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The William T. Jerome Library’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

The William T. Jerome Library Tops 40! On Saturday, April 14, 2007, University Libraries will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the William T. Jerome Library. The evening will include a silent auction, music by local swing band Hepcat Revival, a theatrical performance by Eva Marie Saint Scholarship recipients, and a live auction of Oprah Winfrey’s “Little Black Dress.” Library Advocate Bob Maurer and his wife Pat Maurer generously donated the dress to the University Libraries for this special occasion. To learn more about the Little Black Dress and the charitable causes it has supported, visit the Little Black Dress Charity Ball.

A brief timeline of the evening’s events:

6:30 – 8:00 Silent Auction and Music by Hepcat Revival.
8:00 – 8:30 Theatrical Performance by Eva Marie Saint Scholarship Recipients.
8:30 – 9:00 Live Auction of Oprah Winfrey’s Little Black Dress
9:00 – 10:00 Dessert and Dancing

Ticket Prices:
Individual tickets for the event are $40, $75, or $125. Tables for 8 people may be reserved for $750. Substantial hors d’oeuvres will be served. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar.

Consider joining us for an evening of fun and fundraising. Please RSVP by Friday, April 6. For more information, call 419-372-2856.

All proceeds from this event will support student-centered initiatives. This event is part of the Building Dreams Spring Celebration weekend. For more information about the weekend, call 419-372-2424.

Read more in the BGSU Monitor.

The William T. Jerome Library’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

The William T. Jerome Library Tops 40! On Saturday, April 14, 2007, University Libraries will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the William T. Jerome Library. The evening will include a silent auction, music by local swing band Hepcat Revival, a theatrical performance by Eva Marie Saint Scholarship recipients, and a live auction of Oprah Winfrey’s “Little Black Dress.” Library Advocate Bob Maurer and his wife Pat Maurer generously donated the dress to the University Libraries for this special occasion. To learn more about the Little Black Dress and the charitable causes it has supported, visit the Little Black Dress Charity Ball.

A brief timeline of the evening’s events:

6:30 – 8:00 Silent Auction and Music by Hepcat Revival.
8:00 – 8:30 Theatrical Performance by Eva Marie Saint Scholarship Recipients.
8:30 – 9:00 Live Auction of Oprah Winfrey’s Little Black Dress
9:00 – 10:00 Dessert and Dancing

Ticket Prices:
Individual tickets for the event are $40, $75, or $125. Tables for 8 people may be reserved for $750. Substantial hors d’oeuvres will be served. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar.

Consider joining us for an evening of fun and fundraising. Please RSVP by Friday, April 6. For more information, call 419-372-2856.

All proceeds from this event will support student-centered initiatives. This event is part of the Building Dreams Spring Celebration weekend. For more information about the weekend, call 419-372-2424.

Read more in the BGSU Monitor.

The William T. Jerome Library’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

The William T. Jerome Library Tops 40! On Saturday, April 14, 2007, University Libraries will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the William T. Jerome Library. The evening will include a silent auction, music by local swing band Hepcat Revival, a theatrical performance by Eva Marie Saint Scholarship recipients, and a live auction of Oprah Winfrey’s “Little Black Dress.” Library Advocate Bob Maurer and his wife Pat Maurer generously donated the dress to the University Libraries for this special occasion. To learn more about the Little Black Dress and the charitable causes it has supported, visit the Little Black Dress Charity Ball.

A brief timeline of the evening’s events:

6:30 – 8:00 Silent Auction and Music by Hepcat Revival.
8:00 – 8:30 Theatrical Performance by Eva Marie Saint Scholarship Recipients.
8:30 – 9:00 Live Auction of Oprah Winfrey’s Little Black Dress
9:00 – 10:00 Dessert and Dancing

Ticket Prices:
Individual tickets for the event are $40, $75, or $125. Tables for 8 people may be reserved for $750. Substantial hors d’oeuvres will be served. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar.

Consider joining us for an evening of fun and fundraising. Please RSVP by Friday, April 6. For more information, call 419-372-2856.

All proceeds from this event will support student-centered initiatives. This event is part of the Building Dreams Spring Celebration weekend. For more information about the weekend, call 419-372-2424.

Read more in the BGSU Monitor.

