University Libraries hosts virtual Scholastic Book Fair February 8 – 21

Children reading books

The University Libraries will host an online Scholastic Book Fair to support the Charles and Renate Frydman Educational Resource Center from February 8 – February 21 at The Fair will be exclusively online this year, so you can shop for over 6,000 items including new releases, best sellers, exclusive value packs, and more at your convenience. All orders ship directly, and shipping is free on all orders over $25.

All purchases will support the ERC through a 25% reward for every dollar spent at the virtual fair. We’ll use those rewards to expand the ERC collection, which provides research and instruction materials, media, and equipment for education majors and teachers throughout the region. The ERC collection includes professional books for classroom instruction, fieldwork and research, picture books for children, non-fiction materials to support the K-12 curriculum, kits, puzzles, games, models, puppets, media, and more.

Learn more about the ERC and shop the virtual book fair.

OhioLINK Adds New Digital Resources with the Ohio Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funds

OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, has received $2.5 million from the Ohio Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds through the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The funds will be used to purchase digital resources for Ohio colleges, such as streaming video and e-books, to supplement online research, as well as provide instructional support for a wide range of curriculum, including physical and applied science courses that traditionally have not been taught online. GEER is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which authorized federal economic aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act includes several funding streams, such as GEER, to support the education community’s response to the public health emergency.

OhioLINK’s collection development committee recommended the following e-resources be purchased with GEER funds to assist faculty/instructors in teaching remote and hybrid courses to Ohio’s 2-year, undergraduate, and graduate-level students across a wide range of disciplines, with emphasis on the most pressing need to support teaching labs in the STEM sciences and courses for the allied health fields. We thank ODHE for their advocacy and assistance in procuring the funds to make these resources available. See the full announcement on the OhioLINK website. For assistance with any of these new resources, please contact your Wright State University Libraries’ subject librarian.

JoVE Core + Lab Manual Combo

Access Dates – January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022 (2 years of availability)

Films on Demand

Anticipated start of March 1, 2021 (available through May 31, 2022)

Wiley Cochrane Library

Access Dates – January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 (1 year of availability)

MIT Press Direct eBooks

Starting January 2021, perpetual access to all e-books published from 1943 through 2021

Sage Business Cases

Starting January 1, 2021, perpetual access to all cases published through 2020

University Libraries’ Staff Honored at Annual Recognition Ceremony

The University Libraries’ annual Staff Recognition Ceremony was held virtually on December 16. At this ceremony, ten library staff were honored for years of service and two were selected for the Libraries’ annual Staff Achievement and Recognition (StAR) Award. The StAR Award is a peer recognition program designed to honor excellence among library staff through individual awards. The Friends of the Libraries provide financial support for the awards. The ceremony also honored all University Libraries staff for receiving the President’s Award for Excellence, Outstanding Unit in March of 2020.

2020 StAR Winner: Carol Fang, Business and Biological Sciences Librarian

Carol Fang
Carol Fang
StAR Award Winner

Carol Fang provides research and instruction services to students and faculty. She was recognized for her subject area expertise, her outstanding library instructional support and her detailed research guides designed for the classes in the RSCOB and in Biology. In one of Carol’s nominations, a colleague said, “Whenever I have had the pleasure to teach with Carol I have learned new ways of presenting information with precision, accuracy, economy and directness.” In addition to receiving the StAR Award, Carol was honored for 20 years of dedicated service to the University Libraries.

2020 StAR Winner: Adrienne Savage, Library Associate

Adrienne Savage, StAR Award Winner

Adrienne Savage provides evening and weekend service at the Dunbar Library and supervises many of the Libraries’ student assistants. She was recognized for her positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, and her contributions to several special projects this year. Those projects included staffing our new curbside pick-up, assisting with the move of the Educational Resource Center to Dunbar Library, nightly furniture reconfiguration to ensure social distancing, and her “hospital-grade” approach to sanitizing staff work areas. Adrienne has been a loyal staff member for nearly 13 years.

Library Staff Years of Service Awards

15 years:

  • Chris Duffy
  • Sue Polanka
  • Arthur Seifert

20 years:

  • Linda Daniels
  • Carol Fang
  • Jane Wildermuth

25 years:

  • John Freeman
  • Chris Nimmer
  • Kevin Storer

30 years:

  • Dawne Dewey

Congratulations to all library staff recognized for their years of service and special contributions.

Free Patent Basics Workshop

Learn basic information about patenting your invention at a free Wright State University Libraries workshop, December 5, 2020.

How do you protect an idea?  Are you currently working on an idea for a new product but don’t know where to start? The Wright State University Libraries’ Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) is offering an online basic patent information workshop for beginning inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. The workshop will cover the basics of a patent, the process for applying, the examination process, and what inventor resources are available in the community and from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  The workshop will also cover the basic search techniques for using the free search database European Patent Office’s (EPO) Espacenet.  The concept of a “prior art” search will be explained and how it relates to the patent classification system.   

This free patent basics workshop will be held online, via WebEx, Saturday morning , December 5th, 10:30am- 12:30pm 

Wright State’s library is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC is a USPTO supported outreach program) and provides access to USPTO expertise, PubWEST, Web-based Examiner Search Tool, and PubEAST, Examiner’s Automated Search Tool, EPO and JPO patent abstracts in English.  These are the same patent resources used by the USPTO patent examiners. 

Register online  or contact Ran Raider government and history librarian for the University Libraries, at