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Halloween Game Night @ ZSR – Fall 2023

On Friday, October 27th, 2023, the ZSR Library hosted a Halloween-themed Game Night in the ZSR Library! More than 70 students attended this collaboration between WFU eSports, the Board Game Club, Rook and Bishop, and the ZSR Ambassadors included video and board games, a tarot card reader, an origami table, and a book hunt led... Continue reading “Halloween Game Night @ ZSR – Fall 2023”

Graduate Student Research Retreat – Fall 2023

On Thursday, Oct 12th, from 11 am-3 pm, the ZSR Library hosted our annual Graduate Student Research Retreat in ZSR 665! Eight graduate students attended sessions on time management, copyright, addressing writer’s block, and Zotero! You can see photos here! Thanks to the ZSR Library, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate... Continue reading “Graduate Student Research Retreat – Fall 2023”

Humans v Zombies Returns to the ZSR Library!

Back in August, ZSR hosted a Humans v Zombies (HvZ) event for the pre-orientation camps, and it was such a success we decided to bring back HvZ to the whole campus after a four-year hiatus due to COVID! On Friday, October 6th, 96 students gathered in the ZSR Library between 7-8:30 PM to play two... Continue reading “Humans v Zombies Returns to the ZSR Library!”

Banned Books Week 2023 and Take Care Tuesdays!

Our most recent Take Care Tuesday event coincided with Banned Books Week, so we joined the effort to spread awareness about increased efforts to ban certain books from school and public libraries and celebrate the freedom to read. We included signage about Banned Books Week and passed out bookmarks with the most-challenged books of 2022... Continue reading “Banned Books Week 2023 and Take Care Tuesdays!”

Deacs Day of Giving

On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, ZSR was buzzing with excitement and a spirit of unity as students, faculty, staff, and alumni came together to support our annual fund, Student Employee Scholarship, and Special Collections and Archives during the “Deacs Day of Giving.” This day would not have been possible without the incredible collaboration with our... Continue reading “Deacs Day of Giving”

Game Night @ ZSR – How Collaboration with Student Organizations Increases Attendance

On Friday, September 8th, the ZSR Library hosted a Game Night in ZSR from 7-9 pm! Over the summer, we reached out to WFU Esport, the Board Game Club, and Rook and Bishop to select a Friday night early in the semester in hopes of increasing attendance by scheduling the event before other evening programming... Continue reading “Game Night @ ZSR – How Collaboration with Student Organizations Increases Attendance”

Take Care Tuesdays and Other Outreach Events with the Public Services Team!

In the fall semester of 2022, Rodrigo Castro reached out to Meghan Webb and me regarding Public Services and RIO collaborating on outreach events in ZSR. By the spring of 2023, Jemma Johnson was giving away socks to students who participated in the LibQual+ survey at the public service desk, and this fall, Maia Dickinson... Continue reading “Take Care Tuesdays and Other Outreach Events with the Public Services Team!”

ZSR Awards First Student Scholarships

Thanks to an initiative launched by the ZSR Library Board of Visitors, we awarded five $2,500 scholarships to library student workers for the 2023-2024 academic year. To be eligible, students must have met the following criteria: Full-time student Strong academic performance In good standing with the University Be an hourly student worker for ZSR Library... Continue reading “ZSR Awards First Student Scholarships”

ZSR, Pre-Orientation Camps, and New Deac Week!

The entire ZSR Library was out in force this week! Humans v Zombies was back by popular demand after a four-year hiatus, and we dramatically increased our outreach, exceeding pre-COVID levels! With over 600 students attending the pre-orientation camps and 401 of those 600+ students scheduled to attend an event in ZSR this week, it... Continue reading “ZSR, Pre-Orientation Camps, and New Deac Week!”

ZSR and IS Collaborate with Campus Recreation on Program for WFU Retirees!

In the Fall of 2022, Karen Horton from Campus Recreation reached out to Dean Pyatt asking ZSR to speak at the monthly program in Reynolds Gym for WFU Retirees, and when Dean Tim asked me about leading such a program, I jumped at the chance. (It was a wonderful opportunity to see some folks I’ve... Continue reading “ZSR and IS Collaborate with Campus Recreation on Program for WFU Retirees!”