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Exciting Zotero Updates!

Earlier this summer, ZSR’s favorite citation management software, Zotero, received a number of exciting updates with the release of Zotero 5.0. Read on for a list of the biggest updates and register for one of our upcoming lunchtime workshops to get your questions answered. The Big Updates Journal Feeds This is a big one, folks. If you’ve... more

Hard Hat Librarians: Summer Renovation Projects Moving Right Along

ZSR summer renovation projects are moving right along! Here is what is planned for the next few weeks: Wilson 6 The transformation of Wilson 6 is underway! Once completed, Wilson 6 will be the new home for the Teaching and Learning Collaborative and the Digital Scholarship Lab. Electricians are wrapping up installation of the overhead electrical... more

What Are You Working On? with Megan Franks

In addition to the student assistants who work in Special Collections & Archives, we are fortunate to have a few Wake alumni who also support the department’s work; many are graduate students in library science, so we’re able to provide some experience and mentoring in their field. This week we are bidding farewell to Megan... more

Announcing the Odessa A. Memory Collection of Riverton, N.C., History

John M. Memory recently donated a collection of materials compiled by his mother, Odessa A. Memory, to Special Collections & Archives, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University.  These materials collected by Odessa Memory document people and places around the Riverton area, a rural part of Scotland County, North Carolina. The Odessa A. Memory Collection... more

Alumni Hop Into History at Foothills Tasting Room

Last Wednesday night, Special Collections & Archives collaborated with Stephen Edwards and the folks from Alumni Engagement to host an alumni, friends, and family version of “Hop Into History!” Hop Into History is the brainchild of UNCG University Archivist Erin Lawrimore and involves coordinating a pop-up archival exhibit at a local brewery. Archivists from UNCG,... more

ABCs of Special Collections: I is for…

I is for … Ira W. Thomas Papers Ira W. Thomas was a Wake Forest alumnus who went on to become a Baptist minister in northwestern North Carolina. In 1872, Thomas began his ministerial career working as a teacher and itinerant minister for Baptist Churches across Alexander and Iredell Counties. He later settled in Caldwell County... more

Stabilizing World War I Posters

Special Collections & Archives holds a small collection of posters from World War I. The posters vary in size from 17 x 22″ to 48 x 62″. The images are created from original artwork by a range of talented artists, such as Jessie Willcox Smith, Howard Chandler Christy and James Montgomery Flagg. These artists defined... more

ZSR Summer Reading & Project Wake

Looking for summer reading recommendations? ZSR has you covered! Check out our Goodreads page for thematic reading lists to suit bibliophiles of all tastes! Here are a few of the titles from our 2017 Summer Reading list: Project Wake Additionally, we have a featured list of all selected titles from Project Wake— the University’s summer academic program.... more

Annual Luncheon Recognizes Value of ZSR Library Employees

Z. Smith Reynolds Library faculty and staff gathered on May 19 to take a moment to recognize a job well done for the 2016-17 academic year during the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon. The highlight of the event was the announcement of the recipients of the Outstanding Staff Employee of the Year, and Outstanding Faculty Employee... more

Newly Published Collections in Spring 2017

I’m excited to share the long lists of collections that are newly processed or whose collection overviews and inventories have been upgraded in the first five months of 2017. Eight student assistants work on processing Special Collections materials, along with myself and occasional assistance from the rest of the Special Collections team (archival work takes... more