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Finals Are Coming. Share Your Words of Encouragement!

Exam week is a high stress time for students. Help motivate our students and ease their anxieties by sharing your favorite quotes and/or words of encouragement! Your words of encouragement will be included in ZSR Library’s Exam Week Survival Kits (to be distributed on the last day of class). Thank you for supporting our students!... Continue reading “Finals Are Coming. Share Your Words of Encouragement!”

George Eliot at 200

On this day 200 years ago the third child of an estate manager was born in rural Warwickshire, England and christened Mary Anne Evans. We know her better as George Eliot, the nom de plume she adopted when she began to publish works of fiction in her late 30s. As George Eliot, she changed the... Continue reading “George Eliot at 200”

World Digital Preservation Day 2019

November 7th is World Digital Preservation Day, an annual event held on the first Thursday of November. WDPD highlights the challenges and opportunities posed by the ever-increasing quantity of digital media. This year’s theme is “At-Risk Digital Materials” and you can follow the cherished annual tradition (since, well, 2017) on Twitter (#WDPD19) and lots of... Continue reading “World Digital Preservation Day 2019”

Some Resources for Researching the Enslaved: A New ASERL Exhibit, Databases, and More

The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) has just announced a new digital exhibit created and curated by the ASERL Special Collections Interest Group. This collaborative online exhibit recognizes the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans sold into bondage in the English Colonies and includes paper documents and records as well as... Continue reading “Some Resources for Researching the Enslaved: A New ASERL Exhibit, Databases, and More”

Christian Burris: WFU Exempt Employee of the Year 2019

This month, Wake Forest University celebrated an annual luncheon to recognize faculty and staff milestones which end with an award for Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees of the Year. 25 Year ZSR Library employee Christian Burris was celebrated for his service and was surprised with the Exempt Employee of the Year award. The nomination was put... Continue reading “Christian Burris: WFU Exempt Employee of the Year 2019”

200 Years of George Eliot

Special Collections & Archives Room 625, ZSR Library Thursday, November 14, 2019 4:00-5:00 pm 200 Years of George Eliot Please join us for wine and light hors d’oeuvres and a special exhibit of books from our George Eliot collection, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of her birth. The exhibit will feature first editions of... Continue reading “200 Years of George Eliot”

LGBTQ History Month

October is LGBTQ history month and Special Collections is highlighting some of our LGBTQ materials in our collection. One year ago, we created our LGBTQ subject guide to assist our researchers and patrons. The subject guide is split into five categories: Documentary Films, University Publications and Records, Interviews, Books in Special Collections, and Local Publications.... Continue reading “LGBTQ History Month”

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!”