Events & Classes

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library features a variety of events, workshops, and more. The library often partners with other units on campus to offer these programs. For more information, contact the library. Below is a list of upcoming events and classes.

  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    Two Irish poets published by Wake Forest University Press will read from their latest work. Refreshments and a meet & greet will follow. Free and open to the public. Lauded as “the dark star of contemporary Irish poetry” in Poetry magazine, Belfast-born poet and critic Alan Gillis has published four poetry collections and currently teaches English at the University of Edinburgh. WFU Press published Scapegoat and Other Poems, which includes his latest volume and selections from previous work, in 2016. Dublin-born David Wheatley is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The President of Planet Earth (WFU Press, 2017), which was shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award. An avid editor and critic, Wheatley also edited the fourth volume of The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry. The Guardian has praised Wheatley’s work as “poetry of displacement, uncertainty and sheer possibility; jumping from place to place, idea to idea, the real to the imagined..."​
  • ZSR Library, 664 (CAT Conference Room)
    This session provides a deeper dive into the Assignments tool. It will also cover the amazing Speedgrader tool and gradebook (Grades) settings in Canvas. Prerequesite: You should have basic knowledge of Canvas before attending this workshop. If you've attended one of the Early Adopter sessions, Canvas Training Workshops, Intro to Canvas classes, or completed the Growing with Canvas course on your Dashboard, you'll be prepared for the session content. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, 477
    Zotero 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
  • ZSR Library, 664 (CAT Conference Room)
    This session provides a deeper dive into the Quizzes tool. It will also cover the amazing Speedgrader tool and gradebook (Grades) settings in Canvas. Prerequesite: You should have basic knowledge of Canvas before attending this workshop. If you've attended Early Adopter sessions, Canvas Training Workshops, Intro to Canvas classes, or completed the Growing with Canvas course on your Dashboard, you'll be prepared for the session content. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, 664 (CAT Conference Room)
    This session provides a deeper dive into the Pages and Modules tools in Canvas. We'll cover the features of each tool, and options for leveraging them separately or together to display your course content. Prerequesite: You should have basic knowledge of Canvas before attending this workshop. If you've attended one of the Early Adopter sessions, Canvas Training Workshops, Intro to Canvas classes, or completed the Growing with Canvas course on your Dashboard, you'll be prepared for the session content. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, 665
    Explore Wake’s new web hosting solution, WakeSites. WakeSites can be used to build websites for class assignments, research projects, or for your club or organization. WakeSites supports WordPress, Omeka, and Scalar sites, and many more! Come explore what you can create with the click of a button!
  • Venture Cafe Virtual
    Are you Interested in tackling the world’s messy and complex social and environmental issues? Gather with local innovators to discuss a bold, new theory to do just that from ‘Think Outside the Building,’ a new book by Rosabeth Moss Kanter. This new experience is the first session of the @Venture Learning Series, a collaboration between Venture Cafe & ZSR Library, funded by SAF. Due to recent circumstances, this first session will be a virtual session: http://bit.ly/VCWSVirtual Limited copies of the book will be provided to the first who register, funding for the copies is provided by the Student Activity Fee. Additionally, the book is available to purchase through Bookmarks Winston-Salem for a discounted price. Make sure to mention this Venture Cafe book club when checking out at Bookmarks to save 20% off your book club purchases.
  • ZSR Library, 675
    Workshop that covers the basic tools in Canvas, how to import content, site design best practices, and an opportunity to ask questions. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, 664 (CAT Conference Room)
    This session provides a deeper dive into the Pages and Modules tools in Canvas. We'll cover the features of each tool, and options for leveraging them separately or together to display your course content. Prerequesite: You should have basic knowledge of Canvas before attending this workshop. If you've attended one of the Early Adopter sessions, Canvas Training Workshops, Intro to Canvas classes, or completed the Growing with Canvas course on your Dashboard, you'll be prepared for the session content. Registration is required for this event.
  • Hoots Beer Co.
