During August 2016

Engaged Humanities at ZSR

This summer, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library received $350,000 of the $650,000 grant awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Engaged Humanities at Wake Forest University. The library will use the award to expand its digital scholarship program in partnership with the Humanities Institute. ZSR will create a new digital scholarship collaboration... more

Faculty Survey Coming in October

This October, ZSR Library will deploy a local version of the Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey, a national study of the impact of digital technologies on research, teaching and publishing. The survey will seek Reynolda campus faculty perspectives on a range of topics, including how faculty engage with and perceive the library. In particular, the survey... more

Radical Changes to MLA Handbook Eighth Edition

If you use MLA style, then you should know about the significant changes in the new MLA Handbook, Eighth edition and its approach to citing sources. MLA has shifted from a fixed set of rules to a system based on general principles to use with any type of source. ZSR librarians have created a local... more

Fall Workshops for Faculty and Students

In addition to the MLA classes, ZSR will offer 13 weekday Zotero workshops this fall geared to faculty. In addition, encourage your students to attend one of six 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... more

Innovations in Scholarly Communication

In 2015-2016, WFU participated in the Innovations in Scholarly Communication survey developed at Utrecht University. This instrument assessed tool usage across 17 research activities in the scholarly communication cycle. The local and international results are now available for analysis. Over nine months, the survey collected 20,663 responses. Responses came from 151 different countries, and the... more

Library Lecture Series Fall 2016

Susan Southard, Book Talk and Signing: Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War. Friday, September 9, 3:30 p.m., ZSR Special Collections (Room 625, Reynolds Wing) Allan Louden, Political Ads in the Age of the Internet and Trump. Tuesday, September 13, 3 p.m., ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing) David Coates, America in the Shadow of Empires.... more

Course Reserves Updates

Please take a look at the improved, streamlined webpage for Course Reserves. Faculty may now add items to Course Reserves up to 60 days before classes begin. Also, check out the Course Reserves tool available in Sakai. After you set up your account and courses in Course Reserves, you can add the Course Reserves tool... more

Special Collections & Archives: Presenting Piedmont Craftsmen and Poe!

Special Collections & Archives (SCA) will host two major exhibits this fall, along with several events of interest for the local community. All events are held in Room 625, ZSR Library. From now until October 7, SCA is hosting “Piedmont Craftsmen Presents: Bound in Craft.” This exhibit highlights the hand-bound book alongside craft inspired by... more

Books are Moving!

ZSR strives to make the most of available space for its growing book collections, while also meeting rising demand for study space and collaboration areas. Additional mobile shelving and collocation of the oversized books bring more overall order to the collection while low-use older books continue to be moved to storage. Details for finding your... more

Database News

New & Enhanced Databases The Chronicle of Higher Education now allows domain access. You can create an account and password with your WFU or WakeHealth email address and bypass proxy or VPN authentication. Ancestry.com has billions of records of census data, vital records, directories, photos and more. It replaces Fold3. Dictionary of Old English A-G... more