Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

Off the Courthouse Square with Dr. Sam Gladding

Off the Courthouse Square with Dr. Sam Gladding – ZSR Special Collections & Archives Tuesday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m. ET (Registration required) Join ZSR Special Collections and Archives, in partnership with Bookmarks, Winston-Salem’s independent bookstore and non-profit, where we will hear from Counseling Professor Sam Gladding, a prolific author of numerous books (including Becoming... Continue reading “Off the Courthouse Square with Dr. Sam Gladding”

ZSR Park Cleanup

On Saturday, October 3rd, a crisp but clear morning, several ZSR Library employees participated in the Belview Park Cleanup. The Library has been conducting the cleanups at the neighborhood park for a number of years. Owing to the pandemic, we hadn’t been to the park since early March, just before the initial stay at home... Continue reading “ZSR Park Cleanup”

How to Reserve a Study Carrel

ZSR Library has decided to make all of the study carrels individually reservable, along with some of our formerly known as “group” study rooms. The rooms are reservable for a two hour maximum every day, and are meant to give students not only a place for individual study, but also a place where they can... Continue reading “How to Reserve a Study Carrel”

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”