    Join us from 5-6:30pm at Hoots Beer Company for Hop into History! Chat with archivists from WFU, WSSU, FCPL, and Reynolda to learn more about what types of materials we have in our archives. HISTORY IS FOR EVERYONE!! The exhibit will be kid friendly, and we will have coloring pages for kids (of all ages). We hope that you’ll join us for this great opportunity to learn more about local history and archives while enjoying your favorite beer!
  • ZSR Library, 675
    This session provides a deeper dive into the Assignments tool. It will also cover the amazing Speedgrader tool and gradebook (Grades) settings in Canvas. Prerequesite: You should have basic knowledge of Canvas before attending this workshop. If you've attended one of the Early Adopter sessions, Canvas Training Workshops, Intro to Canvas classes, or completed the Growing with Canvas course on your Dashboard, you'll be prepared for the session content. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, 664 (CAT Conference Room)
    This session provides a deeper dive into the Quizzes tool. It will also cover the amazing Speedgrader tool and gradebook (Grades) settings in Canvas. Prerequesite: You should have basic knowledge of Canvas before attending this workshop. If you've attended Early Adopter sessions, Canvas Training Workshops, Intro to Canvas classes, or completed the Growing with Canvas course on your Dashboard, you'll be prepared for the session content. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    On Thursday, April 16th, auhors Sarah Blackman and Marream Krollos will visit campus for an informal discussion and literary reading as the inaugural event of the the Fiction Collective 2 (FC2) Reading Series. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join Blackman and Krollos in Tribble Hall A107 between 2 pm and 3 pm for a Q&A and a discussion of FC2 and the larger landscape of small press publishing. At 6 pm, Blackman and Krollos will give a reading of their work in the ZSR Library Auditorium (ZSR 404). A book signing and reception will follow. This reading is free and open to the public. Founded in 1974, FC2 (FC2.org) is an independent press dedicated to publishing artistically adventurous fiction. In 2017, the editorial operations of FC2 moved to Wake Forest, where student fellows and interns have the opportunity to participate in the publishing process. This spring, the Creative Writing Program is inaugurating the FC2 Reading Series, which brings FC2 authors to campus to read from their stories and novels, discuss contemporary publishing with aspiring writers, and familiarize the community with FC2 and Wake Forest’s role in the press’s present and future. About the authors: Sarah Blackman is the Director of Creative Writing at the Fine Arts Center, a public arts high school in Greenville, South Carolina. She is the co-fiction editor of DIAGRAM and the founding editor of Crashtest, an online magazine for high school age artists and writers. Her stories and poems have recently appeared in Western Humanities Review, West Branch, Cincinnati Review and Crazyhorse, among other magazines. She is the author of two books, Mother Box and Other Tales and Hex, both published by FC2. Marream Krollos was born and raised in Egypt. She has since lived in many parts of the world, including Denver, where she earned her PhD; Jeddah, where she taught a college creative writing class for women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; and Lezha, Albania, where she taught literature. She is at work on a new novel, and has finished assembling an anthology of writing by her Saudi students. Her collection, Big City, was published by FC2 in 2018. Her novella Stan and poetry volume Sermons are out in 2019. She currently lives in Detroit.
