Outreach

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The Human Library at Wake Downtown: An Amazing Collaboration!

Back in January of 2017, Mary Beth Lock, Director of Access Services at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. asked if we had ever considered doing a Human Library event at ZSR, and at the same time, we learned that Elon University hosted a Human Library event each year during their January term. This got the Outreach... more

2018 Dean’s List Gala

The 5th Annual Dean’s List Gala, held on February 23, 2018 was a great success!  Over 400 people attended the Gala making this the most successful event of its kind. A student led smooth jazz group kept the ambiance light and celebratory. Hors d’oeuvres, and a sparking cider toast, as well as plenty of conversation... more

WFU Thesis Boot Camp Spring 2018 “Shut Up and Write” Session

The ZSR Library hosted its second WFU Thesis Boot Camp event on the Monday and Tuesday of Spring Break! Our first event, during Fall Break, focused on tools and skills for writing your thesis. The Spring Break event focused on time to write, without interruptions! (Well, other than coffee, lunch, and a great presentation by... more

Book Love: Blind Date with a Book on Valentine’s Day!

“Roses are red, violets are blue, We’ve got a book that’s just for you” On February 14th, ZSR Library hosted a pop-up, Valentine’s Day-themed, Blind Date with a Book event! Our Blind Date with a book events are becoming increasingly popular and offer us a chance to promote leisure reading and pair our community readers... more

Capture the Flag Returns to ZSR in 2018

After a five-year hiatus, Capture the Flag returned to ZSR on Friday, January 26th, 2018! Fifty students joined us for two games and 12 pizzas! Capture the Flag has a long history at ZSR, it was the first large-scale, live-action game we hosted in ZSR, a full year before we began our Humans v Zombies... more

Save the Dates! Spring 2018 ZSR Events Round-Up

Your friendly ZSR Librarians & Library Ambassadors have planned an event-filled Spring– make sure to save the dates for these awesome library events! For more upcoming library events, check out our calendar. January Library Lecture Series- Rose O’Brien: MLK “Building the Dream” Lecture  (Jan. 25th, 4:00 pm) Capture the Flag (Jan. 26th, 7:30-9:00 pm) Library Lecture Series- The... more

Thanksgiving Saturday Lunch at ZSR – 2017 Edition

Since Thanksgiving 2013, ZSR has hosted a meal in the Library on the Saturday after Thanksgiving for students who remain on campus while food services are closed.  In 2013 we tried “dinner and a movie” with pizza and “The Avengers” in the ZSR Auditorium. From 2014-2016 we offered sandwiches from Jimmy John’s for lunch on... more

Intellectual Wellbeing Month

During the month of November, the WFU Office of Wellbeing recognizes Intellectual Wellbeing as the Dimension of the month! This is a month to expand your mind and broaden your horizons. Don’t let your curiosity end with lectures and textbooks– use this month to find the answer to a question you’ve always had, learn a... more

Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp 2017

On October 12th and 13th, the ZSR Library, along with the Graduate School, hosted a new event, a two-day thesis boot camp for WFU graduate students. Both Reynolda campus and Wake Downtown graduate students were invited to attend. Fifteen graduate students attended from eleven different programs! We hosted six workshops, four on Thursday and two... more

Tags: One Small Step for Course Reserves, One Giant Leap for Our Users

Who doesn’t love Course Reserves? Faculty love it because they can get their students the course materials they need on the very first day of class, without having to worry about running afoul of copyright law. Students love it because it gives them no-cost access to their course materials, including DVDs, scans of articles and... more