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ZSR Fall Services Update

Like the rest of campus, your ZSR Library has worked hard to adapt our services to support your teaching and learning needs while keeping you safe. Please keep in mind these are our plans based on current conditions. Our operations may need to adapt and change based on campus policies and public health guidelines. Building... Continue reading “ZSR Fall Services Update”

Wake Forest College and The Spanish Flu

This blog post was written by SCA student employee Katie Lawrence. This year looks very different than we’re used to in the Forest. Most classes are online, masks are required, and the campus feels different than it has in the past. COVID-19 has turned this semester upside down, but Wake students have persisted in the... Continue reading “Wake Forest College and The Spanish Flu”

Digits: For Good

On November 5, 2020, World Digital Preservation Day events are taking place under this year’s theme:  Digits: For Good. The Digital Preservation Coalition, which organizes and sponsors events in honor of the global effort to preserve digital content, announced this theme in recognition of the urgent need to protect digital records that relate to the... Continue reading “Digits: For Good”

5 Questions with Scott Adair!

A few days before Scott Adair’s retirement on October 30th, the Communications Committee thought we would ask him 5 Questions about his 35 years at working at the library! 1. What is your most memorable ZSR moment? A lot of things come to mind, like Wanda bursting into my office on 9/11 and telling me... Continue reading “5 Questions with Scott Adair!”

Reminder: Register for Dr. Sam Gladding’s Presention, November 10, 2020

Join us for our third Special Collections & Archives fall program: Off the Courthouse Square: A Memoir of My Life Up to Age 21 with Dr. Sam Gladding Tuesday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m. ET (Registration required) Join ZSR Special Collections and Archives, in partnership with Bookmarks, Winston-Salem’s independent bookstore and non-profit literary society, where... Continue reading “Reminder: Register for Dr. Sam Gladding’s Presention, November 10, 2020”

Women’s Suffrage Anniversary and Subject Guide

Written by SCA student employee Katie Lawrence. August 26th, 2020 marked the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, awarding women the right to vote after a decades-long battle. This amendment represents a breakthrough for the women of America, who had been attempting to assert their right to equality... Continue reading “Women’s Suffrage Anniversary and Subject Guide”

OA in Action: Highlighting WFU’s Open Access Publishing Fund

In celebration of Open Access Week 2020, ZSR Library is highlighting the success of the Open Access Publishing Fund, administered by ZSR and the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs. Launched in 2008, nearly 60 faculty have received funding in excess of $163,700 to support open scholarship. Despite COVID, the OA Fund is available to... Continue reading “OA in Action: Highlighting WFU’s Open Access Publishing Fund”

Off the Courthouse Square with Dr. Sam Gladding

Off the Courthouse Square with Dr. Sam Gladding – ZSR Special Collections & Archives Tuesday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m. ET (Registration required) Join ZSR Special Collections and Archives, in partnership with Bookmarks, Winston-Salem’s independent bookstore and non-profit, where we will hear from Counseling Professor Sam Gladding, a prolific author of numerous books (including Becoming... Continue reading “Off the Courthouse Square with Dr. Sam Gladding”

Reminder: Register for Megan’s SCA Presentation Next Week!

Join us for the second Special Collections & Archives fall program: ZSR Library’s Rare Book Collection with Curator Megan Mulder on October 13, 5:30 PM EDT. Please sign up using the link below. Registration Link: https://registration.secure.wfu.edu/zsr-special-collections-introduction-to-rare-books-0007352 Did you know that Wake Forest has: A manuscript book made for French university students around 1240 CE? Original... Continue reading “Reminder: Register for Megan’s SCA Presentation Next Week!”

ZSR Park Cleanup

On Saturday, October 3rd, a crisp but clear morning, several ZSR Library employees participated in the Belview Park Cleanup. The Library has been conducting the cleanups at the neighborhood park for a number of years. Owing to the pandemic, we hadn’t been to the park since early March, just before the initial stay at home... Continue reading “ZSR Park Cleanup”

Be Kind, Please Rewind: University Athletics A/V Materials

Before stay-at-home orders were issued, special collections and archives received a large donation of materials from the University Athletics Department. The donation itself was no surprise, however, it came roughly one month before the campus had to be cleared of all non-essential personnel due to COVID-19 safety measures. Before the actual drop-off SCA was expecting... Continue reading “Be Kind, Please Rewind: University Athletics A/V Materials”