During November 2015

Thanksgiving Weekend Lunch @ ZSR 2015

On Saturday, November 28th, the ZSR Library hosted our third annual Thanksgiving weekend meal in the ZSR atrium! We began this program three years ago with a Saturday pizza dinner, followed by a movie. Based on feedback from students that first year, we changed the event to a lunch last year, and we repeated that... more

AccessScience & AccessMedicine

Are you studying for final exams on Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Environmental Science, etc.? Are you looking for more authoritative background information than Wikipedia to help you study? AccessScience is a high quality science information resource edited by over 9,000 scientists including Nobel Prize Laureates. AccessScience database contains “more than 8,500 articles and Research Reviews... more

Bible Versals Exhibit

A new exhibit features 26 “Bible Versals” by local calligraphers – the Encore Group. This is a group of calligraphers and bookbinders led by Joyce Teta, a former Artist of the Year in Winston-Salem. Joyce provided the concept, inspiration and creativity for the exhibit. Versals are ornamental letters traditionally found in Medieval books and are... more

Tate Adams, Printmaker and Irish Expatriate in Australia

This installment of Irish Ink is introducing Dolmen Press artist, Tate Adams.  Adams contributed a number of illustrations to Dolmen Press publications, which ZSR Library Special Collections and Archives is proud to house. Tate Adams was born in Holywood, Northern Ireland in 1922. He lost his mother early at age 11. Tate’s father was a farmer and... more

Streaming Video @ ZSR

With the number of streaming media resources available at ZSR growing dramatically in recent years, some of our users may not be familiar with all the amazing new streaming options! For example, we now subscribe to Kanopy Video, a distributor of educational videos for online viewing, and content available across multiple subject areas, including 369 videos... more

St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church (Winston-Salem, NC) 75th Anniversary Oral History Project

Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to assist St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church with its 75th Anniversary Project here in Winston-Salem. Working with Dr. Michele Gillespie, Presidential Endowed Professor of Southern History (and now Dean of the College) and her Honor 319 class, we worked with the St. Benedict History Committee... more

Asheville Book Repair Workshop

On Friday, November 6, 2015, I taught a Basic Book Repair Workshop in Asheville, The workshop was hosted by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Western Office and sponsored by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC). The NCDCR office is located on the Veterans Administration campus and is located in a nicely restored building... more

The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde (1899)

In the winter of 1895 Oscar Wilde was the toast of the London stage. A production of his An Ideal Husband opened in January to critical and popular acclaim. His new play, The Importance of Being Earnest, had its premiere at the fashionable St. James’s Theatre on February 14. The opening night audience was delighted... more

Individual Study Carrels Open for Use!

ZSR Library is constantly assessing how students use the library. During focus groups held last spring, students indicated that there is a distinct need to be able to hunker down in the library and get work done! To that end, we decided to take the doors off of some of our individual study carrels on... more

North American Women’s Letters and Diaries

Do you have a looming research paper that requires the use of primary sources?  Are you interested in an approach that would reflect women’s personal thoughts on larger events and issues, or simply their daily lives, families, and circles of friends?  In the past, it could be difficult to track down women’s personal writings, such... more