During August 2015

Here @ ZSR

Zion’s Landmark

This Religion in North Carolina blog post was written by Caroline Green, Religion in NC student assistant. In 1867, Pleasant Daniel Gold (1833-1920), a pastor of Wilson Primitive Baptist Church, began publishing the semi-monthly newsletter, Zion’s Landmark. The periodical served as a hub of information for subscribers who paid one dollar per year, including sermons,... more


This summer, the Wake Forest University Center for Global Programs and Studies launched a new 3-credit course titled “INS 101: Arrive@Wake” aimed at incoming international students. The inaugural class was made up of seven delightful students. The flyer for the program stated, “The cornerstone of Arrive@Wake is a credit-bearing course designed to strengthen your writing... more

Bags of America Exhibit by Leigh Ann Hallberg in Special Collections

Special Collections will host a unique art exhibit in the Reading Room, entitled Bags of America by Wake Forest Art Professor, Leigh Ann Hallberg, which begins on August 17, 2015. This installation features an “artist’s book” of cereal bag drawings titled, Bags of America and an installation of actual cereal bags in the Rare Book... more

Special Collections & Archives Annual Report, 2014-2015

Special Collections & Archives (SCA), in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, recently completed a very successful year, 2014-2015. Here is a brief listing of accomplishments and activities. For further information, please contact Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Director: zanisht@wfu.edu Departmental Accomplishments: Stephanie Bennett joined SCA as the Department’s new Collections Archivist. Her responsibilities focus on collections management, accessioning,... more

Rebecca Jones – Encaustic Painting Exhibit

A vibrant and rich painting exhibit with the work of Rebecca Jones is now installed at the library entrance. Rebecca is a Charlotte native and a member of the Asolare Art Foundation. Her work reflects her interest in the relationship of man with nature. Rebecca’s work is inspired primarily by personal experiences. Her encaustic paintings... more

It Takes a Village-Parkland IB @ ZSR

On Thursday, July 30th, 27 students from Parkland IB spent the morning in the ZSR Library as part of their week-long orientation to the IB program. We discussed topic ranging from finding research resources via NCLive to writing citations and avoiding plagiarism. I want to thank Ellen Daugman, Kyle Denlinger, Joy Gambill, Megan Mulder, Rebecca... more

Resource Review: Smithsonian Global Sound

Resource Review highlights ZSR Library resources and offers insider tips and best practices for their use. This month’s featured resource is Smithsonian Global Sound, presented by Leslie McCall, our Cataloging Librarian and music specialist. Smithsonian Global Sound is an online database of audio resources from the collections of the Smithsonian and other archives around the world.  The core collection... more