Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

OUTBREAK@ZSR! Humans v Zombies Gets an Upgrade!

On the evening of Friday, July 6th, the ZSR Library hosted our first game of OUTBREAK! for 90 students from the Ben Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute and almost 50 students from the WFU Debate Camp! This updated version of Humans v Zombies uses bright yellow foam balls to replace Nerf blasters, speeding up the game... more

The Human Library at Wake Downtown: An Amazing Collaboration!

Back in January of 2017, Mary Beth Lock, Director of Access Services at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. asked if we had ever considered doing a Human Library event at ZSR, and at the same time, we learned that Elon University hosted a Human Library event each year during their January term. This got the Outreach... more

2018 Dean’s List Gala

The 5th Annual Dean’s List Gala, held on February 23, 2018 was a great success!  Over 400 people attended the Gala making this the most successful event of its kind. A student led smooth jazz group kept the ambiance light and celebratory. Hors d’oeuvres, and a sparking cider toast, as well as plenty of conversation... more

WFU Thesis Boot Camp Spring 2018 “Shut Up and Write” Session

The ZSR Library hosted its second WFU Thesis Boot Camp event on the Monday and Tuesday of Spring Break! Our first event, during Fall Break, focused on tools and skills for writing your thesis. The Spring Break event focused on time to write, without interruptions! (Well, other than coffee, lunch, and a great presentation by... more

Book Love: Blind Date with a Book on Valentine’s Day!

“Roses are red, violets are blue, We’ve got a book that’s just for you” On February 14th, ZSR Library hosted a pop-up, Valentine’s Day-themed, Blind Date with a Book event! Our Blind Date with a book events are becoming increasingly popular and offer us a chance to promote leisure reading and pair our community readers... more

Library Lecture Series – Spring 2018

Todd McFall, The NCAA Faces Steep Trade-Offs from Its Governance Decisions. Wednesday, January 31, 4-5 p.m., ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing) Bob Browne, Ancient Forests of England. Wednesday, February 7, 4-5 p.m., ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing) Anna Fields, The Girl in the Show: Three Generations of Comedy, Culture & Feminism.... more

Spring Workshops for Faculty and Students

Are you looking for a way to organize your research or streamline the citation process? Are you ready to migrate from EndNote or RefWorks to an open-source solution? Perhaps you want to encourage your students to compose better citations. Well, Zotero can do all these things, and ZSR is offering a record 20 Zotero workshops... more

Electronic Resources News

Added CINAHL Complete: Nursing and allied health journals with additional materials that include nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheets, audiovisuals and continuing education modules. Provided by the Carpenter Medical Library. Digital Theatre+: Hundreds of theatre productions and educational resources covering English and the performing arts. Education Week: National newspaper covering K-12 education. Gallup Analytics:... more

Capture the Flag Returns to ZSR in 2018

After a five-year hiatus, Capture the Flag returned to ZSR on Friday, January 26th, 2018! Fifty students joined us for two games and 12 pizzas! Capture the Flag has a long history at ZSR, it was the first large-scale, live-action game we hosted in ZSR, a full year before we began our Humans v Zombies... more

Save the Dates! Spring 2018 ZSR Events Round-Up

Your friendly ZSR Librarians & Library Ambassadors have planned an event-filled Spring– make sure to save the dates for these awesome library events! For more upcoming library events, check out our calendar. January Library Lecture Series- Rose O’Brien: MLK “Building the Dream” Lecture  (Jan. 25th, 4:00 pm) Capture the Flag (Jan. 26th, 7:30-9:00 pm) Library Lecture Series- The... more