Events & Outreach

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, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)
    2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States declaration of war on Germany, which sent thousands of Americans to the front lines in France. The American soldiers, nurses, doctors, volunteers, and others who experienced the Great War came home profoundly changed, and this exhibit traces the effects of the war experience on the art and literature of the 1920s and 30s. The exhibit is on view in the Special Collections & Archives reading room (ZSR 625) and is open to the public 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Mondays Fridays throughout the fall semester. Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment. Class visits and guided tours are also available. Please contact archives@wfu.edu or call 336-758-6175 for more information.
  • ZSR Library, 477
    At our drop-in research workshops, ZSR librarians are available to help with every aspect of your research project from selecting a topic, to finding resources, to setting up Zotero, or citing tricky sources. Delicious winter bevvies and snacks will be available to help keep you fueled. Sources, Citations, & Cocoa will be held on Monday afternoons from 2:00-6:00 pm on: Monday, Nov. 13th Monday, Nov. 27th Monday, Dec. 4th The workshops will take place in ZSR Room 477 on the 4th floor of the Wilson wing. Registration is not required, just drop by! If you cant make any of these workshops, you can always book a personal research session with a ZSR librarian at a day and time that is convenient for you! We look forward to seeing you! The Research and Instruction Team, ZSR Library
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    Charlie Gard was born with a rare genetic disorder and lived for less than a year, but his life and death attracted worldwide attention when his doctors and his parents disagreed about his best interests. His parents wanted to bring him from London to the United States to try an unproven intervention, but the hospital caring for him sought legal authorization for palliative care and withdrawal of life-prolonging treatment. Heads of state, bioethics scholars, and the general public all joined in the ensuing discussion of futility, parental authority, and medical responsibility, ensuring that Charlies brief life and death will continue to teach us about the role of medical science in society. Panelists: Chris Bishop, MD, MA, Neonatologist & Chair of the Ethics Consultation Subcommittee, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Chris Coughlin, JD, Professor, Wake Forest University School of Law Kate Mewhinney, JD, Director, Elder Law Clinic, Wake Forest University School of Law Moderator: Nancy M. P. King, JD, Co-Director, Wake Forest University Center for Bioethics, Health & Society & Graduate Program in Bioethics Refreshments to follow
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    During the month of November, ZSR Library is teaming up with the Writing Center, Library Partners Press, WFU Office of Personal and Career Development and Wake Forest University Press to bring you WaFoWriMo (Wake Forest Writing Month)! In the spirit of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), WaFoWriMo is a series of fun and engaging workshops aimed to promote and encourage writing of all shapes and sizes. Writers in the Wake Forest University community are invited to participate in whatever capacity they are able whether that is continuing to work on and development a current writing project, or start a new writing project, or even attempt to complete a 50,000 word novel (as challenged by NaNoWriMo). With help from our campus partners, WaFoWriMo workshops and events will provide resources to inspire and encourage writing projects. WaFoWriMo participants are encouraged to complete program challenges and log their writing projects for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights! All interested writers are asked to register for WaFoWriMo. Join our community of writers and jump write in to WaFoWriMo! 2017 Schedule of Events: WaFoWriMo Kickoff Monday, Oct. 30, 4-6pm, ZSR Room 476 WaFoWriMo Drop Write In Wednesday, Nov. 1, 4-6pm, ZSR Room 476 WaFoWriMo Drop Write In Wednesday, Nov. 15, 4-6pm, ZSR Room 476 WaFoWriMo Celebratory Finale & Read Aloud Friday, Dec. 1, 4-5pm, ZSR Auditorium
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    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, 477
    At our drop-in research workshops, ZSR librarians are available to help with every aspect of your research project from selecting a topic, to finding resources, to setting up Zotero, or citing tricky sources. Delicious winter bevvies and snacks will be available to help keep you fueled. Sources, Citations, & Cocoa will be held on Monday afternoons from 2:00-6:00 pm on: Monday, Nov. 13th Monday, Nov. 27th Monday, Dec. 4th The workshops will take place in ZSR Room 477 on the 4th floor of the Wilson wing. Registration is not required, just drop by! If you cant make any of these workshops, you can always book a personal research session with a ZSR librarian at a day and time that is convenient for you! We look forward to seeing you! The Research and Instruction Team, ZSR Library
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    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, Room 204
    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, Atrium
    On Friday, February 9th 2018, at 7:30 pm, a group of talented Wake Forest University students will enter the Z. Smith Reynolds Library to challenge their creative abilities and participate in a writing event unlike any other! Deadline for WFU student applications is Monday, November 13th, 2017.
  • ZSR Library
    From the Human Library's website, "The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered." Curious to know more about the Human Library Project? Check out: http://humanlibrary.org/