Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

ZSR Library’s Mis/disinformation Online Workshop Series-Summer 2020

The ZSR Library hosted a four-workshop series in June on mis/disinformation online. We’ve had an average of 42 attendees at each online workshop! They’ve been so successful we’ve decided to repeat the series in July! In August, Rosalind Tedford will be creating and leading a workshop on mis/disinformation around vaccines! We’ve also been posting videos... Continue reading “ZSR Library’s Mis/disinformation Online Workshop Series-Summer 2020”

Book Recommendations from Our Summer Reading Social

To kick off the start of summer reading season, ZSR librarians hosted a virtual Summer Reading Social on Tuesday, May 5th. This inaugural program allowed us to share our favorite titles from the past year and offer literary genre recommendations. Participants were also eager to share favorite titles and suggested reads for summer. We had... Continue reading “Book Recommendations from Our Summer Reading Social”

Remote Access to Library Materials: April 2020

Additional publishers now provide fulltext access via Google Scholar CASA and via your WFU login. Continue reading “Remote Access to Library Materials: April 2020”

Share Words of Encouragement!

YOU CAN DO IT! Exam week is just around the corner! And during this time of stress and uncertainty, we’re asking our community members to share their favorite quotes and words of encouragement for anyone gearing up to take the final exams. Your words of encouragement will be shared with students during exam week. Share... Continue reading “Share Words of Encouragement!”

Remote Access to Library Resources: March 2020

As we all get into the swing of working from home, one thing to know about ZSR’s electronic journals and books is that, usually, they require an on-campus network connection, or something that gives you an on-campus address from home: the University’s VPN, for example, or ZSR links that route you through an on-campus proxy... Continue reading “Remote Access to Library Resources: March 2020”

WFU Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp-“Shut Up and Write” Sessions during Spring Break 2020

On Monday, March 9 and 10, the ZSR Library hosted our annual WFU Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp-“Shut Up and Write” Sessions. Eleven graduate students attended the writing sessions in the morning and afternoon, fueled by coffee and lunch generously provided both days by the Dean of the Library, the Dean of the Graduate School,... Continue reading “WFU Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp-“Shut Up and Write” Sessions during Spring Break 2020”

Dean’s List Gala, February 21, 2020

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library hosted the 7th Annual Dean’s List Gala on Friday, February 21, 2020.  This event, a tradition held in February every year since 2014, honors the Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors who made the Dean’s List in the spring or fall semester in 2019. Students enjoyed a brief respite from studying to... Continue reading “Dean’s List Gala, February 21, 2020”

Writers’ Camp 2020

On Friday, January 31st, 2020, twenty-six Wake Forest student authors spent eight hours in the ZSR Library writing the third edition of our Writers’ Camp series. After an excellent and inspiring keynote address by Dr. Ryan Shirey at 4 pm, and a pizza dinner sponsored by the Office of Personal and Career Development, students fueled... Continue reading “Writers’ Camp 2020”

2019: The Year in Reading

As 2019 comes to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect upon our 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 2019 Becoming by Michelle Obama Frequently checked out... Continue reading “2019: The Year in Reading”

Finals Are Coming. Share Your Words of Encouragement!

Exam week is a high stress time for students. Help motivate our students and ease their anxieties by sharing your favorite quotes and/or words of encouragement! Your words of encouragement will be included in ZSR Library’s Exam Week Survival Kits (to be distributed on the last day of class). Thank you for supporting our students!... Continue reading “Finals Are Coming. Share Your Words of Encouragement!”