Bowling Green State University
Sara Bushong

Letter from the Dean
Greetings from the University Libraries!

Like many academic libraries across the country, the Univesrity Libraries is transforming collections and services to take advantage of digital resources and creating new formats for knowledge and digital scholarship. Over the past year, the University Libraries has implemented ScholarWorks, an online open access institutional repository for hosting and preserving scholarly work created at Bowling Green State University. As part of this project, the University Libraries has provided access to past issues of the BG News and the Key Yearbook. This project was made possible, in part, by the libraries' fundraising event last fall, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories featuring Elizabeth Smart.

The University Libraries and its Advocates Board are proud to sponsor a dinner and presentation featuring Chef Jeff Henderson, award-winning chef, best-selling author and motivational speaker as this year's Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories event. We welcome individuals and organizations with an interest in food and/or social service to join us for this special evening in BGSU's Bowen-Thompson Student Union Grand Ballroom. To learn more about Chef Jeff or how to register, Read more.

With 2014 Homecoming just around the corner, I encourage you to visit our tent during Homecoming. Join us on game day, Saturday, Oct. 4 when the BGSU Falcon football team takes on Buffalo at Doyt Perry Stadim. Fans of Falcon football can watch the 1974 and 1984 Homecoming games courtesy of the University Archives in the University Libraries' Homecoming tent located in Tent City prior to kickoff.

I am happy to introduce you to our Director of Development, Nick Kulik. Nick is an alumnus of BGSU and previously held positions at United Way. In his role as the liaison to the Advancement Division, Nick oversees major gifts for the University Libraries and Student Affairs.

I thank each of you who continue to generously support the University Libraries. I encourage you to visit our tent during the Homecoming game this year. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have about the University Libraries' collections, programs and services.

Sara A. Bushong, Dean, University Libraries

Learning Commons Certification

The BGSU Learning Commons, which falls under the umbrella of the University Libraries, has worked hard to earn an international tutoring certification. The tutor training program received the certification from the College Reading and Learning Association. Read more.

'Coding for Humanists' has Accessiblity Implications for Libraries

Although "coding" and "humanists" are words not typically found in the same sentence, a campus workshop last spring proved the two can happily inhabit the same realm. Read more.

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