Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

WFU-Wide Access to The Financial Times Is Now Available

ZSR is pleased to announce that we now provide online, full-text, institutional access to The Financial Times via FT.com. The Financial Times’ provides authoritative news and analysis on global business, finance and politics, from over 600 journalists around the world. Follow the instructions below to set up your FT.com account. Users must create an account in order to... Continue reading “WFU-Wide Access to The Financial Times Is Now Available”

5+ Questions with Rodrigo Castro!

Welcome back to another installment of 5 Questions! If you would like to choose 5 Questions yourself, feel free to choose 5 from this form. Rodrigo Castro Director of Library Services Tell us about what you do at ZSR Library? As Director of Public Services, I am part of a team that provides face-to-face services... Continue reading “5+ Questions with Rodrigo Castro!”

Call for Applications: DH@Wake Summer Institute: Digital Publishing – May 2022

ZSR Library’s Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication team invites Wake Forest faculty to join us for the 2022 DH@Wake Summer Institute: Digital Publishing. Our 3-day workshop will explore opportunities and resources for digital publishing in teaching and research activities. The Summer Institute will be held in-person (unless public health conditions require moving online) at ZSR... Continue reading “Call for Applications: DH@Wake Summer Institute: Digital Publishing – May 2022”

Books in Bloom: A ZSR Little Free Library Pop-Up at Campus Gardens

On Sunday, March 20th, ZSR Library joined the Office of Sustainability and other campus partners at Campus Gardens for the Spring Solstice Festival. The Festival was a fun and welcoming gathering of people, plants, and animals, and provided an opportunity for the campus community to welcome the budding life of spring and get a full-sensory... Continue reading “Books in Bloom: A ZSR Little Free Library Pop-Up at Campus Gardens”

WFU-Wide Access to American City Business Journals Now Available

ZSR is pleased to announce that we now provide online, full-text, institutional access to ​​to all 46 Business Journals across the American City Business Journals network including the Greensboro/Triad Business Journal and the Charlotte Business Journal, free of charge, to Wake Forest students, staff, and faculty. The Business Journals will complement your course materials with... Continue reading “WFU-Wide Access to American City Business Journals Now Available”

Questions about Ukraine? ZSR Can Help!

Hello! Your friendly Political Science Librarian here, hoping to offer some guidance on how to catch up with current events abroad! When international events are changing rapidly, as they are with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it’s important to rely on trusted, verified news sources to keep up with what is going on. Mis- and... Continue reading “Questions about Ukraine? ZSR Can Help!”

Valentines for Bibliophiles! Blind Date with a Book 2022

On Valentine’s Day, we paired over 400 books with eager students during our annual Blind Date with a Book program! This much beloved, pop-up library event promotes leisure reading and a love of books. To plan for the event we collect popular fiction and non-fiction titles throughout the year, receiving book donations from ZSR faculty... Continue reading “Valentines for Bibliophiles! Blind Date with a Book 2022”

Accessible Directions to Classrooms, Named Spaces, and Campus Partners in the ZSR Library

In an effort to improve accessibility in the ZSR Library, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee worked with student assistants in the ZSR Library to create accessible directions from the entrance of the Library to our classrooms, named spaces, and campus partners located in ZSR. These directions attempt to provide the most accessible and direct... Continue reading “Accessible Directions to Classrooms, Named Spaces, and Campus Partners in the ZSR Library”

Call for Applications: Faculty Workshop on Integrating Information Literacy Skills in Introductory Courses – May 2022 Cohort

ZSR Library invites all Wake Forest faculty teaching divisionals, first year seminars, and introductory writing courses to join us in a 3-day workshop on advancing the information literacy skills of students taking introductory courses. Faculty who would like to further develop or engage with information literacy concepts or skills in their courses are encouraged to... Continue reading “Call for Applications: Faculty Workshop on Integrating Information Literacy Skills in Introductory Courses – May 2022 Cohort”

2021: The Year in Reading

As we bid farewell to 2021, let’s take a moment to review 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. Additionally, a few ZSR librarians and staff members wanted to share their favorite reads in... Continue reading “2021: The Year in Reading”