The Frances F. Povsic Collection

Materials held by the Curriculum Resource Center comprise The Frances F. Povsic Collection, so named on March 20, 2001 in honor of Professor Povsic's significant, enduring and distinctive contributions to the Curriculum Resource Center, University Libraries and Bowling Green State University.

During her seventeen years as Head Librarian of the CRC, before her retirement in 1990, Professor Povsic consolidated and developed the CRC's collections and services, established an organizational system for the materials, and prepared detailed plans for the expansion and move to the second floor in 1978. 

Frances was a graduate of Teacher's College, Ljubljana in Slovenia, Yugoslavia and received her bachelor's degree in History Education from John Carroll University and her MLS from Western Reserve University.  She joined BGSU in 1963 as a government documents librarian and instructor.  She became a reference librarian in 1964 and named Head Librarian of the Curriculum Resource Center in 1973. Frances was Head Librarian of the CRC from 1973 to 1990 , and she participated in the supplemental retirement program from 1990-1991. Frances was Head Librarian of the CRC from 1973 to 1990 , and she participated in the supplemental retirement program from 1990-1991. 

Frances' area of research was children's and young adult's literature of East European countries and the Soviet Union.  She was the author of numerous articles and two books:  Eastern Europe in Children's Literature: An Annotated Bibliography of English -Language Books and The Soviet Union in Literature for Children and Young Adults: An Annotated Bibliography of English-Language Books.

Frances received a Certificate of Honor from the Student Government Association for providing guidance, inspiration, and support to the student program on the BGSU campus in 1981.  She was promoted to Professor in 1988. In 1989 Frances received the friends of the Libraries Staff Award for Meritorious Service to BGSU Libraries and Learning Resources.  Frances retired in 1990, but participated in the supplemental retirement program, 1990-91.