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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

Friday Folk Night @ ZSR: 10 String Symphony

The second annual Friday Folk Night @ ZSR featured the Nashville duo 10 String Symphony comprised of Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer (WFU-2007). The name comes from the fact that they each play a 5-string fiddle. The event was held on the evening of April 24 under cool but beautiful skies. This year the event... more

Clue: Harry Potter Edition @ ZSR

Guest blog story by Heidi Gall (President, ZSR Ambassadors) and Madison Cairo (Vice President, ZSR Ambassadors and Student Assistant, Access Services) On April 10, Hogwarts took over the library with the Clue: Harry Potter event hosted by the ZSR Ambassadors. The classic board-game was brought to life with a Harry Potter twist. Students worked to... more

Take the bite out of crunch time with Sources, Citations & Cookies

Every Monday in April, we will be offering our drop-in research assistance sessions–Sources, Citations & Cookies– from 2:00 – 6:00 pm. If you are working on a research paper or project, and would like a bit of help from one of our research experts at ZSR, here’s your chance! Our drop-in research assistance sessions will... 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

Announcing RootsMOOC: A Free Online Genealogy Course

If you’re like me, researching your family history has been one of those fascinating pastimes that has always seemed just out of reach. There are about a million different places to start and just as many different ways to get overwhelmed. Without a little guidance, it’s easy to write off genealogy as one of those... 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

That’s a Wrap! Fall 2014 Sources, Citations & Cocoa

Last Monday, ZSR held the last drop-in research session of our Sources, Citations & Cocoa series. This semester’s series started fast and furious, with twenty students stopping by within the first hour of the first session on November 10th. The following three sessions were also well attended, and overall, we had 90 students participate in... more

Lunch@ZSR!

In an effort to help our students who remained on campus for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the ZSR Library served lunch for student in the atrium on Saturday, November 29th, from 12-1:30pm! Sarah Jeong and I hosted the event, and thanks to the support of the ZSR Library, we were able to feed 52 students.... more

Book-tacular Fun at Project Pumpkin with the ZSR Ambassadors!

ZSR Ambassador and Student Assistant, Megan Franks, reports on the Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s recent participation with Project Pumpkin! On October 29th, the ZSR Library participated in a longstanding Wake Forest tradition, Project Pumpkin, for the first time. Project Pumpkin is a frighteningly fun time on the Upper Quad of the Wake Forest campus. Children... more

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