The Library and Learning Commons 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 31 from 2-4pm. BGSU Athletics will also be here providing falcon swag. See you then!
Join us as we celebrate 50 years of the William T. Jerome Library on the BGSU campus. A celebratory event will take place on Friday, Nov. 3, from 4-5:30 p.m. on the first floor of the library. Presentations on the William T. Jerome Library mural and the library as the academic heart of campus will begin at 4:15 p.m. followed by library tours and refreshments. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of our 50th anniversary celebration, the University Libraries will host astronaut and author Mark Kelly for its Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories lecture series on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.
With an extraordinary career of service to our military, our nation and humanity, Kelly has secured his place in history as a role model, modern-day pioneer and leader of distinction. Together with his identical twin brother, Scott, he has laid the groundwork for the future of space exploration as the subjects of an unprecedented NASA study on how space affects the human body.
Kelly is known for captivating audiences with lessons learned from his extensive travels and experiences in the Navy, outer space and on the ground. From leading teams in some of the most dynamic environments imaginable, to the thrill of spaceflight, and the recovery and resilience of his wife Gabrielle Giffords, he will reveal what he believes are the foundations for success to accomplish your mission in life and work.
This fall, the University Libraries was honored to present the fourth speaker in our lecture series Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories featuring Piper Kerman, best-selling author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.”
Her book chronicles the author’s 13 months spent in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. In her compelling, moving and often hilarious book, she explores the experience of incarceration and the intersection of her life with the lives of the women she met while in prison: their friendships and families, mental illnesses and substance abuse issues, cliques and codes of behavior. The memoir was adapted into a critically-acclaimed Netflix original series of the same name by Jenji Kohan. The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning show has been called “the best TV show about prison ever made” by The Washington Post.
While on campus, Kerman took part in a panel discussion on prison reform with faculty members from the College of Health & Human Services. BGSU students were able to hear a variety of perspectives and then take part in an interactive discussion with Kerman. The day concluded with a dinner presentation in which Kerman spoke to over 500 community members about her experience.
The staff of the University Libraries wishes you a happy and safe holiday season! Please keep in mind that the Library and Learning Commons has curtailed hours during the winter break:
Wm. T. Jerome Library Building Hours
|Friday, December 16||12:01 am – 6:00 pm|
|Saturday, December 17||1:00 pm – 5:00 pm|
|Sunday, December 18||1:00 pm – 5:00 pm|
|Monday, December 19 – Friday, December 23||8:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Saturday, December 24||CLOSED|
|Sunday, December 25||CLOSED|
|Monday, December 26||CLOSED|
|Tuesday, December 27||CLOSED|
|Wednesday, December 28||8:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Thursday, December 29||8:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Friday, December 30||8:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Saturday, December 31||CLOSED|
|Sunday, January 1||CLOSED|
|Monday, January 2||CLOSED|
|Tuesday, January 3||8:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Wednesday, January 4||8:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Thursday, January 5||8:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Friday, January 6||8:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Saturday, January 7||1:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Sunday, January 8||1:00 pm – 10:00 pm|
For a complete list of the Academic Year 2016-2017 hours, including holidays, connect to the following page.
Canvas Commons is coming! Do you have a Canvas role of Teacher, Teaching Assistant or Course Designer? Join us for an informational session about Canvas Commons, a new tool that will enable faculty to share learning resources with other users at BGSU and to import learning resources shared to Canvas Commons from hundreds of other institutions. Tuesday, December 6 from 10:00-11:00 or Wednesday, December 7 from 11:30-12:30. Both sessions will be held in the Pallister Conference Room in Jerome Library. Please register here: https://cfebgsu.wufoo.com/forms/w32id9p16x9n1g (hosted by University Libraries and the Center for Faculty Excellence).
Need extra time to work on papers and exams? Have your own special spot in the library where you like to study? Need access to books and other library resources? The University Libraries extends its hours of operation (24-5 Sunday through Thursday) beginning Sunday, April 24 to provide a safe and comfortable research and study environment free of disruption for our students, staff, and faculty.
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 a variety of collaborative group study locations. To reserve a group study space, click here.
For more information about our hours, visit http://ul2.bgsu.edu/hours.
Best of luck to everyone on their finals!
Celebrating National Library Week 2016
Take part in a celebration of books and reading
@Thinkers Café Jerome Library, First floor Tuesday, April 12 1:30 to 6:30pm
Feel free to read a poem, a short story, or your favorite book in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Telugu, Portuguese, ASL or any other languages! CREATE A BOOKFACE PHOTO AND ENJOY SOME LIGHT REFRESHMENTS!
Questions? Send an email to: Eileen Bosch email@example.com
Sign up for your reading slot by visiting
National Library Week is April 11-15. This week, University Libraries joins libraries in schools, campuses, and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.
Monday, April 11, 2:00 p.m., Pallister Conference Room Friends Doughnuts – In commemoration of this week, the Friends of the University Libraries will serve doughnuts to our patrons so they can enjoy a treat while taking a break from studying.
Tuesday, April 12, 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Thinkers Café, William T. Jerome Library Read-a-thon – Readers from across from campus and beyond will demonstrate their love of literature by reading during this time. There will be stories for children who are visiting and international students will read literature and poetry in their native languages. Stop by and check it out or sign up for a slot to read aloud here.
Wednesday, April 13, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, Authors & Artists, North Atrium The Friends of the University Libraries will honor BGSU faculty and staff members for their scholarly publications and artistic achievements. During the past twenty-four years, The Friends have publicly expressed appreciation to more than 1,500 BGSU faculty and staff for their important contributions to their disciplines, the culture, and the University.
Friday, April 15, 1:00 p.m., So You Think You Want to Be a Librarian, Pallister Conference Room
Get the inside scoop on the profession from some of BGSU’s own librarians. Find out what your career options are, what qualifications you need, how the job market looks, and what you can do to break into the profession. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Popcorn– Things will be popping in the library! Fresh popcorn will be available in the various locations throughout the library.
Prize Patrol – Staff from the Curriculum Resource Center will be patrolling the library with book related questions and fabulous prizes.
Libraries Transform Bubble-Students and staff can fill out a paper bubble and display their answer on the first floor lobby.
Join us for an informative session about becoming a librarian on Friday, April 15 at 1 pm. Get the inside scoop on the profession from some of BGSU’s own librarians. Find out what your career options are, what qualifications you need, how the job market looks, and what you can do to break into the profession. This event will be hosted in the Pallister Conference Room (1st Floor Jerome Library).
For more information, contact email@example.com