Due to inclement weather, University Libraries will close at midnight tonight. Stay warm!
January 24th, 2014 · No Comments · News
The Center for Archival Collections is accepting submissions for the Local History Publication Award. Works published between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013 will be accepted.
The Awards Committee will recognize authors for outstanding publications in two divisions. The Academic Scholar Division will include works prepared and submitted by authors who are professional writers or academicians. The Independent Scholar Division will include works prepared and submitted by independent or local researchers, amateurs, and other creative writers who do not claim “history” as a profession. Each Division winner will receive a $300.00 cash award and plaque.
Eligible works must address an historical topic within the nineteen county region of northwest Ohio. Works shall be judged by the Awards Committee on: literary merit, overall significance and contribution to explaining and understanding the history of the region. Consideration also will be given for style and content. Other considerations will include grammar, accuracy, illustrations, layout, indexes, and distribution.
To submit a work, authors should send two copies to the Center for Archival Collections, 5th Floor, Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, postmarked by February 28, 2014. All works submitted become the property of the CAC. For complete information about the award and submissions, please see Guidelines for Submission. For further information, contact the CAC +1-419-372-2411.
- The awards will be given for works of either general or specific subject interests (i.e. Native American history, prehistoric, territorial and early statehood, War of 1812, Civil War, business history, women’s history, labor history, family history, historic preservation, rural agricultural history, Great lakes Maritime (Ohio) history, or biography).
- Any work submitted for the awards must have been copyrighted or published in the two years preceding the year in which the award is given.
- Works shall be judged by the Awards Committee on: literary merit, overall significance and contribution to explaining and understanding the history of the above described region. Consideration also will be given for style and content. Other considerations will include grammar, accuracy, illustrations, layout, indexes, and distribution.
- The Awards Committee and the Center for Archival Collections reserves the right not to present the awards during any given year.
- Authors should send two copies of each work to:
The Center for Archival Collections
Fifth Floor, Jerome Library
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0175
The two copies become the property of The Center. Submissions are due by February 28, 2014.
- Works are identified as either published monographs or articles and must be under one cover.
- Textbooks, guidebooks, manuals, craft books, works of fiction, newspaper articles, and genealogies composed principally of genealogical charts are NOT eligible for consideration.
January 24th, 2014 · No Comments · News
Be a part of the most EXCLUSIVE college night club in Bowling Green. Club Jerome boasts eight floors with VIP accommodations, lavish décor, and luxurious service. Styled library chic, Club Jerome provides impressive spaces and an atmosphere that is unmatched. Stopover to Club Jerome and check out our new club t-shirt available exclusively at the Wm. T. Jerome Library Circulation Desk for $10. Each person who buys a shirt will be entered into a drawing for two $150 prizes. Already rockin’ the Club Jerome tee? Hang on … we’ll have some new Club Jerome swag really soon. See what you’ve been missing out on.
January 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Events, News
Each year, The Friends of the University Libraries recognizes members of the University community for their scholarly publications and artistic achievements. This year, honorees will be selected for accomplishments that occurred from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. We will honor them at a reception on April 17, 2014.
We are asking you to nominate individual(s) from within your department or area by completing the nomination form, which is available on the Friends Web Site at: www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/about/page40915.html. Self-nominations are acceptable.
To ensure that all nominations receive full consideration, nominations must be received no later than 5 p.m. Friday, March 7.
Thank you for participating with The Friends in this important project.
January 20th, 2014 · No Comments · News, Resources
Everyone has heard a little about this remarkable man from reading history books and from school. The library has an interesting resource where you can watch archived video footage of him.
NBC Learn is an easy-to-use database with an extensive compilation of videos from NBC News, newsreels, and even some photographs. A simple search for Martin Luther King, Jr. brings back 128 results, including an interview with Martin Luther King, Jr. on Meet the Press from 1963. There is a treasure trove of history in this database.
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by learning a little more about the man who made such a difference. Go to NBC Learn today to take advantage of these amazing resources.
To go to NBC Learn, click here.
January 17th, 2014 · No Comments · General
Bowling Green State University will be closed on Monday, January 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Wm. T. Jerome Library will have the following hours for the holiday:
Friday, January 17 – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 18, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 19, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, January 20, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
January 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Resources
You might get all your news from Facebook and Buzzfeed, but you probably won’t be able to keep up on the latest scholarly publications in your field if you only rely on those sites for updates. That’s why University Libraries subscribes to BrowZine, an iPad app that lets you check in with your favorite scholarly journals whenever you check your Twitter feed – and connect right to a pdf or two.
Download BrowZine for free from the App Store, let it know you’re affiliated with BGSU, and then browse the library’s subscription ejournals by subject. If you don’t have an iPad, check one out at the check-out desk in Jerome Library – we have BrowZine on all of our iPads. Or wait a few months – BrowZine should be available for iPhones this summer. Learn more on our BrowZine LibGuide.
There are other ways to keep up, too! You can sign up for alerts to your favorite scholarly journals from almost any of our research databases or ejournal websites, and receive the tables of contents via email as soon as they are published. Don’t know which journals to choose? Ask your subject librarian for a recommendation!
This year, make it your New Year’s Resolution to be effortlessly in the know. Our tools can help you!
Photo from the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.
January 14th, 2014 · No Comments · General, News
Welcome back Falcons! University Libraries is excited to offer extended hours (until 2:00 am Sunday-Thursday). Circulation services as well as access to our laptops, headphones, and reserve materials will be available as usual. The first floor of the Wm. T. Jerome Library along with the ITS labs will remain open until 2:00 am. Library patrons will not have access to the special collections or to services within the Learning Commons after midnight. 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.
January 7th, 2014 · No Comments · General, News
Bowling Green State University will be closed Wednesday, January 8 due to weather related conditions. University Libraies will also be closed at this time.