During September 2015

Love Your Library and Welcome Dean Pyatt

This Friday, students, staff, faculty, and friends of Wake Forest will join in the atrium of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library for our first-ever Love Your Library event, where we will also welcome Tim Pyatt as Dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. We invite you to join us as we congratulate Tim and also recognize the... more

Introducing the U.S. Web Design Standards

On Monday, 18F and the U.S. Digital Service announced the new U.S. Web Design Standards: In creating these tools, we set out to accomplish four goals: Make the best thing, the easiest thing. … Be accessible out of the box. … Design for flexibility. … Reuse, reuse, reuse. … I think it is safe to say that we in libraries (and library... more

2015 Banned Books Week Exhibit

This year, Banned Books Week is from September 27 – October 3. The purpose of this event, begun in 1982 by the American Library Association, is to highlight what books are challenged or banned in schools and libraries each year. The event also serves to celebrate the freedom to read and freedom from censorship. This... more

The True Source of a Happy Life, 1909

This Religion in North Carolina blog post was written by Caroline Green, Religion in NC student assistant. An ever-growing barrage of self-help books attests to a modern fascination with achieving elusive happiness. Principles like minimalism, focus on others, and appreciation of small details prevail as themes when success is not mistaken for happiness. Titles like... more

Neuroscience Book Club

Last Sunday evening, I was invited to participate in the Neuroscience Book Club in the Department of Biology. Along with some neuroscience faculty and graduate students, I facilitated a small discussion group on Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings. The author of the book is Dr. Gary Wenk, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience... more

The Library Lecture Series presents “A Conversation with Mr. Wake Forest”

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library proudly presents “A Conversation with Mr. Wake Forest: A Question & Answer Time with Provost Emeritus Ed Wilson”. It will take place on Thursday, September 24 at 4:00 p.m. in the Library Auditorium (Room 404) as part of the Library Lecture Series. Known as “Mr. Wake Forest” to generations of... more

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

G is for… Needham Yancey Gulley Papers Needham Yancey Gulley, born June 3, 1855, was the son of a farmer in Jackson County, N.C. before starting at Wake Forest College in 1874. He earned his M.A. degree in 1879 and spent the next several years as a teacher, principal, and lawyer. Gulley married Alice Wingate,... more

Upcoming Zotero and Citation Workshops!

Let the ZSR Library help you manage and cite your sources! We are sponsoring numerous citation workshops this Fall! Zotero Workshops Zotero is an amazing tool that will help you generate citations and craft bibliographies with ease!  Check it out: Please join us for one of our Zotero workshops on managing and citing sources on one of these upcoming... more

Special Collections & Archives 2015 NEH Grant for Visiting Consultant

The National Endowment for the Humanities as part of their Preservation Assessment Grant for Small Institutions recently funded a visit to Special Collections & Archives by nationally known Facilities Consultant, Tom Wilsted. Tom’s goals for his consultancy included the following: Review existing building plans and collection documents including preservation and emergency plans Travel to Winston-Salem,... more

“Rising Star” of Evolution

If your news sources are anything like my news sources (disclaimer: NPR nerd here!), then you’ve undoubtedly heard about the new human species remains found in South Africa. Homo naledi was a previously unknown early human ancestor, and the amount of skeletal remains found in a South African cave point to the earliest known ritual... more