The University Libraries celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

suffrage banner

The University Libraries, in collaboration with the Women’s Center, Collaborative Education Leadership and Innovation in the Arts (CELIA) and the New Media Incubator are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment – Women’s right to vote. We have a number of displays and digital objects available in the Dunbar Library and in CORE Scholar to honor this historic event. Each of our displays is highlighted below. Please join us to learn more about women’s suffrage and the 19th amendment.

Suffragist Quilt Displays

Mother Goose Quilt Square

The Women’s Center, in collaboration with the Miami Valley Art Quilt Network, have two quilt exhibits on display in the Dunbar Library and in the Women’s Center. The Suffragist Quilt Collection celebrates the ratification of the 19th Amendment with 19 quilts, handmade by Guild members. One of the quilts, created by Linda Morgan, a current grad student and former Women’s Studies and Laboratory Animal Resources staff member, honors suffragist Rachel Ezekiel. Ezekiel is the great-grandmother of Dr. Judith Ezekiel, a former Women’s Studies professor at Wright State. The second collection is Mother Goose Revisited. This collection includes 13 quilts which are original mother goose tales rewritten. Both quilt collections will be on a rotational display in the Women’s Center and Dunbar Library during the months of February and March.

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Updated Version of RefWorks Now Available

Managing the citations for a research project doesn’t need to be complicated. RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that can help you create a personal database of resources, keep them easily organized, and integrate them into your work. The University Libraries have provided subscription access to RefWorks since 2005.

ProQuest RefWorks Logo

This semester, we will be transitioning from the older, legacy version of RefWorks to the new, updated version of RefWorks. The new version provides a simplified experience, streamlines workflows, and provides better access to share collections and collaborate with others on projects. The new version also improves on the Write-N-Cite feature, which integrates citations into a paper and generates bibliographies based on the references cited.

To provide a smooth transition, the University Libraries are offering nine workshops that provide hands-on instruction to transfer your content from the legacy RefWorks to the new version. Register now for a RefWorks workshop at https://libraries.wright.edu/events.

For more information about the new RefWorks, to create a new account, and find step-by-step instructions, visit our guide at https://guides.libraries.wright.edu/refworks or email library-dref@wright.edu

Blind Date with a Book

Open book with red hearts inside

Our Blind Date with a Book event will return this year from February 3rd – February 21st (while supplies last) on the shelves of the Popular Reading Collection, on our first floor between Starbucks and the Group Study Room. We’ve wrapped up popular titles, so you won’t be able to judge them by their covers. You’ll have to rely on the emoji clues to choose a book, read it, and tell us what you think. You might be surprised which ones you’ll enjoy when you can’t judge a book by its cover.

Here’s how to play:

  • Pick up a wrapped book from our Popular Reading Collection on the first floor of Dunbar Library.
  • Check it out at the Circulation Desk.
  • Take it home.
  • Unwrap it.
  • READ IT!
  • Take a picture of yourself with your “date” at our Selfie Station in the Group Study Room from February 10– 14.
  • Feel free to tag us on Social Media @dunbarlibrary #blinddatewithabook

We’ll see you February 3rd to get “set up” with your next great read!

Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change

Ohio Women Vote exhibit panel one

Check out the new exhibit on the second floor of Dunbar Library on loan from the Ohio History Connection, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change, is a traveling exhibit in celebration/commemoration of the centennial of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and will be up through Feb. 29th. The display contains twelve standing panels featuring the stories and voices of Ohio women from varied backgrounds who participated in the early days of the suffrage movement before the Civil War through the present day. Quotes from articles, speeches, books, letters and oral history interviews allow the women to speak in their own voices to educate us on their engagement in voting and citizenship over time.

Exhibit content, and accompanying curricular material, was curated and designed by Ohio History Connection staff and the production of the exhibit panels was funded by Ohio Humanities.  Wrights State’s CELIA, (Collaborative Education Leadership and Innovation in the Arts) is responsible for bringing the exhibit to campus. It will be on display through the end of February, 2020.

If you would like to learn how the exhibit was put together, take a look at the Ohio History Connections blog post here!