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.

  • Zoom
    Why do people seem to hang on to their opinions more strongly the more evidence you show them to the contrary? Why do we tend to avoid important information? Why can we see bias in other people but are blind to our own? The simple answer: because we are human. When it comes to fighting the influence of fake news, understanding how our mind works is a critical first step. Because once we know that, we can spot all the different tactics that the creators and distributors of fake news use to get us to believe it. This lively lunch-and-learn will refresh our memories about a variety of biases and logical fallacies, and then delve into how they are taken advantage of in the world of fake news. (This is the second course in a three-part series. You must register for each workshop individually. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the class.) "Webinar log-in information will be emailed to all registered participants at least 2 hours prior to the workshop. Please check your spam mail if you don't receive the email or contact the instructors listed within the class description information."
  • Zoom
    Becky from the Hypothesis team will discuss how collaborative annotation with Hypothesis can be used to make student reading visible, active, and social. She will also demonstrate how teachers are using annotation-powered reading to empower student writing, helping students develop these foundational academic skills. In addition to sharing pedagogical best practices for collaborative annotation, Becky will demonstrate how Hypothesis can be used with course readings in Canvas. After presenting, Becky will lead participants in a discussion about how Hypothesis collaborative annotation can be used in their specific disciplines and with their specific teaching and learning objectives. Participants can expect to come away from this session with a clear idea about how they can start incorporating collaborative annotation into their courses to improve student success. This workshop hosted by Hypothesis. Attendees should register via Zoom: https://hypothesis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_29EU04RBRnqfvM0h05TFXQ
  • [virtual]
    Join us for an exploration of artifacts and 3-dimensional objects in the holdings of both ZSR Library’s Special Collections & Archives and the Wake Forest Historical Museum. We will be sharing a wide variety of athletics uniforms, equipment, photographs, and memorabilia from the old and new campus, highlighting some of the most exciting times in Wake Forest sports. You won’t believe what we have in the archives!
  • Zoom
    What should I do when I see a story I know is misleading or untrue? How do I help my family and friends be better about sharing information? How can I check up on a story to see if it’s real? Understanding the hows of fake news only gets you so far if you aren’t going to change your own behavior. This lunch-and-learn will provide tools and strategies for being better about dealing with fake news. We will show you ways to be your own fact-checker, be more selective in your sources of information, and some technologies that can help you along the way. (This is the third course in a three-part series. You must register for each workshop individually. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the session.) "Webinar log-in information will be emailed to all registered participants at least 2 hours prior to the workshop. Please check your spam mail if you don't receive the email or contact the instructors listed within the class description information."
  • [virtual]
    From the Wake Forest Museum on the Original Campus, the Special Collections located in Z. Smith Reynolds Library, and the Archives and Library of Reynolda House, this panel will discuss the plethora of resources available to our learning community as well as the ways in which we can utilize them in the future. Click Here to Register