Wednesday, January 23
Hours: Open 24 Hours
- –ZSR Library, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)What exactly are versals? Often seen in ancient manuscripts, versals are large embellished letters with elaborate flourishes, curves and ornate patterns, that set off a piece of calligraphy work. A modern twist on versal creation has taken place in calligrapher Joyce Teta’s Encore class. Starting with a small Gideon’s bible the students utilized their calligraphy skills in creating their own interpretation of a versal. This exhibit showcases the resulting 26 artist’s books highlighting students’ creative use and interpretation of versals.
- –ZSR Library, Room 204Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
- How Do Undergraduates Develop as Academic Writers, and How Can Faculty Best Support that Development?–ZSR Library, 665 TLC ClassroomThis workshop is for faculty across all college divisions who assign papers in their courses, who experience concerns about their students' writing, and who want to know how best to support their students' writing development. First, we will present findings from recent research in Writing Studies, some of which is longitudinal (tracking individual students over time) and some linguistic analyses of first-year to fourth-year student papers. This research offers insights into the following questions: *What does development looks like across the undergraduate years in terms of general stages? *How do students themselves make sense of academic writing and of themselves as writers? *What textual characteristics in students' papers change over time? *What are some common roadblocks for development? *What kinds of assignments do students find most meaningful, and what kinds of support (feedback, models, etc.) foster development? Second, we invite participants to share their particular concerns about their students' writing. Through that discussion, we hope to better understand overlap and differences in expectations depending on college division and, ultimately, arrive at some concrete teaching suggestions. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event.
- –ZSR Library, ZSR Library Room 624Presentation: "Well Crafted NC: Documenting the Craft Beer Industry" Erin Lawrimore, University Archivist and Associate Professor (UNCG) Special Collections & Archives, Wake Forest University Room 624, ZSR Library North Carolina’s craft beer industry has an annual economic impact of $2.18 billion and provides over 12,000 jobs. Well Crafted NC is a collaborative project of the UNC Greensboro University Libraries that documents the history of this important business sector through oral history interviews with industry leaders and preservation of the records of individual small businesses. The project has collaborated with business owners, employees, professional leaders, and faculty in UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics to grow the reach of Well Crafted NC. In this way, the project echoes the collaborative and entrepreneurial mindset of the craft beer industry. In this presentation, Erin Lawrimore, one of the creators of Well Crafted NC, will discuss the original concept for the project, the continued development of the project through strategic partnerships and grant funding, and new initiatives focused on helping breweries integrate history into their individual and regional marketing efforts. Light refreshments to follow.