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.

Ohio History Fund

The Center for Archival Collections was one of the recipients to receive funds from the Ohio History Connection. As part of the Ohio History Fund Grant, the CAC received $6,700 for “Experiencing War: A Project to Preserve and Make Accessible Oral Histories of World War II.” The project will enable Bowling Green State University’s Center for Archival Collections (CAC) to digitize, preserve and publicly disseminate a collection of approximately 100 oral histories of Ohioans’ experiences of World War II. The project will transfer recordings from unstable analog formats to preservation-quality digital files, as well as create descriptive metadata, disseminate files via the CAC’s digital collections platform, and promote the project. The result will be easier access to a historically significant oral history collection and a greater awareness of the CAC as a steward of the region’s cultural heritage.

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.

Faculty Promotions

Linda Rich, Coordinator of Reference Services, Library Teaching and Learning,
was recently promoted to the rank of Professor at the May 4 Board of Trustees meeting.

Awards and Recognitions

BGSU annually recognizes the value and support rendered by all faculty and staff in accomplishing its mission of providing the best possible environment for the student population. The following UL employees were recognized for their years of service at BGSU:

Chris Hesterman, Learning Commons, 10 years
Seneida Howard, Access Services (retired), 30 years
Stefanie Hunker, Browne Popular Culture Library, 20 years
Mardi Losoya-Rush, Cataloging and Technical Services, 30 years
Chris Miko, Library Teaching and Learning (retired), 32 years
Jennifer Nyiri, Library Teaching and Learning, 10 years
Heidi Popovitch, Administrative Office, 10 years
Rudy Ramos, Library Information Technology, 15 years
Bill Schurk, Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives (retired), 50 years
Vicki Seifert, Curriculum Resource Center, 10 years

Sandra Sandor Kerbel Librarian Professional Development Award

Lola J. Kerbel established this award in memory of her daughter Sandra Sandor Kerbel, a BGSU alumna and academic librarian. Because of her generosity, three UL team members have been able to add new skills to our resources:

  •  Susannah Cleveland – to attend the Library Management Skills Institute I in Bloomington, Indiana

  • Amy Fry – to present at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference in Indianapolis

  • Edith Scarletto – to attend the ACRL Immersion Teacher Track Professional Development in Burlington, Vermont

Extended Hours begin April 22

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 22 to provide a safe and comfortable research and study environment free of disruption for our students, staff, and faculty.

Important reminder:   Library patrons will have access to the 1st, 2nd, 7th and 8th floors throughout the night.  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!

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!

University Libraries Celebrate Winter Sports

Display case- winter sports fun
The fun of winter sports- from hockey and skiing to curling and more!

The weather outside may be frightful, but to winter sports enthusiasts, there’s snow time like the present to get out there! If the recent cold and snow have got you down, stop by Jerome Library to see our new exhibit about winter sports and the Winter Olympics. Celebrate the history of the Winter Olympics and the BGSU Ice Arena, lutz with local figure skating legend Scott Hamilton, faceoff with the 1984 NCAA Hockey Championship winning Falcons and the 1980 US Olympic Hockey team, laugh at some ski humor, come around on curling, and eagerly await the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea this February. Who knows? You may inspired to pick up a new hobby to occupy these long winter months. The exhibit runs from now through March 30th.

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