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Books in Bloom: A ZSR Little Free Library Pop-Up at Campus Gardens

On Sunday, March 20th, ZSR Library joined the Office of Sustainability and other campus partners at Campus Gardens for the Spring Solstice Festival. The Festival was a fun and welcoming gathering of people, plants, and animals, and provided an opportunity for the campus community to welcome the budding life of spring and get a full-sensory... Continue reading “Books in Bloom: A ZSR Little Free Library Pop-Up at Campus Gardens”

Valentines for Bibliophiles! Blind Date with a Book 2022

On Valentine’s Day, we paired over 400 books with eager students during our annual Blind Date with a Book program! This much beloved, pop-up library event promotes leisure reading and a love of books. To plan for the event we collect popular fiction and non-fiction titles throughout the year, receiving book donations from ZSR faculty... Continue reading “Valentines for Bibliophiles! Blind Date with a Book 2022”

2021: The Year in Reading

As we bid farewell to 2021, 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 librarians and staff members wanted to share their favorite reads in... Continue reading “2021: The Year in Reading”

Game Night @ ZSR – October 2021 Edition

On Friday, October 22nd, 2021, the ZSR Library hosted our second Super Smash Bros tournament! (our first tournament was in February 2020!) We were excited to team up with the eSport club, the Board Game club, and the ZSR Ambassadors to create a fun evening that included not only a tournament but also a Halloween... Continue reading “Game Night @ ZSR – October 2021 Edition”

The ZSR Library’s Little Free Library Expands to THREE Locations!

In the Summer of 2021, with the help of an Innovation Grant from the Dean of ZSR, the ZSR Library’s Little Free Library expanded and moved into the 24-hour study space at the front of ZSR. (Shoutout to Bookmarks, our local, independent bookstore, for passing along “advance reader copies” [ARCs] to help stock the library... Continue reading “The ZSR Library’s Little Free Library Expands to THREE Locations!”

Graduate Student Thesis/Dissertation Retreat – Fall 2021

After postponing last year’s Fall Break Graduate Student Retreat to Spring Break 2021, and then moving it to Zoom, it was nice to hold a face-to-face fall retreat over fall break this year! On Thursday, Oct. 7th, the ZSR Library, along with the Graduate School, hosted our fifth annual research retreat for WFU graduate students.... Continue reading “Graduate Student Thesis/Dissertation Retreat – Fall 2021”

Recapping Study Sunday @ ZSR

Last Spring, while discussing ideas for “New Deac Week” outreach events, the ZSR Outreach Librarians and the ZSR Student Ambassadors began to form an idea to both promote the services of the ZSR Library and our campus partners like the Writing Center and the Bridge, while also helping encourage new students to use the library... Continue reading “Recapping Study Sunday @ ZSR”

Family Weekend at ZSR, by the numbers!

Friday afternoons in the ZSR Library are usually quiet, but last Friday, October 1st, 2021 found the library buzzing with ZSR students and families! The Library sponsored a program on Mis/Disinformation online in Pugh Auditorium from 2-3pm with 42 attendees, an Open House in Special Collections and Archives from 3-5pm with 90 attendees, and eleven... Continue reading “Family Weekend at ZSR, by the numbers!”

Integrating Information Literacy Skills in First Year Courses

This August, the Research and Instruction Services team hosted its first-ever ZSR Information Literacy Workshop for faculty. This three-day, immersive workshop was designed to expand students’ information literacy skills by working with faculty on further integrating information literacy skills into their course syllabi and assignments. We focused primarily on faculty teaching courses that meet basic... Continue reading “Integrating Information Literacy Skills in First Year Courses”

The Welcome Project at ZSR!

“The Welcome Project” began when the people of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library began looking for ways to show all members of our community that they are welcome here. This collaboration has involved not only ZSR Library employees but also people from academic departments and centers across campus. These translations of the word “Welcome” are... Continue reading “The Welcome Project at ZSR!”