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Streaming Video @ ZSR

With the number of streaming media resources available at ZSR growing dramatically in recent years, some of our users may not be familiar with all the amazing new streaming options! For example, we now subscribe to Kanopy Video, a distributor of educational videos for online viewing, and content available across multiple subject areas, including 369 videos... more

Upcoming Zotero and Citation Workshops!

Let the ZSR Library help you manage and cite your sources! We are sponsoring numerous citation workshops this Fall! Zotero Workshops Zotero is an amazing tool that will help you generate citations and craft bibliographies with ease!  Check it out: Please join us for one of our Zotero workshops on managing and citing sources on one of these upcoming... more

Resource Review: Browzine Web

Browzine Web brings web browser access to the popular Browzine App available on iOS and Android devices. For the past two years, Browzine has allowed smartphone and tablet users to browse recent issues of scholarly journal, much like browsing a print journal. Now, Browzine Web is available on your computer! Access BrowZine Web from your... more

Fall Workshops for Faculty and Students

In addition to weekday Zotero workshops geared to faculty and weekend Zotero workshops geared to students, the library will offer “The Right Way to Cite” before each of the weekend Zotero workshops. If you have students who need more extensive help citing sources, please recommend these back-to-back sessions, offered on three Sunday afternoons during the... more

It Takes a Village-Parkland IB @ ZSR

On Thursday, July 30th, 27 students from Parkland IB spent the morning in the ZSR Library as part of their week-long orientation to the IB program. We discussed topic ranging from finding research resources via NCLive to writing citations and avoiding plagiarism. I want to thank Ellen Daugman, Kyle Denlinger, Joy Gambill, Megan Mulder, Rebecca... more


Throughout the month of July (and late June) members of the RIS team worked with the LENS summer program, offering workshops on research instruction, presentation skills, and google tools. This year there were two LENS programs, one on the topic of Sustainability, and a new one called “Cultural Crossroads”. Over the course of the month,... more

ZSR 101: An Introduction to the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University

Recently, the Professional Development Center at WFU asked the ZSR Library to lead a “ZSR 101” workshop for staff as part of the CORE program. We love to talk about ZSR and the great services we offer, so we jumped at the chance! For this first session, four members of ZSR collaborated on the outline, and... more

A Tipping Point for HvZ!

After each Humans v Zombies event, I like to write a Gaz post on the event just to keep a record of the event, but this time I’m writing to talk about what looks like a tipping point in the event. The Spring 2014 HvZ had 120 participants, this year we had 158 (and last... more

What The Heck Does An Outreach Librarian Do?

Last week, as part of my responsibilities as an Instruction and Outreach Librarian at ZSR, I was planning a variety of outreach events for Spring 2015. As I planned these events, I realized that many of these events happen away from ZSR or after hours, and I thought it might be worthwhile to take a... more

Cool New Presentation Tools for Spring 2015

As a fan of better presentation tools, I’m always on the lookout for ways to replace Powerpoint! Here are a few options that go beyond Powerpoint and even past Prezi! First, there is Microsoft Sway. I like Sway because it has nice features for embedding Tweets and Videos into your presentation! (Microsoft account required!) Another... more