Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

New Year, New Search Results Page!

We’re always looking for ways to improve your library experience. For the past year we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to design a new search results page that makes it easier for you to discover all that the ZSR library has to offer. After lots of design changes and extensive testing, we’re ready to... more

2018: The Year in Reading

As 2018 comes to an end, let’s take a moment to remember the year in reading! The following titles from our Browsing Collection represent books that were frequently checked out by members of our reading community in the past year. Browsing Book with most checkouts of 2018 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Frequently checked... more

It’s Time to Wake the Library – Fall 2018

Ready for exams? We are! Wake the Library is an exam week tradition of 24/7 study, free food, and other surprises! Here is a little bit more information for your exam week survival in ZSR. The Hours ZSR Library is committed to staying open 24/7 for Wake the Library (12/9-12/15). If we have power, we’ll... more

The ZSR Ambassadors at Project Pumpkin 2018

On Thursday, October 25th, the ZSR Ambassadors participated in the annual Wake Forest Tradition, Project Pumpkin providing a safe and fun venue for trick-or-treating, carnival games, clowns, entertainment. This year’s theme was “Candyland, from the classic board game, and there were more than 95 student-run booths! Many thanks to the ZSR Ambassadors for running a ZSR... more

WFU Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp @ ZSR 2018

On October 11th the ZSR Library, along with the Graduate School, hosted our second thesis boot camp for WFU graduate students. Both Reynolda campus and Wake Downtown graduate students were invited to attend. Almost double the number of graduate students (27) attended this year’s event! We hosted four workshops on Thursday and ended with some... more

Weather Alert: ZSR Library Hours

The ZSR Weather Team will keep the library open as we are able, for Saturday to Sunday, September 15-16, 2018. We have an abbreviated schedule for Saturday, September 15: Saturday 1PM to 7PM We hope to hold regular hours on Sunday, September 16: Sunday 10AM to open all night Should the library lose power, or should... more

ZSR Open and OUTBREAK! (mini-golf and zombies in the ZSR Library!)

On Friday, August 31st, the ZSR Library did something completely different as part of New Deac Week! First, we hosted an all-new open house event, featuring mini-golf in the Library, called the ZSR Open, and then we followed up that event with pizza in our all-night study room and two games of “OUTBREAK!” our update... more

New Graphic Novels and Comics Collection

Perhaps you missed the recent announcement that (for the first time ever) a graphic novel made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize? This nomination of Nick Drnaso’s Sabrina is just one example of the increased attention that sequential art formats have seen in recent years. And we’re paying attention, too! Last year we created... more

Fall Workshops for Faculty and Students

Data Analysis in R Faculty Learning Community: Sign up by September 10. Copyright in the Classroom Tuesday, September 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Location: Room 665 Friday, October 5, 12-1 p.m. Location: Room 665 There is a mistaken belief that all classroom use of copyrighted content is protected as educational use. While some protections for educational uses... more

Electronic Resources News

Added: ACS Symposium Series eBooks: Topics include agricultural and food chemistry, cellulose and renewable materials, chemical education, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials and others. American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: A collection of American periodicals. Dance Online: Dance in Video: Covers the full scope of 20th and 21st century dance. Early European Books: ZSR... more