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Local History Publication Award Lecture

Please join the Center for Archival Collections at Bowling Green State University as we recognize the 2017 winner of the Local History Publication Award with a lecture by the author Dan Masters.

Scouring the Pages:
How Correspondent ’76’ told the story of the 72nd Ohio Infantry

Tuesday, November 13 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Jerome Library, Pallister Conference Room
Jerome Library, Bowling Green, OH 43403

Dan Masters is graduate of the University of Toledo with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, and is currently enrolled at BGSU pursuing a graduate degree in American History. He has actively engaged in Civil War research for 19 years and has published four books and a dozen articles regarding military history with a focus on the Civil War, World War II, and civil defense. He has worked as a volunteer for both the Center for Archival Collections at BGSU and at the American Civil War Museum of Ohio in Tiffin. He currently works as a Production Planning Manager for Materion Corporation in Elmore, Ohio.

For more information, contact archive@bgsu.edu or 419-372-9614

Research Appointments Now Available

University Libraries is offering Individual Research Appointments (IRAs) to students. IRAs provide students with the opportunity to work one-on-one with a librarian on a specific research assignment. Students will develop search strategies, identify various print and electronic resources and discover services available in the University Libraries.

IRAs are designed for undergraduate students. (The Libraries offer a similar service for graduate students. Call 2-6943 or stop by the Research & Information Desk for more information.) Students must sign up for appointments by midnight of the day before the requested appointment date to allow for preparation. Students must also have a specific assignment or project and will be asked to state their topic when setting up their appointment.

IRAs are offered Monday-Friday.   To schedule an appointment, call 419-372-6943, or stop by the Research & Information Desk on the first floor of the Jerome Library.

Affordable Learning Community of Practice

University Libraries is sponsoring a professional development learning opportunity for faculty and instructors this fall. Participants will become part of a focused community of practice that will learn how to find and use library-owned and licensed materials as required readings in lieu of costly textbooks.  

BGSU Joins Open Book Publishers Library

Through a new partnership, University Libraries and Open Book Publishers is changing the nature of the traditional academic book at BGSU. Open Book Publishers books are published in hardback, paperback, pdf and ebook editions, but they also include a free online edition that can be read via our website, downloaded, reused or embedded anywhere.

BGSU students and faculty are now able freely download all of Open Book Publishers ebooks and receive discounts on all printed editions.

Fall Welcome Event – August 30

University Libraries would like to invite all students to join us at the main entrance of the Wm. T. Jerome Library for our annual Fall Welcome Event on Thursday, August 30 from 2-4pm. Sweet treats and popcorn will be provided.  See you then!

Ohio Digital Network brings Ohio to DPLA

In March, OhioLINK announced that more than 50,000 new materials from the Ohio Digital Network are now discoverable in Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Led by the State Library of Ohio and in partnership with OhioLINK, the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN), and the Ohio History Connection, the Ohio Digital Network builds on strong digital collection efforts across the state, including extensive digital collections at OhioLINK member institutions, Ohio Memory, and the Ohio Digitization Hubs project.  As part of this project, University Libraries highlighted a portion of sheet music.

UL host Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Research Institute

For the third year, the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association, along with the BGSU Department of Popular Culture, the Ray and Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies and the Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives, sponsored a summer research institute at Bowling Green State University, June 3-8. This institute is generously supported by the School of Cultural and Critical Studies, the Department of Popular Culture and the University Libraries, at Bowling Green State University, as well as by the PCA/ACA Endowment.

Researching the Romance Conference

In 1997, the Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University held one of the first academically oriented conferences on the genre of popular romance fiction. Titled “Re-Reading the Romance,” the event included authors and academics from around the country sharing their experiences and love for the genre.  A follow-up conference, “Romance in the new Millennium,” was held in 2000, featuring even more thoughtful looks at romance.

Since then, the romance industry has grown to more than $1 billion per year in sales, and the study of popular romance has grown by leaps and bounds along with it. On April 13-14, the Browne Popular Culture Library hosted a conference titled “Researching the Romance.” 

The conference was hosted in the Jerome Library and the Wood County District Public Library. Guest of honor was 2017 RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Beverly Jenkins. Jenkins has published more than 30 novels, and is well known for the level of detailed research she puts into her books, making her the perfect guest for this conference. She delivered the closing keynote address on Saturday as well as signing books. Also attending were Dr. Kate Brown, assistant professor of political science at Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana and Dr. Eric Selinger, professor of English at DePaul University and executive editor of the Journal for Popular Romance Studies.

Record Listening Club

The Record Listening Club takes the idea of a book club and puts a whole new spin on it.

It began in the fall of 2015 by inviting faculty, staff, students or community members to select an album that has some personal significance to them and lead a group discussion in the style of a book club. The only requirement is that the album must be part of the Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives collection, and with hundreds of thousands of options to choose from, that hasn’t been an issue!

Past events have featured:

  • Sound Archivist and MLBSSA namesake Bill Schurk presenting one of the first albums he purchased for his own personal collection, Little Richard’s Here’s Little Richard
  • Popular Culture Lecturer Matt Donahue presenting Little Axe’s One Man, One Night, which Donahue was involved in recording and producing
  • Music Industry Lecturer Erik Sabo presenting his controversial take on how Pink Floyd’s The Wall is not their best album
  • in fall 2017 a series of albums from 1967 to celebrate their fiftieth anniversaries along with the fiftieth anniversary of Jerome Library

This summer, Record Listening Club takes things on the road to collaborate with the Wood County District Public Library’s summer reading program, “Libraries ROCK!” and to present events for local teens. A full list of past albums and information about upcoming events is available.  http://libguides.bgsu.edu/rlc