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 studio and has filled two new positions.
Carrie Johnston joins the ZSR faculty on September 12 as the Digital Humanities Research Designer. Carrie earned her Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Southern Methodist University, an M.A. in English and American Literature from Florida Atlantic University and a B.A. in Communication from Tulane University. She previously served as a CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources) postdoctoral fellow in digital scholarship, library technology and instructional technology at Bucknell University.
Ben Ellentuck joins ZSR as Developer for Digital Scholarship in September. Ben holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College. He recently participated in a data science boot camp in New York.
Scholarly Communication Librarian Molly Keener and Digital Initiatives Librarian Chelcie Rowell laid a strong foundation for this program by launching Build.ZSR to support using technology to enhance humanities research and teaching. The expanded Digital Scholarship Unit will have even more capacity to support faculty endeavors in scholarship and instruction from inception to implementation.