Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

2019: The Year in Reading

As 2019 comes to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect upon 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. Browsing book with most checkouts of 2019 Becoming by Michelle Obama Frequently checked out... Continue reading “2019: The Year in Reading”

Finals Are Coming. Share Your Words of Encouragement!

Exam week is a high stress time for students. Help motivate our students and ease their anxieties by sharing your favorite quotes and/or words of encouragement! Your words of encouragement will be included in ZSR Library’s Exam Week Survival Kits (to be distributed on the last day of class). Thank you for supporting our students!... Continue reading “Finals Are Coming. Share Your Words of Encouragement!”

Christian Burris: WFU Exempt Employee of the Year 2019

This month, Wake Forest University celebrated an annual luncheon to recognize faculty and staff milestones which end with an award for Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees of the Year. 25 Year ZSR Library employee Christian Burris was celebrated for his service and was surprised with the Exempt Employee of the Year award. The nomination was put... Continue reading “Christian Burris: WFU Exempt Employee of the Year 2019”

WFU Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp @ ZSR 2019

On Thursday, October 10th, the ZSR Library, along with the Graduate School, hosted our third annual thesis boot camp for WFU graduate students. Both the Reynolda Campus and Wake Downtown graduate students were invited to attend. Twenty graduate students attended this year’s event! We hosted five workshops. Dr. Ryan Shirey from the Writing Center and... Continue reading “WFU Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp @ ZSR 2019”

ZSR Needs Your Input!

To plan for the future, ZSR Library really wants to understand your perceptions and expectations about our services, spaces, and collections. Please take a few moments to complete a short survey about ZSR Library. The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. It will be open from October 6th through October 26th. Begin the... Continue reading “ZSR Needs Your Input!”

We Asked Our Ambassadors: “What should new students know about ZSR?”

The ZSR Ambassadors are the library’s student advocacy group, supporting ZSR through programmatic assistance and candid feedback. Since the inception of this program in 2012, our Ambassadors have offered a student voice for outreach, service, and facility considerations, and the group is frequently consulted by library administration for their perspective and counsel. In recent years,... Continue reading “We Asked Our Ambassadors: “What should new students know about ZSR?””

ZSR Reviews! A Collaborative Book Reviews Project

Are you looking for a good book? Do you have a reading recommendation to share? In our continuing efforts to inspire curiosity, discovery, and collaboration, ZSR Library has created a new book reviews program– ZSR Reviews! Book reviews are submitted from our community of readers & we invite all community members– students, faculty, staff, librarians,... Continue reading “ZSR Reviews! A Collaborative Book Reviews Project”

The ZSR Open – Mini Golf in the Library, Take Two!

On Friday, September 6th from 7:30-9:00 PM, the ZSR Library hosted our second “ZSR Open.” We had 35 students play the six-hole course in the Library that started at the ZSR Circulation Desk, continued to the Reference Desk and the Media Room, then on to the Writing Center, up to the Special Collections reading room,... Continue reading “The ZSR Open – Mini Golf in the Library, Take Two!”

WFU Access to the Wall Street Journal Online

All students, faculty, and staff at Wake Forest University now have free access to the subscription version of the online Wall Street Journal at Access to is provided by the School of Business and ZSR Library. Get Unlimited Access to Log in to your WFU Google email account Go to Use your WFU... Continue reading “WFU Access to the Wall Street Journal Online”

DH@Wake Speaker Series: Dr. Kenneth Price on The Walt Whitman Archive

The ZSR Library DH@Wake Speaker Series, in conjunction with Special Collections & Archives and the Wake Forest Department of English, is pleased to host a lecture by Dr. Kenneth Price, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, on Tuesday, September 24 at 4:00 pm in ZSR 404. A reception and Walt Whitman pop-up exhibit in the Special Collections Reading... Continue reading “DH@Wake Speaker Series: Dr. Kenneth Price on The Walt Whitman Archive”