ZSR Ambassadors is a one-year student leadership opportunity that allows a group of students to make a lasting impact on campus. What do ZSR Ambassadors do?
We asked our Ambassadors, “what should new students know about ZSR?”
Hi, I’m Parker, a senior from Pensacola, Florida. At Wake Forest, I am a student assistant in the Special Collections & Archives division of the library, a student advisor, and contributor to the Old Gold and Black. I enjoy historical research, documentary filmmaking, and learning new things every day. ZSR is such an amazing place on campus and I look forward to spreading the word about its amazing resources! I think a new student should know that the library provides information on anything and everything from the collections of Maya Angelou to rare books dating back to the 13th century. Take a look at the finding aids and search features on the library’s website and see just how vast the collections are. There really is something for everyone here. I urge new students to take advantage of all of these incredible resources during their time at Wake!
Book Reviews & Displays Chair 2022-2023
Hi, I’m Cat, a sophomore from Randolph, NJ. I am an intended Chemistry/Art History double major, and I’m interested in working in art conservation! I am a member of the Poetry and D&D clubs here at Wake, and I also work and spend a lot of time at ZSR–I can often be found at the Circ Desk or wandering the stacks. I love tea and cooking, and like to bake in my dorm’s kitchen. New students should know that ZSR is an incredible resource if you need to do research of any kind! They have journals, books, and other media covering pretty much every topic you can think of. And if you need an article from an obscure chemical synthesis journal (just me? okay then), it’s really easy to request a scan of it from offsite storage. Utilize that and utilize our incredible team of research librarians! Your professors will thank you for it.
Hello! My name is Camille Frient, and I am a junior from Chicago, Illinois. I am on the pre-business track here at Wake, and am considering minoring in politics and international affairs. In addition to being a ZSR ambassador, I am a member of the Kappa Beta Gamma sorority, a writer for the FIT magazine, and a blogger for WFU Style. Outside of my studies, I am very passionate about hiking and skiing, and typically spend most of my breaks from school in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. A new student should know that although the ZSR can be a serious and serene place to get your work done, it is also a great spot to bond and collaborate with friends or classmates. Some of the late nights I spent in the library knocking-out work with my friends were among some of the best nights of my freshman year.
Carolina González Gutiérrez
Hi! My name is Carolina González Gutiérrez, and I’m a current junior from Star, North Carolina. I’m a history major with minors in WGSS and cultural heritage and preservation studies. I am also the current president of the Fiber Arts Club. Outside of class, I spend a lot of time caring for my plants, crocheting, going on walks, and mushroom hunting. However, most of my time on campus is spent studying in the library or walking the trails in Reynolda. One thing all new students should know about ZSR is that they offer interlibrary loans! Last year I was able to check out some really hard to find comics from the 80s after they requested them from another university. They’re super helpful!
Vice President 2022-2023
Hello! My name is Sarah Haugh, and I am a junior from Virginia Beach, VA. I am a double major in Psychology and Sociology. In addition to being a ZSR Ambassador, I am a student adviser, and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority! In my free time, you can find me walking around campus with friends, reading books, taking pilates classes, or exploring different parts of Winston-Salem! ZSR is such a vibrant and energetic place that all students should take time to explore. I personally find that I do both my best collaborative work and individual work here, as there are plenty of different spaces for everyone. Everyone at the library is ready and willing to help, so don’t be afraid to ask!
Hi! My name is Annie Icenhower, and I’m a current sophomore from Cincinnati, OH. I am intending to double major in Health & Exercise Science and English with a minor in biology. I am also involved in Hit the Bricks, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, and the pre-physician assistant club. In my opinion, the library is the best in the mornings. I love grabbing a seat at the first floor, putting on some music through my headphones, and working while the sun shines through the windows. Also, I would recommend students take advantage of the writing center in the library. It’s a super chill atmosphere where tutors can help you polish up your work or even help you start to craft a paper topic. Overall, the library is a very supportive community where everyone wants you to succeed and will help you get the resources you need.
Hello! My name is Amanda Jones, and I am a junior from the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. I am an aspiring Art History and Anthropology double major with a minor in French. In addition to being a ZSR Ambassador, I am a member of the Delta Zeta sorority and a writer & the social media team for the Her Campus WFU chapter. ZSR is my favorite spot on campus from the coffee at Caminos to my study space on the 8th Floor! I believe new students should take advantage of all the fun programs the library has to offer. ZSR is more than just a big building full of books. It has wonderful resources to help you in your academic career and even games to collaborate with friends. Don’t be afraid to explore and try new things!
My name is Julia Konradt and I am a junior from Atlanta, Georgia. I’m on the Pre- Business track and am planning on minoring in Spanish. In addition to being a ZSR ambassador, I am a student adviser. During my free time around campus, I love to walk the Reynolda Trails, have quad picnics with my friends, and explore the ZSR library! What should new students know about ZSR? The ZSR is not just a silent study spot, it also has lots of collaborative spaces. Some of my favorite spots to collaborate are the upstairs of Camino and the classroom spaces. You can rent out classroom spaces online!
I am a third-year student planning on majoring in Biology and/or Art History. I love the liberal arts structure of Wake and the way it facilitates the study of a diverse array of subject matter. Outside of class, I enjoy doing research and giving back to the community, through service! I think new students should know how approachable and helpful the librarians at ZSR are!