University Libraries sponsors ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’ screening

“Lost Boys of Sudan,” by Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk, (2004, 87 minutes) will be shown at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater. A discussion will follow the film until 5 p.m., facilitated by Dr. Awad Ibrahim, educational foundations and inquiry. Please join us for the screening and discussion of this documentary about the journey of two Sudanese refugees from Africa to America and the challenges of settling in a new country. Dr. Ibrahim will help inform, educate and sensitize us to local, national and international human rights issues such as immigration, refugees and genocide that are a part of this film. The Black History Month celebration event is free and open to the public.

University Libraries sponsors ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’ screening

“Lost Boys of Sudan,” by Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk, (2004, 87 minutes) will be shown at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater. A discussion will follow the film until 5 p.m., facilitated by Dr. Awad Ibrahim, educational foundations and inquiry. Please join us for the screening and discussion of this documentary about the journey of two Sudanese refugees from Africa to America and the challenges of settling in a new country. Dr. Ibrahim will help inform, educate and sensitize us to local, national and international human rights issues such as immigration, refugees and genocide that are a part of this film. The Black History Month celebration event is free and open to the public.

University Libraries sponsors ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’ screening

“Lost Boys of Sudan,” by Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk, (2004, 87 minutes) will be shown at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater. A discussion will follow the film until 5 p.m., facilitated by Dr. Awad Ibrahim, educational foundations and inquiry. Please join us for the screening and discussion of this documentary about the journey of two Sudanese refugees from Africa to America and the challenges of settling in a new country. Dr. Ibrahim will help inform, educate and sensitize us to local, national and international human rights issues such as immigration, refugees and genocide that are a part of this film. The Black History Month celebration event is free and open to the public.

Information Transformation Discussions

Our Challenging Transformation Regarding Copyright and Use
Thursday, February 22, 12:00p.m. – 1:15 p.m
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Emerging technologies require careful decision-making. With ready access to great reservoirs of information and knowledge, some educators, either from lack of awareness or a false sense of security, engage in illegal use of materials. Join this discussion to better understand “what you can use when.”


New Models of Publishing
Thursday, March 15, 2007, 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Description:

Online open archives, like OhioLink’s Digital Resource Commons (DRC), are publishing platforms that provide filtered access to articles, supplementary materials, supporting data, working papers, pre-prints, images, and more. They can extend the options for disseminating work and preserve the stages of scholarly research. Join this discussion to both gain and give perspectives about open access and the DRC platform.


New Models of Owning Ideas
Tuesday, April 17, 2007, noon – 1:15 p.m.
Description:

New models of publishing provide choices for authors. What are the advantages and disadvantages of new models of owning ideas? Does the author keep the copyright, retain some rights through Creative Commons, give the copyright to the publisher? Join this discussion to learn about these options and think about what is the best choice for you.

*Register through the Center; ctlt@bgsu.edu, for these discussions held in the Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library.

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology and the University Libraries

The Somerville Gates Come to Bowling Green State University

The Somerville Gates were designed by Geoff Hargadon, an investment banker from Somerville, Massachusetts, as a take off on Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s saffron-colored fabric gates displayed in New York’s Central Park. Spending $3.50 at Home Depot and using other recycled materials, Hargadon designed thirteen 3.5 inch mini gates and set them up around his loft, marking paths taken by his cat, Edie. One scene called the “Media Gates” shows Edie, with the gates by her side, watching a scene from the Westminster Dog Show on the television. Other scenes include the Door Gates, the Fridge Gates, and the Poopatorium Gates. After posting the photos of his installations on his Website, he received more than 6 million hits in just one week. An overwhelming number of email messages, including one from a soldier in Iraq, thank him for providing them with a good laugh.

When Hardagon finally took down his installation, the gates were distributed to various museums and archives throughout the United States. The Browne Popular Culture Library received one of the gates along with a multimedia CD including the original Website, a packet documenting the Somerville Gates coverage by international and national news agencies, and numerous copies of the “Media Gates” postcard.

Haragadon commented that he did not intend to mock the creation of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, but the media hype that surrounded the Central Park Gates. Many of his fans responded in the same vein of parody to the Somerville Gates. Some speculated on the role of cats in modern art. And one admirer emailed, “At last an artist for our times who spans not only space-time continuums but the archaic human-animal divide.”

