During October 2014

Here @ ZSR

18 Poems, by Dylan Thomas (1934)

You asked me to tell you about my theory of poetry. Really I haven’t got one. I like things that are difficult to write and difficult to understand; I like “redeeming the contraries” with secretive images; I like contradicting my images, saying two things at once in one word, four in two words and one... Continue reading “18 Poems, by Dylan Thomas (1934)”

Sources, Citations & Cocoa

Starting November 10th, we will be offering our drop-in research assistance sessions– Sources, Citations & Cocoa! If you are working on a research paper or project, and would like a bit of help from one of our research experts at ZSR, here’s your chance! Our drop-in research assistance sessions will be held in ZSR Room... Continue reading “Sources, Citations & Cocoa”

What Makes a Great Horror Film?

Steve Jarrett, Director of Media Facilities in the Communication Department and cinema aficionado, provided an excellent elaboration and a list of recommended viewing, when we asked him, “What makes a great horror film?” What makes a great horror film? It’s too easy just to say that if it scared you it did its job. By... Continue reading “What Makes a Great Horror Film?”

Patron Privacy and Adobe Digital Editions: The Situation at ZSR

Threat level: goldenrod. We’re okay – see summary at bottom. [To avoid confusion, note that there are two separate pieces of Adobe software discussed here, with very similar names. Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is a library of tools to enforce digital rights management; for library e-books, this usually means encrypting it so that it can... Continue reading “Patron Privacy and Adobe Digital Editions: The Situation at ZSR”

Wake Up The World: An Archival Journey

Special Collections & Archives is teaming up with Global Programs & Studies (GPS) to host “Wake Up The World: An Archival Journey.” This event will take place in the Special Collections & Archives Research Room (ZSR Room 625) on Thursday, October 23 from 4-5. Join us as we celebrate National Archives Month and the history... Continue reading “Wake Up The World: An Archival Journey”

Artist’s Talk with Ken Bennett, University Photographer

Mark your calendars! Special Collections & Archives is hosting an Artist’s Talk with University Photographer Ken Bennett on Wednesday, October 15th from 4:15-5:30. As part of the “Worth a Thousand Words: Ken Bennett’s Photographs of ZSR” exhibit in Special Collections and Archives (Room 625, Z. Smith Reynolds Library), University Photographer Ken Bennett will share about his experiences documenting... Continue reading “Artist’s Talk with Ken Bennett, University Photographer”

Save the date! Piedmont Triad Home Movie Day

The first ever Piedmont Triad Home Movie Day will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 1:00–5:00 p.m. in the auditorium (Room 404) of Z. Smith Reynolds Library on the campus of Wake Forest University. This year’s event is sponsored by Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Davidson College’s E.H. Little Library, and A/V... Continue reading “Save the date! Piedmont Triad Home Movie Day”

Books that go bump in the night: Recommended horrors, thrillers & ghost stories

Halloween is close upon us, and this season of ghosts and ghouls offers the perfect opportunity to curl up with a scary story. The following horrors, thrillers & ghost stories are recommended from ZSR Librarians and staff members, and are guaranteed to send chills up your spine: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson... Continue reading “Books that go bump in the night: Recommended horrors, thrillers & ghost stories”

Give ZSR Your Input

To plan for the future, ZSR really wants to understand your perceptions and expectations of the Library, in order to provide services you need to be successful. Please take a few moments to participate in this research study by completing a short survey about ZSR and its services. The survey should take approximately 5 minutes... Continue reading “Give ZSR Your Input”