During March 2018

Here @ ZSR

Deadline Approaching for DH@Wake Summer Institute Registration

The deadline to register for the inaugural DH@Wake Summer Institute is quickly approaching. Register by April 7th to ensure your spot in one of two Institutes: May 14-18 OR August 6-10. Participants will receive at $500 stipend for attending this week-long workshop, where you will explore applications for text mining, digital mapping, online exhibits, and... Continue reading “Deadline Approaching for DH@Wake Summer Institute Registration”

The Human Library at Wake Downtown: An Amazing Collaboration!

Back in January of 2017, Mary Beth Lock,¬†Director of Access Services at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. asked if we had ever considered doing a Human Library event at ZSR, and at the same time, we learned that Elon University hosted a Human Library event each year during their January term. This got the Outreach... Continue reading “The Human Library at Wake Downtown: An Amazing Collaboration!”

2018 Dean’s List Gala

The 5th Annual Dean’s List Gala, held on February 23, 2018 was a great success!¬† Over 400 people attended the Gala making this the most successful event of its kind. A student led smooth jazz group kept the ambiance light and celebratory. Hors d’oeuvres, and a sparking cider toast, as well as plenty of conversation... Continue reading “2018 Dean’s List Gala”

Wake Forest University Timeline

Special Collections & Archives (ZSR Library) has continued expanding the University Timeline for the history of Wake Forest. Timeline entries are drawn from numerous historical sources with the hope of providing a unique window into the past. Major timeline categories include athletics, departments and programs, diversity, “firsts”, international, student life, and traditions, among others, which... Continue reading “Wake Forest University Timeline”

What Our Graduate Student Intern Worked On

Special Collections & Archives was pleased to host another Library Science graduate student from UNC Greensboro this spring break as part of their Alternative Spring Break program. This year, our hard-working student was Grace Schermerhorn. Grace is pursuing her Master of Library and Information Science degree online while also working in the public library systems... Continue reading “What Our Graduate Student Intern Worked On”

Louis le Brocquy, Painter of an Irish Epic

Louis le Brocquy was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 10, 1916. His family had Belgian origins, but were firmly Irish. Louis’ family was involved in the oil business and this gave him financial security. He traveled widely and decided to become a painter. Le Brocquy did not attend art school-he was self-taught. He was... Continue reading “Louis le Brocquy, Painter of an Irish Epic”

WFU Thesis Boot Camp Spring 2018 “Shut Up and Write” Session

The ZSR Library hosted its second WFU Thesis Boot Camp event on the Monday and Tuesday of Spring Break! Our first event, during Fall Break, focused on tools and skills for writing your thesis. The Spring Break event focused on time to write, without interruptions! (Well, other than coffee, lunch, and a great presentation by... Continue reading “WFU Thesis Boot Camp Spring 2018 “Shut Up and Write” Session”

Travis Manning completes CORE training

On the afternoon of March 2, I was pleased to be the invited guest of Travis Manning at a luncheon for all those who completed the components of CORE last year. Offered through the Professional Development Center at WFU, the CORE training (Cultivating our Organization to Realize Excellence) is a series of classes that focus... Continue reading “Travis Manning completes CORE training”

What Are You Working On? With Riley Richards

As we often do the in the spring, some of Special Collections’ student assistants will be blogging this spring about once a month, telling us about their work and their time here. First up is a newcomer to SCA this year, freshman Riley Richards! I began working in Special Collections and Archives last semester and... Continue reading “What Are You Working On? With Riley Richards”