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A Message From the Dean
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Happy New Year and welcome to the winter 2018 edition of Bowling Green State University Libraries newsletter. There are many exciting new developments that the library is proud of and this newsletter provides important details about all of them. I am excited to highlight some of the hard work of the library faculty and staff that made all of these developments possible.

In November, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wm. T. Jerome Library by looking back at our biggest milestones, celebrating current and former employees and delighting in the number of patrons that we have served. While the Library’s services and resources have expanded, our underlying mission of serving BGSU’s teaching, learning and research needs has remained constant. We are proud to celebrate our 50-year milestone and look forward to many more years as the academic center of the BGSU campus.

As part of the events commemorating our 50th anniversary celebration, University Libraries hosted astronaut and author Mark Kelly to headline the Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories lecture series this fall. Kelly captivated the audiences with lessons learned from his extensive travels and experiences in the Navy, outer space and on the ground. He also shared an inspiration message about the recovery and resilience of his wife Gabrielle Giffords.

Finally, I would like to thank all of our new and continuing donors and supporters. Your donations help the library improve services and resources for all of our patrons.


Sara A. Bushong
Dean, University Libraries

Library More 50th anniversary memories
Mark Kelly Mark Kelly Inspires with Tales of Space, Overcoming Tragedy
Library Rededication Celebrates 50 Years Researching the Romance Conference Coming This Spring
Photo exhibit shares refugees' stories Photo exhibit shares refugees' stories

Upcoming Author Lecture
Angie ThomasYoung Adult Author Angie Thomas
Please join us on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. as we co-sponsor New York Times best-selling author, Angie Thomas with the College of Education and Human Development.  The Hate U Give is Thomas’ debut novel about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances who addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart and unflinching honesty.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information about Angie Thomas and The Hate U Give view our Libguide.

Study of Sunday Finals EventStudy of Sunday Finals Event
The Learning Common's extended their hours on the Sunday of finals week to provide additional subject tutoring, math/stats tutoring and writing consultations. Special activities were also planned to help students chill out, relax, and recover their 'can do' spirit.

New Staff
Naranda Batey – Library Media Technical Assistant, Access Services
Linda Eynon – Library Associate, Preservation Lab
Joseph Prince - Curriculum and Outreach Educator, Curriculum Resource Center

library Library Partners with the School of Art on Student Award
Each year, University Libraries recognizes two student sculptors for their individual work in large-scale, three-dimensional media through the Dr. Beth Casey Student Sculpture Award. The students are selected by the School of Art and receive a cash award for their submitted work. This year’s winners are Diana Bibler and Alexis Dedes.

OhioLINK’s 25th Anniversary Research Showcase OhioLINK’s 25th Anniversary Research Showcase
OhioLINK celebrated its 25th anniversary with a research showcase held on November 1, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium. The event was designed to showcase research by Ohio faculty members and demonstrate how faculty research is supported through OhioLINK’s scholarly journal content. BGSU was well represented by Linda Brown, UL Collections Coordinator; Dr. Phil Stinson (Criminal Justice), Dr. Michael McKay (Biology), Dr. Susan Brown (Sociology) and Dr. Malcolm Forbes (Chemistry). The University Libraries appreciated their participation in this important event.