Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

OUTBREAK@ZSR – It Takes A Village

The ZSR Library hosted three awesome “Outbreak@ZSR” humans v zombies events this Summer! First, there was “OUTBREAK! Alumni Edition” for WFU Fac/Staff/kids and local Alumni, and then there was another game of OUTBREAK for the Pre-Orientation Camps on Monday, August 19th, and finally, on Saturday, August 31st, more than 150 students attended “OUTBREAK@ZSR” as part... Continue reading “OUTBREAK@ZSR – It Takes A Village”

Save the Dates! ZSR Library Fall 2019 Events Round Up

Your friendly ZSR Librarians, Library Ambassadors, and campus partners have planned an event-filled fall– make sure to save the dates for these awesome library events! For more upcoming library events, check out our calendar or follow us on our social media channels! August Outbreak @ ZSR (Saturday, Aug. 31st, 7:30-9:00 pm) September Arrive & Thrive (Wednesday,... Continue reading “Save the Dates! ZSR Library Fall 2019 Events Round Up”

DH@Wake Workshop Series: Fall 2019

The Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication team is pleased to announce our DH@Wake Workshop Series. Below you’ll find a list of our offerings for the fall 2019 semester and a link to our printable calendar of events. All workshops will be held in ZSR 665, 2:30-4:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Introduction to Copyright September 9 Introduction... Continue reading “DH@Wake Workshop Series: Fall 2019”

Outbreak @ ZSR-Alumni Edition 2019

After a two-year hiatus, Outbreak @ ZSR-Alumni Edition returned for Summer 2019! In partnership with Alumni Engagement, Laura Harrell and her team marketed the event to local Alumni, Faculty and Staff, who brought their kids and joined in the fun playing humans v zombies in ZSR! Thanks to Alumni Engagement, Kona Ice was served during... Continue reading “Outbreak @ ZSR-Alumni Edition 2019”

Why We’re Dropping Google Analytics

Like most libraries, ZSR strongly believes in protecting the privacy of the scholars and researchers who use our collections and services. Our privacy policy puts it this way: “When you use our library, it is nobody’s business but your own what you read or research.” Our commitment to user privacy is backed up by the... Continue reading “Why We’re Dropping Google Analytics”

Summer Reading at ZSR

We’re gearing up for another season of summer reading– that glorious time of the year when we can kick back and embrace our leisure reading pursuits! Here are a few programs to help you get a jump start on your recreational reading this summer: ZSR Summer Reading Challenge Looking to step outside of your reading... Continue reading “Summer Reading at ZSR”

WakeHacks 2019

On Friday, March 29th, 2019, the ZSR Library served as the location for the WakeHacks 2019, a 24-hour “hackathon” that began at 7 pm and continued until 7 pm Saturday! More than 40 students attended this event, with 42 present for the opening ceremony. On Saturday there were sponsor and partner talks, and an escape... Continue reading “WakeHacks 2019”

ZSR Improved! New Workstations and Self-Checkout

Over Spring Break, ZSR made a few incremental yet significant changes to better serve the students who will be using our spaces between now and the end of the semester. New Workstations On the 7th floor of the Reynolds wing, we installed 12 individual workstations, each with their own outlet! The new spaces have already... Continue reading “ZSR Improved! New Workstations and Self-Checkout”

WFU Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp Spring 2019 “Shut Up and Write” Sessions

On Monday and Tuesday, March 11 and 12, the ZSR Library hosted our second annual Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp “Shut Up and Write” Sessions! Twenty-seven graduates students participated in either one or both days of the event. Coffee and tea were available on-demand from 9a-4p, and box lunches were served to all who attended! We... Continue reading “WFU Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp Spring 2019 “Shut Up and Write” Sessions”

Spring Zotero Workshops for Faculty and Students

Are you looking for a way to organize your research or streamline the citation process? Are you ready to migrate from Endnote or RefWorks to an open source solution? Perhaps you want to encourage your students to compose better citations. Zotero can do all these things, and ZSR is once again offering numerous Zotero workshops... Continue reading “Spring Zotero Workshops for Faculty and Students”