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Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

News You Can Trust: ZSR Resources for Getting News Straight to Your Inbox

In tumultuous times, especially with social media so full of mis- and disinformation, people often lament about how they don’t even know where to go or how to get news and information they can trust. This is doubly true when social media and news websites are so full of clickbait headlines and outrage in the comments... Continue reading “News You Can Trust: ZSR Resources for Getting News Straight to Your Inbox”

2020: The Year in Reading

As we bid farewell to 2020, 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 staffers wanted to share their favorite reads in 2020. And, we’d... Continue reading “2020: The Year in Reading”

The Value of Experience: Six Remarkable ZSR Retirees

Between July 2020 and January 2021, six amazing ZSR employees will have retired and we will lose 170 years of valuable knowledge and experience. These individuals helped shape ZSR as well as countless students, faculty and staff. Because of the pandemic, we cannot celebrate them in person as we would like to do. That will... Continue reading “The Value of Experience: Six Remarkable ZSR Retirees”

5 Questions with Scott Adair!

A few days before Scott Adair’s retirement on October 30th, the Communications Committee thought we would ask him 5 Questions about his 35 years at working at the library! 1. What is your most memorable ZSR moment? A lot of things come to mind, like Wanda bursting into my office on 9/11 and telling me... Continue reading “5 Questions with Scott Adair!”

Reminder: Register for Dr. Sam Gladding’s Presention, November 10, 2020

Join us for our third Special Collections & Archives fall program: Off the Courthouse Square: A Memoir of My Life Up to Age 21 with Dr. Sam Gladding Tuesday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m. ET (Registration required) Join ZSR Special Collections and Archives, in partnership with Bookmarks, Winston-Salem’s independent bookstore and non-profit literary society, where... Continue reading “Reminder: Register for Dr. Sam Gladding’s Presention, November 10, 2020”

Off the Courthouse Square with Dr. Sam Gladding

Off the Courthouse Square with Dr. Sam Gladding – ZSR Special Collections & Archives Tuesday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m. ET (Registration required) Join ZSR Special Collections and Archives, in partnership with Bookmarks, Winston-Salem’s independent bookstore and non-profit, where we will hear from Counseling Professor Sam Gladding, a prolific author of numerous books (including Becoming... Continue reading “Off the Courthouse Square with Dr. Sam Gladding”

ZSR Park Cleanup

On Saturday, October 3rd, a crisp but clear morning, several ZSR Library employees participated in the Belview Park Cleanup. The Library has been conducting the cleanups at the neighborhood park for a number of years. Owing to the pandemic, we hadn’t been to the park since early March, just before the initial stay at home... Continue reading “ZSR Park Cleanup”

How to Reserve a Study Carrel

ZSR Library has decided to make all of the study carrels individually reservable, along with some of our formerly known as “group” study rooms. The rooms are reservable for a two hour maximum every day, and are meant to give students not only a place for individual study, but also a place where they can... Continue reading “How to Reserve a Study Carrel”

ZSR Library’s Mis/disinformation Online Workshop Series-Summer 2020

The ZSR Library hosted a four-workshop series in June on mis/disinformation online. We’ve had an average of 42 attendees at each online workshop! They’ve been so successful we’ve decided to repeat the series in July! In August, Rosalind Tedford will be creating and leading a workshop on mis/disinformation around vaccines! We’ve also been posting videos... Continue reading “ZSR Library’s Mis/disinformation Online Workshop Series-Summer 2020”

Book Recommendations from Our Summer Reading Social

To kick off the start of summer reading season, ZSR librarians hosted a virtual Summer Reading Social on Tuesday, May 5th. This inaugural program allowed us to share our favorite titles from the past year and offer literary genre recommendations. Participants were also eager to share favorite titles and suggested reads for summer. We had... Continue reading “Book Recommendations from Our Summer Reading Social”