Celebrate National Library Week (and Show Us Why You Love Dunbar Library)

This year’s theme of the American Library Association’s National Library Week is “Lives Change at the Library.” If Dunbar Library has made a difference in your life, don’t just tell us, show us. Take a photo or create a short video of something you love about Dunbar Library. Post it with the hashtag #WhyILoveDunbar and you’ll be entered to win a prize – a library t-shirt! In the caption of your Instagram post, tell us what your photo means to you. And don’t forget to follow us!

Want to show your love for Dunbar but don’t know what to post? Here are some suggestions:

  • Snap a group photo while having coffee with friends at Café Wright.
  • Take a selfie while using the presentation practice room.
  • Capture your white board art after a study session.
  •  Ask your favorite librarian to pose with you at the Information Desk.

Take a break from studying for finals and submit your entry by April 30th. Don’t forget to use #WhyILoveDunbar. Winners must be students, faculty or staff of Wright State University or Friends of the Libraries members, and will be selected based on creativity, appropriateness, and photo captions. Thanks for your support!

Update: Thanks for @Weezwest for pointing out that you need to make sure your Instagram photo entries are set to public so we can see them. Be sure to follow us @DunbarLibrary. If your photo is selected as a winner, we will comment on it to let you know!

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Library Hosts Top Scholar Awards Reception

With funding from the Wright State Parents Association and the Friends of the Wright State University Libraries, University Libraries hosted the nineteenth annual Top Scholar Awards reception Friday, April 11th at 5:00 p.m. One student was chosen by the dean of each college as a Top Scholar. Each Top Scholar must have at least a 3.6 GPA and be on track to graduate in spring. Any other criteria used to select a Top Scholar are determined by the deans and may vary by college. A book is purchased and added to the University Libraries permanent collections in honor of each student and includes a book plate with the student’s name and college. The subjects of the books are chosen from within the students’ majors and the books are selected by the libraries’ collection management team. Students’ names and colleges are also added to the online catalog record of their Top Scholar Award book.

All six Top Scholar award recipients were able to attend this year’s reception, along with their families. Representatives from each of the colleges also attended, to share a few words about the recipients and their outstanding scholastic achievements.

Congratulations 2014 Top Scholars!

William Dale Roeser
Management of Information Systems
Raj Soin College of Business
William’s Top Scholar book

Timothy Black Corcoran
Classical Humanities
College of Liberal Arts
Timothy’s Top Scholar book

Ellen Kathryn Scheiderer
Nursing
College of Nursing and Health
Ellen’s Top Scholar book

Larrilyn Louise Yelton
Biological Sciences
College of Science and Mathematics
Larrilyn’s Top Scholar book

Shannon Marie Miller
Organizational Leadership
College of Education and Human Services
Shannon’s Top Scholar book

Lorelei Anne Turner
Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Lorelei’s Top Scholar book

University Libraries, Friends of the Libraries, and the Wright State Parents Association would like to thank everyone who, with hard work, collaboration and cooperation, made this year’s Top Scholar awards possible.

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Library Student Assistant Awards – 2014

Congratulations to our 2014 Library Student Assistant Award Winners:

  • Nia Bass
  • Adam Becker
  • Valerie Dagher
  • Takeia Ely
  • Jessica Herbst
  • Grace Klinger
  • Rachel Niekamp
  • Juli Poling
  • Katrina Rigdon

Library Student Assistant Awards are $500 scholarships given out each semester as funding allows. Students were presented with certificates and recognized by their supervisors at a reception, March 21, 2014.

A special thank you to this year’s selection committee for reviewing all the applications and making this difficult decision:

  • Donna Bobb
  • Ximenia Chrisagis
  • Sheila Shellabarger
  • Gary Barlow, Friends of the Libraries Board President
  • Brielle Maynor, Friends of the Libraries Board

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The recipients who were able to attend the annual awards ceremony are pictured here with Interim University Librarian, Sheila Shellabarger, and Friends of the Libraries Board Member, Brielle Maynor.

Library Student Assistant Awards are made possible by annual contributions from University Libraries staff members with matching contributions from the Friends of the Libraries.

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Blind Date (with a Book) Recap

Nineteenth century British novelist, George Eliot is often credited with the quote “never judge a book by its cover.” Born Mary Ann Evans, it is easy to imagine why she would have said it.

Participants in University Libraries’ recent Blind Date with a Book were literally unable to judge the books by their covers, as the books were disguised with brown paper. Brave  and curious readers were “fixed up” on a blind date…with a book. What better (or safer) way to get acquainted with new friends and far-away places? Library staff members loved playing cupid, wrapping books and setting up an enticing display, promising fabulous prizes.

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