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Family Weekend at ZSR, by the numbers!

Friday afternoons in the ZSR Library are usually quiet, but last Friday, October 1st, 2021 found the library buzzing with ZSR students and families! The Library sponsored a program on Mis/Disinformation online in Pugh Auditorium from 2-3pm with 42 attendees, an Open House in Special Collections and Archives from 3-5pm with 90 attendees, and eleven... Continue reading “Family Weekend at ZSR, by the numbers!”

Deacon Brews: Come Join the ZSR Library at Wise Man Brewing

Popup Exhibit on WF Athletics October 21, 2021, 5-7PM Wise Man Brewing Come join supporters of the ZSR Library for some refreshments and Wake Forest history at Wise Man Brewing. There will also be a Special Collections & Archives popup exhibit on WF Athletics, focusing on the 50th anniversary of women athletes as well as... Continue reading “Deacon Brews: Come Join the ZSR Library at Wise Man Brewing”

A Conversation with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle

This event is free and open to the public. WFU ID or proof of Covid vaccination or 48-hour negative test is required for admission. Contact for more information. Continue reading “A Conversation with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle”

Integrating Information Literacy Skills in First Year Courses

This August, the Research and Instruction Services team hosted its first-ever ZSR Information Literacy Workshop for faculty. This three-day, immersive workshop was designed to expand students’ information literacy skills by working with faculty on further integrating information literacy skills into their course syllabi and assignments. We focused primarily on faculty teaching courses that meet basic... Continue reading “Integrating Information Literacy Skills in First Year Courses”

Start of the Academic Year: Special Collections & Archives Information

With the start of a new school year, we frequently hear: “So, I have a question for Special Collections & Archives, who should I contact first?” The first, best place to start is, your go-to for anything e-mail and for referring reference questions, faculty requesting instruction for classes, or donations. Messages sent to this... Continue reading “Start of the Academic Year: Special Collections & Archives Information”

The Welcome Project at ZSR!

“The Welcome Project” began when the people of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library began looking for ways to show all members of our community that they are welcome here. This collaboration has involved not only ZSR Library employees but also people from academic departments and centers across campus. These translations of the word “Welcome” are... Continue reading “The Welcome Project at ZSR!”

J. Barton Benson’s Family Visit to the Graylyn Estate Papers

Earlier this summer, Special Collections and Archives was contacted by Kathleen Hutton, Coordinator of House Experience, at The Graylyn Estate. Kathleen is a frequent user of The Graylyn Estate Collection, but this request was a little more in depth. She explained that the family of J. Barton Benson, master ironworker for the Graylyn Estate, would... Continue reading “J. Barton Benson’s Family Visit to the Graylyn Estate Papers”

ZSR Hours and Spaces for Fall Semester

Masking: ZSR will be following the campus masking guidance and protocols as listed on Our Way Forward and will post signs at our entrances as needed. ZSR Hours for Fall 2021 The whole library, including all of the Reynolds and Wilson wings, will be open: Monday-Thursday 7:30am-1am Friday 7:30am-5pm Saturdays noon to 5pm Sundays 11am... Continue reading “ZSR Hours and Spaces for Fall Semester”

New Deac Week Game Night at ZSR!

On Tuesday, August 17th, the ZSR Library hosted our first big in-person outreach event since March 2020! Game Night @ ZSR was an evening event filled with board games, card games, and awesome trivia courtesy of John Champlin’s famous “Wake, Wake, don’t tell me!” Over 120 students from five different pre-orientation camps attended! We’ve got... Continue reading “New Deac Week Game Night at ZSR!”

75 Years of Wake Forest Demon Deacon (WFDD) Radio

This blog post was written by Nancy Sullivan, Volunteer in Special Collections and Archives. In the 1940s, radio was a crucial source of news and entertainment in a country coming out of economic depression with war on the horizon. Radio could bring news from the front lines of a second world war into the homes... Continue reading “75 Years of Wake Forest Demon Deacon (WFDD) Radio”