During January 2015

5 Questions for Le’Ron Byrd

Welcome to our 5 Questions series! These mini-interviews introduce our dedicated staff and faculty, and share behind-the-scenes stories about the work that we love to do! In this installment, we caught up with the ZSR Library Fellow, Le’Ron Byrd (’14). As the ZSR Library Fellow, Le’Ron has worked with the ZSR Library Administrative Team in... more

Announcing RootsMOOC: A Free Online Genealogy Course

If you’re like me, researching your family history has been one of those fascinating pastimes that has always seemed just out of reach. There are about a million different places to start and just as many different ways to get overwhelmed. Without a little guidance, it’s easy to write off genealogy as one of those... more

Virtual Browsing in the Catalog

With the increasing numbers of electronic materials available in the catalog, many faculty and students (and librarians) lament the loss of the serendipity that comes from browsing the shelves and finding unknown material. While walking the stacks is by no means dead, a reliance on only print sources can now mean that you miss important... more

Senior Showcase to Return in April

On April 21, ZSR will host the sixth annual Senior Showcase to celebrate outstanding research and artistic theses or projects completed by Wake Forest University undergraduates. Since 2010, the Showcase has featured the research of 20 former students, representing 12 academic fields, from philosophy to theatre to anthropology to chemistry. As an additional recognition of... more

Library Lecture Series, Spring 2015

Gracie Harrington, 2014 Wake Forest student recipient of the Building the Dream Award, will present the Annual Martin Luther King Lecture. Thursday, January 29, 4 p.m. ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing) Pamela Howland, Wake Forest Department of Music, and her husband Wendell Myers will present “Chopin’s Nocturnes: A Fusion of Music and Visual... more

Second Annual Dean’s List Gala

The second annual Dean’s List Gala will be held in ZSR Library on Friday, February 20 at 7 p.m. The event was initiated in 2014 to celebrate the academic success of Wake Forest seniors and was held during the spring Family Weekend. This year’s event is being expanded to honor all sophomores, juniors and seniors... more

Upcoming Technology Workshops

Zotero Workshops – Students often use online tools like EasyBib or Citation Machine to generate citations. Now, Zotero provides both students and faculty with an easy-to-use tool for managing sources and creating citations in a wide variety of citation styles! Zotero workshops take place on weekdays and weekends in order to meet the needs of... more

ZSR Receives Preservation Grant

Special Collections & Archives at ZSR was recently awarded a Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant will fund a visit by nationally known facilities consultant, Thomas Wilsted, in 2015. more

Digital Publishing: An Update and Preview

The new year brings a host of new publishing-related services and events to WFU faculty, staff and students. First of all, Digital Publishing @ Wake has launched a new imprint, Library Partners Press. As its name implies, LP Press partners with libraries from across the state to offer a full range of publishing services to... more

Electronic Resources News

The statewide library consortium NC LIVE begins a new subscription cycle this year. As a result, there are many new databases available for your use. Several new article databases are available: ABI/INFORM Complete (Business) Pharmaceutical News Index ProQuest Accounting & Tax ProQuest Biology Journals ProQuest Criminal Justice ProQuest Education Journals ProQuest Environmental Science Collection ProQuest... more