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Take Care Tuesdays and Other Outreach Events with the Public Services Team!

In the fall semester of 2022, Rodrigo Castro reached out to Meghan Webb and me regarding Public Services and RIO collaborating on outreach events in ZSR. By the spring of 2023, Jemma Johnson was giving away socks to students who participated in the LibQual+ survey at the public service desk, and this fall, Maia Dickinson... Continue reading “Take Care Tuesdays and Other Outreach Events with the Public Services Team!”

ZSR Awards First Student Scholarships

Thanks to an initiative launched by the ZSR Library Board of Visitors, we awarded five $2,500 scholarships to library student workers for the 2023-2024 academic year. To be eligible, students must have met the following criteria: Full-time student Strong academic performance In good standing with the University Be an hourly student worker for ZSR Library... Continue reading “ZSR Awards First Student Scholarships”

Why Private Philanthropy is Important in Supporting the Arts and Humanities: A Conversation

Join us for a wide-ranging conversation between Jennifer Finkel, Acquavella Curator of Wake Forest’s Art Collections, and SCA donor/documentary photographer Houck Medford concerning the role of philanthropy in supporting the arts and humanities. 4:30-5:15: Reception, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625) featuring More Than Meets the Eye: Alternative Photographic Processes Featuring photographs from... Continue reading “Why Private Philanthropy is Important in Supporting the Arts and Humanities: A Conversation”

The Mummy’s Curse!

One hundred and one years ago the world’s most famous mummy, King Tutankhamun of Egypt, was unearthed from the tomb where he had spent more than 3,000 years. So our Halloween event this year celebrates all things mummy! Join us in ZSR Library Special Collections & Archives for mummy-themed snacks, trivia, prizes, and some helpful... Continue reading “The Mummy’s Curse!”

5 Question with Jemma Johnson

Welcome back to another installment of 5 Questions! If you would like to choose 5 Questions yourself, feel free to choose 5 from this form. Jemma Johnson, Research Support Assistant What is your favorite book/podcast/movie? Like many, I’m into true crime podcasts. My favorite is “My Favorite Murder” where two female comedians tell each other... Continue reading “5 Question with Jemma Johnson”

Zotero for Managing Your Research and Citing Your Sources – Fall 2023 Workshops Now Available!

This Fall, ZSR is offering 11 Zotero workshops (with two on Zoom for students offsite)! Zotero can help students, graduate students, and faculty organize their research and cite sources with open-source software from George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media. WFU users can create a Zotero account with their WFU email address and... Continue reading “Zotero for Managing Your Research and Citing Your Sources – Fall 2023 Workshops Now Available!”

Doing Career or Interview Research? Pitchbook Can Help!

Thanks to the generosity of the School of Business, the Wake Forest Community has access to a new resource called Pitchbook (check out our previous post on Pitchbook). Aside from Pitchbook being amazing at what it’s known for; providing private company, venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisition data, it is also very helpful... Continue reading “Doing Career or Interview Research? Pitchbook Can Help!”

Welcome and Welcome Back!

Welcome! We extend a hearty welcome to both returning students, and our first-year students as well! Returning students will see many changes have been implemented over the summer that we hope will serve you well this academic year and for years to come. Coffee Shop is now Smith’s Cafe The coffee shop in ZSR has... Continue reading “Welcome and Welcome Back!”

ZSR, Pre-Orientation Camps, and New Deac Week!

The entire ZSR Library was out in force this week! Humans v Zombies was back by popular demand after a four-year hiatus, and we dramatically increased our outreach, exceeding pre-COVID levels! With over 600 students attending the pre-orientation camps and 401 of those 600+ students scheduled to attend an event in ZSR this week, it... Continue reading “ZSR, Pre-Orientation Camps, and New Deac Week!”

Digging Up Family Bones

This post was written by Nancy Sullivan, describing her genealogical work learning more about family through cemeteries research. Family history comes to us in various ways, often originating with the telling and retelling of stories by our elders. As youngsters we absorb what we hear, and that history becomes a part of us…deep etchings in... Continue reading “Digging Up Family Bones”