During October 2023

Here @ ZSR

15 Years of Digital Collections

Fifteen years ago today, on October 30, 2008, the first item added to Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Digital Collections was an autographed note signed by César Franck, the renowned composer, within the Joseph E. Smith Music Manuscript Collection. This historic addition marked the beginning of our ever-growing digital collections that now encompasses a wide range... Continue reading “15 Years of Digital Collections”

Halloween Game Night @ ZSR – Fall 2023

On Friday, October 27th, 2023, the ZSR Library hosted a Halloween-themed Game Night in the ZSR Library! More than 70 students attended this collaboration between WFU eSports, the Board Game Club, Rook and Bishop, and the ZSR Ambassadors included video and board games, a tarot card reader, an origami table, and a book hunt led... Continue reading “Halloween Game Night @ ZSR – Fall 2023”

ZSR Library Homecoming 2023 Wrap-Up

Not the ZSR You Remember Tours & SCA Open House ZSR Library welcomed alumni, family and friends for a tour of the newest places and spaces within the library. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of LIB 100 (our credit-bearing information literacy course), ZSR librarians served 200 Dewey’s cake squares. Special Collections & Archives (SCA) hosted... Continue reading “ZSR Library Homecoming 2023 Wrap-Up”

SPIE Digital Collection Trial Running till December 31, 2023

The SPIE Digital Collections (http://spiedigitallibrary.org ) trial will run through December 31, 2023. The trial includes access to the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics applied research: 520,000+ proceedings papers from SPIE conferences 52,000+ presentation recording videos of research presented at SPIE conferences 41,000+ journal papers from 14 SPIE journals 485+ eBooks NOTE: Access... Continue reading “SPIE Digital Collection Trial Running till December 31, 2023”

Graduate Student Research Retreat – Fall 2023

On Thursday, Oct 12th, from 11 am-3 pm, the ZSR Library hosted our annual Graduate Student Research Retreat in ZSR 665! Eight graduate students attended sessions on time management, copyright, addressing writer’s block, and Zotero! You can see photos here! Thanks to the ZSR Library, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate... Continue reading “Graduate Student Research Retreat – Fall 2023”

Humans v Zombies Returns to the ZSR Library!

Back in August, ZSR hosted a Humans v Zombies (HvZ) event for the pre-orientation camps, and it was such a success we decided to bring back HvZ to the whole campus after a four-year hiatus due to COVID! On Friday, October 6th, 96 students gathered in the ZSR Library between 7-8:30 PM to play two... Continue reading “Humans v Zombies Returns to the ZSR Library!”

90-Day Check-In as a ZSR Fellow

My name is Maddie Koontz, and I am the Wake Forest Fellow here at ZSR! I graduated cum laude from Wake in May with a Bachelors of Science in Business and a double major in Classical Studies, and Business and Enterprise Management with a Marketing Concentration. I grew up in a family of big Wake... Continue reading “90-Day Check-In as a ZSR Fellow”

What Are You Working On? with Gaby de la Vega

Hi! My name is Gaby de la Vega and I am a new Double Deac continuing my education. I graduated in 2023 and recently started the Neuroscience Masters Program at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, and I have been an assistant in Special Collections and Archives since my senior year of college. Throughout my... Continue reading “What Are You Working On? with Gaby de la Vega”

Banned Books Week 2023 and Take Care Tuesdays!

Our most recent Take Care Tuesday event coincided with Banned Books Week, so we joined the effort to spread awareness about increased efforts to ban certain books from school and public libraries and celebrate the freedom to read. We included signage about Banned Books Week and passed out bookmarks with the most-challenged books of 2022... Continue reading “Banned Books Week 2023 and Take Care Tuesdays!”

Deacs Day of Giving

On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, ZSR was buzzing with excitement and a spirit of unity as students, faculty, staff, and alumni came together to support our annual fund, Student Employee Scholarship, and Special Collections and Archives during the “Deacs Day of Giving.” This day would not have been possible without the incredible collaboration with our... Continue reading “Deacs Day of Giving”