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)
    Dr. Edwin Graves Wilson had a long and distinguished administrative career at Wake Forest. His positions included: Assistant Dean, Undergraduate College; Acting Dean of the College; Dean of the College; Provost (First) (1967-1990); Vice President for Special Projects; and Senior Vice President. Under his leadership, a Faculty Committee voted to end segregation, Wake Forest established its residential study abroad programs in London and Venice, and established the Wake Forest Press. He also represented Wake Forest on numerous national organizations, including the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), where he also served as president. This exhibit will focus on the significant changes witnessed by Dr. Wilson during his many administrative positions. Selected documents will illustrate historical events such as integration, the creation of the study abroad programs, the establishment of the Wake Forest Press, an increasing growth of athletic programs, collection purchases for ZSR Library, among others.
  • ZSR Library, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)
    What exactly are versals? Often seen in ancient manuscripts, versals are large embellished letters with elaborate flourishes, curves and ornate patterns, that set off a piece of calligraphy work. A modern twist on versal creation has taken place in calligrapher Joyce Teta’s Encore class. Starting with a small Gideon’s bible the students utilized their calligraphy skills in creating their own interpretation of a versal. This exhibit showcases the resulting 26 artist’s books highlighting students’ creative use and interpretation of versals.
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    New to Sakai? Join us for an overview of the basics. In this workshop, we'll cover: Workspace / Worksite setup Site Info Tools Announcements Resources Gradebook Setup Next steps PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    Come join us for an overview of the Sakai Assignments tool. Upon completing this course, a participant will Know what an Sakai Assignment is Know how to set up a new Assignment Understand the required elements of an Assignment Understand the optional elements of an Assignment Know how students access and submit an Assignment Know how to view and grade student submissions PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    Come join us for an overview of the Sakai Tests & Quizzes tool. Upon completing this course, a participant will Know what an Sakai Tests & Quizzes tool is Know how to create a Tests & Quiz including Adding various question types Creating and using a question pool Publishing a Test/Quiz Editing already created assessment Adding created assessment to the gradebook Inputting/Changing grades Prerequisite - Please have your course site created prior to class. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    New to Sakai? Join us for an overview of the basics. In this workshop, we'll cover: Workspace / Worksite setup Site Info Tools Announcements Resources Gradebook Setup Next steps PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    Come join us for an overview of the Sakai Assignments tool. Upon completing this course, a participant will Know what an Sakai Assignment is Know how to set up a new Assignment Understand the required elements of an Assignment Understand the optional elements of an Assignment Know how students access and submit an Assignment Know how to view and grade student submissions PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    Come join us for an overview of the Sakai Tests & Quizzes tool. Upon completing this course, a participant will Know what an Sakai Tests & Quizzes tool is Know how to create a Tests & Quiz including Adding various question types Creating and using a question pool Publishing a Test/Quiz Editing already created assessment Adding created assessment to the gradebook Inputting/Changing grades Prerequisite - Please have your course site created prior to class. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 665 TLC Classroom
    Students at Wake Forest whose first language is not English may have a lot to contribute to classroom activities and discussions, but they often struggle with participating actively in class. This workshop will include a discussion of how language proficiency impacts classroom performance and will guide participants through developing strategies for engaging ESL students in classroom activities. A light breakfast will be available prior to the start of the workshop, from 9:00-9:30am. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 665 TLC Classroom
    Reading and responding to EAL students’ writing can be perplexing because of the sheer volume of language factors at play—including, among others, grammatical control, phraseology, register, and cohesion. This session starts by reviewing relevant research findings from the field of second language writing—for example, that the practice of marking all grammar errors is not only time-consuming, but also likely ineffective or harmful for students' writing development. Effective response strategies that will be discussed include helping students to use models while writing without "just copying" the models; identifying a priority of concerns; identifying language patterns; and deciding on the best type of feedback, e.g., direct or indirect, summative or formative. Participants will work through concrete strategies for reading and evaluating their EAL students' writing, addressing questions about grammar errors, fair grading practices, and effective modes of feedback. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 665 TLC Classroom
    Chinese international students create interlanguages when they write in English. Interlanguage refers to the systematic knowledge of a second language which is independent from and yet affected by learners’ first and the target languages. In this workshop, you will see how equivalent English and Chinese expressions may differ in form. You will work together to conduct a mini-contrastive study of Chinese and English at the syntax and discourse levels. You will walk away from this workshop with a further understanding how English and Chinese differ and how it might affect the interlanguage produced by Chinese-speaking English writers. A light lunch will be provided. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 665 TLC Classroom
    If you’ve ever read a student’s work and thought to yourself, “Wow! This student has said absolutely nothing, but they’ve said it very well!” you might like this interactive workshop. First, we’ll examine the tools available to help second language writers compose texts that are more cohesive. The workshop then walks attendees through a three-strand approach to addressing cohesion in second language writing. This approach promotes (a) the analysis of how information is structured in authentic texts, (b) the development of productive vocabulary knowledge, and (c) attention to vocabulary and information structure as part of the revision process of writing. Bio: Mark D. Johnson is assistant professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at East Carolina University, where he teaches courses in second language acquisition and linguistics. His research focuses on cognition and working memory in second language writing as well as the role of vocabulary in second language writing performance. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    Bring a specific Sakai problem or question to the Open Lab for individual support from an ITG member. After completing the PDC registration for this course, please give us an idea of the problem or question you need to discuss by completing this form. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    Bring a specific Sakai problem or question to the Open Lab for individual support from an ITG member. After completing the PDC registration for this course, please give us an idea of the problem or question you need to discuss by completing this form. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library
    Bring a specific Sakai problem or question to the Open Lab for individual support from an ITG member. After completing the PDC registration for this course, please give us an idea of the problem or question you need to discuss by completing this form. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    Please join the Office of the Dean of the College for the “New Ideas” series. Come learn more about the engaging scholarship of our College colleagues. Refreshments begin at 3:00 pm; speakers will begin promptly at 3:20 pm and will each have 8 minutes to share their "new idea."
  • ZSR Library, 665 TLC Classroom
    Research in its raw form is often messy. OpenRefine is a free tool that scholars can use to examine, clean, and add structure to the information they gather. Learn more about this powerful tool and how it can support your own research.
  • ZSR Library, 665 TLC Classroom
    Concept maps are powerful learning tools but can be tricky to use. We will discuss their benefits and the drawbacks, using examples. We’ll also talk about how you might use concept maps to organize your teaching, students’ learning and a variety of other projects in your life and spend some time working through the mapping process. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 665
    Discover strategies for ensuring that your research will be accessible and usable in the long term. Tools discussed include WakeSpace, Dataverse, and OSF.
  • ZSR Library, 665 TLC Classroom
    Research in its raw form is often messy. OpenRefine is a free tool that scholars can use to examine, clean, and add structure to the information they gather. Learn more about this powerful tool and how it can support your own research.
  • ZSR Library, 665 TLC Classroom
    Discover strategies for ensuring that your research will be accessible and usable in the long term. Tools discussed include WakeSpace, Dataverse, and OSF.