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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.

  • Open Educational Resources and Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis

    Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:00AM
    ZSR Library Auditorium 404

    The cost of college textbooks has grown to a point that virtually every campus is now seeking solutions. While many colleges and universities have successfully reduced costs through stop-gap measures such as rental programs and textbook reserves, the greatest potential for permanently solving the problem lies in Open Educational Resources (OERs), which are academic materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, adapt, and share. Institutions across the country have begun to leverage OERs to reduce textbook costs, expand access to information, and enable faculty to better tailor materials to their courses. This talk will provide an overview of the OER movement to date, including how to identify OERs, how they are created, and research showing the impact on students. It will also help frame the opportunity for Wake Forest to advance OER right on campus. Join Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education, SPARC: The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition, on Thursday, October 23, at 10 a.m. for ZSR Library's Open Access Week 2014 presentation.

  • Search like a Librarian

    Monday, October 27, 2014, 3:30PM
    ZSR Library 204

    This session is for faculty and graduate students who want to learn some easy ways to be better searchers of online resources.

  • Buried Treasure: Howard Pyle and the Silver Screen, or "Pyle's Pirates"

    Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:00PM
    ZSR Library Auditorium 404

    David Lubin, Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art, explores the work of late 19th century American book illustrator Howard Pyle and his influence on movies, television, and comic books.

  • Lunch and Learn: Getting Started with NC Digital Library

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 12:30PM
    ZSR Library 476

    Looking to load up your eReader or smart phone before the holiday travel season begins?? The North Carolina Digital Library features a wide variety of *free* eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos and more! Bring your lunch and join us for this fun, hands-on introduction to the NC Digital Library & learn how to access thousands of *free* eBooks, Audiobooks, videos, and more! This session will cover a basic overview of the NC Digital Library collection, a demonstration of accessing and borrowing from the collection, and instruction for how to set up your device. Note: You will need a Forsyth County Library Card and a pin number to access the NC Digital Library (all Forsyth County residents, and residents of neighboring counties, are eligible for a library card). If you do not already have a Forsyth County Public Library card, get one today!

  • The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 3:30PM
    Reynolda House Museum of American Art

    Phil Archer, Reynolda House Director of Public Programs, will speak about the Museum’s latest exhibit, featuring more than 40 iconic chairs that tell the dynamic and engaging story of the history, design, and culture of American seating. “The Art of Seating” carries the viewer through three centuries of design ranging from a Shaker rocking chair to Frank Lloyd Wright’s office chair.

  • Lunch and Learn: Getting Started with NC Digital Library

    Monday, December 15, 2014, 12:00PM
    ZSR Library 476

    Looking to load up your eReader or smart phone before the holiday travel season begins?? The North Carolina Digital Library features a wide variety of *free* eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos and more! Bring your lunch and join us for this fun, hands-on introduction to the NC Digital Library & learn how to access thousands of *free* eBooks, Audiobooks, videos, and more! This session will cover a basic overview of the NC Digital Library collection, a demonstration of accessing and borrowing from the collection, and instruction for how to set up your device. Note: You will need a Forsyth County Library Card and a pin number to access the NC Digital Library (all Forsyth County residents, and residents of neighboring counties, are eligible for a library card). If you do not already have a Forsyth County Public Library card, get one today!

If you have any questions, please contact us at 336-758-5475.