Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

ZSR Improved! New Workstations and Self-Checkout

Over Spring Break, ZSR made a few incremental yet significant changes to better serve the students who will be using our spaces between now and the end of the semester. New Workstations On the 7th floor of the Reynolds wing, we installed 12 individual workstations, each with their own outlet! The new spaces have already... more

The Role of Transparency in the Archives

In Special Collections & Archives (SCA), we are continually focused on the discovery process and providing better and streamlined access to our many collections and materials. In 2016, we decided to create a historical timeline for Wake Forest, capturing the events and individuals from our past. In the process of creating our Historical Timeline, we... more

WFU Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp Spring 2019 “Shut Up and Write” Sessions

On Monday and Tuesday, March 11 and 12, the ZSR Library hosted our second annual Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp “Shut Up and Write” Sessions! Twenty-seven graduates students participated in either one or both days of the event. Coffee and tea were available on-demand from 9a-4p, and box lunches were served to all who attended! We... more

Highlights from the WFU timeline

In 2017, I was tasked with creating a historical timeline of Wake Forest University for the ZSR Library Special Collections & Archives website. There are many published and unpublished sources of information about Wake Forest’s history. Special Collections & Archives’ goal was to make this information readily available online in a way that was easy... more

Spring Zotero 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. Zotero can do all these things, and ZSR is once again offering numerous Zotero workshops... more

Electronic Resources News

New Resources American Historical Periodicals (Series 1-5): Documents from the Colonial Era through the Civil War, Reconstruction and the twentieth century. Capital IQ: Provides research, data and analysis of private and public companies. IOPscience E-books: Collection consists of IOP Concise Physics, IOP Expanding Physics, Physics World Discovery and AAS-IOP Astronomy. MGG Online: Digital version of... more

Valentine’s Day Matchmaking @ ZSR: Blind Date with a Book Returns!

As per library tradition, ZSR hosted its annual Blind Date with a Book (BDWAB) event on Thursday, February 14th. The event promotes leisure reading and engagement with the literary arts for the Wake Forest community and is a favorite among many students! What’s especially entertaining is that each book is wrapped and given a brief... more

OUTBREAK at ZSR – Spring 2019

On Friday, January 18th, 51 students joined volunteers from the ZSR Library for two fun, fast-paced games of OUTBREAK! We left our Nerf Blasters at home and yellow foam balls became the necessary item to stop the zombie horde! We couldn’t host these events without our dedicated volunteers from the ZSR staff and faculty! We... more

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