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We are in the HOME STRETCH!

This has been an extraordinary year, and, like everything else, we also have to modify our signature “Wake the Library” end of semester programming this spring. But, ZSR is happy to announce a handful of initiatives that will help to ease the end-of-semester crunch for our Deacs! Extended Hours Starting on Reading Day, the library... Continue reading “We are in the HOME STRETCH!”

Introducing ZSR’s Anti-Racist Pedagogy Research Guide

Link to ZSR’s Anti-Racist Pedagogy Research Guide Some context In Spring 2021, I completed an instruction internship at ZSR as my capstone field experience for UNC Greensboro’s Library & Information Science master’s program. Creating an antiracist pedagogy research guide was one of the capstone goals I set with my site supervisor, Amanda Kaufman, ZSR’s Learning... Continue reading “Introducing ZSR’s Anti-Racist Pedagogy Research Guide”

Talking “Pandemic Perseverance: Art, Memory, and Mindfulness”

I was recently asked by members of the Charlotte-area Metrolina Library Association to participate in a panel titled “Pandemic Perseverance: Art, Memory, and Mindfulness.” I talked about starting and continuing work on Special Collections and Archives’ Deacon Experiences during COVID-19 collection, which we started collecting online last April. The two other panelists were Leslie Strauss,... Continue reading “Talking “Pandemic Perseverance: Art, Memory, and Mindfulness””

Share Words of Encouragement for Finals Week!

Exam week is just around the corner! To support and motivate our students during this stressful time, we’re asking University community members to share their favorite quotes and words of encouragement. Your words of encouragement will be displayed throughout ZSR Library and shared with students during exam week. Thank you for supporting our students! Go... Continue reading “Share Words of Encouragement for Finals Week!”

Call for Applications: Faculty Workshop on Integrating Information Literacy Skills in Introductory Courses

ZSR Library invites all Wake Forest faculty teaching divisionals, first year seminars, and introductory writing courses to join us in a 3-day workshop on advancing the information literacy skills of students taking introductory courses. Faculty who would like to further develop or engage with information literacy concepts or skills in their courses are encouraged to... Continue reading “Call for Applications: Faculty Workshop on Integrating Information Literacy Skills in Introductory Courses”

Irish Authors and Irish Printers at Wake Forest

View recording here Title: Irish Authors and Irish Printers at Wake Forest Presenters: Megan Mulder, Special Collections Librarian; and Dr. Jefferson Holdridge, Professor of English Literature and Director of the Wake Forest University Press Did you know that Wake Forest is a center for Irish studies in the United States? ZSR Library holds the archives... Continue reading “Irish Authors and Irish Printers at Wake Forest”

Annual Report (2020) North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection (Special Collections & Archives (SCA))

The North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection had another productive year for 2020. Among its activities were the following: Access: In 2016, funding provided through LSTA/State of North Carolina supported the digitization of 120 Baptist churches with original records dating back to the 1730s.  During 2020, the SCA Team and students worked to link the digitized... Continue reading “Annual Report (2020) North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection (Special Collections & Archives (SCA))”

New Ambassadors Meet & Greet

Spring has sprung! And last Thursday afternoon, amid the budding campus landscape, we met to welcome a new cohort of ZSR Library Ambassadors. This was a very special moment, as it was the first time since moving to virtual meetings and programs last spring that we were able to congregate in person (in accordance with... Continue reading “New Ambassadors Meet & Greet”

A Conversation with Ryan Ramsey, ‘03 Chief of Staff, Library of Congress

Ryan Ramsey, ‘03, was our Wake connection when the University awarded Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and African-American to be Librarian of Congress, an honorary doctorate. Join us On April 15th at 4:00 PM in a conversation with Ryan and ZSR Ambassador Rebecca Walker, as we learn about Ryan’s journey from Wake Forest to... Continue reading “A Conversation with Ryan Ramsey, ‘03 Chief of Staff, Library of Congress”

What Are You Working On, Spring Edition: A Crash Course in NC (Semi)Precious Rockhounding

This year, in lieu of a Spring Break week, WFU students are getting a few days off here and there. We encourage our student workers (and ourselves!) to take breaks when needed, especially this year with the unusual schedule. Junior Immanuel Eggers has written about what he’s been doing with his free time – amateur... Continue reading “What Are You Working On, Spring Edition: A Crash Course in NC (Semi)Precious Rockhounding”