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A Message From the Dean
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to the 2017–18 academic year at Bowling Green State University! I love this time of year at the University Libraries and at BGSU. Excitement is in the air as students and faculty arrive on campus to embark on a new year of learning and discovery.

With our 50th anniversary celebratory event approaching in November (see related story in this issue), we invite you to help us celebrate this milestone and share our legacy with the community. When the $5 million Wm. T. Jerome Library opened in 1967, it was designed to represent the ever-expanding educational mission of the University, and rising nine stories above the ground, to add visual interest to the primarily flat terrain. Today, this same structure continues to grow and change in support of teaching, learning, research, technology and innovation. Over the next 50 years, the Jerome Library will endeavor to transform its collections and services to serve the changing higher education landscape and to reimagine additional flexible spaces as our users seek to create new knowledge.

I thank each of you who continue to generously support the University Libraries. I encourage you to consider a gift in recognition of this milestone 50th 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

Collab Lab Now Open Collab Lab Now Open
Free Lecture With Astronaut Mark Kelly Free Lecture With Astronaut Mark Kelly
Library Rededication Celebrates 50 Years Library Rededication Celebrates 50 Years
Evolution of the Jerome Library Evolution of the Jerome Library
Staff Announcements
New Staff:
Michelle Chronister – Associate Dean, Administrative Office
David Lewis – Sound Archivist, Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Achives
Jessica Mullins – Library Associate, Curriculum Resource Center
Edith Scarletto – Reference and Instruction Librarian, Library Teaching and Learning
Mark Sprang – Archivist, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

Vicki Seifert Staff Awards:
Vicki Seifert, senior library associate in the Curriculum Resource Center (pictured with University Libraries Dean Sara A. Bushong), was the recipient of the 2017 Friends of the Library Staff Award.

Eileen Bosch, Library Teaching and Learning chair, and Linda Rich, Library Teaching and Learning reference coordinator, were the recipients of the Sandra K. Kerbel Award, which was created for the professional development of BGSU librarians.

Student Awards:
Earlier this year, The Friends of the University Libraries hosted its annual Student Appreciation Recognition Event to honor library student employees. Students and staff enjoyed a BBQ buffet while the Friends of the University Libraries presented two $350 scholarships to two undergraduate students. The winners selected for 2017-2018 were Sophia Moretto and Alyssa Kapelka.

Homecoming Events Plan your Homecoming Visit:
BGSU will roll out the orange carpet for BGSU alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff for the 2017 Homecoming festivities that kick off Oct. 13. Join the University Libraries on game day, Saturday, Oct. 14, when the BGSU Falcon football team takes on Ohio University at Doyt Perry Stadium. University Libraries will distribute falcon flare at our tent in “Tent City” near the stadium. For the most current information about Homecoming 2017, check the BGSU Homecoming website.