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, 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, Room 477 (The glass room)
    Want to learn how to be a stand-out job candidate, well liked among your friends, and family? Learn how to write a great Thank You Note with us! Jennifer Richwine, Executive Director of WFU's Washington D.C. Office and author of "With Gratitude:The Power of a Thank You Note" joins us to teach this life-changing skill.
  • 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, Room 204
    Come learn about the financial reports available through Cognos! This hands-on course, open to those with current financial reporting responsibilities, will cover accessing Cognos and generating the new and improved summary and transaction reports. This class is required before access to the financial reports is granted. To achieve the maximum benefit from this course, a laptop is strongly recommended. The reports to be covered include: Operating Summary Operating Summary with Activity and Location Activity Code Summary Location Code Summary Budget Officer Summary Restricted Grant Summary Projects Summary Endowed, Designated, Restricted Contributions, Start Ups and Center Grants Summary Fund Balance Summary Account Analysis Summary Transaction Detail AP Invoice Detail Encumbrance Detail Salary & Fringe Detail Salary & Fringe Encumbrance Detail Agency Fund Detail Reserve Fund Detail PO-Invoice Reconciliation Detail PO-Invoice Reconciliation with Line Items Detail All of the Summary reports are delivered in two versions one that is formatted and ready to print or share, and one that is Excel downloadable which is ready for ad hoc analysis. Summary reports are also delivered with drill down capabilities. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    Journalist Lewis Wallace will talk about objectivity in the age of "alternative facts," and posit that the antidote to propaganda isn't neutrality, but rather curiosity.
  • 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)
    Vinodh Venkatesh is Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech. Presenting a comprehensive overview of recent queer cinema in Latin America, this talk will discuss a new vein of filmmaking that promotes affective relationships between viewers and homo/trans/intersexed characters. Prof. Venkatesh will discuss a number of recent examples of Mexican films to show how their use of an affective poetics situates and regenerates viewers in an ethically productive cinematic space. He further demonstrates that New Maricn Cinema has encouraged the production of gay friendly commercial films for popular audiences, which reflects wider sociocultural changes regarding gender difference and civil rights that are occurring in Latin America. The talk will take place on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 4:00 PM in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404. A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public. At 6 pm, Prof. Venkatesh will take part in a film screening and discussion. Film description: The phrase "bad hair" is often used in Caribbean countries to refer to the tight curly hair of people of African heritage. These negative preconceptions have become a problem for Junior, a young boy being raised by a single mother in a working class neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela. Junior's anxiety about his upcoming school photo has him trying every trick he can think of to straighten his hair and achieve a new look inspired by a famous pop star. But Junior's mother, Marta, is troubled, fearing that the absence of a male figure at home is having an undesirable effect on her son. Before long, Junior will have to make a painful decision.
  • 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, 1615
    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! THIS SECTION WILL BE HELD AT WAKE DOWNTOWN
  • 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, 1615
    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. THIS SECTION IS TAUGHT AT WAKE DOWNTOWN! 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)
    Christian Miller, A.C. Reid Professor of Philosophy, Wake Forest University, will speak on: "The Neglected Virtue of Honesty: Is Anyone Honest These Days, and What Does 'Honesty' Even Mean?" Honesty and dishonesty are clearly big topics today, with stories about politicians from both parties lying to the media, students cheating on exams, and athletes using banned substances. But what is honesty? And how honest are people in general? In the first half of the presentation, we will focus on the philosophical question of what makes someone an honest person. In the second half, we will turn to the latest studies in psychology on cheating. The emerging picture calls into question whether most people are indeed honest. But it also, surprisingly, suggests that dishonesty is rare too. For most of us, we are somewhere in the middle.
  • 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.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Come learn about the financial reports available through Cognos! This hands-on course, open to those with current financial reporting responsibilities, will cover accessing Cognos and generating the new and improved summary and transaction reports. This class is required before access to the financial reports is granted. To achieve the maximum benefit from this course, a laptop is strongly recommended. The reports to be covered include: Operating Summary Operating Summary with Activity and Location Activity Code Summary Location Code Summary Budget Officer Summary Restricted Grant Summary Projects Summary Endowed, Designated, Restricted Contributions, Start Ups and Center Grants Summary Fund Balance Summary Account Analysis Summary Transaction Detail AP Invoice Detail Encumbrance Detail Salary & Fringe Detail Salary & Fringe Encumbrance Detail Agency Fund Detail Reserve Fund Detail PO-Invoice Reconciliation Detail PO-Invoice Reconciliation with Line Items Detail All of the Summary reports are delivered in two versions one that is formatted and ready to print or share, and one that is Excel downloadable which is ready for ad hoc analysis. Summary reports are also delivered with drill down capabilities. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)
    This exhibit focuses on the work of a Preservation Librarian, Craig Fansler, who has worked in ZSR Library for 22 years. Craig cares for and provides important physical preservation for ZSRs Special Collections and the General Collectionimportant, as it ensures their long-term survival. Among the unique items on display, the exhibit includes artists and miniature books, A Vietnam-era scroll, and an Ethiopian psalter.

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