Attention night owls! For your studying needs, the Wm. T. Jerome Library will be open 24 hours beginning Sunday, December 8 through Thursday, December 12 and again on Sunday, December 15 through Thursday, December 19. The purpose is to provide safe and secure study areas and gathering spaces for students to work on projects and study for exams.
Important reminder: Circulation services as well as access to our laptops, headphones, and reserve materials will be available until 2:00 am. Library patrons will have access to the 1st, 2nd, 7th and 8th floors throughout the night. Campus Police will be stationed in the library throughout the night to ensure student safety.
The Wm. T. Jerome Library offers more than 200 computers, quiet study space throughout the building, and many group study locations. For more information about our hours, visit http://ul2.bgsu.edu/hours.
Best of luck to everyone on their finals!
Were you in the library on Wednesday, November 13? Maybe you saw some library employees with cameras. Maybe you agreed to have your photo taken. Maybe your photo was posted online in honor of Ohio Library Snapshot Day, an annual event when libraries across Ohio show people enjoying and utilizing their favorite academic and public libraries. Here are the photos from just BGSU and here are the photos from all Ohio libraries.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Snapshot Day and helped us show how important libraries are as places to learn, research, gather together, and find entertainment.
Thanksgiving Week hours begin on Tuesday, November 26 and continue through Sunday, December 1.
- Tuesday, Nov. 26 – 8AM – 10PM
- Wednesday, Nov. 27 – 8AM-6PM
- Thursday – Friday, Nov. 28-29 – CLOSED
- Saturday, Nov. 30 – 11AM-5PM
- Sunday, Dec. 1 – 5PM-12AM
We hope you have an enjoyable and restful Thanksgiving!
At this free event we will be co-hosting a celebration of tabletop games and video games. Patrons can bring their favorite game or play our games with others in the community. You’ll meet new friends and enjoy games you may not have previously heard of!
Who: Students and BGSU community (faculty and staff)
Organizers: Gaming Society, Resident Student Association, World Student Association, University Libraries
When: Sunday, November 17, 2-6pm
Where: Pallister Conference Room, First Floor Lobby
International Gaming Day @ your library is a national initiative supported by the American Library Association.
November 13th is Ohio Library Snapshot Day.
Every year, libraries across Ohio collect photographs of people going about a typical day in the library. Ohio Library Snapshot Day helps us to show people enjoying all the activities the library makes possible.
If you’re in the library on Wednesday, November 13th, you might see a staff member taking photos of people enjoying the library. (Don’t worry, if you don’t want to participate you can just let us know.) You can also submit your own photos by tweeting them @bglibrarian67 or posting to Instagram with #bgsulibrary. We want to see you using the library to learn, relax, collaborate, explore.
Check out our photos from Snapshot Day 2012 and watch this space for the results of Snapshot Day 2013.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to enjoy some ice cream and bid on more than a dozen specialty gift baskets at the 2013 United Way/Northwest Ohio Community Shares Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, November 13, on the first floor of Wm. T. Jerome Library.
The baskets will be on display beginning at noon, and ice cream will be served by “celebrity scoopers” starting at 1 p.m. Browse the selection of baskets, which include: Wellness, Celebrate with the Red, White, and Blue, Car Care, BGSU Spirit, Hockey Spirit, and many more and try to be the winning bidder in the silent auction.
President Mary Ellen Mazey and BGSU Campaign Chair Sara Bushong will share brief remarks at 1:45 p.m., and bidding will close at 2 p.m.
Basket descriptions 2013 w pics
In observance of Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, library hours will be different this weekend:
Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 2:00 am
Monday 1:00 pm – 2:00 am
Enjoy your long weekend!
This summer, OhioLINK added a new database for all OhioLINK libraries called Consumer Health Complete. It searches magazines and journals, government reports and publications, and reference works that were written with the patient (not the doctor) in mind as the reader. This makes it a great place to go for reliable information you can understand about health problems, health trends, food and nutrition, and more.
A search for “flu 2013,” for example, brings up a number of government reports and consumer and trade publications about what to expect during the 2013-14 flu season. You can also use CHC to find reliable information on controversial health topics like binge drinking or the abuse of ADHD drugs by college students.
You can find Consumer Health Complete by choosing “All Databases” on the library’s home page, then choosing the subject area “Medicine, Health & Nursing.”
Photo from Queen’s University.
Did you know that there is a librarian who is assigned to each area of study at BGSU? They are called liaisons, and they are trained to help in specific subjects. Librarian liaisons are the perfect people to contact when you need help finding sources for an in-depth research paper.
There are several methods you can use to find out who the liaison is for your area of study. The easiest way to find the liaison list is by click on Ask Us or on the Need Help? Ask Us! button. Both links will direct you to the same page.
You should now see this page. Click on “instruction librarian” under “Make an Appointment”.
This link will bring you directly to the liaison page! Just scroll down until you find your area of study and you’re all set! Clicking on the name of your liaison will take you to their contact information!
For quick and easy access to the liaison page, click here, or feel free to ask the friendly people at the Research and Information Desk.
The Library Can Help!
Beginning October 28 and continuing through November 22 Monday – Friday, University Libraries will once again offer Individual Research Appointments (IRAs) for undergraduate students.
Individual Research Appointments provide students with one-on-one research assistance to help them identify and locate library and online sources and to help them formulate search strategies.
To schedule an appointment, visit our new online scheduling tool YouCanBook.me. This tool provides students with the flexibility to schedule, cancel, and reschedule Individualized Research Appointments (IRAs) online, 24hours a day. In addition students can call 419.372.6943 or stop by the Research & Information Desk on the first floor of Jerome Library. Please schedule your appointment by midnight of the day before you would like to meet with someone. This allows librarians time to prepare.
Students should have a specific topic or assignment and will be asked to state it when calling to set up their appointment.
A similar service is available for graduate students. Please call 419-372-6943 or stop by the Research & Information Desk for more information.