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New Graphic Novels and Comics Collection

Perhaps you missed the recent announcement that (for the first time ever) a graphic novel made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize? This nomination of Nick Drnaso’s Sabrina is just one example of the increased attention that sequential art formats have seen in recent years. And we’re paying attention, too! Last year we created... more

Fall Events in Special Collections & Archives

Exhibit: The Art of Documentation: From Research to Publication June 1 – September 28 Location: Special Collections & Archives Research Room (625) This exhibit introduces you to the wide range of WFU faculty expertise and experience in their areas of research. Different disciplines ranging from anthropology, chemistry, and history are presented. The exhibit includes primary... more

Fall Workshops for Faculty and Students

Data Analysis in R Faculty Learning Community: Sign up by September 10. Copyright in the Classroom Tuesday, September 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Location: Room 665 Friday, October 5, 12-1 p.m. Location: Room 665 There is a mistaken belief that all classroom use of copyrighted content is protected as educational use. While some protections for educational uses... more

Electronic Resources News

Added: ACS Symposium Series eBooks: Topics include agricultural and food chemistry, cellulose and renewable materials, chemical education, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials and others. American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: A collection of American periodicals. Dance Online: Dance in Video: Covers the full scope of 20th and 21st century dance. Early European Books: ZSR... more

NC Baptist Historical Collection Update (Special Collections & Archives)

Special Collections & Archives (SCA) is well known for its North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection which contains materials on Southern, Missionary, Primitive, African-American, Union, and Alliance of Baptist churches. The collections include over 16,000 books, periodicals, association annuals and other printed materials, church records, association minutes, church vertical files, and more than 12,000 biographical folders... more

Save the Dates! Fall 2018 ZSR Events Round-Up

Your friendly ZSR Librarians & Library Ambassadors have planned an event-filled fall– make sure to save the dates for these awesome library events! For more upcoming library events, check out our calendar or follow us on our social media channels! August The ZSR Open! Our new library open house & mini-golf event (Friday, Aug. 31st, 5:00-7:00... more

Outbreak! Take Two

After the pilot of our latest incarnation of HvZ called “Outbreak” with the Ben Franklin Transatlantic Fellows in July, this followup event with SPARC, BUILD, World Wide Wake, MazalWAKE, and others was more than twice at large, with over 250 participants.  These new WFU first-year students and their program assistants fought off the zombie horde... more

DH@Wake, August Edition!

ZSR Library is hosting its second DH@Wake Summer Institute this week, August 6-10, 2018. Participants will explore digital humanities tools and methods for research, working with ZSR librarians who support digitally-inflected scholarship at Wake Forest. We are excited to welcome our second faculty cohort and to hear more about their digital projects! Faculty Cohort Michaelle... more

OUTBREAK@ZSR! Humans v Zombies Gets an Upgrade!

On the evening of Friday, July 6th, the ZSR Library hosted our first game of OUTBREAK! for 90 students from the Ben Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute and almost 50 students from the WFU Debate Camp! This updated version of Humans v Zombies uses bright yellow foam balls to replace Nerf blasters, speeding up the game... more

What’s New in ZSR’s Digital Collections?

ZSR’s Digital Collections continues to grow. Over the summer we will be adding new collections, and ingesting new materials to current collections. Let’s take a look at some of the main projects we are working on. New Collection North Carolina Baptist Church and Association Files During the spring semester, we launched the North Carolina Baptist... more