Events & Classes

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library features a variety of events and classes. 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, 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, Room 476
    Does the idea of doing your bibliography at the end of a paper stress you out? Need help with parenthetical citations or footnotes while you are writing? This one-hour workshop will take students through the basics of MLA, APA, and Chicago citation formats. We will cover in-text citation and Bibliography/Works Cited formats. Source management strategies will also be covered. Designed for students at any stage of research to help make those citations easy peasy!
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Join us as we learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint! In this class we will explore the PowerPoint interface, as well as the File, Home, Insert, Design, Transitions, and Slide Show tabs. After this class, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge to create and deliver solid presentations with PowerPoint. We hope to see you there! PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Come learn about the financial reports available through Cognos! This hands-on course, open to those with current financial reporting responsibilities, will cover accessing Cognos and generating the new and improved summary and transaction reports. This class is required before access to the financial reports is granted. To achieve the maximum benefit from this course, a laptop is strongly recommended. The reports to be covered include: Operating Summary Operating Summary with Activity and Location Activity Code Summary Location Code Summary Budget Officer Summary Restricted Grant Summary Projects Summary Endowed, Designated, Restricted Contributions, Start Ups and Center Grants Summary Fund Balance Summary Account Analysis Summary Transaction Detail AP Invoice Detail Encumbrance Detail Salary & Fringe Detail Salary & Fringe Encumbrance Detail Agency Fund Detail Reserve Fund Detail PO-Invoice Reconciliation Detail PO-Invoice Reconciliation with Line Items Detail All of the Summary reports are delivered in two versions one that is formatted and ready to print or share, and one that is Excel downloadable which is ready for ad hoc analysis. Summary reports are also delivered with drill down capabilities. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)
    Please join Special Collections & Archives and Piedmont Opera as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entrance into World War I. This will be an opportunity to view the SCA exhibit "Testaments of War: World War I in Literature, Art, and Memoir" which includes rare items from the collection. Please come and learn more about other collaborative programming being offered this fall, including additional SCA exhibits and Piedmont Opera's performances of the World War I opera "Silent Night." Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music, the opera is based on historical events and depicts a spontaneous 1915 Christmas truce between combatants on the Western front. There will be a program and brief musical performance at 4:30 p.m. and refreshments.
  • ZSR Library, 477
    What is Digital Humanities? Who is doing DH at Wake Forest, and what resources are available to support and build these scholarly projects? This informative session will provide an overview of the landscape of DH--at Wake Forest and in higher education more broadly. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about their own projects and to meet ZSR Librarys Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications team.
  • 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, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    For hundred of millions of Sufi followers worldwide, music lies at the heart of their tradition and provides a way of getting closer to God. From the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey to the qawwali music of Pakistan, Sufism has produced some of the world's most spectacular music celebrated by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. This documentary film further traces the shared roots of Christianity and Islam in the Middle East and demonstrates the ways in which Sufism forms a peaceful, tolerant and pluralistic bastion against fundamentalism throughout the world.
  • ZSR Library
    Emily Giffin is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. The author of eight New York Times bestselling novels, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love the One You're With, Heart of the Matter, Where We Belong, The One & Only, and First Comes Love, she currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and three young children. Her most recent novel, First Comes Love, was released in 2016 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. You can visit her at www.emilygiffin.com . This event is free and open to all members of the WFU community and the public- no registration is required and admission is first come, first served. The event is co-sponsored with the Visiting Executive (VX) Program for the Wake Forest College and School of Business.
  • ZSR Library
    Do you require students to use Chicago style for their papers? Do you use Chicago style in your own writing? Do you help students with Chicago style? Then this workshop is for you! The 17th edition of the CMOS comes out in September, and in this workshop, we'll review the major changes and updates to the citation sections of CMOS and provide you with resources to help you (and your students) navigate the transition.
  • 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
    Would you like to take your PowerPoint presentation to the next level? Join us for this workshop where we'll explore PowerPoint's more advanced features including: customizing themesinserting audio and videocreating SmartArt graphicssetting up triggered animationsexploring playback and looping optionscreating a PowerPoint Photo Albumand 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, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    Kirt Gonzales, author of The Chauncey Street Monster: Domestic Violence Is a Worldwide Epidemic That Has to End, will speak on the idea that everyone has value. Attendees will be taught how to recognize an abuser, and what steps to take in abusive situations. He will explain the difference between domestic violence and domestic abuse. Most importantly, Gonzales will draw on the experience of his sisters life and murder to illuminate the subject of domestic violence. Kirt Gonzales has a Ph.D. in theology and Christian counseling from Andersonville Theological Seminary. He splits his time at his counseling practice, advocating for victims of domestic violence, and making students favorite drinks at the Starbucks located in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. This event is co-sponsored with the WFU Intercultural Center.
