Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

National Poetry Month

The following post was written by our friends at the Wake Forest University Press, the premiere publisher of Irish Poetry in North America. We thank Fahad Rahmat and Rachel Stewart for their collaboration and engaging blog post! National Poetry Month is the largest celebration of literature on the globe. The month of April is meant... more

8th Annual Senior Showcase on April 18

The 8th Annual Senior Showcase will be held at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 3 p.m. Honoring the exemplary research endeavors of undergraduate students in their final year at Wake Forest, faculty advisers nominated students for the Showcase in mid-March, and winners were selected by a panel of library... more

Fake News is in the News

Announcing the ZSR Library guide to “Fake News!” You’ve probably heard the term a lot since the 2016 general election. It might be coming up in your classes. If you’re wondering what it means or what you’re even supposed to do about it, this guide is for you! We want this guide to be a... more

Thank You Note Workshop

On Tuesday March 28th, from 5 pm to 7 pm, ZSR and OPCD co-hosted the Say Thanks Workshop. This event featured how to’s and general guidelines from, Jennifer Richwine, the author of With Gratitude: The Power of a thank you note. So many people arrived to take part in the workshop that extra chairs had to... more

Harry Potter Clue Night

On Friday March 24th, the librarians made their final rounds in closing the ZSR for the weekend and the house elves -um- ZSR Ambassadors arrived to transform the library into Hogwarts for Harry Potter Clue Night. Off duty Hogwarts Professor Rebecca May greeted students as they signed in. Ollivander’s wand shop (the circulation desk) offered... more

ZSR and the 2017 Oscars

The 89th Academy Awards were announced on Sunday, February 26, and we have several of those films in our collection! Here is what we have available now, with more on the way! Arrival Winner – Best Sound Editing Nominee – Best Picture Nominee – Best Director, Denis Villeneuve Nominee – Best Adapted Screenplay Nominee – Best... more

Books Are Moving! ZSR Summer Renovation Projects Begin

The next phase of renovation plan for the ZSR Library building has begun! To kickoff our upcoming summer renovation projects, ZSR Library relocated approximately 5,000 linear feet of material over Spring Break. The recent relocation of materials included: Moving the collection on the 8th floor of the Reynolds wing (the call numbers that start with Ds) down... more

ZSR Workshops at Wake Downtown!

On Sunday, February 26th, the ZSR Library hosted our first workshops at Wake Downtown. Our Science Librarian, Sarah Jeong, has been holding regular office hours in the Faculty Touchdown space since the beginning of the semester, and now we are offering both “The Right Way to Cite” and “Using Zotero to Manage and Cite Sources”... more

Find Your Nerd Herd, Spring 2017

On Friday, February 10th, from 7:30 pm to 10 pm, the library witnessed a congregation of book-lovers, artists, and cravers alike at Find Your Nerd Herd ! Imagine: a table filled with buttons of various fandoms, ideologies, and deacons, allowed students to add a little customization to their backpacks. Stamps, stationery cards, and envelopes allowed students... more

Blind Date with a Book, Valentine’s Day 2017

On Tuesday, February 14th, the ZSR Library hosted our second “Blind Date with a Book” Event! Our first event was part of the “Arive and THRIVE” event in September. At these events we give away wrapped books with a brief description written on the wrapping (but no title!) Participants read the description, select a book,... more


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