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ZSR Library Summer 2023 Building Renovations

ZSR Library is excited to announce some summer improvement projects to make the building even better! Updates to project dates and descriptions will be available here. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please email or call 336-758-4932 with any questions. Pardon our dust while we work on the following projects: Elevator Replacement (May 22 –... Continue reading “ZSR Library Summer 2023 Building Renovations”

Expanded Wake Voices Oral History Project: Spring 2023 Update

Parker Beverly (’23) recently drafted the update below for our Expanded Wake Voices Oral History Project in Special Collections & Archives. Parker has served as the Coordinator for this project through her senior year and I am pleased to report that she will continue in this role for the next two years, as she enters... Continue reading “Expanded Wake Voices Oral History Project: Spring 2023 Update”

Newly Processed Collections This Year

I am back for my annual update about newly processed collections in Special Collections and Archives. Our finding aids landing page always shows the five most recently published finding aids but across the space of the academic year, thanks to the work of our student assistants, we’re updating and processing many collections. This year, we’ve... Continue reading “Newly Processed Collections This Year”

National Day of Action at ZSR

In April, the WFU Education Department and Education Library reached out to the ZSR Library, hoping to collaborate on a program for the Wednesday, May 3rd, “National Day of Action” sponsored by The African American Policy Forum (AAPF), an innovative think tank that connects academics, activists and policy-makers to promote efforts to dismantle structural inequality.... Continue reading “National Day of Action at ZSR”

Celebrating Our 2023 Student Employee of the Year

On Friday, April 28th, ZSR Library hosted a celebratory end of the year pizza party to honor our student employees, without whom ZSR could not operate. As part of this annual celebration, Dean Tim Pyatt recognized our 2023 ZSR Student Employee of the Year, Jacquelinne Marroquin. Jacqui is a student employee in the Research, Instruction,... Continue reading “Celebrating Our 2023 Student Employee of the Year”

New Resource Alert! Introducing…PitchBook!

Thanks to the generous support of the School of Business, we are happy to announce campus-wide access to PitchBook during an initial one year-trial of this powerful and comprehensive venture capital (VC), private equity (PE), and mergers and acquisition (M&A) database. *When you log in you will be asked to enter your Wake Forest email.... Continue reading “New Resource Alert! Introducing…PitchBook!”

DH@Wake Summer Institute Applications are Open

Wake Forest faculty are invited to apply for the 2023 DH@Wake Summer Institute: Digital Projects in the Open. Our 3-day workshop will explore opportunities and resources for publishing digital projects in teaching and research activities. Hosted by ZSR Library’s Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication team, the Summer Institute will be held in-person at ZSR Library... Continue reading “DH@Wake Summer Institute Applications are Open”

Winston-Salem Journal Archive Now Available from ZSR!

ZSR Library is pleased to announce that we now provide full, searchable access to both the Winston-Salem Journal (1898-present) and Twin City Sentinel (1906-1985) through the Winston-Salem Journal Current and Historical Archive from Newsbank. This archive will benefit researchers and units across campus as they seek to learn more about the historical contexts of the... Continue reading “Winston-Salem Journal Archive Now Available from ZSR!”

ZSR to Offer Scholarships for Library Student Employees!

Thanks to an initiative launched by the ZSR Library Board of Visitors, we will award five $2,500 scholarships to library student workers for the 2023-2024 academic year. To be eligible, a student must meet the following criteria: Full-time student Strong academic performance In good standing with the University Be an hourly student worker for ZSR... Continue reading “ZSR to Offer Scholarships for Library Student Employees!”

Book Recommendations from the ZSR Board of Visitors

At their spring 2023 meeting, the ZSR Library Board of Visitors shared what they were currently or had recently read. The list created by these dedicated library and Wake Forest supporters was too good not to share! Each title is linked to a description on Goodreads. African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals. After... Continue reading “Book Recommendations from the ZSR Board of Visitors”