Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

Save the Dates! Fall 2017 Events Round-Up

Your friendly, neighborhood librarians & ZSR Ambassadors have several library events planned for Fall 2017– some new, some recurring, some in collaboration with our amazing campus partners, all awesome and action-packed! For more upcoming library events, check out our calendar. September Library Lecture Series- The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America,... more

ZSR Librarians at WFU Faculty House Calls 2017

ZSR had great representation at the annual WFU Faculty House Calls event where faculty go to the first-year residence halls from 6-7 pm(ish) on the Wednesday after classes begin and give out study aids (booklets of post-its and place makers) and chat with students about their first days in the Forest! This year eight librarians... more

Pardon Our Dust: ZSR Construction Update

Welcome back! We are so excited for students, faculty, and staff to return to campus and start a new academic year. We have been busy this summer  making some changes to ZSR Library to better utilize our space while also providing excellent services to students, faculty, and staff. Here’s what’s going on: Reynolds 4: Steady... more

Exciting Zotero Updates!

Earlier this summer, ZSR’s favorite citation management software, Zotero, received a number of exciting updates with the release of Zotero 5.0. Read on for a list of the biggest updates and register for one of our upcoming lunchtime workshops to get your questions answered. The Big Updates Journal Feeds This is a big one, folks. If you’ve... more

Hard Hat Librarians: Summer Renovation Projects Moving Right Along

ZSR summer renovation projects are moving right along! Here is what is planned for the next few weeks: Wilson 6 The transformation of Wilson 6 is underway! Once completed, Wilson 6 will be the new home for the Teaching and Learning Collaborative and the Digital Scholarship Lab. Electricians are wrapping up installation of the overhead electrical... more

ZSR Summer Reading & Project Wake

Looking for summer reading recommendations? ZSR has you covered! Check out our Goodreads page for thematic reading lists to suit bibliophiles of all tastes! Here are a few of the titles from our 2017 Summer Reading list: Project Wake Additionally, we have a featured list of all selected titles from Project Wake— the University’s summer academic program.... more

National Poetry Month

The following post was written by our friends at the Wake Forest University Press, the premiere publisher of Irish Poetry in North America. We thank Fahad Rahmat and Rachel Stewart for their collaboration and engaging blog post! National Poetry Month is the largest celebration of literature on the globe. The month of April is meant... more

8th Annual Senior Showcase on April 18

The 8th Annual Senior Showcase will be held at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 3 p.m. Honoring the exemplary research endeavors of undergraduate students in their final year at Wake Forest, faculty advisers nominated students for the Showcase in mid-March, and winners were selected by a panel of library... more

Fake News is in the News

Announcing the ZSR Library guide to “Fake News!” You’ve probably heard the term a lot since the 2016 general election. It might be coming up in your classes. If you’re wondering what it means or what you’re even supposed to do about it, this guide is for you! We want this guide to be a... more

Thank You Note Workshop

On Tuesday March 28th, from 5 pm to 7 pm, ZSR and OPCD co-hosted the Say Thanks Workshop. This event featured how to’s and general guidelines from, Jennifer Richwine, the author of With Gratitude: The Power of a thank you note. So many people arrived to take part in the workshop that extra chairs had to... more