Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

Why We’re Dropping Google Analytics

Like most libraries, ZSR strongly believes in protecting the privacy of the scholars and researchers who use our collections and services. Our privacy policy puts it this way: “When you use our library, it is nobody’s business but your own what you read or research.” Our commitment to user privacy is backed up by the... Continue reading “Why We’re Dropping Google Analytics”

Summer Reading at ZSR

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! Here are a few programs to help you get a jump start on your recreational reading this summer: ZSR Summer Reading Challenge Looking to step outside of your reading... Continue reading “Summer Reading at ZSR”

WakeHacks 2019

On Friday, March 29th, 2019, the ZSR Library served as the location for the WakeHacks 2019, a 24-hour “hackathon” that began at 7 pm and continued until 7 pm Saturday! More than 40 students attended this event, with 42 present for the opening ceremony. On Saturday there were sponsor and partner talks, and an escape... Continue reading “WakeHacks 2019”

ZSR Improved! New Workstations and Self-Checkout

Over Spring Break, ZSR made a few incremental yet significant changes to better serve the students who will be using our spaces between now and the end of the semester. New Workstations On the 7th floor of the Reynolds wing, we installed 12 individual workstations, each with their own outlet! The new spaces have already... Continue reading “ZSR Improved! New Workstations and Self-Checkout”

WFU Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp Spring 2019 “Shut Up and Write” Sessions

On Monday and Tuesday, March 11 and 12, the ZSR Library hosted our second annual Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp “Shut Up and Write” Sessions! Twenty-seven graduates students participated in either one or both days of the event. Coffee and tea were available on-demand from 9a-4p, and box lunches were served to all who attended! We... Continue reading “WFU Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp Spring 2019 “Shut Up and Write” Sessions”

Spring Zotero 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. Zotero can do all these things, and ZSR is once again offering numerous Zotero workshops... Continue reading “Spring Zotero Workshops for Faculty and Students”

Electronic Resources News

New Resources American Historical Periodicals (Series 1-5): Documents from the Colonial Era through the Civil War, Reconstruction and the twentieth century. Capital IQ: Provides research, data and analysis of private and public companies. IOPscience E-books: Collection consists of IOP Concise Physics, IOP Expanding Physics, Physics World Discovery and AAS-IOP Astronomy. MGG Online: Digital version of... Continue reading “Electronic Resources News”

Valentine’s Day Matchmaking @ ZSR: Blind Date with a Book Returns!

As per library tradition, ZSR hosted its annual Blind Date with a Book (BDWAB) event on Thursday, February 14th. The event promotes leisure reading and engagement with the literary arts for the Wake Forest community and is a favorite among many students! What’s especially entertaining is that each book is wrapped and given a brief... Continue reading “Valentine’s Day Matchmaking @ ZSR: Blind Date with a Book Returns!”

OUTBREAK at ZSR – Spring 2019

On Friday, January 18th, 51 students joined volunteers from the ZSR Library for two fun, fast-paced games of OUTBREAK! We left our Nerf Blasters at home and yellow foam balls became the necessary item to stop the zombie horde! We couldn’t host these events without our dedicated volunteers from the ZSR staff and faculty! We... Continue reading “OUTBREAK at ZSR – Spring 2019”

New Year, New Search Results Page!

We’re always looking for ways to improve your library experience. For the past year we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to design a new search results page that makes it easier for you to discover all that the ZSR library has to offer. After lots of design changes and extensive testing, we’re ready to... Continue reading “New Year, New Search Results Page!”