ZSR Library

Hours Today: Open 24 Hours more hours

Events, Classes, & More

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.

  • Sources, Citations and Cookies!

    Monday, April 27, 2015, 2:00PM
    ZSR Library Allen Mandelbaum Reading Room

    If you are working on a research paper or project this semester and would like a bit of help from one of the research experts at the ZSR Library, here’s your chance. We are holding drop-in research help sessions during the end of the semester paper-writing season in the Mandelbaum Reading Room, on the 4th floor of the Wilson Wing at ZSR Library. Librarians will be available to help with any aspect of your research project from selecting a topic to citing tricky sources. Refreshments will also be available to help get you through the stress! There is no need to sign up for a time, but if you would like to, you can use this link to reserve an appointment time and add it to your Google calendar. If these times don't work, you can always use our Personal Research Session request form to schedule an appointment with a research librarian at a day and time that is convenient for you. We look forward to seeing you! The Research and Instruction Team, ZSR Library

  • Managing your Research Library with Zotero, Part 1: Saving, Organizing, and Citing Sources

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 1:00PM
    ZSR Library 476

    This time of year is when so many faculty and graduate students embark on large research writing projects that require careful management of sources and citations. Whether you’re in the market for a robust system of saving and organizing research sources or you’re just in need of a Zotero refresher course, this workshop will get your summer projects off on the right foot. In this introductory workshop, part one of an optional two-part series, you’ll learn how to:

  • Install Zotero on your computer of choice (PC or Mac) ;
  • Save articles, books, websites, and other sources to your Zotero library ;
  • Organize sources with collections and descriptive tags ;
  • Search your library using Advanced Search and saved searches ;
  • Create citations and bibliographies in the citation style of your choice ;
  • Sync and backup your research library to Zotero.org . No experience with Zotero is necessary to participate in this workshop. Participants should bring their Windows or Mac laptop of choice. Those that complete this workshop are encouraged to stick around for Managing your Research Library with Zotero, Part II: Zotero Web, Groups, and PDF Management.

  • Managing your Research Library with Zotero, Part II: Zotero Web, Groups, and PDF Management

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 2:30PM
    ZSR Library 476

    Zotero can do so much more than just manage your sources and generate citations. Its robust web interface lets you create live reading lists for your students, its group libraries feature allows you to collaborate with co-authors around the world, and free third-party plugins make it possible to set up some amazing workflows for PDF reading and annotating on your devices. In this advanced workshop, part two of an optional two-part series, you’ll learn how to:

  • sync and backup your research library to Zotero.org ;
  • use your Zotero.org library as a public resource ;
  • connect with colleagues individually or in public Zotero research groups ;
  • create and modify public, closed, or private Zotero groups ;
  • install the ZotFile plugin for PDF management ;
  • use ZotFile to rename and collocate PDF attachments for viewing and annotating on the device of your choice . Participants in this workshop are expected to have a working familiarity with Zotero. Participants should bring their Windows or Mac laptop of choice with a working version of Zotero already installed. Those who do not yet meet these prerequisites are encouraged to enroll in Managing your Research Library with Zotero, Part 1: Saving, Organizing, and Citing Sources

  • Managing your Research Library with Zotero, Part 1: Saving, Organizing, and Citing Sources

    Thursday, May 21, 2015, 9:00AM
    ZSR Library 476

    This time of year is when so many faculty and graduate students embark on large research writing projects that require careful management of sources and citations. Whether you’re in the market for a robust system of saving and organizing research sources or you’re just in need of a Zotero refresher course, this workshop will get your summer projects off on the right foot. In this introductory workshop, part one of an optional two-part series, you’ll learn how to:

  • Install Zotero on your computer of choice (PC or Mac) ;
  • Save articles, books, websites, and other sources to your Zotero library ;
  • Organize sources with collections and descriptive tags ;
  • Search your library using Advanced Search and saved searches ;
  • Create citations and bibliographies in the citation style of your choice ;
  • Sync and backup your research library to Zotero.org . No experience with Zotero is necessary to participate in this workshop. Participants should bring their Windows or Mac laptop of choice. Those that complete this workshop are encouraged to stick around for Managing your Research Library with Zotero, Part II: Zotero Web, Groups, and PDF Management.

  • Managing your Research Library with Zotero, Part II: Zotero Web, Groups, and PDF Management

    Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:30AM
    ZSR Library 476

    Zotero can do so much more than just manage your sources and generate citations. Its robust web interface lets you create live reading lists for your students, its group libraries feature allows you to collaborate with co-authors around the world, and free third-party plugins make it possible to set up some amazing workflows for PDF reading and annotating on your devices. In this advanced workshop, part two of an optional two-part series, you’ll learn how to:

  • sync and backup your research library to Zotero.org ;
  • use your Zotero.org library as a public resource ;
  • connect with colleagues individually or in public Zotero research groups ;
  • create and modify public, closed, or private Zotero groups ;
  • install the ZotFile plugin for PDF management ;
  • use ZotFile to rename and collocate PDF attachments for viewing and annotating on the device of your choice . Participants in this workshop are expected to have a working familiarity with Zotero. Participants should bring their Windows or Mac laptop of choice with a working version of Zotero already installed. Those who do not yet meet these prerequisites are encouraged to enroll in Managing your Research Library with Zotero, Part 1: Saving, Organizing, and Citing Sources

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