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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

 
 

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