Category Archives: General

Donors support passion with a gift to the CRC

University Libraries recently received a gift to create the Ellen J. Blackwell Curriculum Resource Center Support Fund created by Brian Linn 73 and Dorothy (“Dottie”) Linn 72. The fund will provide general support for the Curriculum Resource Center which supports the undergraduate and graduate teaching programs in the College of Education and Human Development and other BGSU education-related areas. The gift recognizes the important role played by Dottie’s aunt, Ellen J. Blackwell, in encouraging, empowering and supporting Dottie during her lifetime.

The Linns said, “Our gift to support the Curriculum Resource Center within the University Libraries not only accomplished our goal of helping students further their education, but also allowed us to maximize our impact and minimize our tax liability by making gifts of appreciated securities.”

The fund will support the purchase of STEM related resources and initiatives, representing the Linns’ belief in the importance of encouraging youth, particularly young women, to seek careers in STEM.

Library Research Assists Distance Education Students

Librarians, staff and students working at the Wm. T. Jerome Library Research and Information Desk have been assisting students through online chat for over 15 years. This online library service has become increasingly vital as the number of students taking online courses continues to increase. During the Spring 2018 semester, 1,576 chat questions were answered with 15 percent of the questions coming from BGSU distance leaners. Chats user also connected to the Research and Information Desk from 36 states and 18 countries.

https://www.bgsu.edu/library/ask-us.html

 

CAC receives National Endowment for the Humanities grant

The Center for Archival Collections has received a substantial grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support innovative digital projects for the public, the preservation of collections at small institutions, and humanities initiatives on college campuses. BGSU was one of eight institutions selected within the state of Ohio.

The project, “Preserving and Contextualizing the Islamic Culture and Heritage of NW OHIO Project,” will further the connections between the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo and BGSU through public and digital exhibitions and programming. One central feature of the partnership is a community digitization day, a shared event hosted at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo by the Center for Archival Collections. https://www.neh.gov/news/neh-announces-148-million-253-humanities-projects-nationwide

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.

Welcome Back Falcons

After a long and restful winter break, University Libraries is back and excited to greet the Spring semester…even if it is below freezing outside.

The William T. Jerome library will be open the following hours during Spring 2017 semester (January 9-April 22). Extended hours begin Sunday, April 23.

Monday-Thursday                         8:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.
Friday                                                 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Saturday                                           10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m
Sunday                                              12:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.

Additional information and exceptions can be found on the Library Hours webpage.

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

Thanksgiving hours begin on Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 23 – 8AM-6PM
  • Thursday – Friday, Nov. 24-25 – CLOSED
  • Saturday, Nov. 26 – 1-5PM
  • Sunday, Nov. 27– 5PM-2AM

We hope you have an enjoyable and restful Thanksgiving!

Welcome Back!

The faculty and staff of University Libraries are excited about the start of the fall 2016 semester. We want to welcome all of our returning BGSU students back to campus, and we welcome all of our new BGSU students as well. As you are settling into school, here are a few things about the library we hope you will take advantage of:

Hours

  • We’re open until 2:00 am Sunday through Thursday. A complete list of our hours can be located here.

Remote Access

  • Perhaps instead of coming into the library, you prefer to research from the comfort of your room. Library resources are available from any computer with a current BGSU ID.

Study Spots

  • We have numerous places for quiet and group study, including the 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 8th floors. In addition, Thinkers@Outtakes officially opens next week.

For Students

  • Make an appointment with a librarian for an individual research appointment.   Let us know what you are working on and we can pull resources ahead of time. Call 419-372-6943 or 866-542-2478 to speak with the Research & Information Desk.

For Faculty

  • Librarians can meet with faculty for research assistance tailored for their class. For more information click, here.

If you have any questions about how to use library services or collections, please ask one of the University Libraries staff or librarians who are eager to serve you. We’re also available via email, instant message, chat, and phone. We look forward to working with you and helping you with all of your library service and research needs.

Library open 24/5 (Sunday – Thursday)

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!

Return or Renew Items Before You Leave for the Summer

*Faculty-you can renew your items online from April 25 through May 16. If you miss that date, you can renew in person or via phone (2-2051) or email (circdesk@bgsu.edu) through June 20. Any items not returned or renewed by June 20 will be subject to lost book billing procedures, including appropriate fines and fees.

*Graduate students and Staff-you must physically bring in your items to renew or return them from April 29-May 16. There is NO ONLINE RENEWAL at the end of spring semester. If you’ll be away from campus, please check for an OhioLINK library near you.  Use the OhioLINK pick up anywhere service to have items sent to that library.  Your account has to be updated to allow requesting. Call (2-2051) or email (circdesk@bgsu.edu) with any questions.

*Undergraduate students and courtesy card borrowers-you must physically bring in your items to renew or return them from April 29-May 7. There is NO ONLINE RENEWAL at the end of the academic year. If you’ll be away from campus, please check for an OhioLINK library near you.  Use the OhioLINK pick up anywhere service to have items sent to that library. Call (2-2051) or email (circdesk@bgsu.edu) with any questions.

 

Submit Your Paper for the Undergraduate Research Award

The Friends of University Libraries of Bowling Green State University have established the Undergraduate Research Award to recognize excellence in undergraduate student research and writing at Bowling Green State University. The award encourages scholarly and creative research and promotes the use of University Libraries’ collections, particularly the use of primary sources.

Eligibility
Submitted papers must represent work completed for a class or independent study in any field within the 18 months prior to the application deadline and while enrolled as an undergraduate student at Bowling Green State University.

Papers must include original research, which could include using primary sources from the University Libraries. Special Collections at the University Libraries with substantial primary sources include: the Curriculum Resource Center, the Music Library and Sound Recordings Library, the Ray & Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies, the Center for Archival Studies, or the Government Documents collection.

Submitted papers must be original manuscripts and must not have been published or submitted elsewhere.

Papers with more than one author will be accepted, but all authors must have been undergraduate students when the paper was written.

Papers must be at least 5 but no more than 30 pages in length, including footnotes or end notes.

The Award
The selected author(s) will receive an award of $250. If there are co-authors, the award will be evenly divided among the authors. Each winner will receive a certificate. All winning papers will be added to ScholarWorks, the University Libraries digital institutional repository.

For more detailed information about the Undergraduate Research Award, click on the link below.
http://www.bgsu.edu/library/about/ULFriends/ULFriendsAwards.html