Library Gazette

During October 2012...

Human v. Zombies, Take Three!

Monday, October 29, 2012 10:14 am

On Friday, October 26th, 2012, the ZSR Library hosted its third Humans v. Zombies event! These events just keep getting bigger and better! The first event, in the Fall of 2011, brought 80 students to the Library, 103 attended the event in the Spring of 2012 and 128 attended the most recent game! Some students arrived at 9pm sharp, armed with Nerf shooters, while others arrived early for pizza and to get zombie makeup from two amazing student volunteers, Sara Lindsey and Nora Kane. We managed three games in two hours, and with zombies allowed to re-spawn, the humans didn’t stand a chance. We owe a big thanks to our Library volunteers, Susan Smith, Mary Beth Lock, Thomas Dowling, Tim Mitchell, and Rebecca Peterson, and our student leader for the event, John Walsh! Check out photos of the event at: and learn more about Capture the Flag and Humans v. Zombies as well as other new WFU tradition at:

Archives Week Exhibit and Documenting Diversity Event

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:27 am

Archives Week Exhibit

Archives Week 2012 is October 22-28 and Special Collections student, Brittany Newberry has designed an exhibit to celebrate this event. Archives Week is an annual, week-long observance of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our nation, state, communities and people. The events are a celebration of the work that we and our organizations do, but it is also a time to raise public awareness. By holding exhibit openings, workshops, lectures, open houses, and other related events during Archives Week, North Carolina’s archives community can make a concerted effort to bring the importance of our profession to our state’s citizenry and public leaders.

The theme for Archives Week 2012 is “Journeys to Justice: Civil Rights in North Carolina”. The exhibit has images from underrepresented groups at Wake Forest currently and from the past. Archives Week is sponsored by the Society of North Carolina Archivists which encourages individuals and groups to hold events to promote the theme of each year. To this end, ZSR will be hosting a Documenting Diversity Kickoff Event on Thursday, October 25 at 4 pm in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room in ZSR Library. We encourage submissions from groups underrepresented in the Archives, such as WFU’s ethnic minorities, LGBTQ, and international communities. We want to identify, locate, secure, and make accessible these important and at-risk historical records. Please attend this event if you can, and come by ZSR to see the Archives Week exhibit.

Wake Forest Allies Exhibit

Friday, October 19, 2012 1:30 pm

LBGTQ Allies Exhibit

This week, I worked with Melanie LeMay, Program Coordinator of the LBGTQ Center to put up an Allies Exhibit. The past week, October 15-19 was Allies Week. The Center asked individuals on campus to write why they were allies on colorful sheets of paper. These posts are arranged in the exhibit case at the library entrance-along with a banner which was signed throughout Ally Week last week. Take a look at these poignant comments as you enter or leave ZSR.

Need Research Help?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:32 pm

Now that we are almost halfway(!) through the semester, some of the final papers and projects on your syllabus that once seemed so far away are becoming more real, and November and December deadlines are looming! Before you panic, remember that the librarians of ZSR are here to help.

  • We have reference librarians who cover each of the subject areas on campus, so no matter if your project is a company report, a literature review or bibliography, a case study or a historical research project, we have someone who can help you get started.
  • Make an appointment for a personal research session and we will walk with you through your assignment and topic, and help you find the books, articles and online resources that you will need.
  • We have multiple ways for you to contact us, for either quick questions or more extensive research needs: Questions? Ask.

If you would like a more in-depth introduction to library research, consider taking LIB100. This half-semester, 1.5 credit course will give you an overview of how to do academic research and take advantage of the resources we have here at ZSR. Look for it when you start to register for Spring 2013!

Make Your Voice Heard. Vote!

Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:29 pm

If you want to understand the candidates and issues in this election, please see the NC Center for Voter Education and 2012 NC Voter Guide.

Voter Registration Deadline

The registration deadline for NC is Friday, October 12. For information on how to register in NC, see the NC’s State Board of Elections page, Registering to vote in NC. From that registration page, you can also check your registration status.

Absentee Ballots

There are two ways to vote absentee: Absentee voting by mail and One-stop absentee voting (AKA early voting).

Early voting starts Thursday, October 18 and ends Saturday, November 3.

Election Day

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. Polls open at 6:30AM and close at 7:30PM.

Other Resources

If you’re not voting in NC, check out your State Election Offices for information on how to vote in your state.

Documenting Diversity Initiative

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 11:16 am

In celebration of National Archives Month and North Carolina’s Archives Week (October 22-28), ZSR’s Special Collections and Archives is reaching out to invite departments and student groups across campus to deposit their paper and electronic documents in the University Archives. We particularly encourage submissions from groups underrepresented in the Archives, such as WFU’s ethnic minority, LGBTQ, and international communities. We want to identify, locate, secure, and make accessible these important and at-risk historical records.

The Documenting Diversity initiative seeks to raise awareness of the importance of preserving the historical records, especially of under-represented groups. We will provide consultations and guidelines for the transfer of non-current records to the Archives.

Documenting Diversity kicks off with an Archives open house event in the Special Collections Reading Room from 4-5 pm on October 25th. Members of the WFU community will have the opportunity to see the University Archives, drop off materials, view some collections already housed in the archives, and discuss the future of a more inclusive and well-rounded University record. Light refreshments will be served. Participating departments and organizations include

We encourage all interested individuals and groups to attend the Archives open house and to contribute appropriate materials to the University Archives. If you plan to attend, please register for the event. For more information, contact Rebecca Petersen.

Book Discussion: The Warmth of Other Suns

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 8:23 am

As part of the 2012 “On The Same Page” community read, we will discuss Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns. Join us Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 7:00pm in the ZSR Library.

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.

For more information about the book, visit the library catalog or Wikipedia.

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