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, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)
    Books are familiar tools for providing readers with emotional comfort, intellectual content, and soaring inspiration, but are and can be so much more--as objects, they also represent the capacity of art and form to further connect with readers and non-readers alike. Join Special Collections & Archives as we share intriguing examples of the book arts contributed by local artists and Wake Forest students. Artists: Robin Harper, Sara Hiatt, Anne Murray, Joyce Teta, History of the Book Lib260 Students
  • ZSR Library
    Humans v Zombies in the Z. Smith Reynolds (ZSR) Library! Join a group of humans as we band together to ward off the Zombie horde roaming through the 170,00 sq ft ZSR Library. Survival gear will be provided! Open to all WFU students, and sponsored by the ZSR Library and the Student Activities Fund! (Bring your WFU ID to play!)
  • ZSR Library, 665
    In this talk, Dr. Mathis will share information about the incoming 2019 cohort of students based on their writing self-placement materials. She will discuss what kinds of reading and writing incoming students are most familiar with, as well as their reported perceptions of academic writing. She will share examples of problematic issues and perceptions as well as some promising associations that can be used to help clarify reading and writing expectations with first-year students. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 665
    Do you start the semester with high aspirations for productivity only to find yourself wondering where the time went in December? During this workshop, you’ll spend some time clarifying your semester goals and creating a plan to accomplish them. We’ll also discuss potential areas for support and accountability. Bring your calendars and be prepared to do some strategic thinking and planning to make this semester your best yet! PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library
    Mini Golf in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library! Join us for six holes of mini golf, Kona ice and door prizes! (Open to WFU students, please bring WFU ID to participate!)
  • ZSR Library, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)
    In partnership with the Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors, ZSR Library Special Collections & Archives will host festival author Rajia Hassib in the Special Collections & Archives Research Room (ZSR625) starting at 4:00 pm. Rajia Hassib’s first novel, In the Language of Miracles, was a New York Times Editors' Choice and received an honorable mention from the Arab American Book Award. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Marshall University, and she has written for The New York Times Book Review and The New Yorker online. Her new novel is A Pure Heart.
  • 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, 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. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • 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 Room 624, Room 624
    In partnership with Piedmont Publishing and in preparation for the second volume of Winston-Salem Memories, Special Collections & Archives will host a community public scanning session. Brooke Horn, Piedmont Publishing Acquisition Editor, will digitize items brought to her by students, faculty, and staff. Items will be considered for possible inclusion in the book, and all will be appropriately credited.
  • 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. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 665 (CAT Classroom)
    We have long known that the strategies we adopt in the classroom can have a dramatic impact on student outcomes. Thanks to recent research on inclusive teaching, we know these strategies can contribute to equitable outcomes, as well. The impact of transparent teaching, or setting clear expectations for our students, has been especially well-documented within the literature. In this workshop, CAT Executive Director Betsy Barre will facilitate a conversation about the costs and benefits of transparency, share some of the most compelling research, and provide concrete strategies for making your expectations more explicit. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)
    Artist Demo (4:00-5:00) and Exhibit Reception (5:00-6:00) Books are familiar tools for providing readers with emotional comfort, intellectual content, and soaring inspiration, but are and can be so much more–as objects, they also represent the capacity of art and form to further connect with readers and non-readers alike. Join Special Collections & Archives as we share intriguing examples of the book arts contributed by local artists and Wake Forest students. A number of the artists will be available to speak with visitors about their work, and there will be wine and hors d'oeuvres available. Artists: Robin Harper, Sara Hiatt, Anne Murray, Terry Schupbach-Gordon, Joyce Teta, History of the Book Lib260 Students
  • 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. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • 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. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    An historian of Science and Technology in the Renaissance and the recipient of a Macarthur Genius Grant, Dr. Pam Long will be speaking on the theme of Scientific Communication and Trading Zones in the History of Engineering.
  • 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. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    Graphic Novel Book Club is a WFU community interest group that meets throughout the academic semester to discuss graphic novels and comics. Whether you’re new to the format or a lifelong comics & graphic novels fan, join us for entertaining discussion and a chance to discover your next favorite graphic novel! Fall 2019 Program: The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Friday, Sept. 13, 4-5pm, ZSR Room 476 Batman: Year One by Frank Miller Friday, Oct. 18, 4-5pm, ZSR Room 476 Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis Friday, November 8, 4-5pm, ZSR Room 476 Copies of our Fall 2019 titles are made available to undergraduate student participants with funding from the Student Activity Fee (The Office of Student Engagement). Students must register for the event to receive a copy of the book. Additionally, each of the Fall 2019 program titles are available on hold at ZSR Library.
