Dunbar Library Elevator Replacement Project

On Monday, May 6, 2019, the elevator replacement project will launch in the Dunbar Library.  This project will run from May 6, 2019 through December 31, 2019. The chart below shows the details on the elevators and their closing dates. Project paid for with State of Ohio Capital Funds.

Elevator PLDL 12L provides access to 1st – 4th floors. It will close May 6, 2019 and reopen August 30, 2019. Elevator PLDL 13 provides access to the 1st – 4th floors. It will close May 6, 2019 and reopen August 30, 2019. Elevator PLDL 14L provides access to 1st – 4th floors. It will close Sept. 3, 2019 and reopen December 31, 2019. Elevator PLDL 15L provides access to the Basement – 1st floor. It will close Sept. 3, 2019 and reopen October 5, 2019.

Elevator Project Schedule

Photo of three elevators across from Circulation Desk

Elevators 12L, 13L, & 14L, 1st – 4th floors

Photo of single elevator just inside of library entrance nearest Tom Hanks Center

Elevator 15L Basement – 1st floor

What should you expect when using the library during the elevator replacement?

Expect longer wait times for the elevator.  You will have to wait longer for an elevator.  This will be heightened May 6th – May 17th during our furniture installation project.  For more information on this, see our blog post in the Dunbar Wire.

Expect to be rerouted to other elevators.  The elevator running from the 1st to the basement floors will be closed for about 5 weeks in September and October.  During this time, alternative elevators must be used.  Information about alternative methods of ingress/egress will be announced in August.

Expect the same helpful and friendly staff.  Our staff will be here providing our full array of services throughout the improvement process.  If you would prefer to get assistance remotely, please use our Ask A Librarian service.

For more information on library access and services, please contact Sue Polanka, University Librarian at sue.polanka@wright.edu.

For questions about the elevator replacement schedule and process, please contact Javan Conley, Construction Administrator, Planning, Engineering and Construction at Javan.Conley@wright.edu.

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Dunbar Library Furniture Installation Project

Dunbar Library atrium

Library atrium “before” picture. “After” picture coming soon!

The Dunbar Library will soon begin Phase 2 of our state capital improvement project – furniture! Furniture will be removed from the Dunbar Library from Friday afternoon, May 3rd through Saturday, May 4th. New furniture will arrive beginning Monday, May 6th and take approximately 2 – 3 weeks to install.

What should you expect when using the library during the installation?

Expect some areas to be closed.  During installation, sections or entire floors of the library will close intermittently.  Signs in the lobby will indicate which areas are open and closed each day.  Guaranteed seating in the library will be available on the first floor, 2nd floor public computers, STAC, and media room, and private study rooms.  The Special Collections and Archives will also be open.

Expect noise.  Installation will involve unpacking, drilling and hammering and library users should expect noise throughout the process.  Our group and private study rooms, which may limit some of the noise, will remain available for WSU students, faculty, and staff to book for two-hour time blocks. Feel free to book those in advance. Earplugs are also available at the circulation desk.

Expect elevator delays.  Coinciding with our furniture installation is Phase 3 of our capital improvements – elevator replacement.  Two of our three elevators running from the 1st – 4th floors will shut down on May 6th.  We will have one operating elevator that will be used heavily by our furniture installers.  For more information on our elevator replacement project, see our Dunbar Wire blog post.

Expect the same helpful and friendly staff.  Our staff will be here providing our full array of services throughout the improvement process.  If you would prefer to get assistance remotely, please use our Ask A Librarian service.

For questions or comments, please email Sue Polanka, University Librarian at sue.polanka@wright.edu

 

 

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University Libraries 2018 Annual Report

The University Libraries 2018 Annual Report is now available on CORE Scholar.  Highlights from our report include:

  • State Capital Funds Improvements
  • Online Research Toolkit Workshops
  • Digitizing the Bishop Milton Wright Diaries
  • Conserving the Wright Brothers Bent End Propeller

We hope you will enjoy reading about our accomplishments, challenges, and outstanding staff.

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2019 Top Scholars Honored at Awards Reception

The University Libraries hosted the annual Top Scholar Awards reception Friday, April 5th. This award is funded by the Wright State Parents Association and the Friends of the Wright State University Libraries. The Top Scholar is selected by the dean of each college and the Lake Campus. 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 seven 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 2019 Top Scholars!

Raj Soin College of Business
Joshua Summerfield
Major: Financial Services
Book: Economics of Crowdfunding: Startups, Portals, and Investor Behavior, edited by Douglas Cumming & Lars Hornuf

College of Education & Human Services
Kayla Curlis
Major: Athletic Training
Book: Acute & Emergency Care in Athletic Training, by Michelle A. Clearly and Katie Walsh Flanagan

College of Engineering & Computer Science
Adam Horvath-Smith
Major: Computer Science
Book: Visual Knowledge Discovery & Machine Learning, by Boris Kovalerchuk

Lake Campus
Kayle Heckler
Major: Nursing
Book: Integrated Approach to Neuroscience, by Julian Pittman

College of Liberal Arts
Helena Jenkins
Major: English
Book: Women & Dictionary Making: Gender, Genre, & English Language Lexicography, by Lindsay Rose Russell

College of Nursing & Health
Kristina Brummitt
Major: Nursing
Book: Maternity, Newborn & Women’s Health Nursing: A Care-Based Approach, by Amy Mandeville O’Meara

College of Science & Mathematics
Kaitlyn Herbst
Major: Statistics
Book: Predictive Statistics: Analysis & Inference Beyond Models, by Bertrand S. Clarke and Jennifer L. Clarke
The 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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