Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

Irish Authors and Irish Printers at Wake Forest

Tuesday, April 20th at 4pm (Register 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... 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”

5(ish) Questions with Ellen Makaravage!

A few days before Ellen Makaravage’s retirement on January 29th, the Communications Committee thought we would ask her 5(ish) questions about her years at ZSR! 1. What brought you to Wake Forest University? My husband, Jim, was transferred to Winston-Salem with Piedmont Airlines in 1987. Less than a month later, it became US Air. I... Continue reading “5(ish) Questions with Ellen Makaravage!”

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”