During June 2016

Here @ ZSR

Welcome to the Special Collections & Archives Interns!

As our student workers depart in May to complete their exams and head off for summer, they often ask me what I’ll be doing in the summer. Advancing the work of the ZSR Special Collections & Archives, of course! The library’s faculty and staff are 12-month employees and use summer to launch new projects, tie... more

Politics of the Past and Present: Special Collections & Archives 2016 Provost’s Grant Scholar

By Brittnee Worthy, Special Collections & Archives intern, summer 2016 Special Collections and Archives recently welcomed researcher Matthew Carr, a graduate student studying political science at Columbia University. Carr is a recipient of a Provost’s Grant for Library Research for the 2015/16 academic year.  His research is centered around collecting democrat and republican platforms dating... more

ZSR Summer Reading

Looking for a great summer read? Check out these recommendations from ZSR librarians and staff members! For additional recommendations, check out our Goodreads bookshelves or consider one of the suggested titles from the University’s summer academic program, Project Wake: Citizenship (listed below)! Seraphina by Rachel Hartman – This is a captivating story with intricate characters, many of whom... more

Introducing Amelia Poovey

Hello! I’m Amelia Poovey, intern in the Digitization Lab. For this opportunity I thank first and foremost Chelcie Rowell (Digital Initiatives Librarian) for generously offering her knowledge, guidance, and patience. I also mention with gratitude Tanya Zanish-Belcher (Director of Special Collections & Archives) and Molly Keener (Scholarly Communication Librarian). In 2008, I graduated from Wake... more

Jack Black, Kylie Jenner, and Mark Zuckerberg Remind You to Change Your Passwords

In the last few days, there have been some newsworthy examples of Famous People having their social media accounts hacked. The Twitter account for actor Jack Black’s band Tenacious D was taken over and posted fake reports that Black had died (not true). The Twitter account for model and reality TV star Kylie Jenner was... more

Basic Book Repair Workshop in Raleigh

On Friday, June 3rd, I taught a Basic Book Repair Workshop at the Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh. The workshop was held at a beautiful location with a very nice facility nicely tucked away from the hectic roads in Raleigh. The park is surrounded by NC State test farms, and hosts the last... more