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.

Upcoming Events

  • Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)
    The 1960s and 70s saw a flowering of African-American poetry unprecedented in American literary history. The poets of the Black Arts Movement fused artistic experimentation with political engagement, giving voice to the complexities of the Black experience in the years immediately following the civil rights movement. Unlike previous generations of African-American poets, many of these writers were able to make their work available to the public through Black-owned and operated presses, thus freeing themselves from the editorial control of the white literary establishment. Black publishing outlets such as Dudley Randall’s Broadside Press, Haki Madhubuti’s Third World Press, and many others, allowed for a diversity of voices within the African-American community while also linking individual poets to a larger cultural enterprise.

    This exhibit draws on ZSR Special Collections’ extensive holdings to highlight the achievements of both the poets and the people who published them during these pivotal decades in American history.

  • ZSR Library, ZSR 665 (Faculty Commons Classroom)
    Facilitated by Dr. Anita McCauley.

    This workshop is designed for those leading the assessment of student learning for academic programs, such as department chairs and assessment and curriculum committee members. By the end of our time together, we hope that you:.

    better understand the process and purpose of student learning assessment,feel more prepared to submit annual learning assessment reports such as the Academic Program Evaluation Report (APER) in the College, and develop ideas and strategies to make your program’s assessment plan more meaningful and sustainable. In particular, we will focus on having meaningful outcomes, aligned and manageable measures, and a plan for data collection, analysis, and interpretation. You will also have an opportunity to talk with colleagues to share assessment processes, consider strategies for common challenges, and discuss questions associated with conducting meaningful assessment that leads to learning improvement in your program.

    Register here.

  • ZSR Library, ZSR 665, Faculty Commons Classroom (6th floor Wilson Wing)
    In the closing session of our workshop series, offered on two different dates in two different modalities, we’ll focus on our own work as teachers. We’ll explore how AI can improve our practice, while acknowledging the risk of outsourcing teaching tasks to machines. We’ll propose strategies that enhance our pedagogy while retaining the human core of our work. The follow-on clinic will provide further opportunities to practice using AI as a tool for pedagogical development.
  • ZSR Library, ZSR 665, Faculty Commons Classroom (6th floor Wilson Wing)
    This follow-on clinic will provide further opportunities to practice using AI as a tool for pedagogical development.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    The Annual HI Spring Symposium will take place on Thursday, May 2nd beginning at 2:00pm. The events will take place in the ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404) and ZSR Room 403.

    The event will include faculty presentations on their HI-supported work throughout the 2022-2023 academic year and a Keynote Lecture by Dr. Ignacio Sánchez Prado.

    Ignacio Sánchez Prado is Professor of Spanish, Latin American Studies, and Film and Media Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Latin American Studies program at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also the Jarvis Thurston and Mona Van Duyn Professor in the Humanities.

    A reception will follow the keynote in the ZSR 403.

    Contact Aimee Mepham, HI Associate Director, with questions.