Month: January 2016

Write Together

The University Libraries/University Writing Center relationship is expanding for Spring Semester 2016! With our NEW HOURS, you can now meet with a Reference & Instruction Librarian in the Writing Center:

Monday 12pm – 5pm
Tuesday 10am – 3pm
Wednesday 10am – 3pm
Thursday 12pm – 5pm

If you’re in the Student Success Center and have a question… Ask us! Ask us about finding good sources, citations, online research, using databases… why the sky is blue – anything!

After spring break (March 7-10) and before finals (April 18-21), enjoy our extended Writing Center hours:

Monday 10am – 5pm
Tuesday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 10am – 5pm
Thursday 10am – 5pm

According to Writing Center Graduate Assistant, Jill Tussing, “The University Writing Center is looking forward to a busy Spring Semester, as we continue growing our partnership with the library. After a very successful first term in our new location, we hope to meet with many students thoughtfully engaged in the writing process and ready to collaborate.”


Librarians Maureen Barry, Edith Scarletto, Sue Polanka, Holly Jackson, Ximena Chrisagis, Phil Flynn and Carol Fang (pictured here, upper right) were excited to attend the Writing Center staff meeting in January. The Writing Center is in the midst of preparing for its CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association) certification, which includes focus on developing and delivering significant tutor training. The Library staff wish the Writing Center the best of luck on its CRLA certification – thank you for all you do for our students! We’re happy to be working with you!


Students, not sure where to find us? Look for this table with the University Libraries’ banner. Stop by during Librarian on Duty hours, or make an appointment at the front desk of the Writing Center in advance.

Questions? Email Holly Jackson, Humanities Librarian (

Cloud Computing Workshop January 16

The Friends of the Libraries workshop for online storage and document creation is back and better than ever. Whether you attended last year’s cloud computing workshop or not, plan to attend:

Blue Sky Skills for Cloud Computing
Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m.
Dunbar Library, Room 241

Hosted by Engineering Librarian, Phil Flynn!

Want to share photos? Don’t copy them for your friends’ Facebook posts. Instead, register for the Friends of the Libraries Blue Sky Skills for Cloud Computing and learn how to store, share, create and collaborate on a variety of documents.

Top 5 Reasons to Start Using Cloud Storage:

  1. Security – password protection
  2. Space – no need to buy an additional hard drive if you run out of space – just upgrade to the next level of storage (fees vary)
  3. Price – most are cheaper than an external hard drive and many are free up to a certain amount of storage
  4. Global Access – most services are available on a variety of devices
  5. Collaboration – shared documents include instant updates (eliminate the danger of duplicating work), variety of documents, share photos – no more long email chains with document attachments!

Your registration of $10 provides for workshop materials, refreshments and supports the Friends of the Wright State University Libraries. The Friends of the Libraries would like to thank the Wright State staff, faculty and students for your continued support of our programs, service and skills!


Faculty Lecture – January 21

Weapons of Mass Psychological Destruction Lecture
Endeavour Rooms A&B
Wright State Student Union
Thursday, January 21, 7:00 p.m.

Please join Wright State University Libraries and the Friends of the Libraries in welcoming Larry C. James, Ph.D. and Terry L. Oroszi, M.S. as they discuss their new book, Weapons of Mass Psychological Destruction and the People Who Use Them.  Learn about the science and psychology of WMPD in relation to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive weapons – including why a terrorist chooses a specific type of a weapon. Who becomes a WMPD terrorist and why? The authors will discuss interviews with terrorists at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib and the events of the Boston Marathon bombing. Discussion will include prevention strategies that can decrease the likelihood of an attack.


Free and open to the public, no registration required. Refreshments will be provided. Questions? Please contact University Libraries at 937-775-2380 or email