  • 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. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    Join us for the showing of the award winning documentary featuring the Speed Sisters, who are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene, Weaving together their lives on and off the track, SPEED SISTERS takes you on a surprising journey into the drive to go further and faster than anyone thought you could.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Join us for this fun and engaging workshop to learn about how to protect your computer and your data here at Wake Forest University and at home. Topics covered in this class include: Physical technology security basics Data security basics Working with personally identifiable information How to protect yourself and others And more! We look forward to seeing you there! PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • 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. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 477
    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. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 477
    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. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 477
    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 PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 665 (CAT Classroom)
    While some disability accommodations approved for students are straightforward, others are more challenging to implement. In this workshop, we will briefly review disability services at WFU including relevant legal statutes. The primary focus will be on moving beyond basic considerations to explore more complex disability-related academic accommodations such as timeliness of requests for accommodations, formal versus informal accommodations, accommodating invisible disabilities and determining whether an accommodation might present a fundamental alteration of course expectations. Resources and best practices in these areas will be discussed. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    DH@Wake Speaker Series, in conjunction with Special Collections & Archives and the Department of English, presents Kenneth Price, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, co-editor of The Walt Whitman Archive. Presentation: 4:00-5:00, 404 ZSR Library Wine and Cheese Reception and Walt Whitman Pop Up Exhibit: 5:00-6:00, Room 625, ZSR Library
  • ZSR Library, 477
    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 PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Do you sometimes suspect people online aren’t really people at all? Do you have family or friends who circulate crazy stories and think they are real? Are you curious about how the Russians used Social Media in the 2016 election? If so, you are in the majority. Come to this one hour lunch-and-learn to find out how fake news spreads, who spreads it, and why it matters. We will look into the reasons WHY fake news is created and the mechanics of HOW fake news is disseminated. In the process we will show you how to recognize and respond to fake news, fake accounts, trolls and bots. (This is the first course in a three-part series.)
  • ZSR Library
    In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Maya Angelou’s autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", Special Collections & Archives will host an exhibit featuring materials from Maya Angelou’s Film and Theater Collection held at Wake Forest University.
  • Hoots Beer Company
    Join us from 5-6:30 p.m. at Hoots Beer Company for Hop into History! Chat with archivists from WFU, WSSU, FCPL, Reynolda, and UNCSA and 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, Room 476
    Graphic Novel Book Club is a WFU community interest group that meets throughout the academic semester to discuss graphic novels and comics. Whether you’re new to the format or a lifelong comics & graphic novels fan, join us for entertaining discussion and a chance to discover your next favorite graphic novel! Fall 2019 Program: The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Friday, Sept. 13, 4-5pm, ZSR Room 476 Batman: Year One by Frank Miller Friday, Oct. 18, 4-5pm, ZSR Room 476 Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis Friday, November 8, 4-5pm, ZSR Room 476 Copies of our Fall 2019 titles are made available to undergraduate student participants with funding from the Student Activity Fee (The Office of Student Engagement). Students must register for the event to receive a copy of the book. Additionally, each of the Fall 2019 program titles are available on hold at ZSR Library.
  • ZSR Library 204
    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.)
  • ZSR Library, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)
    Sponsored by Z. Smith Reynolds Library and the Wake Forest Humanities Institute, visiting scholar Julie Park will talk about her research on eighteenth century commonplace books, with a reception following the lecture. Dr. Park is a scholar of English literature and culture of the long eighteenth century. Her research examines the unexpected ways in which human subjects are inseparable from the material things, environments and devices of everyday life in historical contexts. Her areas of specialty include material and visual culture, history of subjectivity, the history and theory of the novel, genre and gender studies and archival studies.
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    Graphic Novel Book Club is a WFU community interest group that meets throughout the academic semester to discuss graphic novels and comics. Whether you’re new to the format or a lifelong comics & graphic novels fan, join us for entertaining discussion and a chance to discover your next favorite graphic novel! Fall 2019 Program: The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Friday, Sept. 13, 4-5pm, ZSR Room 476 Batman: Year One by Frank Miller Friday, Oct. 18, 4-5pm, ZSR Room 476 Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis Friday, November 8, 4-5pm, ZSR Room 476 Copies of our Fall 2019 titles are made available to undergraduate student participants with funding from the Student Activity Fee (The Office of Student Engagement). Students must register for the event to receive a copy of the book. Additionally, each of the Fall 2019 program titles are available on hold at ZSR Library.
  • ZSR Library 204
    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.)