  • ZSR Library, 675
    This session provides a deeper dive into the Pages and Modules tools in Canvas. We'll cover the features of each tool, and options for leveraging them separately or together to display your course content. Prerequesite: You should have basic knowledge of Canvas before attending this workshop. If you've attended one of the Early Adopter sessions, Canvas Training Workshops, Intro to Canvas classes, or completed the Growing with Canvas course on your Dashboard, you'll be prepared for the session content. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, 664 (CAT Conference Room)
    This session provides a deeper dive into the Quizzes tool. It will also cover the amazing Speedgrader tool and gradebook (Grades) settings in Canvas. Prerequesite: You should have basic knowledge of Canvas before attending this workshop. If you've attended Early Adopter sessions, Canvas Training Workshops, Intro to Canvas classes, or completed the Growing with Canvas course on your Dashboard, you'll be prepared for the session content. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, 664 (CAT Conference Room)
    This session provides a deeper dive into the Pages and Modules tools in Canvas. We'll cover the features of each tool, and options for leveraging them separately or together to display your course content. Prerequesite: You should have basic knowledge of Canvas before attending this workshop. If you've attended one of the Early Adopter sessions, Canvas Training Workshops, Intro to Canvas classes, or completed the Growing with Canvas course on your Dashboard, you'll be prepared for the session content. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, 664 (CAT Conference Room)
    This session provides a deeper dive into the Assignments tool. It will also cover the amazing Speedgrader tool and gradebook (Grades) settings in Canvas. Prerequesite: You should have basic knowledge of Canvas before attending this workshop. If you've attended one of the Early Adopter sessions, Canvas Training Workshops, Intro to Canvas classes, or completed the Growing with Canvas course on your Dashboard, you'll be prepared for the session content. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, 664 (CAT Conference Room)
    Workshop that covers the basic tools in Canvas, how to import content, site design best practices, and an opportunity to ask questions. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, 675
    This session provides a deeper dive into the Quizzes tool. It will also cover the amazing Speedgrader tool and gradebook (Grades) settings in Canvas. Prerequesite: You should have basic knowledge of Canvas before attending this workshop. If you've attended Early Adopter sessions, Canvas Training Workshops, Intro to Canvas classes, or completed the Growing with Canvas course on your Dashboard, you'll be prepared for the session content. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    The Annual Humanities Institute Spring Symposium features presentations from the year's interdisciplinary faculty seminars, HI projects, and a lecture from Special Guest Speaker, Roderick Ferguson, Chair and Professor of the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Department at Yale University. All faculty are invited to attend.
  • ZSR Library, 664 (CAT Conference Room)
    This session provides a deeper dive into the Assignments tool. It will also cover the amazing Speedgrader tool and gradebook (Grades) settings in Canvas. Prerequesite: You should have basic knowledge of Canvas before attending this workshop. If you've attended one of the Early Adopter sessions, Canvas Training Workshops, Intro to Canvas classes, or completed the Growing with Canvas course on your Dashboard, you'll be prepared for the session content. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, 664 (CAT Conference Room)
    This session provides a deeper dive into the Assignments tool. It will also cover the amazing Speedgrader tool and gradebook (Grades) settings in Canvas. Prerequesite: You should have basic knowledge of Canvas before attending this workshop. If you've attended one of the Early Adopter sessions, Canvas Training Workshops, Intro to Canvas classes, or completed the Growing with Canvas course on your Dashboard, you'll be prepared for the session content. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, 664 (CAT Conference Room)
    This session provides a deeper dive into the Pages and Modules tools in Canvas. We'll cover the features of each tool, and options for leveraging them separately or together to display your course content. Prerequesite: You should have basic knowledge of Canvas before attending this workshop. If you've attended one of the Early Adopter sessions, Canvas Training Workshops, Intro to Canvas classes, or completed the Growing with Canvas course on your Dashboard, you'll be prepared for the session content. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, 664 (CAT Conference Room)
    This session provides a deeper dive into the Quizzes tool. It will also cover the amazing Speedgrader tool and gradebook (Grades) settings in Canvas. Prerequesite: You should have basic knowledge of Canvas before attending this workshop. If you've attended Early Adopter sessions, Canvas Training Workshops, Intro to Canvas classes, or completed the Growing with Canvas course on your Dashboard, you'll be prepared for the session content. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    In this class, participants will learn the basics of procurement in Workday. Covered topics include: create a requisition request create a supplier request an overview of procurement reports Note: You will learn how to create receipts off of purchase orders created by your requisitions in FIN 103: Invoicing and Receiving in Workday. