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Hop Into History: Black History Month

As part of our ongoing series “Hop Into History” Special Collections & Archives will be holding a pop-up exhibit at Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Company on Tuesday, February 13th from 5-6:30. This month’s theme is “Black History Month.” ZSR’s Special Collections & Archives, along with WSSU’s University Archives, will bring along materials from our... more

Telling a Tale of World War I: Using Storymap

Please join us in Special Collections & Archives on Thursday, February 8th at 3pm to learn about our most recent project. Follow along as we describe the discovery and donation of a WWI journal, the processing and transcription of the contents, and experience the final product an interactive map of the unidentified WWI soldier’s movement... more

Message from the Dean

The fall semester saw the launch of several newly renovated spaces in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. On October 27, we officially dedicated our new Scholars Commons, a remodeled study space designed for our students. This renovation was supported by a donation from John Cooper (’72, MA ’73) and his wife Lynn Eickholt (’74). The... more

Reserve the New Experimental Classroom

Active learning classrooms enable “student-centered, interactive, integrated, flexible, active learning spaces” (University of Minnesota, 2009). WFU faculty who are interested in trying to incorporate active learning pedagogy into their courses may request use of the Teaching & Learning Collaborative and Digital Scholarship Experimental Classroom 665 in ZSR Library.  To make the request, simply complete this form which is available on... more

Library Lecture Series – Spring 2018

Todd McFall, The NCAA Faces Steep Trade-Offs from Its Governance Decisions. Wednesday, January 31, 4-5 p.m., ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing) Bob Browne, Ancient Forests of England. Wednesday, February 7, 4-5 p.m., ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing) Anna Fields, The Girl in the Show: Three Generations of Comedy, Culture & Feminism.... more

CLIR Grant to Enable Audiotape Preservation

In November, Special Collections & Archives (SCA) was notified it was one of 16 recipients of a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Recordings at Risk Grant. CLIR will provide $50,000 for “Documenting the Evangelical Movement in the United States: Digitizing Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Open-Reel Audiotapes, 1957-1980.” George Blood LP (Philadelphia)... more

Spring Workshops for Faculty and Students

Are you looking for a way to organize your research or streamline the citation process? Are you ready to migrate from EndNote or RefWorks to an open-source solution? Perhaps you want to encourage your students to compose better citations. Well, Zotero can do all these things, and ZSR is offering a record 20 Zotero workshops... more

Electronic Resources News

Added CINAHL Complete: Nursing and allied health journals with additional materials that include nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheets, audiovisuals and continuing education modules. Provided by the Carpenter Medical Library. Digital Theatre+: Hundreds of theatre productions and educational resources covering English and the performing arts. Education Week: National newspaper covering K-12 education. Gallup Analytics:... more

Capture the Flag Returns to ZSR in 2018

After a five-year hiatus, Capture the Flag returned to ZSR on Friday, January 26th, 2018! Fifty students joined us for two games and 12 pizzas! Capture the Flag has a long history at ZSR, it was the first large-scale, live-action game we hosted in ZSR, a full year before we began our Humans v Zombies... more

Newly Digitized Photograph Collection – Guest Post by Ed Morris, Executive Director, Wake Forest College Birthplace Society

Recently, Special Collections & Archives and Digital Scholarship were able to transfer and download the Wake Forest College Birthplace Photograph Collection, which is now available to researchers. Wake Forest College Birthplace Society Executive Director Ed Morris agreed to do a guest blog post for us as we advertise the availability of the digitized images (funded... more