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Dr. Sam Gladding: An Inspiration

Special Collections & Archives is saddened by the announcement about the loss of Wake Forest Counseling Professor, Dr. Sam Gladding, one of our greatest supporters. We had the opportunity in the fall of 2020 to host Sam speaking about his most recent book, Off the Courthouse Square. He was a prolific author and his publications... Continue reading “Dr. Sam Gladding: An Inspiration”

Songs for Wake Forest: Update

By Tanya Zanish-Belcher and Mika Payden-Travers Last December, we were proud to host Dr. Edwin G. Wilson as he spoke about his new book Songs of Wake Forest. Over 1,000 Deacs joined us for the celebration, often sharing their fond memories on the chat. To date, nearly 5,000 people have watched the program online. The... Continue reading “Songs for Wake Forest: Update”

New Streaming Film Service Available through ZSR: Swank Top 1000

ZSR now has access to the Swank Top 1000 collection from Swank Digital Campus. This resource provides access to the most-requested films in Swank’s collection of over 25,000 feature films, documentaries and foreign films from the largest movie studios, including Walt Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, NBCUniversal, Columbia Pictures, Lions Gate, MGM, Miramax and many more.... Continue reading “New Streaming Film Service Available through ZSR: Swank Top 1000”

New Study Space Opens – Just in Time for Finals!

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library unveiled new 24/7 study space that opened up for student use on 11/17/2021. The study room is accessed through the West entrance or by taking the stairs on the west side of the 24/7 Reading Room, (where the smart lockers are.) The room has 14 tables and are arranged for... Continue reading “New Study Space Opens – Just in Time for Finals!”

A Tale of Two Campuses: How Was the Second One Built?

Seventy years after ground was broken on Wake’s Reynolda campus, today we are taking a stroll through the buildings and grounds history and the records held in the University Archives courtesy of student assistant Immanuel Eggers. As most in the Wake Forest community know, this University and campus have undergone immense changes since its founding... Continue reading “A Tale of Two Campuses: How Was the Second One Built?”

Homecoming: Special Collections & Archives

Homecoming is always a special event on the Wake Forest campus, but it was especially poignant this year. Special Collections was involved in a variety of events, and we appreciated seeing all the happy faces of our alums! On Friday afternoon, we hosted a reunion of the 1968 Football Team with over 75 team and... Continue reading “Homecoming: Special Collections & Archives”

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”