Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

The ZSR Ambassadors at Project Pumpkin 2018

On Thursday, October 25th, the ZSR Ambassadors participated in the annual Wake Forest Tradition, Project Pumpkin providing a safe and fun venue for trick-or-treating, carnival games, clowns, entertainment. This year’s theme was “Candyland, from the classic board game, and there were more than 95 student-run booths! Many thanks to the ZSR Ambassadors for running a ZSR... more

WFU Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp @ ZSR 2018

On October 11th the ZSR Library, along with the Graduate School, hosted our second thesis boot camp for WFU graduate students. Both Reynolda campus and Wake Downtown graduate students were invited to attend. Almost double the number of graduate students (27) attended this year’s event! We hosted four workshops on Thursday and ended with some... more

Weather Alert: ZSR Library Hours

The ZSR Weather Team will keep the library open as we are able, for Saturday to Sunday, September 15-16, 2018. We have an abbreviated schedule for Saturday, September 15: Saturday 1PM to 7PM We hope to hold regular hours on Sunday, September 16: Sunday 10AM to open all night Should the library lose power, or should... more

ZSR Open and OUTBREAK! (mini-golf and zombies in the ZSR Library!)

On Friday, August 31st, the ZSR Library did something completely different as part of New Deac Week! First, we hosted an all-new open house event, featuring mini-golf in the Library, called the ZSR Open, and then we followed up that event with pizza in our all-night study room and two games of “OUTBREAK!” our update... more

New Graphic Novels and Comics Collection

Perhaps you missed the recent announcement that (for the first time ever) a graphic novel made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize? This nomination of Nick Drnaso’s Sabrina is just one example of the increased attention that sequential art formats have seen in recent years. And we’re paying attention, too! Last year we created... more

Fall Workshops for Faculty and Students

Data Analysis in R Faculty Learning Community: Sign up by September 10. Copyright in the Classroom Tuesday, September 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Location: Room 665 Friday, October 5, 12-1 p.m. Location: Room 665 There is a mistaken belief that all classroom use of copyrighted content is protected as educational use. While some protections for educational uses... more

Electronic Resources News

Added: ACS Symposium Series eBooks: Topics include agricultural and food chemistry, cellulose and renewable materials, chemical education, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials and others. American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: A collection of American periodicals. Dance Online: Dance in Video: Covers the full scope of 20th and 21st century dance. Early European Books: ZSR... more

Save the Dates! Fall 2018 ZSR Events Round-Up

Your friendly ZSR Librarians & Library Ambassadors have planned an event-filled fall– make sure to save the dates for these awesome library events! For more upcoming library events, check out our calendar or follow us on our social media channels! August The ZSR Open! Our new library open house & mini-golf event (Friday, Aug. 31st, 5:00-7:00... more

Outbreak! Take Two

After the pilot of our latest incarnation of HvZ called “Outbreak” with the Ben Franklin Transatlantic Fellows in July, this followup event with SPARC, BUILD, World Wide Wake, MazalWAKE, and others was more than twice at large, with over 250 participants.  These new WFU first-year students and their program assistants fought off the zombie horde... more

OUTBREAK@ZSR! Humans v Zombies Gets an Upgrade!

On the evening of Friday, July 6th, the ZSR Library hosted our first game of OUTBREAK! for 90 students from the Ben Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute and almost 50 students from the WFU Debate Camp! This updated version of Humans v Zombies uses bright yellow foam balls to replace Nerf blasters, speeding up the game... more