During January 2016

Special Collections & Archives acquires the George McLeod Bryan Papers

Special Collections & Archives is excited to announce the acquisition of the papers of longtime Religion professor and civil rights activist George McLeod (Mac) Bryan (1920-2010). Our collection, totaling more than 10 linear feet, contains correspondence, course materials, subject files, writings, artifacts, photographs, and other items that document Bryan’s teaching, preaching, and civil rights activism.... more

International Data Privacy Day

Happy International Data Privacy Day! January 28 is an international holiday* focused on raising awareness about the importance of online data privacy. This year, the Electronic Freedom Frontier is emphasizing the need to protect student privacy, most notably in a Google Apps for Education environment (which includes us). Google has been especially criticized for how... more

Humans v Zombies-Spring 2016

While Friday night’s Humans v. Zombies event was the official HvZ event of the Spring 2016 semester, it certainly didn’t feel like Spring with 6 inches of wintry mix on the ground! In spite of the weather, 102 students came out to play! Thanks to the Student Activities Fund, we were able to purchase 21 pizzas... more

Report on Meteorology to the Secretary of the Navy, by James P. Espy (1850)

Weather forecasts are something that we take for granted in the 21st century. Most of us don’t give much thought to the science behind our weather apps, websites, or 24-hour television channels. But in fact the science of meteorology is a fairly recent one. Two hundred years ago there was very little understanding of the... more

Graphical Survey about Research Tool Use

What tools do you use to get your research done? Google Drive, Word or LaTeX? Zotero or EndNote? Google Scholar, Web of Science or JSTOR? Wake Forest University faculty are invited to take a graphical survey about research tool use. It takes 8-12 minutes to complete, and you can opt to receive a visual characterization... more

Spring Workshops for Faculty and Students

This spring, ZSR will offer six weekday Zotero workshops geared to faculty. In addition, the library encourages students to attend one of five Zotero workshops on Sunday afternoons. Each Sunday session will be preceded by “The Right Way to Cite,” which will take students through the basics of both MLA and APA citation formats. If... more

Wake Forest Oral History Project

In 2013, Special Collections & Archives began an oral history program to more fully capture the varied experiences of the Wake Forest community. The goals are: To better document those who have been traditionally underrepresented To capture unique perspectives across the Wake Forest community To fully engage the participants as part of Wake Forest history... more

Senior Showcase to Return in April

On April 19, ZSR will host the seventh annual Senior Showcase to celebrate outstanding research and artistic theses or projects completed by Wake Forest undergraduates. Since 2010, the Showcase has featured the research of over 20 former students, representing numerous academic fields, from philosophy to theatre to anthropology to chemistry. As an additional recognition of... more

Reynolda: An American Story – Library Lecture Series Special Opportunity

ZSR and the Reynolda House Museum of American Art will offer for the first time a six-part lecture course that will examine the Reynolda estate through the lens of 20th-century American history. The course covers topics such as tobacco, the American Country Place Era, women’s history and the story of the new South. Participants will... more

Spring 2016 Library Lecture Series

ZSR proudly announces the Spring 2016 Lecture Series. Lectures this semester include: The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr./Building the Dream Lecture by Nehemiah Rolle; “The History of WFDD” by Molly Davis and Sara Chisesi; “The Pope, Peru and Paris” by Associate Professor of the Practice Justin Catanoso; “Feeling My Neighbor’s Faith” by Associate Professor... more