During August 2017

ZSR Librarians at WFU Faculty House Calls 2017

ZSR had great representation at the annual WFU Faculty House Calls event where faculty go to the first-year residence halls from 6-7 pm(ish) on the Wednesday after classes begin and give out study aids (booklets of post-its and place makers) and chat with students about their first days in the Forest! This year eight librarians... more

Pardon Our Dust: ZSR Construction Update

Welcome back! We are so excited for students, faculty, and staff to return to campus and start a new academic year. We have been busy this summer  making some changes to ZSR Library to better utilize our space while also providing excellent services to students, faculty, and staff. Here’s what’s going on: Reynolds 4: Steady... more

Save the Date! Donor Based Strategies for Conservation Funding

Please save the date! On Friday, October 13, Special Collections & Archives (Z. Smith Reynolds Library), Wake Forest University, will host a day-long symposium, Donor Based Strategies for Conservation Funding. This event, sponsored by ECS Conservation (HF Group, Greensboro, NC), will bring together archivists, curators, and librarians to discuss various methods of engaging potential funding sources for... more

Dolmen Printing Plates Processing Adventure: Part 3

For my final post in this three–part series about the Dolmen Collection Printing Plates processing project, I want to share some observations about the collection. First of all, why does this collection matter? To answer this for myself, I thought about the most unique thing I had seen over the course of the project. The... more

Dolmen Printing Plates Processing Adventure: Part 2

When we last left off, I had spent many hours (hundreds?) creating data while processing the collection. Now I had to clean up my own work. I should mention, I have not yet earned my master’s in library and information science. I am due to begin this September at University College Dublin in Ireland. As... more

Dolmen Printing Plates Processing Adventure: Part 1

The Dolmen Press was an Irish publishing house active from 1951-1987, founded and run by Liam Miller and his wife, Josephine Miller. The Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University acquired the Dolmen’s design work, printing plates, correspondence and administrative papers in the late 1980s. This is a treasure trove of Irish poetry, the... more