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Donor Based Strategies for Conservation Funding Symposium

This past Friday, Special Collections & Archives hosted over 30 archivists, curators, and development officers for the symposium “Donor Based Strategies for Conservation Funding.” Sponsored by ECS Conservation, Senior Conservator Matt Johnson worked with the SCA Team to develop the schedule and presentations. Attendees included representatives from East Carolina University, Elon University, Fayetteville University, Mint... more

Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp 2017

On October 12th and 13th, the ZSR Library, along with the Graduate School, hosted a new event, a two-day thesis boot camp for WFU graduate students. Both Reynolda campus and Wake Downtown graduate students were invited to attend. Fifteen graduate students attended from eleven different programs! We hosted six workshops, four on Thursday and two... more

October is American Archives Month!

October is American Archives Month! Each year, archives across the nation celebrate Archives Month by advocating for archives, planning events related to archives, and generally singing the praises of archives near and far. The Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) assigns a theme for North Carolina’s Archives Month. This year’s North Carolina Archives Month theme, “North... more

Tags: One Small Step for Course Reserves, One Giant Leap for Our Users

Who doesn’t love Course Reserves? Faculty love it because they can get their students the course materials they need on the very first day of class, without having to worry about running afoul of copyright law. Students love it because it gives them no-cost access to their course materials, including DVDs, scans of articles and... more

Message from the Dean

It has been an exciting summer in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. We transformed dated spaces into collaborative and productive areas to support teaching, research and learning. On the fourth level of the Reynolds Wing, the newly refinished Scholars Commons overlooks the Atrium. Every productive and ergonomic seat has access to power and related technology.... more

Fall Workshops for Faculty and Students

This fall, ZSR will offer weekday Zotero workshops geared to faculty. In addition, encourage your students to attend one of the Zotero workshops on Sunday afternoons. Two Sunday sessions will be preceded by “The Right Way to Cite,” which will take students through the basics of MLA eighth edition, APA sixth edition and Chicago 17th... more

Upcoming Events

Events at ZSR this fall include the Library Lecture Series, Undergraduate Research Day and A Spooky Night in Special Collections & Archives. Library Lecture Series Welcomes Kirt Gonzales Kirt Gonzales, Your Life Has Value. Thursday, October 5, 4-5 p.m., ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing). A Spooky Night in Special Collections & Archives Special... more

Exhibit Commemorates World War I

In 1917, the United States Congress approved a resolution declaring war on the German empire, and Americans suddenly became active participants in the Great War raging in Europe. The First World War was a watershed event in American and world history, and ZSR Special Collections & Archives commemorates the war’s 100th anniversary with an exhibit... more

New Databases and Electronic Resources

Accessible Archives: Digitized American historical documents. The American Founding Era Collection: Andrew Jackson Papers and George Washington Papers. British Library Newspapers 1800-1900: Parts 1 and 2 British Parliamentary Papers 21st Century: Our access has been updated through 2015. CRC Combined Chemical Dictionary Credo Reference: Includes over 650 titles with particular emphasis on subject encyclopedias, dictionaries,... more

Intermediate Book Repair Workshop in ZSR Preservation Lab

On Friday, September 29th, I taught a book repair workshop, sponsored by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) in my Preservation Lab. This workshop was an intermediate workshop, so we tackled several complex procedures. The attendees came from east and west: East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN), Tryon Palace (New Bern, NC), Appalachian State... more