Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

Intellectual Wellbeing Month

During the month of November, the WFU Office of Wellbeing recognizes Intellectual Wellbeing as the Dimension of the month! This is a month to expand your mind and broaden your horizons. Don’t let your curiosity end with lectures and textbooks– use this month to find the answer to a question you’ve always had, learn a... more

A “Photographic Journey” with Ken Bennett and ZSR

University Photographer Ken Bennett recently published an article titled “My Photographic Journey”  in Wake Forest Magazine. In it, Ken is asked to “submit 10 photos for the photography issue of the Magazine.” It is this exercise that leads Ken to the realization that the ZSR library is a muse for his work. ZSR INSPIRES ME IN... more

Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp 2017

On October 12th and 13th, the ZSR Library, along with the Graduate School, hosted a new event, a two-day thesis boot camp for WFU graduate students. Both Reynolda campus and Wake Downtown graduate students were invited to attend. Fifteen graduate students attended from eleven different programs! We hosted six workshops, four on Thursday and two... more

Tags: One Small Step for Course Reserves, One Giant Leap for Our Users

Who doesn’t love Course Reserves? Faculty love it because they can get their students the course materials they need on the very first day of class, without having to worry about running afoul of copyright law. Students love it because it gives them no-cost access to their course materials, including DVDs, scans of articles and... more

Message from the Dean

It has been an exciting summer in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. We transformed dated spaces into collaborative and productive areas to support teaching, research and learning. On the fourth level of the Reynolds Wing, the newly refinished Scholars Commons overlooks the Atrium. Every productive and ergonomic seat has access to power and related technology.... more

Fall Workshops for Faculty and Students

This fall, ZSR will offer weekday Zotero workshops geared to faculty. In addition, encourage your students to attend one of the Zotero workshops on Sunday afternoons. Two Sunday sessions will be preceded by “The Right Way to Cite,” which will take students through the basics of MLA eighth edition, APA sixth edition and Chicago 17th... more

Upcoming Events

Events at ZSR this fall include the Library Lecture Series, Undergraduate Research Day and A Spooky Night in Special Collections & Archives. Library Lecture Series Welcomes Kirt Gonzales Kirt Gonzales, Your Life Has Value. Thursday, October 5, 4-5 p.m., ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing). A Spooky Night in Special Collections & Archives Special... more

New Databases and Electronic Resources

Accessible Archives: Digitized American historical documents. The American Founding Era Collection: Andrew Jackson Papers and George Washington Papers. British Library Newspapers 1800-1900: Parts 1 and 2 British Parliamentary Papers 21st Century: Our access has been updated through 2015. CRC Combined Chemical Dictionary Credo Reference: Includes over 650 titles with particular emphasis on subject encyclopedias, dictionaries,... more

Hit the Bricks: The Legacy of Brian Piccolo at Wake Forest

As the quad fills up with energized undergraduates, competitive faculty and staff, and enthusiastic runners, let’s take a moment to talk about Brian Piccolo and his legacy here at Wake Forest. You can learn a lot about his life as a professional football player and his diagnosis with cancer by watching “Brian’s Song,” but here... more

The Scholars Commons is Open!

We are excited to announce the opening of the Scholars Commons on the 4th floor of the Reynolds Wing of ZSR Library. Although not entirely complete, the Scholars Commons is open for use by all students, staff, and faculty. The space has been closed all summer and the first few weeks of the Fall semester... more