Faculty & Curriculum Support

The CAC offers several services that support BGSU faculty & curriculum. The major three services being:

  1. Arranging for a class presentation
  2. Putting materials on reserve
  3. Arranging for a class webpage

Arranging for a Class Presentation

If you are considering an assignment that will require them to use the resources of the Center for Archival Collections, we encourage you to arrange for a class presentation and tour by our staff.

Undergraduates as well as graduate students benefit from this guided introduction. The staff explains our rules and procedures and provides an overview of the book, newspaper, and manuscript collections available for use, specifically adapted to the topics your course covers. A tour of the facility can be arranged for small classes. Large classes can be accommodated in the Pallister Conference Room.

Putting Materials on Reserve

Some assignments require an entire class to use specific resources intensively. Because CAC materials do not circulate, students must use the newspapers, manuscripts, or books in our reading rooms. Microfilmed newspapers and manuscripts can easily be set aside on a "reserve cart" for a particular class, to speed retrieval time. However, books and manuscripts suffer from such heavy use. CAC staff will be happy to provide a master photocopy of required readings taken from books and manuscripts for students to use.

Arranging for a Class Webpage

Assignments can be made more manageable for the student, the reference staff, and the instructor with the help of our class LibGuides. 

CAC Class Webpages

Instructors requiring intensive use of CAC resources may want to work with our staff to develop additional online aids. These research guides can include the class syllabus and other guides which reinforce the information presented in a class tour and provide links to manuscript finding aids, our newspaper guide, and other resources, as well as to a list of suggested paper topics. This service is only provided for classes which have arranged for a presentation at the CAC. If you are interested in any of these services, please contact the Reference Archivist by email at cac@libanswers.bgsu.edu and/or by phone at 419.372.2411.

Updated: 06/05/2023 09:31AM