During October 2021

Here @ ZSR

Rodrigo Castro Appointed Director of Public Services

I am pleased to announce that Rodrigo Castro has been appointed Director of Public Services at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, effective December 1st. Rodrigo comes from Boston College’s Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Library, where he served as the Head Librarian for Access Services. Previously, Rodrigo served as Head of Access Services for the University... Continue reading “Rodrigo Castro Appointed Director of Public Services”

Tech and Treat at ZSR

ZSR is running a short survey to get your thoughts on tech you want to use in the library and check out of the library. Enter to win prizes! Continue reading “Tech and Treat at ZSR”

New Open Access Publishing Fund Application System

The Open Access Publishing Fund, co-sponsored by Z. Smith Reynolds Library and the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, is now managed on Oable. ZSR Library was one of five international partners to first launch Oable this past spring, and the new OA Publishing Fund application form went live in mid-October. Oable enables more seamless... Continue reading “New Open Access Publishing Fund Application System”

Game Night @ ZSR – October 2021 Edition

On Friday, October 22nd, 2021, the ZSR Library hosted our second Super Smash Bros tournament! (our first tournament was in February 2020!) We were excited to team up with the eSport club, the Board Game club, and the ZSR Ambassadors to create a fun evening that included not only a tournament but also a Halloween... Continue reading “Game Night @ ZSR – October 2021 Edition”

Anne Yeats: Born into the Arts

Anne Yeats (on left) with Leslie MacWeeney 1964 Anne Yeats was born in Dublin,Ireland in 1919. Her father was William Butler Yeats, who was internationally known for his poetry. Her family was immersed in the arts. Her father’s brother, Jack Yeats, was an accomplished Irish artist, who illustrated materials for the Cuala Press. Anne Yeats... Continue reading “Anne Yeats: Born into the Arts”

WFU-Wide Access to NYTimes.com Now Available

January 2024 Update — New York Times ALL ACCESS now available through ZSR! Get Games, Cooking, Wirecutter, and The Athletic! ZSR Library is pleased to announce that we now provide institutional access to the New York Times Online free of charge to all WFU faculty, staff, and students. NYTimes.com has been one of the most... Continue reading “WFU-Wide Access to NYTimes.com Now Available”

October is Queer History Month!

October is Queer History Month! October is also American Archives Month! Special Collections & Archives would like to draw your attention to all of the programming that the LGBTQ+ Center is hosting for Queer History Month in addition to their year round work. Special Collections & Archives works to preserve the archives and source materials... Continue reading “October is Queer History Month!”

70th Anniversary of Wake Forest Groundbreaking

Oct. 15 marks the 70th anniversary of the groundbreaking for Wake Forest’s campus in Winston-Salem. In 1951, Wake Forest President Harold Tribble was looking to do something that would send a clear signal that the move from Wake Forest, N.C., was going to happen. He parlayed Gordon Gray’s contacts from his time as a White... Continue reading “70th Anniversary of Wake Forest Groundbreaking”

The ZSR Library’s Little Free Library Expands to THREE Locations!

In the Summer of 2021, with the help of an Innovation Grant from the Dean of ZSR, the ZSR Library’s Little Free Library expanded and moved into the 24-hour study space at the front of ZSR. (Shoutout to Bookmarks, our local, independent bookstore, for passing along “advance reader copies” [ARCs] to help stock the library... Continue reading “The ZSR Library’s Little Free Library Expands to THREE Locations!”

Pious Ambitions: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South 1813-1831

Mary Tribble (WF Senior Advisor for Engagement Strategies) is our guest blog post author this week and she will be sharing her journey over the past several years–a genealogical and research journey which resulted in her recent book Pious Ambitions: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South 1813-1831. Her research on Sally (and Samuel) Wait has great... Continue reading “Pious Ambitions: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South 1813-1831”