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5 Questions with Alicia Lemar

This 5 Questions features a special guest from outside ZSR Library! If you would like to choose 5 Questions yourself, feel free to choose 5 from this form. Alicia Lemar, Education Library & Outreach Coordinator Tell us about what you do at WFU? I am the librarian in the Department of Education, housed in Tribble Hall. Right... Continue reading “5 Questions with Alicia Lemar”

5 Questions with Peter Romanov

Welcome back to another installment of 5 Questions! If you would like to choose 5 Questions yourself, feel free to choose 5 from this form. Peter Romanov, Library Specialist III Tell us about what you do at ZSR Library? Supervise students, manage student hiring and payroll, and answer patron questions. What is your favorite book/podcast/movie? Favorite Book:... Continue reading “5 Questions with Peter Romanov”

ZSR Board of Visitors Summer Book Club — Nonfiction Selection

Please join us on August 4th at 4:00 PM ET to discuss Phoebe Zerwick’s Beyond Innocence: The Life Sentence of Darryl Hunt. This highly readable book tells the powerful story of Darryl Hunt’s wrongful incarceration, the struggles to prove his innocence, and the challenges he faced after being released and proved innocent. Zerwick shares Hunt’s... Continue reading “ZSR Board of Visitors Summer Book Club — Nonfiction Selection”

Our Story of Faith: The Challenge and Joy of Writing The History of Wake Forest Baptist Church

Recording available here. How does one begin writing a church history? In 2020 the first book-length history of Wake Forest Baptist Church was published. In this talk, Dr. Shaun Price will address how he went about the process of writing Our Story of Faith: The History of Wake Forest Baptist Church. Particular attention will be given to the early... Continue reading “Our Story of Faith: The Challenge and Joy of Writing The History of Wake Forest Baptist Church”

Baptist Digitizing Projects (June 2022)

I recently attended a campus meeting where we discussed the digitizing needs of our North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection. As part of my preparation, I detailed all of our digital work over the past 10 years as part of an overall status report. We have made great progress, thanks to the hard work of the... Continue reading “Baptist Digitizing Projects (June 2022)”

ZSR Board of Visitors Summer Book Club

Please join us June 27 at 4:00 PM ET as discuss Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower. Published in 1993 and set in California in the 2020s, Parable of the Sower explores social instability caused by climate change, extreme income inequality, ongoing racial conflict, and low social trust. When a young woman’s community collapses, she undertakes... Continue reading “ZSR Board of Visitors Summer Book Club”

Songs for Dr. Ed Wilson

In December 2020, Special Collections & Archives was 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 overwhelming response... Continue reading “Songs for Dr. Ed Wilson”

Newly Processed and Recently Updated Collections, 2021-2022

Another busy school year is in the rear view! Special Collections and Archives has two seniors graduating who have been great colleagues to us – congratulations, Dalton and Justin! All of the students who work with collections have contributed to making our materials more accessible, whether helping write finding aids with detailed collection inventories or... Continue reading “Newly Processed and Recently Updated Collections, 2021-2022”

WFU-Wide Access to The Financial Times Is Now Available

ZSR is pleased to announce that we now provide online, full-text, institutional access to The Financial Times via FT.com. The Financial Times’ provides authoritative news and analysis on global business, finance and politics, from over 600 journalists around the world. Follow the instructions below to set up your FT.com account. Users must create an account in order to... Continue reading “WFU-Wide Access to The Financial Times Is Now Available”

Farewell to Mika Payden-Travers from Special Collections & Archives, but Not Good-bye!

For the past four years, Special Collections & Archives has had the great good fortune to work closely with the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Development Officer, Mika Payden-Travers. Mika was and is a superstar when it comes to connecting donors with their donation dreams, and helped SCA collaborate with them to achieve their vision. Thanks... Continue reading “Farewell to Mika Payden-Travers from Special Collections & Archives, but Not Good-bye!”