Win up to $125 – Library Photo Contest 2019

Attention current Wright State students:

Show us what you love about Dunbar Library! You’re invited to submit digital photography highlighting Paul Laurence Dunbar Library. The Friends of the Libraries nonprofit organization will provide the following prizes for winners to be selected by a committee of University Libraries staff.

  • First place: $125
  • Second place: $50
  • Third place: $25

We’re looking for photos taken in Dunbar Library that show people using library spaces, services, and resources. Participants may submit a maximum of five photos per person.

Email entries as JPEG file attachments to library-social@wright.edu. Include your full name and Wright State email address in the body of the email. All entries may be used in Wright State print or online promotional materials.* Submit entries by October 31, 2019.

Need a camera or tripod? Check one out at the Circulation Desk. Want to edit your photos? Adobe Photoshop and a variety of other software is available in the The Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) . Visit our website for STAC hours or to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Thanks in advance for participating. We look forward to viewing your entries!

*Contest open to current Wright State University students only. Student photographers will retain copyright to any and all photographs entered in this contest, but, by voluntarily entering the contest, students agree to grant a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual and irrevocable license to Wright State University Libraries, for use of the image for marketing and promotional purposes. 

Lake Campus Opens New Library and Technology Center

Photo of Lake Campus Library
Service desk and seating at the Lake Campus Library and Technology Center

It has been years in the making and is now a reality – the new Lake Campus Library and Technology Center.

Students, faculty and staff can use this new 2,000 square foot open concept area for all of their research needs, including OhioLINK services, Interlibrary Loan, one-on-one research assistance with library staff, and access to any of the print and media resources.

The library also offers six computer workstations (both MAC and PC), printing and scanning, and a laptops2go program for students. Students can also borrow ipads, headphones, and microphones.

Photo of public work stations and printing/scanning station at Lake Campus Library and Technology Center
Public work stations and printing/scanning station at Lake Campus Library and Technology Center

The new space boasts a Practice Presentation room equipped with a Simplink monitor for group work or meetings.  This can be booked by students for two hours.

The library is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:30-5pm, but the computing areas and study spaces are 24/7.

Jamon Flowers, Director of the Library and Technology Center, also offers multimedia assistance to patrons including video and audio editing; Pilot (learning management system) support, and workshops for our Choose Ohio First Scholars.

Staff from the Dunbar Library assisted Jamon with the move.  Forty-six boxes of books and media resources were unpacked, and over 1500 items were inventoried and shelved in a matter of hours.  Dunbar librarians also purchased 140 new titles for the library opening.

Photo of Dunbar Library staff who helped Library and Technology Center Director, Jamon Flowers, with the move
Dunbar Library staff help Library and Technology Center Director, Jamon Flowers with the move

The Library and Technology Center is in the newly expanded Andrews Hall.  The 2.8 million dollar, 7,000 sq. ft. expansion was funded with State of Ohio Capital monies and donations from businesses in the Celina area.

Photo of the Lake Campus Library
Library staff moving and unpacking 46 boxes of materials

Welcome Week Library Tours

We have much more than books – learn what Dunbar Library can do for you! We’ll be offering guided 30-minute tours of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library the first week of classes. Join us for any of the following sessions. No need to RSVP. Meet at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.

Welcome Week Library Tours:

Tuesday, August 27th 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 28th 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 28th 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 29th 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

For questions or to arrange an additional tour for your class or group, contact library-social@wright.edu.

Game Night – August 30th

Game Night
August 30, 2019
Dunbar Library
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

The University Libraries and Computing and Telecommunications Services (CaTS) are teaming up this year to invite all current Wright State students to attend our free Game Night, Friday, August 30, 2019. Celebrate the close of the first week of class with us. Your Wright1 card will be required for entry.

Join us for:

  • Pizza, soda, and snacks
  • Photo booth with props
  • Board games in the Group Study Room
  • An escape room challenge
  • Trivia
  • Games*
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Mario Kart
    • Rock Band
    • Just Dance
    • Wii Tennis (Wii Sports)
    • Trivia Murder Party (Jackbox)
    • League of Legends
    • Hearthstone Fireside Gathering

*Subject to change. Check this blog closer to the day for updates.

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Computing and Telecommunications Services
  • The Friends of the Libraries
  • Residence Life and Housing
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Involvement and Leadership
  • University Center for International Education
  • University Libraries

Questions? Email: library-game-night@wright.edu.

We hope to see you there!