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University Libraries hosts “me too” speaker on April 30

The University Libraries welcomes Tarana Burke, social justice activist and founder of the “me too” movement, to its Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories lecture series this year.

Tarana Burke shares the story behind the genesis of the viral 2017 TIME Person of The Year-winning “me too” movement, and gives strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma or harassment. The simple yet courageous hashtag campaign has emerged as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment – and Tarana’s powerful, poignant story as creator of what is now an international movement that supports survivors will move, uplift, and inspire you.

“me too” is not just an overnight hashtag sensation; Tarana has dedicated more than 25 years of her life to social justice and to laying the groundwork for a movement that was initially created to help young women of color who survived sexual abuse and assault. The movement now inspires solidarity, amplifies the voices of thousands of victims of sexual abuse, and puts the focus back on survivors.

In her upcoming book, Where the Light Enters, Tarana discusses the importance of the “me too” movement as well as her personal journey from “victim to survivor to thriver.”  Her continued work with the movement has earned her the honor of being named The Root 100’s most influential person of 2018.

A sexual assault survivor herself, Tarana is now working under the banner of the “me too” movement to assist other survivors and those who work to end sexual violence. She is also senior director of programs at Brooklyn-based Girls for Gender Equity. On stage, she provides words of empowerment that lift up marginalized voices, enables survivors across all races, genders, or classes to know that they are not alone, and creates a place for comfort and healing to those who have experienced trauma.

Event information and registration information: www.bgsu.edu/extraordinarystories

 

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

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!

#BGSUOneDay

The collective power of Falcon philanthropy changed lives for the world on #BGSUOneDay, making this our best Giving Day yet! Gifts made to BGSU impacted every area on campus, brought more successes than we could have imagined, and made us all proud to be Falcons.

On this day, Falcons from all 50 states and around the world flocked together to support BGSU students. For those who participated gave to the UL on #BGSUOneDay, we extend a sincere thank you. It is because of you that we are able to make our students’ aspirations a reality.

The University Libraries raised $12,240 from 54 gifts; thank you for your support!

Missed out on #BGSUOneDay? You can still impact the lives of BGSU students by making your contribution here.

Student Scholars

The UL Scholarship Committee awarded $1,000 scholarships to seven student employees. These funds were collected from donations made by UL donors and UL employees. Receiving a scholarship provides necessary financial assistance for our students as they continue pursuing their education at BGSU.
Jessie Walton
Ashley Gearheart
Elizabeth Helms
Chaska McGowan
Katherine Monnin
Mark Richards
Monica Yost*
*In addition, Yost was selected received the Stearns Family Scholarship for her work within the Music Library.

Celebrate National Library Week

National Library Week is April 9-13
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 9, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm, Pallister Conference Room, William T. Jerome Library
Poetry Reading –
Bring a copy of your favorite poem to recite or look through some of our poetry books from the Center for Archival Collections’ poetry collection to find inspiration. You do not have to recite a poem to attend. We will also have our collection of artists’ books on display.

Tuesday, April 10, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, First Floor Lobby, William T. Jerome Library
Sleeve FacingJoin the Music Library and Bill Schurk Sounds Archives for sleeve facing.  What is sleeve facing you ask?  Here’s the simple answer: one or more persons obscuring or augmenting any part of their body or bodies with record sleeve(s) causing an illusion [in a library]”

Thursday, April 12, 10:00 am, First Floor Lobby, William T. Jerome Library
Dunkin Donuts!
  – The Friends of the University Libraries will serve Dunkin Donuts and coffee to our patrons.

Friday, April 13-14, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Pallister Conference Room, William T. Jerome Library
The Browne Popular Culture Library at BGSU will host an academic conference focused on various aspects of the romance genre.  The “Researching the Romance” conference will be held in two locations over the course of the weekend. Friday’s sessions will be held in the Jerome Library on the campus of Bowling Green State University, while Saturday’s events will be held at the Wood County District Public Library in downtown Bowling Green.

Prize Patrol – Staff from the Curriculum Resource Center will be patrolling the library with book related questions and fabulous prizes.  You could win a fabulous prize!

Fall Welcome- August 31

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!

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories Lecture Featuring Author and Astronaut Mark Kelly

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.

Tickets for the event are free, but an RSVP is required. Guests who are interested in meeting Captain Kelly can attend the VIP reception prior to the event.  For more details, visit the event webpage.

‘Orange is the New Black’ Author Speaks at BGSU

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.