Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

Bookmarks Event: Southern Lit Lunch

As a winner of a ZSR sponsored ticket to the 17th Annual Bookmarks Festival of Authors Southern Lit Lunch (thanks Tim & Mary Beth!), I had the opportunity to attend my first Bookmarks author book conversation and signing event on Friday, September 23. The first annual Southern Lit Lunch featured North Carolina’s own Sarah Addison... Continue reading “Bookmarks Event: Southern Lit Lunch”

5 Questions with Mary Beth Lock

Welcome back to another installment of 5 Questions! If you would like to choose 5 Questions yourself, feel free to choose 5 from this form. Mary Beth Lock, Associate Dean Tell us about what you do at ZSR Library? My portfolio includes managing our facilities, and keeping our aging infrastructure sound; appointing and coordinating Library... Continue reading “5 Questions with Mary Beth Lock”

“Not the Library You Remember” ZSR Tours for Homecoming 2022!

On Friday, September 16th, the Library hosted tours for alumni that focused on all the changes to ZSR in the last 50 years! Roz, Meghan, and Hu led 11 tours to 46 WFU Alumni from 2-4pm. The changes we described ranged from the theater moving to scales in the 1970’s to the addition of the... Continue reading ““Not the Library You Remember” ZSR Tours for Homecoming 2022!”

Go Big! The ZSR Library Hosts Our Largest Game Night to Date!

On Friday, September 9th, from 7-9 PM, the ZSR Library hosted the Wake Forest eSports Club, the Board Game Club, the Rook and Bishop Chess Club, and the Dungeons & Dragons Club, which resulted in our largest game night ever, with over 131 gamers attending the event! We had pizza, gelato, and ZSR branded “Merch”... Continue reading “Go Big! The ZSR Library Hosts Our Largest Game Night to Date!”

Book Club in a Bag! Check out Our New Book Club Kits

ZSR Book Club Kits Want to start a book club? We’ve made it easier for you with ZSR Book Club Kits! Each kit comes in a canvas tote bag and includes 10-12 paperback copies of popular fiction and nonfiction titles and access to an online discussion guide and additional resources, such as author interviews and... Continue reading “Book Club in a Bag! Check out Our New Book Club Kits”

5 Questions with Tim Pyatt

Welcome back to another installment of 5 Questions! If you would like to choose 5 Questions yourself, feel free to choose 5 from this form. Tim Pyatt, Dean of Z. Smith Reynolds Library Tell us about what you do at the library. It is my privilege to lead a dedicated group of library employees who... Continue reading “5 Questions with Tim Pyatt”

Intersections: Roads of Honor

Intersections: Roads of Honor “Intersections: Roads of Honor,” a popup exhibit featuring historical images and biographies of the honorees as well as a map, will be on display on campus in Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections and Archives, Room 625 (September 2), Shorty’s exhibit case in Benson University Center (September 13) , and during... Continue reading “Intersections: Roads of Honor”

Study Sunday @ ZSR

Last year, ZSR hosted a series of “Study Sundays” in ZSR during the first month of classes! We found that our numbers dropped precipitously after the first week, so this year we focused on one “Study Sunday” event on the first Sunday afternoon of the semester. Last year we had small giveaway items like ZSR... Continue reading “Study Sunday @ ZSR”

We Asked Our Student 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 Student Ambassadors, “What Should New Students Know About ZSR?””

Faculty House Calls 2022 (ZSR Edition!)

On Wednesday, August 23rd, Wake Forest’s Office of Residence Life and Housing hosted the 11th annual “Faculty House Calls.” This event pairs up WFU Faculty, RL&H Staff, and RAs in teams that go door to door in the first-year residence halls giving out free “merch” (this year, we handed out color-changing cups with the residence... Continue reading “Faculty House Calls 2022 (ZSR Edition!)”