Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

Adding Board Games to ZSR: A Team Effort!

Thanks to an incredible team effort across ZSR, we now have a collection of board games ready for checkout! While ZSR has had games available for students on Wilson 4 for over a year, it’s only recently, after conversations with students from the board game club and others at ZSR, that we came up with... Continue reading “Adding Board Games to ZSR: A Team Effort!”

Need to Organize Your Research and Cite Your Sources? Try a Zotero Workshop!

For students, faculty, and staff who need to organize their research and find a better way to cite sources, Zotero may be just what you are looking for! You can register for one of our workshops offered this semester or learn online from our Zotero videos. It only takes 45 minutes in a workshop or... Continue reading “Need to Organize Your Research and Cite Your Sources? Try a Zotero Workshop!”

2022: The Year in Reading

As we bid farewell to 2022, let’s take a moment to review our year in reading. The following titles from our browsing collection represent books that were frequently checked out by members of our reading community in the past year. Additionally, a few ZSR librarians and staff members wanted to share their favorite reads in... Continue reading “2022: The Year in Reading”

Neuroscience Book Club: The Brain in Search of Itself

The Biology Department’s Neuroscience Program has facilitated their book club each semester for many years and offers participation to students, faculty, and staff. This fall’s meeting featured Benjamin Ehrlich’s The Brain in Search of Itself: Santiago Ramón y Cajal and the Story of the Neuron. Over the course of three meetings, about 40 students and... Continue reading “Neuroscience Book Club: The Brain in Search of Itself”

Find a Seat in ZSR!

Use Occuspace and the Waitz app to Find a Seat! The Z. Smith Reynolds Library has rolled out a new solution to help you find a seat in the library called Occuspace and the Waitz app! Occuspace empowers students with real-time data on how busy parts of the library are. You can identify where the... Continue reading “Find a Seat in ZSR!”

Colleen at the NNLM Wikipedia + Libraries Training

As a recent “graduate” of the National Library of Medicine’s Wikipedia + Libraries training modules, I am compelled to share my experiences and encourage anyone who has ever used Wikipedia – yep, you! – to read on… Although it needs no introduction, Wikipedia is the most-read work of crowd-sourced reference in history. Available in over... Continue reading “Colleen at the NNLM Wikipedia + Libraries Training”

Halloween Game Night @ ZSR – 2022 Edition

On Friday, October 29th, from 7-9 pm, the ZSR Library hosted our second game night of the Fall 2022 semester! We had 71 people in attendance, and the event was co-sponsored with WFU E-sports, the Board Game Club, Rook & Bishop, the Dungeons & Dragons Club, and the Chinese Students & Scholars Association. The atrium... Continue reading “Halloween Game Night @ ZSR – 2022 Edition”

Project Pumpkin with ZSR Ambassadors & the Department of Education

On October 25th, the ZSR Ambassadors participated in a longstanding Wake Forest tradition, Project Pumpkin. During this event, children from the Winston-Salem community are invited to go trick-or-treating at dozens of booths set up by student organizations and campus departments. In addition to collecting candy and treats, there are also activities and games at each... Continue reading “Project Pumpkin with ZSR Ambassadors & the Department of Education”

Graduate Student Research Retreat – Fall 2022

On Thursday, Oct 13th, the ZSR Library teamed up with the Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Biomedical Graduate Programs to offer our 6th annual research retreat! Started in the Fall of 2017 as “Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp” and rebranded as the “Graduate Student Research Retreat” for the Spring of... Continue reading “Graduate Student Research Retreat – Fall 2022”

Exciting Updates to IBIS World

With our latest renewal, one of our most popular business databases, IBIS World, has some great new features. Let’s check them out! Global Industry Reports Want to know what’s going on in the world of beer, globally? What about management consultancy, outside the US? Well, now you can find out via IBIS World! Formatted just... Continue reading “Exciting Updates to IBIS World”