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)
    Paper was born in China sometime before the first century C.E. Over the next 1500 years it spread through Asia and across the Silk Road to the Middle East and Europe. Along the way, works on paper became a medium of cultural exchange, through maps, drawings, travelers’ tales, and translations. This exhibit of books, maps, and prints from Wake Forest collections traces these interactions from the early modern period through the 19th century.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    This year's annual Out at Wake panel will feature the voices of Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) speaking specifically to their experiences as QTPOC individuals on campus. Out at Wake is an annual event featuring a panel of LGBTQ WFU community members (students, faculty, staff) speaking on their experiences. A reception will follow the event, and the program is open to anyone.
  • ZSR Library, 477
    Join us for this feature-specific class in which we will focus only on creating and managing tables and charts in Excel. We will explore: PivotTables PivotCharts Slicers Sparklines Column Charts Pie Charts Line Charts PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Please join us for this fun, informal session, where we'll show you great ways to improve how you use your Google Mail and Calendar. Topics we'll cover include: Goodbye Doodle! Use your Google Calendar to see everyone’s availability. Let Google manage your incoming emails by creating filters. Tidy up your inbox by archiving messages. Need to edit the subject line in a reply or forward message? We’ll show you how! And much more! We hope to see you there! PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 665 (TLC Classroom)
    What have students actually learned when they complete a program of study? Do they know, can they do, all the things we think they can? Have they progressively developed expertise in a discipline or have they just accumulated many credits? The goal of this workshop is to help us answer these questions. Topics will include program level student learning outcomes, scaffolded learning experiences, methods for direct and indirect measures of student learning, and sampling strategies. Participants will be encouraged to share ideas, experiences, and examples of their work. This workshop is ideal for department chairs, program directors, curriculum committee members, and anyone else who is interested in substantive thought and reflection on the overall student learning experience and continuously improving student learning opportunities at Wake Forest. 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." April Speakers Matthew Fuxjager - Biology Alan Brown - Education Luke Johnston - Study of Religions Rob Eastman-Mullins - Theatre & Dance This will be the final event in the 2018-2019 Series.
  • 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! Spring 2019 Program: Watchmen by Alan Moore Friday, Feb. 8, 4-5pm, ZSR Room 476 Bitch Planet (Vol. 1) by Kelly Sue DeConnick Friday, March 1, 4-5pm, ZSR Room 476 Kingdom Come by Mark Waid Friday, April 5, 4-5pm, ZSR Room 476 The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman Friday, April 26, 4-5pm, ZSR Room 476 Copies of our Spring 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 Spring 2019 program titles are available on hold at ZSR Library.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    This class will take a deep-dive into running finance related reports in Workday. The class will cover all of the Operating Summary Reports, the Detail Reports, and an overview of the prompts on the Payroll Reports. The class will also cover Other Fund Reports in Workday: Gift, Grant, Designation, Project, Agency, Reserve and Student Loan reports. Note: FIN 101: Finance Essentials is a prerequisite for this course. You can take the course by clicking here. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    This class will take a deep-dive into running Other Fund Reports in Workday. Gift, Grant, Designation, Project, Agency, Reserve and Student Loan reports are covered. Note: FIN 101: Finance Essentials is a prerequisite for this course. You can take the course by clicking here. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 477
    Join us for this feature-specific class in which we will focus only on formulas and functions in Excel. We will explore the Formulas tab of the ribbon, and practice functions from the following categories: Financial Logical Text Date & Time Lookup Math & Trig PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 665
    As educational resources are increasingly offered online, students are doing more reading on digital devices. How can educators encourage meaningful engagement with these digital texts? How can we facilitate discourse between students and help our students connect their academic experiences to life outside the classroom? In this workshop, Kyle Denlinger, eLearning Librarian at ZSR, will demonstrate open source tools that support web annotation. Together, we'll explore examples of how these tools can be used to promote collaboration, deep reading, and connected learning. Webinar title, description, and slides CC BY, courtesy of Jeremy Dean (@dr_jdean) and Steel Wagstaff (@steelwagstaff) PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    The Humanities Institute Annual Spring Symposium is scheduled for Thursday, May 2nd from 2:00-4:00pm. The symposium will take place in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium (Room 404) with a reception to follow in the Digital Scholarship Suite (ZSR Sixth Floor) Please mark your calendars now for this event. This year, our special guest speaker will be literature scholar and political philosopher, Michael Hardt. Hardt is Professor of Romance Studies at Duke University and the author, with Antonio Negri, of Assembly(Oxford University Press, 2017).
  • ZSR Library, 477
    In this class we will explore and discuss the features of Microsoft Excel. Hands-on activities will allow participants to learn skills needed to use and apply Microsoft Excel in business and personal settings. Class modules include: Introduction to Excel Identifying elements of the Excel interface Exploring and customizing the ribbon and menu items Creating a worksheet Navigating multiple worksheets Formatting worksheet tabs Modifying a Worksheet Manipulating data Inserting, manipulating, and deleting cells, columns, and rows Searching for and replacing data Spell checking a worksheet Formatting a Worksheet Modifying fonts Adding borders and color to cells Applying number formats Aligning cell contents Applying Cell Styles Applying basic Conditional Formatting Calculations Using formulas Inserting Excel functions Organization and Visualization Creating and modifying tables Sorting and filtering data Creating and modifying charts Printing a Worksheet Using Page Layout tools Applying Print Options Security Protecting worksheets and workbooks PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • 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
    If you enjoyed our Microsoft Excel Basics class, join us for more hands-on activities to help you absorb the material. We will delve into more advanced features of Excel. Class modules include: Managing Multiple Workbooks and Worksheets Using 3-D References in formulas Using links and External References in formulas Applying cell and range names Consolidating data using the Consolidate command Analysis Tools Applying advanced Conditional Formatting Determining potential outcomes with Data Tables Performing What-if Analysis using Goal Seek and Scenarios Exploring the basics of PivotTables and PivotCharts Managing Worksheet Functionality Adding Data Validation criteria Creating and editing a basic macro Working with forms and controls Examining invalid data and formula errors PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 665 (TLC Classroom)
    Do you start summer with high aspirations for productivity only to find yourself wondering where the time went in August? During this workshop, you’ll spend some time clarifying your summer 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 summer your best yet! PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    This class will take a deep-dive into running finance related reports in Workday. The class will cover all of the Operating Summary Reports, the Detail Reports, and an overview of the prompts on the Payroll Reports. The class will also cover Other Fund Reports in Workday: Gift, Grant, Designation, Project, Agency, Reserve and Student Loan reports. Note: FIN 101: Finance Essentials is a prerequisite for this course. You can take the course by clicking here. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library
    Join us for this feature-specific class in which we will focus only on creating and managing tables and charts in Excel. We will explore: PivotTables PivotCharts Slicers Sparklines Column Charts Pie Charts Line Charts PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    This class will take a deep-dive into running Other Fund Reports in Workday. Gift, Grant, Designation, Project, Agency, Reserve and Student Loan reports are covered. Note: FIN 101: Finance Essentials is a prerequisite for this course. You can take the course by clicking here. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library
    Join us for this feature-specific class in which we will focus only on formulas and functions in Excel. We will explore the Formulas tab of the ribbon, and practice functions from the following categories: Financial Logical Text Date & Time Lookup Math & Trig PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • 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, Room 204
    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, Room 204
    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, Room 204
    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, Room 204
    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.