During May 2020

Here @ ZSR

Digital Collections Homepage Update

It’s been just over two years since we redesigned our Digital Collections homepage. Since that time, we have continued to add new collections. As a result, an update was completed this month to enhance browsability. Each digital collection is now sorted into one of the seven Collection Groups on the homepage: Manuscript Collections, NC Baptist... Continue reading “Digital Collections Homepage Update”

Describing Sensitive Materials at SCA

We have talked about the complicated and sometimes contradictory histories that we find in the archives before, and we will again. I wanted to share today how the Special Collections staff and our descriptive practices continue to evolve as we work with artifacts of trauma and suffering. As purveyors of primary documents, the archives are... Continue reading “Describing Sensitive Materials at SCA”

Returning Books to ZSR

There are several options for returning checked out materials to Z. Smith Reynolds Library. We will work with you to find the best alternative. Regardless of the method, we will not be putting holds on accounts or assessing fines during this period. How to Return Materials to ZSR 1. On Campus For students returning to... Continue reading “Returning Books to ZSR”

The Life of Maya Angelou: Special Collections & Archives Resources

Maya Angelou was an author, poet, singer, screen director, playwright, and dancer. In 1969 she published I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the first of her autobiographical works, for which she is best known. Angelou went on to publish four more books of memoirs, as well as many volumes of poetry. In 1993 she... Continue reading “The Life of Maya Angelou: Special Collections & Archives Resources”

Book Recommendations from Our Summer Reading Social

To kick off the start of summer reading season, ZSR librarians hosted a virtual Summer Reading Social on Tuesday, May 5th. This inaugural program allowed us to share our favorite titles from the past year and offer literary genre recommendations. Participants were also eager to share favorite titles and suggested reads for summer. We had... Continue reading “Book Recommendations from Our Summer Reading Social”