Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

ZSR’s Summer Reading Challenge

We’re gearing up for another season of summer reading– that glorious time of the year when we can kick back and embrace our leisure reading pursuits! This summer, in an effort to highlight diverse literature and minority authors, we are hosting a new summer reading challenge that focuses on promoting diverse authors, Own Voices titles,... Continue reading “ZSR’s Summer Reading Challenge”

Introducing ZSR’s Anti-Racist Pedagogy Research Guide

Link to ZSR’s Anti-Racist Pedagogy Research Guide Some context In Spring 2021, I completed an instruction internship at ZSR as my capstone field experience for UNC Greensboro’s Library & Information Science master’s program. Creating an antiracist pedagogy research guide was one of the capstone goals I set with my site supervisor, Amanda Kaufman, ZSR’s Learning... Continue reading “Introducing ZSR’s Anti-Racist Pedagogy Research Guide”

Share Words of Encouragement for Finals Week!

Exam week is just around the corner! To support and motivate our students during this stressful time, we’re asking University community members to share their favorite quotes and words of encouragement. Your words of encouragement will be displayed throughout ZSR Library and shared with students during exam week. Thank you for supporting our students! Go... Continue reading “Share Words of Encouragement for Finals Week!”

Call for Applications: Faculty Workshop on Integrating Information Literacy Skills in Introductory Courses

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”

Irish Authors and Irish Printers at Wake Forest

View recording here Title: Irish Authors and Irish Printers at Wake Forest Presenters: Megan Mulder, Special Collections Librarian; and Dr. Jefferson Holdridge, Professor of English Literature and Director of the Wake Forest University Press Did you know that Wake Forest is a center for Irish studies in the United States? ZSR Library holds the archives... Continue reading “Irish Authors and Irish Printers at Wake Forest”

New Ambassadors Meet & Greet

Spring has sprung! And last Thursday afternoon, amid the budding campus landscape, we met to welcome a new cohort of ZSR Library Ambassadors. This was a very special moment, as it was the first time since moving to virtual meetings and programs last spring that we were able to congregate in person (in accordance with... Continue reading “New Ambassadors Meet & Greet”

A Conversation with Ryan Ramsey, ‘03 Chief of Staff, Library of Congress

Ryan Ramsey, ‘03, was our Wake connection when the University awarded Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and African-American to be Librarian of Congress, an honorary doctorate. Join us On April 15th at 4:00 PM in a conversation with Ryan and ZSR Ambassador Rebecca Walker, as we learn about Ryan’s journey from Wake Forest to... Continue reading “A Conversation with Ryan Ramsey, ‘03 Chief of Staff, Library of Congress”

Guest Post from ZSR Ambassador, Kendall John

Sometime in the year 2017, a slightly younger me came to join the Wake Forest community for the first time. In true Work Forest fashion, much of my time was spent at the ZSR. The library gave me a place to meet and bond with my first friends as freshmen, and sometimes we would get... Continue reading “Guest Post from ZSR Ambassador, Kendall John”

Graduate Student Thesis Research Retreat-Spring ’21

In the Fall of 2018, the ZSR Library began partnering with the Graduate School and Graduate Programs in Biomedical Science to offer graduate students a “Thesis Boot Camp” and in the Spring of each year since then, we’ve also offered a “Shut Up and Write” session over Spring Break! We held our 2020 “Shut Up... Continue reading “Graduate Student Thesis Research Retreat-Spring ’21”

ZSR Services Available During Restricted Access

During times of more restricted access where COVID protocols impact library operations and access, there are still many ways you can get help from the library. Requests & Pickup Request items from the library catalog. They will be pulled and put in the smart lockers, in the 24/7 room at the front of the library... Continue reading “ZSR Services Available During Restricted Access”