Bowling Green State University
University Libraries
A Message From the Dean
Welcome to the Spring 2017 edition of the University Libraries newsletter. We have been busy with a number of initiatives that provide more services to our students and faculty, including various digitization projects, improving curricular and research needs, and plans for opening up more student spaces.

The William T. Jerome Library facility continues to be a vibrant hub of activity. Beginning this semester, the Library is the new home to Student Athletic Services. Located on the first floor, Student Athletic Services assists student-athletes and supports their academic progress while at BGSU. Adding this additional student service compliments with the academic support services presently offered in the Jerome Library.

University Libraries is proud to have been at the forefront of diversity efforts on campus. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment that provides a safe and welcoming space for the BGSU community. In order to continue the conversation on diversity and inclusion, the University Libraries has created our own diversity statement for our community of users.

In 2017, the Wm. T. Jerome Library will celebrate its 50th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, we are planning a very exciting schedule of events. Please look for upcoming announcements about activities celebrating this significant year.

I thank each of you for your generous support of the University Libraries. 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

The Music Man: Sound Archives Renamed in Honor of Bill Schurk The Music Man: Sound Archives Renamed in Honor of Bill Schurk
Alumnus Expands Gift to Support Polka Preservation Fund Alumnus Expands Gift to Support Polka Preservation Fund
‘Orange is the New Black’ Author Speaks at BGSU ‘Orange is the New Black’ Author Speaks at BGSU
Who Can You Trust? Who Can You Trust?
New Collections Available New Collections Available
Two new troves of pop culture research material are now available through the Ray and Pat Browne Popular Culture Library. The Harriette Coret Collection focuses on Coret’s work as an author for so-called “true confessions” magazines. Many of her manuscripts and published articles related to her work as a mental health professional.

In addition, the Alice J. Mills Kirk/Spock (K/S) Fanzine Collection features more than 30 years of manuscripts, correspondence, media clippings, photos, original art and audio files of Mills, an accomplished writer, collector and reviewer of Star Trek fan fiction, particularly “slash” fiction. This collection may be of particular interest to scholars working in the fields of feminist theory, queer theory, fan studies, gender studies, science fiction and genre literature, as well as other aspects of late-20th century American popular culture.

The University Libraries is happy to give these two collections a home and make them available to scholars.
FLY Toward Graduation FLY Toward Graduation
 Local History Publication Award Accepting Submissions Local History Publication Award Accepting Submissions
2017 Calendar Available 2017 Calendar Available
Our annual University Libraries calendar featuring 12 months of BGSU images is still available for just $10.
New Staff Debut
Megan Goins-Diouf, Reference Archivist, Center for Archival Collections
Emily Gattozzi, Coordinator of Scholarly Publishing, Collections and Technical Services
Andrea Boehme, Director, Access Services Department
Khyle Hannan, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Library Teaching & Learning
Sara Ainsworth, Library Associate, Curriculum Resource Center
Tracy Foos, Learning Specialist, Learning Commons
Jessica Oetjens, Learning Specialist, Learning Commons
Mark Strang, Manager, Library Information & Technology
Michelle Sweetser, Head Librarian and University Archivist, Center for Archival Collections
Stephen Ammidown, Manuscripts Outreach Archivist, Browne Popular Culture Library