Events & Classes

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library features a variety of events and classes. The library often partners with other units on campus to offer these programs. For more information, contact the library. Below is a list of upcoming events and classes.

  • ZSR Library
    Does the idea of doing your bibliography at the end of a paper stress you out? Need help with parenthetical citations or footnotes while you are writing? This one-hour workshop will take students through the basics of both MLA and APA citation formats. We will cover in-text citation and Bibliography/Works Cited formats. Source management strategies will also be covered. Designed for students at any stage of research to help make those citations easy peasy!
  • ZSR Library
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library
    Through an analysis of the print culture of late 19th- and early 20th-century railroad expansion in the U.S., this talk will reveal the methods by which corporations reframed the Southwest in terms of American patriotism and civic duty. Promotional materials featuring Harvey Girls-- white women hired as waitresses in the Santa Fe Railways Harvey House restaurantsdemonstrate the railways massive rhetorical campaign tapping into sentimental values centered in the Anglo-American, middle-class home. Later, the company would circulate postcards, pamphlets, and booklets scripting Indian women into the same nationalist narrative, mythologizing the Southwest as an ancient and future repository of middle-class values. Carrie Johnston is the Digital Humanities Research Designer at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    With the Syrian conflict now in its sixth year, millions of people continue to be displaced. After Spring is the story of what happens next. By following two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running, viewers will experience what is like to live in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees. With no end in sight for the conflict or this refugee crisis, everyone must decide if they can rebuild their lives in a place that was never meant to be permanent. World Premiere at Tribeca Festival 2016.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    Albritton Lecture by Gay Byron, Professor of New Testament and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Howard University School of Divinity. Sponsored by the Department for the Study of Religions.
  • ZSR Library
    On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Wake Forest University will host its sixth annual student research symposium on gender and sexuality, featuring moderated sessions of scholarly and creative presentations by Wake Forest students. This event will showcase the exciting work that our undergraduates and graduate students are doing on gender-related issues across disciplines. This years theme is: Feminist Solidarities: Challenging Systems of Oppression and Privilege. The theme can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Systems of oppression are built around what are understood to be norms in our societies. A norm signifies what is normal, acceptable, and desirable in a society. It is also given a position of dominance, privilege and power over what is defined as non-dominant, abnormal and therefore marginal or not valuable. It is important to understand how all forms of oppression are linked and how they intersect to shape socio-political landscapes and personal identities. These intersecting systems of power and privilege include, but are not limited to, sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, and colonialism. In order to confront and overturn systems of oppression we must become active also by nurturing relationships with others who share our feminist goals and simultaneously work across boundaries of difference to promote change. For this symposium, we invite presentations that address a vision of equality attentive to power differences, and engaged in constructive dialogue, resistance, and collective action. co-sponsored by the Department of Womens, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the School of Divinity at Wake Forest University
  • ZSR Library
    New York Times bestselling author Charlie Lovett will give a presentation and book signing to celebrate the publication of his latest novel, The Lost Book of the Grail. The new book is a biblio-mystery about an English cathedral, a lost medieval manuscript-- and a digital humanities project. Charlie will be on hand to autograph books after the talk. Copies of The Lost Book of the Grail will be available for purchase at the event and can also be pre-ordered from Bookmarks. Attendees will also have the opportunity to see actual medieval manuscripts from ZSR Special Collections.
  • ZSR Library
    Does the idea of doing your bibliography at the end of a paper stress you out? Need help with parenthetical citations or footnotes while you are writing? This one-hour workshop will take students through the basics of both MLA and APA citation formats. We will cover in-text citation and Bibliography/Works Cited formats. Source management strategies will also be covered. Designed for students at any stage of research to help make those citations easy peasy!
  • ZSR Library
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    Humanities Institute Summer Writing Grant Presentation by Morna O'Neill Morna O'Neill, Associate Professor of Art History was one of four recipients of a Humanities Institute Summer Writing Grant for Summer 2016. She will present on her work-in-progress at 2:00pm on Monday, March 20th in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium. Each summer the Humanities Institute funds up to four competitive Summer Writing Grants for university faculty working in the humanities to complete or make significant progress on a manuscript for a monograph that is either under contract or in which a publisher has indicated written interest. Applications are open to all full-time faculty, with priority for two of the grants given to proposals submitted by tenure-track humanities faculty working on a first monograph.
