Month: February 2015

Mobile Devices Workshop March 14th!

Want to get the most out of your smartphone or tablet? Not sure if you’d like an e-reader? Try them out, or bring your own and ask questions at the Friends of the Libraries workshop:

Mobile Mania
March 14, 2015
10:30 a.m.
Dunbar Library Room 315

Register now and learn our favorite tips, tricks and free apps for Apple, Android and more:

Your $15 registration fee provides for refreshments and workshop materials. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Libraries. Are you a current Friends of the Libraries member? You may be eligible for one or more free workshop registrations. Call (937) 775-2380 to schedule your free workshop. Consider joining the Friends of the Libraries.


Assessing What Counts

At Dunbar Library we’re counting [on] you! We want to make sure the library fits your needs. We’re in the early stages of a long-term building use study that includes identifying how people currently use the building and how users would like to see the library space change as we move forward. You may have noticed some curious librarians in bright yellow shirts with iPads in the library this semester. They’re part of our Assessment Team, working hard to improve your library study spaces. Counts help us see which places students like best, and photos show us how library spaces are being used. The Assessment Team will be taking the library’s measurements at intervals throughout the semester. If you see them around, feel free to ask them questions or let them know what you think!

MandyandPhilAssessmentDayIn addition to counting you, we’re also counting on you to share your thoughts. Throughout the semester, there will be questions on tabletop surveys and whiteboard polls. As we continue this process, we anticipate meeting with students and faculty in small groups to talk about the library space, resources, and overall user experience. If you’re interested in talking with us or giving us feedback about the library, we’d love to hear from you. We’re just starting this long-term study so no changes will be made immediately, but look for more opportunities to voice your thoughts as we continue this process.

Want to tell us what you think? Stop by and fill out a print survey, leave us a message on one of our whiteboard polls, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @DunbarLibrary for updates.

Questions about assessment? Email or call 937.775.2380.

Get ‘Set Up’ with Your Next Great Read

Blind Date with a Book is back!
Stop by to pick up your “date” by February 20th

Visit our second floor display in Dunbar Library. Our favorite romances, mysteries and more from our Popular Reading Collection are all wrapped up and waiting for you. You should never judge a book by its cover, and this time you can’t!

How to: read the clues on the wrapped books, pick one (or two, or three!), check it out at the Circulation Desk. Wait until you get home to unwrap your book (no peeking!). Return the evaluation form enclosed by March 6, 2015 and you’ll be entered to win a prize.

Blind Date with a Book was made possible by the Friends of the Libraries. Learn more and join today:


Piles of Files? Get Organized!

The Friends of the Wright State University Libraries are proud to present:

Bursting the Cloud: Organizing, Sharing and Storing Digital and Print Files
Saturday, March 7th (new date, Rescheduled from Feb. 21) at 10:30 a.m.
Dunbar Library Room 241

Do you have stacks of unsorted paper on your desk? Files at home you’re afraid to open? Register now for our document management workshop, Bursting the Cloud, and learn some helpful tips and tricks for organizing paper as well as digital files. Guided by library staff volunteers from Special Collections & Archives as well as Reference & Instruction, workshop participants will also explore Google Drive and learn how to create and store files online.

Go online to register:

Friends of the Libraries members may be eligible for a free workshop registration. Please call 937-775-2380 for more information. Join the Friends today!