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    In this class participants will learn the basics of invoicing and receiving in Workday. Covered topics include: create a supplier invoice (Direct Pay Invoice) create a receipt and return an overview of end-user reports Note: If you did not attend FIN 102: Procurement in Workday, you may not have a purchase order ready to create a receipt and return. You will be able to use the job aids to create those two types of documents. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    In this class participants will learn the following concerning reimbursements transactions in Workday: create an expense report request a spend authorization (advance) reconcile PCard purchases in Workday an overview of end-user reports Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    This class is designed to address the tasks completed by staff and faculty who are responsible for creating journal entries and budget amendments. Covered topics include: create an accounting journal create an accounting adjustment create a budget amendment an overview of accounting reports Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Return your old computer, pick up your new computer, and attend a brief class introducing you to your new hardware, Windows 10, CrashPlan, Software@WFU, and Microsoft Office 365. Upon clicking the Register Now button below, you will be prompted to select your data backup and transfer preference. If you choose to have Information Systems backup and transfer your data, you must drop off your old computer (and its AC adapter) at The Bridge in ZSR Library between 8am and 9:30am the day of the training. Please note that once the training class has reached full enrollment capacity, the Register button will disappear. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Return your old computer, pick up your new computer, and attend a brief class introducing you to your new hardware, Windows 10, CrashPlan, Software@WFU, and Microsoft Office 365. Upon clicking the Register Now button below, you will be prompted to select your data backup and transfer preference. If you choose to have Information Systems backup and transfer your data, you must drop off your old computer (and its AC adapter) at The Bridge in ZSR Library between 8am and 9:30am the day of the training. Please note that once the training class has reached full enrollment capacity, the Register button will disappear. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Return your old computer, pick up your new computer, and attend a brief class introducing you to your new hardware, the newest macOS, CrashPlan, Software@WFU, and Microsoft Office 365. Upon clicking the Register Now button below, you will be prompted to select your data backup and transfer preference. If you choose to have Information Systems backup and transfer your data, you must drop off your old computer (and its AC adapter) at The Bridge in ZSR Library between 8am and 9:30am the day of the training. Please note that once the training class has reached full enrollment capacity, the Register button will disappear. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, 262 Mac Lab
    The Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program is a week-long, hands-on learning experience. Students dive deep into a field of study with access to world-class faculty, researchers, and industry professionals. Draw. Illustrate. Animate. Breathe life into your art.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Return your old computer, pick up your new computer, and attend a brief class introducing you to your new hardware, Windows 10, CrashPlan, Software@WFU, and Microsoft Office 365. Upon clicking the Register Now button below, you will be prompted to select your data backup and transfer preference. If you choose to have Information Systems backup and transfer your data, you must drop off your old computer (and its AC adapter) at The Bridge in ZSR Library between 8am and 9:30am the day of the training. Please note that once the training class has reached full enrollment capacity, the Register button will disappear. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Return your old computer, pick up your new computer, and attend a brief class introducing you to your new hardware, the newest macOS, CrashPlan, Software@WFU, and Microsoft Office 365. Upon clicking the Register Now button below, you will be prompted to select your data backup and transfer preference. If you choose to have Information Systems backup and transfer your data, you must drop off your old computer (and its AC adapter) at The Bridge in ZSR Library between 8am and 9:30am the day of the training. Please note that once the training class has reached full enrollment capacity, the Register button will disappear. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)
    Paul Bright (Director of the Hanes Gallery): In the summer of 2018, I was awarded a residency on Comacina, the small (and only) island in Lake Como, Italy, by the Brera Academy of Art (Milan). I intentionally arrived with as few preconceptions as possible about the work to be made over this two-week stay. My stay coincided with a complicated period for me, and I felt the need to respond directly and "simply" to the place and what it offered. With a perimeter of only a mile and a quarter, Comacina might be the most history-packed few acres of real estate in the world. At one time it held at least six religious edifices - convents, baptistries, churches, basilicas - as well as fortifications, dating from the late Roman period until 1169 when most of the structures were razed by invaders from Como, led by Barbarosa as retribution for the island's alliance with Milan. In 1939, rationalist architect Pietro Lingeri built three houses on the island towards the realization of making the island an artists colony. The buildings featured the clean lines and simplified masses typical of modernist structures, but were constructed with local materials and incorporated elements reflecting the vernacular architecture of the region. One of Lingeri's houses functions as the residence for Brera artists. After settling in, I reflexively (and unsuccessfully) tried out some habitual art-making responses. During these initial