Friends of the Libraries Workshops

The Friends of the Wright State University Libraries are proud to present, 2014-15 Workshops! Register now:

Coming soon:
Holiday Memories – Dec. 6, 2014
Do you have a favorite holiday memory you want to pass on to family and friends? Using Zoom Handy Recorders provided by the Friends of the Libraries, workshop participants will create, edit and share audio recordings as they preserve family history.


Picture This! – Jan. 17, 2015
From scanning print photos to editing digital photos, this workshop explores digital camera basics, free and paid software for photo editing and gives tips on long-term photo storage. Please bring copies of print photos with you to the event for a scanning/editing demonstration.

Bursting the Cloud: Organizing, Sharing and Storing Digital and Print Files – Feb. 21, 2015
Do you have desk drawers at home or folders on your computer you’re afraid to open? No fear, our librarians and archivists are here! Learn how to organize and store your print and digital files. What is the “cloud” anyway? What are Google Docs, Google Drive? Discuss and explore online storage platforms.

Mobile Mania: How to Use Your Mobile Devices – Mar. 14, 2015
Overwhelmed by new gadgets? Our team of library staff experts will share quick tips and tricks, and their favorite free apps for your iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows tablets and eReaders. Bring your device and your questions!

Friends of the Libraries workshops are taught by Wright State University Libraries staff experts. A $15 registration is required for all workshops. Friends of the Libraries members may be elligible for free admission to some workshops. Call 937.775.2380 for more information. Workshop fee includes handouts, coffee and other refreshments.

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CELIA Night at the Movies

University Libraries are proud to welcome CELIA‘s Night at the Movies, part of the A Long, Long Way: Echoes of the Great War program, showing:

Paths of Glory
Monday, November 24, 2014
441 Dunbar Library
6:30 p.m. pre-show commentary by Dr. Paul Lockhart,
Department of History

Free and open to the public.
Complimentary soda and popcorn!


Directed by Stanley Kubrick, 1957.  WWI commanding officer General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou), orders his subordinate, General Mireau (George Macready), to attack a German trench position, offering a promotion as an incentive. Though the mission is foolhardy to the point of suicide, Mireau commands his own subordinate, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas), to plan the attack. When it ends in disaster, General Mireau demands the court-martial of three random soldiers in order to save face. Read more…


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Dayton Literary Peace Prize Collection in CORE Scholar

This Sunday marks the 9th Annual Dayton Literary Peace Prize awards, which are the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace.


Wright State has a proud history of participation in the awards, as Dr.  Carol Loranger, Ph.D., chair of the Department of English Language and Literatures serves the Peace Prize steering committee and the selection committee for the Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.

Recognizing the need to showcase a variety of works related to the Peace Prize, Dr. Loranger worked with University Libraries’ Digital Services department to create a collection in CORE Scholar compiling the works of the winners and honorees. CORE Scholar is Wright State University’s institutional repository, dedicated to collecting the scholarly output of the University as well as local, regional and WSU heritage material.  For more information about Digital Services’ involvement in the Peace Prize collection, check out their blog, Knowledge Exchange or explore the collection at:


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Trick-or-Treat with a Book

Want a treat that won’t give you cavities? Like surprises?
Time for Trick-or-Treat with a Book!

Brought to you by the Friends of the Libraries.

With a few options at our Popular Reading Collection and a full display on the 2nd floor near the elevators, you’re sure to find your next great read. Don’t worry about judging a book by its cover, because this time you can’t. They’re all wrapped up and waiting for you, so come read our clues and pick your Trick-or-Treat with a book. Read it and return your completed evaluation form to the Circulation Desk by November 20th and you’ll be entered to win a prize. One entry per book, so start reading!


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