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Colleen at the NNLM Wikipedia + Libraries Training

As a recent “graduate” of the National Library of Medicine’s Wikipedia + Libraries training modules, I am compelled to share my experiences and encourage anyone who has ever used Wikipedia – yep, you! – to read on… Although it needs no introduction, Wikipedia is the most-read work of crowd-sourced reference in history. Available in over... Continue reading “Colleen at the NNLM Wikipedia + Libraries Training”

Halloween Game Night @ ZSR – 2022 Edition

On Friday, October 29th, from 7-9 pm, the ZSR Library hosted our second game night of the Fall 2022 semester! We had 71 people in attendance, and the event was co-sponsored with WFU E-sports, the Board Game Club, Rook & Bishop, the Dungeons & Dragons Club, and the Chinese Students & Scholars Association. The atrium... Continue reading “Halloween Game Night @ ZSR – 2022 Edition”

Project Pumpkin with ZSR Ambassadors & the Department of Education

On October 25th, the ZSR Ambassadors participated in a longstanding Wake Forest tradition, Project Pumpkin. During this event, children from the Winston-Salem community are invited to go trick-or-treating at dozens of booths set up by student organizations and campus departments. In addition to collecting candy and treats, there are also activities and games at each... Continue reading “Project Pumpkin with ZSR Ambassadors & the Department of Education”

Penelope (Penny) Niven Research Files on Thornton Wilder

During the Spring of 2022 I first began exploring the papers of Penelope Niven. My project coincided with, and was influenced by, the upcoming birthday of one of Niven’s biographical subjects, American author and playwright, Thornton Wilder. Biographies of Wilder had been previously published, however, Niven’s was a distinct publication as she worked very closely... Continue reading “Penelope (Penny) Niven Research Files on Thornton Wilder”

Rising Meadow Farm: Medford Curatorial Associate Tsing Liu Curates Exhibit

In mid-October, I attended an American Farmland Trust event at Rising Meadow Farm in Liberty, NC. I was there to host our SCA popup exhibit, Rising Meadow, curated by Medford Curatorial Associate Tsing Liu. Tsing’s position is being funded by Houck and KB Medford to support the access and preservation of Houck’s documentary photograph collection... Continue reading “Rising Meadow Farm: Medford Curatorial Associate Tsing Liu Curates Exhibit”

Graduate Student Research Retreat – Fall 2022

On Thursday, Oct 13th, the ZSR Library teamed up with the Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Biomedical Graduate Programs to offer our 6th annual research retreat! Started in the Fall of 2017 as “Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp” and rebranded as the “Graduate Student Research Retreat” for the Spring of... Continue reading “Graduate Student Research Retreat – Fall 2022”

Exciting Updates to IBIS World

With our latest renewal, one of our most popular business databases, IBIS World, has some great new features. Let’s check them out! Global Industry Reports Want to know what’s going on in the world of beer, globally? What about management consultancy, outside the US? Well, now you can find out via IBIS World! Formatted just... Continue reading “Exciting Updates to IBIS World”

125 Years of Dracula

Celebrate the anniversary of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel! See ZSR’s first edition of Dracula and other gothic novels, eat spooky snacks, and win prizes in a vampire trivia contest. Costumes are encouraged! For more information, contact archives@wfu.edu. Continue reading “125 Years of Dracula”

Screening of I’m a Woman, Phenomenally: A History of Wake Forest Women

This film, based on interviews conducted by senior Parker Beverly (‘23), tackles the subject of the history of women at Wake Forest. You will hear from numerous Wake Forest women who candidly recall their experiences along with seeing historic images from the University Archives. From panty raids and morning mixers to Title IX and historic... Continue reading “Screening of I’m a Woman, Phenomenally: A History of Wake Forest Women”

“Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream”

In 2022, Wake Forest University celebrates the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visiting the Wake Forest campus and speaking in Wait Chapel. On Thursday, October 11, 1962, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke in Wait Chapel at Wake Forest College as part of the College Union Lecture Series.[i] This was not the... Continue reading ““Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream””