Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

Book Love: Blind Date with a Book on Valentine’s Day!

“Roses are red, violets are blue, We’ve got a book that’s just for you” On February 14th, ZSR Library hosted a pop-up, Valentine’s Day-themed, Blind Date with a Book event! Our Blind Date with a book events are becoming increasingly popular and offer us a chance to promote leisure reading and pair our community readers... more

Library Lecture Series – Spring 2018

Todd McFall, The NCAA Faces Steep Trade-Offs from Its Governance Decisions. Wednesday, January 31, 4-5 p.m., ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing) Bob Browne, Ancient Forests of England. Wednesday, February 7, 4-5 p.m., ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing) Anna Fields, The Girl in the Show: Three Generations of Comedy, Culture & Feminism.... more

Spring Workshops for Faculty and Students

Are you looking for a way to organize your research or streamline the citation process? Are you ready to migrate from EndNote or RefWorks to an open-source solution? Perhaps you want to encourage your students to compose better citations. Well, Zotero can do all these things, and ZSR is offering a record 20 Zotero workshops... more

Electronic Resources News

Added CINAHL Complete: Nursing and allied health journals with additional materials that include nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheets, audiovisuals and continuing education modules. Provided by the Carpenter Medical Library. Digital Theatre+: Hundreds of theatre productions and educational resources covering English and the performing arts. Education Week: National newspaper covering K-12 education. Gallup Analytics:... more

Capture the Flag Returns to ZSR in 2018

After a five-year hiatus, Capture the Flag returned to ZSR on Friday, January 26th, 2018! Fifty students joined us for two games and 12 pizzas! Capture the Flag has a long history at ZSR, it was the first large-scale, live-action game we hosted in ZSR, a full year before we began our Humans v Zombies... more

Save the Dates! Spring 2018 ZSR Events Round-Up

Your friendly ZSR Librarians & Library Ambassadors have planned an event-filled Spring– make sure to save the dates for these awesome library events! For more upcoming library events, check out our calendar. January Library Lecture Series- Rose O’Brien: MLK “Building the Dream” Lecture  (Jan. 25th, 4:00 pm) Capture the Flag (Jan. 26th, 7:30-9:00 pm) Library Lecture Series- The... more

Cans for Fines Food Drive: December 5-December 16

Got fines and a desire to help the hungry in our community? The Z. Smith Reynolds Library will accept cans of sealed, non-expired food as payment for overdue fines.  For each can of food donated, $1 will be waived from your library fines.  (No maximum.)  The program will run from December 5-December 16.  Cans donated... more

Thanksgiving Saturday Lunch at ZSR – 2017 Edition

Since Thanksgiving 2013, ZSR has hosted a meal in the Library on the Saturday after Thanksgiving for students who remain on campus while food services are closed.  In 2013 we tried “dinner and a movie” with pizza and “The Avengers” in the ZSR Auditorium. From 2014-2016 we offered sandwiches from Jimmy John’s for lunch on... more

Intellectual Wellbeing Month

During the month of November, the WFU Office of Wellbeing recognizes Intellectual Wellbeing as the Dimension of the month! This is a month to expand your mind and broaden your horizons. Don’t let your curiosity end with lectures and textbooks– use this month to find the answer to a question you’ve always had, learn a... more

A “Photographic Journey” with Ken Bennett and ZSR

University Photographer Ken Bennett recently published an article titled “My Photographic Journey”  in Wake Forest Magazine. In it, Ken is asked to “submit 10 photos for the photography issue of the Magazine.” It is this exercise that leads Ken to the realization that the ZSR library is a muse for his work. ZSR INSPIRES ME IN... more