days, me and my wife, artist Leigh Ann Hallberg, repeatedly made the 5 or 10 minute walk to a stony beach (Spiaggia CO162) on the north end of the island, scattering two opposed flocks of ducks and collecting rocks, shells and detritus, bringing them back to the house only because the material was interesting. (Almost all of my work as an artist has a basis in the found, and an approach which recognizes that the world offers enough material with which to work, and where the transformation -the "art part"- happens in the choosing, arrangement and composition of the found elements per se, more than in their alteration or mimesis.) I began improvising with arrangements of the objects, 2, 3, 4 or 5 items together, and realized the relationships were at least visually interesting. I started photographing these groupings against a paper backdrop, or more frequently, on a milk-glass table. Lacking a tripod, the images were all taken with a hand-held camera. After Leigh Ann suggested that the combination of two objects seemed most successful (and I concurred), many of the images had to be re-photographed due to motion blur. The groupings I was photographing were improvised and provisional; the objects were intuitively grouped, photographed and rearranged, to exhaustion. So the portmanteau English-Italian word im-provvisorio came to describe what I was up to; improvised images of provisional arrangements of found objects. While settling on these pairings (often with minor variations between images of the same objects), I also visualized the final form in which I wanted to present the work; a "book" of 14 images (one for each day of my stay in the area). I thought about the look and concept of type specimen books and of printed "natural histories," particularly how the natural history examples were usually depicted "not (at) actual size"; likewise, the scale of each of my book's images to the objects I photographed varies considerably. The natural history images and type specimens are presented in the placeless space of the page, and I wanted the specifics of my images, the subtle colors and textures, the effects of lighting, to be similarly dislocated from an identifiable, quotidien context, regardless of how ordinary each object might be. For me, this approach encouraged a more metaphoric reading of the images, reflecting back what a viewer might bring to and project onto them, and allow the work to open up to a world beyond the literal fact of itself; in addition to but apart from just a visual record of the objects' material presence. When I returned home, I had selected the 14 photos to be cleaned up for printing (a tedious process removing color casts from the "placeless" backgrounds where several light sources had left their hues). I soon conceived of the book as a "hardcover without a front cover," intentionally simple, direct, even "found" in feeling. I worked with a master digital printer, Arlington Weithers, to produce the images, and I've constructed each of the copies by hand, ultimately for an edition of 14.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Return your old computer, pick up your new computer, and attend a brief class introducing you to your new hardware, Windows 10, CrashPlan, Software@WFU, and Microsoft Office 365. Upon clicking the Register Now button below, you will be prompted to select your data backup and transfer preference. If you choose to have Information Systems backup and transfer your data, you must drop off your old computer (and its AC adapter) at The Bridge in ZSR Library between 8am and 9:30am the day of the training. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Return your old computer, pick up your new computer, and attend a brief class introducing you to your new hardware, the newest macOS, CrashPlan, Software@WFU, and Microsoft Office 365. Upon clicking the Register Now button below, you will be prompted to select your data backup and transfer preference. If you choose to have Information Systems backup and transfer your data, you must drop off your old computer (and its AC adapter) at The Bridge in ZSR Library between 8am and 9:30am the day of the training. Please note that once the training class has reached full enrollment capacity, the Register button will disappear. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Return your old computer, pick up your new computer, and attend a brief class introducing you to your new hardware, Windows 10, CrashPlan, Software@WFU, and Microsoft Office 365. Upon clicking the Register Now button below, you will be prompted to select your data backup and transfer preference. If you choose to have Information Systems backup and transfer your data, you must drop off your old computer (and its AC adapter) at The Bridge in ZSR Library between 8am and 9:30am the day of the training. Please note that once the training class has reached full enrollment capacity, the Register button will disappear. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Return your old computer, pick up your new computer, and attend a brief class introducing you to your new hardware, Windows 10, CrashPlan, Software@WFU, and Microsoft Office 365. Upon clicking the Register Now button below, you will be prompted to select your data backup and transfer preference. If you choose to have Information Systems backup and transfer your data, you must drop off your old computer (and its AC adapter) at The Bridge in ZSR Library between 8am and 9:30am the day of the training. Please note that once the training class has reached full enrollment capacity, the Register button will disappear. Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, 426
    Come and learn how to navigate Primo, the library's new search interface, as well as how to manage course reserves, holds, ZSR delivers, and your library account in this new system. Light refreshments will be served. [Note: You can also set up a one-on-one session with your library liaison if that would better meet your needs.] Register at the Professional Development Center website.