The library is one of my favorite spots on campus because of the windows. Perhaps it is callous of me to love the inside of a building because of its view of the outside, yet I do, unequivocally. I’m inspired by the view and I do my best work there. Every student should know that ZSR is one of the sunniest spots on campus and has great studying, reading, and relaxing nooks. As a senior working toward a major in French studies with two minors in Creative Writing and Computer Science, I’ve spent a good amount of time both studying and relaxing in the library. As a ZSR ambassador, I hope you find your own personal creative space behind the beautiful windows of ZSR.
Hi! My name is Jacquelinne Marroquin, and I’m sophomore from Siler City, NC. I was born in Houston, TX but grew up in Chiquimula, Guatemala. I plan on majoring in Political Science and Foreign Affairs with a minor in French and possibly Anthropology. Aside from being a ZSR Ambassador, I’m also a ZSR student employee for the reference floor. My dream job is to work at the United Nations Office For The Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The thing I love doing the most is to serve as a translator. I love facilitating the language barrier for my church, friends, family, and anyone who needs it. I love hanging out with my friends and going for late night drives. One thing you should know about ZSR is that the “Multimedia Lab” on the second floor is a nice study spot where you also have access to iMacs.
Hi! I’m Clare Myeroff, a current junior from Cleveland, Ohio. I am on the premed track majoring in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology with minors in Neuroscience and Chemistry. In addition to being a ZSR ambassador, I am also a student advisor and a part of the Kappa Beta Gamma Sorority. Outside of class, you can find me having quad picnics with friends, working out at the gym, and studying at the ZSR! The ZSR is such a beautiful and bright study place with spaces for both intense focus and noisy collaborative work — You can even rent out classrooms online to make sure you have a spot for group work. The people who work in the library are so kind and helpful, so don’t hesitate asking them for help or exploring to find your favorite spot!
Hey everyone! My name is Hope Nitsche, and I am a sophomore from Winston-Salem majoring in Biology with minors in Classical Studies and Neuroscience. I’m also a student worker at ZSR, so it is safe to say that the library is one of my favorite places at Wake. New students should know that ZSR is not only a place to study; there are also so many resources for you to take advantage of! All students should definitely know how they can rent technology equipment, print, and get help finding books, all by talking to someone at the circulation desk. It is very easy to get help with whatever problem you are having by just asking someone working at ZSR.
I’m a senior Art History and Psychology major from Columbia, SC. In addition to being an Ambassador, I write for Her Campus blog, volunteer at Campus Kitchen, sing in Wake’s concert choir, and am a member of Kappa Delta sorority. In my down time, you can find me taking spin classes at the gym, walking to Reynolda Village, making tons of playlists on Spotify, and of course, hanging out in ZSR! New students should make sure to explore all the floors of the library when they have a chance– last year I discovered a new favorite study spot right before we left for break!!
Community Engagement Chair 2022-2023
My name is Caroline Parrish, and I’m a junior from Atlanta, Georgia! I’m double majoring in English and Spanish, but when I’m not in class, I’m probably reading with a cup of coffee or binging one of Netflix’s million true crime docs (also with a cup of coffee). The most helpful thing to know about the library is all the different services that it houses – I’ve taken a trip to The Bridge more than once!
Hi! My name is Collin Sharp and I am a Sophomore from Raleigh, North Carolina. I am majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Bioethics, Humanities, and Medicine. In addition to being an Ambassador, I am a Co-Chair of the Alumni Division of Hit the Bricks this year. The ZSR library is a wonderful place and somewhere I spent a lot of time my freshman year. So, one thing I think all new students should know about the library is the large number of collaborative rooms that can be reserved. These rooms give you a great place to work with others, give mock presentations, or hold study sessions. Apart from these, all new students should explore the library to find their favorite spot and all the services ZSR offers!
Hi my name is Madi Shaver and I’m a senior at Wake! I’m majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience. I love learning about memory and how to better understand the brain. I love watching North Carolina’s setting skies, playing sports, painting, and dogs! My first few experiences in the library began when I started as an information systems analyst in the library in the little nook area called The Bridge. I love coming to work in such a beautiful building and further love to study for classes in the library when I’m not on shift. There are so many hidden places to sit, study, and read. I think one of the most unique resources and spaces to have on a college campus is the library. ZSR creates a wonderful atmosphere to get work done individually and with friends. Something everyone should know about the library is that there’s a laptop charging station at the Bridge in case you forget your charger…no need to worry about it dying.
Hey! I’m Aidan Smith, a junior from Long Island, New York. I’m a Health and Exercise Science major on the premed track. Around campus, you can find me driving one of the Wake Forest EMS vehicles, shooting arrows on Waterfall Field, or advising students with the Wake Forest Judicial System. If I’m not at any of these you will probably find me in ZSR! My favorite spot is the basement, the bookshelves create the best atmosphere. One thing I will tell new students about ZSR is to explore! Change up where you study! You’ll find your place in ZSR and you may find some of the many services ZSR offers to students.
What Do ZSR Ambassadors Do?
- Suggest ways to improve the student experience within ZSR Library by participating in monthly meetings and focus groups
- Publicize and work at library events, such as the Wake the Library, Dean’s List Gala, Find Your Nerd Herd, and guest lectures & exhibits
- Promote library services and resources to students in residence halls, classes, and beyond
The ZSR Ambassador program provides undergraduate and graduate students with leadership skills, professional connections, project management, marketing skills and the opportunity to make a positive impact to the ZSR Library.