  • ZSR Library, 477
    Graphic Novel Book Club is a WFU community interest group that meets monthly to discuss graphic novels and comics. Whether youre new to the genre or are a lifelong comics & graphic novels fan, join us for entertaining discussions and a chance to discover your next favorite graphic novel! Our program features thematic discussion groups there is no common read for this book club. Instead, readers are asked to share a comic or graphic novel title that fits the monthly theme. We welcome and encourage diverse selections from across the graphic storytelling genre! All interested GNBC members are asked to register for our fall program. We will send along brief updates and announce new comic & graphic novel additions to the ZSR Librarys collection! Fall 2017 Schedule of Events September GNBC Meeting Setting & Sense of Place Friday, Sept. 8, 5-6pm, ZSR Room 477 October GNBC Meeting Banned & Challenged Graphic Novels Friday, Oct. 6, 5-6pm, ZSR Room 477 November GNBC Meeting Superheroes & Superheroines Friday, Nov. 3, 5-6pm, ZSR Room 477
  • 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, Room 204
    Have you explored Google Drive? Did you know that with Google Drive, you can create, share, and simultaneously collaborate on text documents, spreadsheets, surveys, and presentations? If not, this class is for you! Google Drive is dramatically changing the way we share and collaborate on files! In this fun, hands-on class, we will explore Google Drive's home interface, we will create files with Google Drive, and we will take a look at how to upload and share our own previously created files to Google Drive. Join us! PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library
    Working on a graduate thesis? Don't know where to start? Join the ZSR Library and our campus partners, the Graduate Programs in the Arts and Sciences, the Learning Assistance Center and the Writing Center as we host a two-day research & writing "boot camp" over Fall Break 2017. No matter where you are in the process, this fun and productive workshop will help you develop a plan for a successful graduate thesis. While all graduate students are welcome, this workshop is geared toward second-year graduate students in the Arts and Sciences. Thursday, Oct. 12 10-10:30 Coffee 10:30-11:30 Session 1 Time Management 11:30-12:30 Session 2 Using Zotero to Cite your Sources 12:30-1:30pm LUNCH 1:30-2:30pm Session 3 Advanced Research Tools and Services 2:30-3:30 Session 4 Addressing Writer's Block 3:30-4pm Wrap-up Friday, Oct. 13 10-10:30 Coffee 10:30-11:30 Session 5 Copyright/Publishing 11:30-12:30 Session 6 Formatting your Thesis 12:30-1:30pm LUNCH 1:30-4pm "Shut up and Work" Session
  • 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
    Do you ever need to send out a simple questionnaire or survey? Would you like to poll your students or fellow faculty or staff about something? Google Forms can help! Located inside our Google Drive, we can use Google Forms as a simple or sophisticated survey tool! Join us to learn more! PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 477
    As a HathiTrust partner institution, Wake Forest provides researchers access to a large corpus of digitized texts. In this workshop, participants will learn best practices for harnessing these large amounts of data using software tools developed by the HathiTrust Research Center. In this hands-on workshop, participants will build a sample dataset and begin analyzing data using tools such as Bookworm.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
  • 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, Room 476
    Does the idea of doing your bibliography at the end of a paper stress you out? Need help with parenthetical citations or footnotes while you are writing? This one-hour workshop will take students through the basics of MLA, APA, and Chicago citation formats. We will cover in-text citation and Bibliography/Works Cited formats. Source management strategies will also be covered. Designed for students at any stage of research to help make those citations easy peasy!
  • 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
    The URECA (Undergraduate REsearch and Creative Activities) Center will hold its annual Undergraduate Research Day. This exciting event is the culmination of mentored and independent projects carried out this past summer and during the previous academic year. Students will present their scholarly work in short talks and a poster session. Poster presentations will be set up in the Atrium and on the 4th floor. Oral presentations will take place in rooms 476 and 477. All are welcome.
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    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 Writers Panel Wednesday, Nov. 8, 4-5pm, 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, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)
    Special Collections & Archives (625 Z. Smith Reynolds Library) will host a special Ghost Reading on October 30 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. featuring spooky poetry and scary stories. Hear guest readers, partake of refreshments, make gothic-themed buttons, and feel free to join in and read some selections yourself!
  • 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 476
    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 Writers Panel Wednesday, Nov. 8, 4-5pm, 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, 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, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Is google.com your primary search engine when you need to look something up? Do you use Google for all of your research needs? Do you Google everything that you're curious about? (You should!) Join us as we explore several of Google's latest and greatest tools that help optimize our web searches, like searching by voice, searching by image, and so much more! We'll show you how to quickly find what you're looking for! (Please note, this class does not cover WFU Google Mail or Calendar or any other Google apps.) PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Come learn about the financial reports available through Cognos! This hands-on course, open to those with current financial reporting responsibilities, will cover accessing Cognos and generating the new and improved summary and transaction reports. This class is required before access to the financial reports is granted. To achieve the maximum benefit from this course, a laptop is strongly recommended. The reports to be covered include: Operating Summary Operating Summary with Activity and Location Activity Code Summary Location Code Summary Budget Officer Summary Restricted Grant Summary Projects Summary Endowed, Designated, Restricted Contributions, Start Ups and Center Grants Summary Fund Balance Summary Account Analysis Summary Transaction Detail AP Invoice Detail Encumbrance Detail Salary & Fringe Detail Salary & Fringe Encumbrance Detail Agency Fund Detail Reserve Fund Detail PO-Invoice Reconciliation Detail PO-Invoice Reconciliation with Line Items Detail All of the Summary reports are delivered in two versions one that is formatted and ready to print or share, and one that is Excel downloadable which is ready for ad hoc analysis. Summary reports are also delivered with drill down capabilities. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library
    Scalar is a web-authoring tool that facilitates media-rich presentations and visualizations. This workshop will cover basic features of the platform, including a showcase of existing Scalar projects and a hands-on introduction to paths, tags, annotations, and posting media. It will also cover more advanced features of the platform such as Scalars built-in visualization tools