Beyond the Desk

Research, Instruction, & Technology News from ZSR Library

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

Fall Workshops for Faculty and Students

This fall, ZSR will offer weekday Zotero workshops geared to faculty. In addition, encourage your students to attend one of the Zotero workshops on Sunday afternoons. Two Sunday sessions will be preceded by “The Right Way to Cite,” which will take students through the basics of MLA eighth edition, APA sixth edition and Chicago 17th... more

Upcoming Events

Events at ZSR this fall include the Library Lecture Series, Undergraduate Research Day and A Spooky Night in Special Collections & Archives. Library Lecture Series Welcomes Kirt Gonzales Kirt Gonzales, Your Life Has Value. Thursday, October 5, 4-5 p.m., ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing). A Spooky Night in Special Collections & Archives Special... more

New Databases and Electronic Resources

Accessible Archives: Digitized American historical documents. The American Founding Era Collection: Andrew Jackson Papers and George Washington Papers. British Library Newspapers 1800-1900: Parts 1 and 2 British Parliamentary Papers 21st Century: Our access has been updated through 2015. CRC Combined Chemical Dictionary Credo Reference: Includes over 650 titles with particular emphasis on subject encyclopedias, dictionaries,... more

Hit the Bricks: The Legacy of Brian Piccolo at Wake Forest

As the quad fills up with energized undergraduates, competitive faculty and staff, and enthusiastic runners, let’s take a moment to talk about Brian Piccolo and his legacy here at Wake Forest. You can learn a lot about his life as a professional football player and his diagnosis with cancer by watching “Brian’s Song,” but here... more

The Scholars Commons is Open!

We are excited to announce the opening of the Scholars Commons on the 4th floor of the Reynolds Wing of ZSR Library. Although not entirely complete, the Scholars Commons is open for use by all students, staff, and faculty. The space has been closed all summer and the first few weeks of the Fall semester... more

Save the Dates! Fall 2017 Events Round-Up

Your friendly, neighborhood librarians & ZSR Ambassadors have several library events planned for Fall 2017– some new, some recurring, some in collaboration with our amazing campus partners, all awesome and action-packed! For more upcoming library events, check out our calendar. September Library Lecture Series- The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America,... more

ZSR Librarians at WFU Faculty House Calls 2017

ZSR had great representation at the annual WFU Faculty House Calls event where faculty go to the first-year residence halls from 6-7 pm(ish) on the Wednesday after classes begin and give out study aids (booklets of post-its and place makers) and chat with students about their first days in the Forest! This year eight librarians... more

Pardon Our Dust: ZSR Construction Update

Welcome back! We are so excited for students, faculty, and staff to return to campus and start a new academic year. We have been busy this summer  making some changes to ZSR Library to better utilize our space while also providing excellent services to students, faculty, and staff. Here’s what’s going on: Reynolds 4: Steady... more

Exciting Zotero Updates!

Earlier this summer, ZSR’s favorite citation management software, Zotero, received a number of exciting updates with the release of Zotero 5.0. Read on for a list of the biggest updates and register for one of our upcoming lunchtime workshops to get your questions answered. The Big Updates Journal Feeds This is a big one, folks. If you’ve... more