  • ZSR Library
    2016 was the 100th anniversary of the founding of Cabaret Voltaire and DaDa. A burst of an idea in 1916, the art movement known as DaDa gave birth to a new 20th Century creativity. It spread through and beyond the arts and reverberated in cities across Europe, the Americas and beyond. DaDa was arguably the first instance of artists from a wide range of disciplines coming together to create art that was wildly imaginative, unapologetically experimental, and noisily provocative. The urgency of DaDa, emerging at the intersection of technological transformation and the violence and destruction of World War I, rendered the process of art making essential to this time of radical change. Lynn Book, Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Wake Forest University, will focus on parallels between then and now, proposing the art movements irrepressible potential remains alive with challenge written into its DaDa DNA. She will also discuss DADA! 100 Years of Edge Innovation, the university-wide, campus and community event that took place throughout ZSR Library last November, highlighting the creative research and engagement that brought together a host of experimentalists from Wake Forest and area partners.
  • ZSR Library, Atrium
    Up to 8 teams play Harry Potter themed Clue Night in the ZSR. Teams can have up to six people, register with RSA no later than Friday, March 17.
  • ZSR Library
    Does the idea of doing your bibliography at the end of a paper stress you out? Need help with parenthetical citations or footnotes while you are writing? This one-hour workshop will take students through the basics of both MLA and APA citation formats. We will cover in-text citation and Bibliography/Works Cited formats. Source management strategies will also be covered. Designed for students at any stage of research to help make those citations easy peasy!
  • ZSR Library
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    Humanities Institute Summer Writing Grant Presentation by T.H.M. Gellar-Goad T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Assistant Professor of Classical Languages was one of four recipients of a Humanities Institute Summer Writing Grant for Summer 2016. He will present on his work-in-progress at 3:00pm on Tuesday, April 4th in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium. Each summer the Humanities Institute funds up to four competitive Summer Writing Grants for university faculty working in the humanities to complete or make significant progress on a manuscript for a monograph that is either under contract or in which a publisher has indicated written interest. Applications are open to all full-time faculty, with priority for two of the grants given to proposals submitted by tenure-track humanities faculty working on a first monograph.
  • ZSR Library
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    Library Partners Press presents...poems of resistance, read by authors LC Williams, Donald Beagle, Jill Crainshaw, and Sam Gladding. Books will be available for signing and sale after the readings. After-party to be determined.
  • ZSR Library
    Does the idea of doing your bibliography at the end of a paper stress you out? Need help with parenthetical citations or footnotes while you are writing? This one-hour workshop will take students through the basics of both MLA and APA citation formats. We will cover in-text citation and Bibliography/Works Cited formats. Source management strategies will also be covered. Designed for students at any stage of research to help make those citations easy peasy!
  • ZSR Library
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    Dr. Claudia Kairoff, Professor of English and recipient of the MacDonough Family Faculty Fellowship will lecture onRaising Her Voice: A Critical Edition of The Works of Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea at 4pm in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404. Hubert McNeill Poteat taught at Wake Forest University from 1911 to 1956 and was widely known and respected as a Latin scholar. Named in his honor, this lecture series is designed to recognize and celebrate the many achievements of our faculty in research, scholarly, and creative work.
  • ZSR Library
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library
    Does the idea of doing your bibliography at the end of a paper stress you out? Need help with parenthetical citations or footnotes while you are writing? This one-hour workshop will take students through the basics of both MLA and APA citation formats. We will cover in-text citation and Bibliography/Works Cited formats. Source management strategies will also be covered. Designed for students at any stage of research to help make those citations easy peasy!
  • ZSR Library
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    Please join us for our 2016/17 SAC Meetings! Each month we welcome guests that help us keep in touch with what is happening on campus, and how those happenings affect staff. There may be raffles??? Come find out!
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    Join PREPARE for a screening of the award-winning documentary, The Hunting Ground, followed by a Q&A with campus resources like the SAFE Office, Title IX and UPD.

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