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Tags: One Small Step for Course Reserves, One Giant Leap for Our Users

Who doesn’t love Course Reserves? Faculty love it because they can get their students the course materials they need on the very first day of class, without having to worry about running afoul of copyright law. Students love it because it gives them no-cost access to their course materials, including DVDs, scans of articles and... more

Message from the Dean

It has been an exciting summer in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. We transformed dated spaces into collaborative and productive areas to support teaching, research and learning. On the fourth level of the Reynolds Wing, the newly refinished Scholars Commons overlooks the Atrium. Every productive and ergonomic seat has access to power and related technology.... more

Fall Workshops for Faculty and Students

This fall, ZSR will offer weekday Zotero workshops geared to faculty. In addition, encourage your students to attend one of the Zotero workshops on Sunday afternoons. Two Sunday sessions will be preceded by “The Right Way to Cite,” which will take students through the basics of MLA eighth edition, APA sixth edition and Chicago 17th... more

Upcoming Events

Events at ZSR this fall include the Library Lecture Series, Undergraduate Research Day and A Spooky Night in Special Collections & Archives. Library Lecture Series Welcomes Kirt Gonzales Kirt Gonzales, Your Life Has Value. Thursday, October 5, 4-5 p.m., ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing). A Spooky Night in Special Collections & Archives Special... more

Exhibit Commemorates World War I

In 1917, the United States Congress approved a resolution declaring war on the German empire, and Americans suddenly became active participants in the Great War raging in Europe. The First World War was a watershed event in American and world history, and ZSR Special Collections & Archives commemorates the war’s 100th anniversary with an exhibit... more

New Databases and Electronic Resources

Accessible Archives: Digitized American historical documents. The American Founding Era Collection: Andrew Jackson Papers and George Washington Papers. British Library Newspapers 1800-1900: Parts 1 and 2 British Parliamentary Papers 21st Century: Our access has been updated through 2015. CRC Combined Chemical Dictionary Credo Reference: Includes over 650 titles with particular emphasis on subject encyclopedias, dictionaries,... more

Intermediate Book Repair Workshop in ZSR Preservation Lab

On Friday, September 29th, I taught a book repair workshop, sponsored by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) in my Preservation Lab. This workshop was an intermediate workshop, so we tackled several complex procedures. The attendees came from east and west: East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN), Tryon Palace (New Bern, NC), Appalachian State... more

Hit the Bricks: The Legacy of Brian Piccolo at Wake Forest

As the quad fills up with energized undergraduates, competitive faculty and staff, and enthusiastic runners, let’s take a moment to talk about Brian Piccolo and his legacy here at Wake Forest. You can learn a lot about his life as a professional football player and his diagnosis with cancer by watching “Brian’s Song,” but here... more

Gerrit van Gelderen, Dutch Artist in Ireland

Gerrit van Gelderen (1926-1994) was a Dutch artist who moved to Ireland after World War II and made it his home. Van Gelderen was a multi-talented naturalist, wildlife broadcaster, film-maker, illustrator and cartoonist. Van Gelderen was born in August 1926 in Rotterdam and attended the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. He moved to... more

The Scholars Commons is Open!

We are excited to announce the opening of the Scholars Commons on the 4th floor of the Reynolds Wing of ZSR Library. Although not entirely complete, the Scholars Commons is open for use by all students, staff, and faculty. The space has been closed all summer and the first few weeks of the Fall semester... more