Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

We Asked Our Ambassadors: “What should new students know about ZSR?”

The ZSR Ambassadors are the library’s student advocacy group, supporting ZSR through programmatic assistance and candid feedback. Since the inception of this program in 2012, our Ambassadors have offered a student voice for outreach, service, and facility considerations, and the group is frequently consulted by library administration for their perspective and counsel. In recent years,... Continue reading “We Asked Our Ambassadors: “What should new students know about ZSR?””

ZSR Reviews! A Collaborative Book Reviews Project

Are you looking for a good book? Do you have a reading recommendation to share? In our continuing efforts to inspire curiosity, discovery, and collaboration, ZSR Library has created a new book reviews program– ZSR Reviews! Book reviews are submitted from our community of readers & we invite all community members– students, faculty, staff, librarians,... Continue reading “ZSR Reviews! A Collaborative Book Reviews Project”

The ZSR Open – Mini Golf in the Library, Take Two!

On Friday, September 6th from 7:30-9:00 PM, the ZSR Library hosted our second “ZSR Open.” We had 35 students play the six-hole course in the Library that started at the ZSR Circulation Desk, continued to the Reference Desk and the Media Room, then on to the Writing Center, up to the Special Collections reading room,... Continue reading “The ZSR Open – Mini Golf in the Library, Take Two!”

WFU Access to the Wall Street Journal Online

All students, faculty, and staff at Wake Forest University now have free access to the subscription version of the online Wall Street Journal at Access to is provided by the School of Business and ZSR Library. Get Unlimited Access to Log in to your WFU Google email account Go to Use your WFU... Continue reading “WFU Access to the Wall Street Journal Online”

DH@Wake Speaker Series: Dr. Kenneth Price on The Walt Whitman Archive

The ZSR Library DH@Wake Speaker Series, in conjunction with Special Collections & Archives and the Wake Forest Department of English, is pleased to host a lecture by Dr. Kenneth Price, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, on Tuesday, September 24 at 4:00 pm in ZSR 404. A reception and Walt Whitman pop-up exhibit in the Special Collections Reading... Continue reading “DH@Wake Speaker Series: Dr. Kenneth Price on The Walt Whitman Archive”

Friends of ZSR Goes to Bookmarks Fest!

We are debuting our donor program Friends of ZSR Library at Bookmarks Literary Arts Organization & Book Festival, Saturday September 7th, as part of their street fair! Our booth will be sharing signup info, invites to upcoming events, tons of fun swag, and a raffle of 3 Kindles for people who sign up for more... Continue reading “Friends of ZSR Goes to Bookmarks Fest!”

OUTBREAK@ZSR – It Takes A Village

The ZSR Library hosted three awesome “Outbreak@ZSR” humans v zombies events this Summer! First, there was “OUTBREAK! Alumni Edition” for WFU Fac/Staff/kids and local Alumni, and then there was another game of OUTBREAK for the Pre-Orientation Camps on Monday, August 19th, and finally, on Saturday, August 31st, more than 150 students attended “OUTBREAK@ZSR” as part... Continue reading “OUTBREAK@ZSR – It Takes A Village”

Save the Dates! ZSR Library Fall 2019 Events Round Up

Your friendly ZSR Librarians, Library Ambassadors, and campus partners 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 Outbreak @ ZSR (Saturday, Aug. 31st, 7:30-9:00 pm) September Arrive & Thrive (Wednesday,... Continue reading “Save the Dates! ZSR Library Fall 2019 Events Round Up”

DH@Wake Workshop Series: Fall 2019

The Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication team is pleased to announce our DH@Wake Workshop Series. Below you’ll find a list of our offerings for the fall 2019 semester and a link to our printable calendar of events. All workshops will be held in ZSR 665, 2:30-4:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Introduction to Copyright September 9 Introduction... Continue reading “DH@Wake Workshop Series: Fall 2019”

Outbreak @ ZSR-Alumni Edition 2019

After a two-year hiatus, Outbreak @ ZSR-Alumni Edition returned for Summer 2019! In partnership with Alumni Engagement, Laura Harrell and her team marketed the event to local Alumni, Faculty and Staff, who brought their kids and joined in the fun playing humans v zombies in ZSR! Thanks to Alumni Engagement, Kona Ice was served during... Continue reading “Outbreak @ ZSR-Alumni Edition 2019”