional Center Library for Law & Management in the Worrell Professional Center. Bob is... Continue reading “Meet Bob Hebert”

Library Resources and Services for Business Faculty and Students

The Business Information Commons is both the physical and the virtual home of business information in Farrell Hall. The physical space provides a comfortable, library-like atmosphere for individual study. The website of the Info Commons provides access to numerous business databases and several special services. The Info Commons is also home to business librarians Mary... Continue reading “Library Resources and Services for Business Faculty and Students”

Supporting Student Research in the WFU School of Business

Moving my office to Farrell Hall has had many benefits, but chief among them has been the casual interactions I now have with students and faculty due to proximity. The increased frequency of such meetings has led to a corresponding increase in more formal interactions. I would like to highlight three projects I worked on... Continue reading “Supporting Student Research in the WFU School of Business”

MBA Students Use ZSR Library Kindles for Spring Book Club

During the spring semester, 15 second-year MBA students are participating in a book club led by Professor of Management Ram Baliga. Professor Baliga and the students are using Kindle Fire tablet computers, each loaded with copies of eight notable, current business books selected by Professor Baliga. The ZSR Library has loaned the Kindles and Kindle... Continue reading “MBA Students Use ZSR Library Kindles for Spring Book Club”

The ABCs of Special Collections and Archives: C is for…

C is for… Casa Artom Scrapbooks Casa Artom is a house, purchased by WFU in 1974, facing the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. The two-story house was built in the 1820s and is located between the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and Ca’Dario. The house is named for Dr. Camillo Artom, a faculty member at the Wake... Continue reading “The ABCs of Special Collections and Archives: C is for…”

The Old Gold and Black Now Keyword Searchable

Searchable PDFs of some issues of Wake Forest University’s student newspaper, the Old Gold and Black, are now available! Beginning in January, issues of the Old Gold and Black are being converted into a keyword searchable PDF format and uploaded to replace existing copies, which were not keyword searchable. What this means for users of... Continue reading “The Old Gold and Black Now Keyword Searchable”

Humans v Zombies – Spring Semester 2014

On Friday, February 7th 2014, from 7-9pm, the ZSR Library held its 9th “Humans v Zombies” event. We’ve hosted these once a semester since the Fall of 2011 and last summer we hosted two HvZ events for summer students and international students. Of the approximately 120 students who attended, a little over 30 of them... Continue reading “Humans v Zombies – Spring Semester 2014”