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Save the Dates! ZSR Library Fall 2019 Events Round Up

Your friendly ZSR Librarians, Library Ambassadors, and campus partners have planned an event-filled fall– make sure to save the dates for these awesome library events! For more upcoming library events, check out our calendar or follow us on our social media channels! August Outbreak @ ZSR (Saturday, Aug. 31st, 7:30-9:00 pm) September Arrive & Thrive (Wednesday,... Continue reading “Save the Dates! ZSR Library Fall 2019 Events Round Up”

WFU Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp @ ZSR 2019

On Thursday, October 10th, the ZSR Library, along with the Graduate School, hosted our third annual thesis boot camp for WFU graduate students. Both the Reynolda Campus and Wake Downtown graduate students were invited to attend. Twenty graduate students attended this year’s event! We hosted five workshops. Dr. Ryan Shirey from the Writing Center and... Continue reading “WFU Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp @ ZSR 2019”

David Smiley’s Papers and the Legacies of the South

Special Collections and Archives recently digitized the collection of history professor David E. Smiley, who specialized in the history of the American South, dabbled in the history of Wake Forest, and taught Sunday school lessons on local radio station WFDD, among other things. Julia Ough, a recent Wake grad, completed that work and wrote about... Continue reading “David Smiley’s Papers and the Legacies of the South”

ZSR Needs Your Input!

To plan for the future, ZSR Library really wants to understand your perceptions and expectations about our services, spaces, and collections. Please take a few moments to complete a short survey about ZSR Library. The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. It will be open from October 6th through October 26th. Begin the... Continue reading “ZSR Needs Your Input!”

Walt Whitman Lecture and Pop-up Exhibit

ZSR Library hosted the inaugural DH@Wake Speaker Series event on September 24, featuring Dr. Kenneth Price of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Dr. Price spoke about his work co-founding and co-directing The Walt Whitman Archive, an expansive online resource which began in the 1990s and, has grown over the years to, well, contain multitudes (sorry, I... Continue reading “Walt Whitman Lecture and Pop-up Exhibit”

A Wake Forest Connection with African-American History

While reading the Winston-Salem Journal this past summer, I saw the familiar name of African-American artist David Bustill Bowser appearing in a reprinted Atlanta Journal Constitution article. Bowser, born in 1820 (d. 1900) and based in Philadelphia, made his living painting ornamental banners, portraits, and during the Civil War, flags for African-American Union regiments. Wake... Continue reading “A Wake Forest Connection with African-American History”

Artist’s Books and Calligraphy in Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections & Archives is hosting an exciting variety of artist’s books created by five women from our area. These books represent a variety of approaches to creating artist’s books as a form of expression. The artists are Sara Hiatt (Kernersville, NC), Anne Murray (Winston-Salem, NC), Robin Harper (Mebane, NC), Terry Schupach-Gordon (Shoals, NC) and... Continue reading “Artist’s Books and Calligraphy in Special Collections & Archives”

We Asked Our Ambassadors: “What should new students know about ZSR?”

The ZSR Ambassadors are the library’s student advocacy group, supporting ZSR through programmatic assistance and candid feedback. Since the inception of this program in 2012, our Ambassadors have offered a student voice for outreach, service, and facility considerations, and the group is frequently consulted by library administration for their perspective and counsel. In recent years,... Continue reading “We Asked Our Ambassadors: “What should new students know about ZSR?””

Histories of Wake Forest Resources Relating to Human Civil Rights

Through the month of August, I combed through the University Archives and Manuscript collections for resources invaluable to Civil Rights research. The subject guide that I created, “Histories of Wake Forest Resources Relating to Human Civil Rights,” will help our researchers delve into the history of civil rights at Wake Forest and in Winston-Salem. The... Continue reading “Histories of Wake Forest Resources Relating to Human Civil Rights”

ZSR Reviews! A Collaborative Book Reviews Project

Are you looking for a good book? Do you have a reading recommendation to share? In our continuing efforts to inspire curiosity, discovery, and collaboration, ZSR Library has created a new book reviews program– ZSR Reviews! Book reviews are submitted from our community of readers & we invite all community members– students, faculty, staff, librarians,... Continue reading “ZSR Reviews! A Collaborative Book Reviews Project”

The ZSR Open – Mini Golf in the Library, Take Two!

On Friday, September 6th from 7:30-9:00 PM, the ZSR Library hosted our second “ZSR Open.” We had 35 students play the six-hole course in the Library that started at the ZSR Circulation Desk, continued to the Reference Desk and the Media Room, then on to the Writing Center, up to the Special Collections reading room,... Continue reading “The ZSR Open – Mini Golf in the Library, Take Two!”