Nancy Down, Head Librarian, Browne Popular Culture Library

Bringing Books to Life: Engaging School-Age Students in Book Reviewing

Literacy through active learning practices is important for university students as well as preschool through grade twelve students. The Bringing Books to Life project introduces area educators and librarians to the Cooperative Services for Children’s Literature (CSCL) Children’s Book Center (CBC), a collection of juvenile literature in Bowling Green State University’s (BGSU) Curriculum Resource Center (CRC), of the University Libraries. In conjunction with area school children and students enrolled in BGSU ENG 342 (Literature for Young Children), a substantial number of picture books have been explored, critiqued, and reviewed during an artist-in-residence style series of in-school visits. The CBC is an examination center of newly published, exceptional juvenile literature located on the second floor of the University Libraries. Books representing a wide variety of curriculum-related topics are continually added to the collection by participating children’s book publishers. The publishers want regular reviews of the books supplied to the CRC, and this project is a great beginning to provide them with the feedback they seek.

The Bringing Books to Life project evolved from an ongoing partnership between the CRC and several instructors of ENG 342 at BGSU. Stacey Osborn, Instructor of Children’s Literature in the Department of English, and Sara Bushong, Head Librarian of the Curriculum Resource Center, co-authored a successful BGSU grant to support the project, which was funded by the campus organization Partnerships for Community Action (PCA). This multi-faceted project focuses on five area schools: Fairfield Elementary, Maumee City Schools; Otsego Middle School, Otsego Local Schools; Milton Center and South Main, two Bowling Green City elementary schools; and Glendale-Feilbach, Toledo Public Schools. The instructor will visit the schools in the capacity of a professional teaching artist, conduct an initial planning session with teachers, and bring a book to life in the classroom by involving students in theatre, music, and dance activities based on the themes in a specific picture book. The instructor then will read the actual picture book to the class, making connections to the curriculum and encouraging students to use rich language in describing the book. Finally, the instructor will introduce students to the 2004-05 books from the CRC for their review and use. Reviews by elementary and middle school students will be published in the fall issue of the newsletter Introspective.

The PCA grant allows the CRC to

  • Develop closer ties between BGSU University libraries and area educators and librarians;
  • Engage students in urban, suburban and rural elementary schools in an active learning experience designed to promote the language arts skills of reading, evaluating and responding to children’s books;
  • Heighten awareness of area educators and librarians regarding the collection of materials available in the CBC and through the CRC and how they can use the materials; Bring a professional teaching artist into area classrooms (urban, suburban and rural) in a “bring a book to life” artist-in-residence series;
  • Involve BGSU children’s literature students (ENG 342) in a collaborative book-reviewing project with students from northwest Ohio schools;
  • Publish the work of area school children and BGSU students to the CRC/CSCL’s online book review website, in the CSCL newsletter, Introspective, and encourage students from both sectors to publish their reviews on Amazon.com and other publishing venues;
  • Provide the CRC and CSCL with vital data from participant evaluations regarding the needs of area librarians and educators in researching and developing a future part-time position for a CSCL Outreach Coordinator;
  • Develop a pilot “procedures manual” for a future part-time CSCL Outreach Coordinator based on feedback from participants; and
  • Demonstrate the sustainability and far-reaching effects of a part-time CSCL Outreach Coordinator through comments from grant partners.

During spring semester 2005, BGSU students enrolled in Children’s Literature classes participated in a picture book reviewing assignment using the new books from the CBC. Student reviews included rich language to describe both text and images in picture books. The top BGSU reviews were published in the Spring 2005 issue of the newsletter Introspective. The authors of the top picture book reviews in all classes (BGSU, elementary and middle schools) received a hardbound copy of the book they reviewed; the school libraries also received copies.

The Bringing Books to Life project has successfully promoted reading, evaluating, and responding to children’s book with elementary, middle school, and university students. Project directors are investigating additional funding sources to expand this project to more northwest Ohio schools.

instructor discussing a book for a book reviewbook review discussion with instructor

Project Directors:
Sara Bushong, Head Librarian, Curriculum Resource Center
Stacey Osborn, Instructor, Department of English

 
 

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