Month: September 2016

Congratulations Library Retirees

Tuesday afternoon brought laughter, celebration, recognition and more than a few tears to the University Libraries staff as we said happy retirement to nine staff members who will be taking advantage of the retirement incentive offered this year by the University Administration.

With over 261 combined years of service, these nine staff members represent five University Libraries’ departments and several library-wide and University-wide teams and committees.


Barb Schaper
40 years of service
Future plans: Barb plans to join a senior living community and get involved with group activities and fitness classes. Here’s Barb at Tuesday’s celebration with fellow library staff members, Ran and Mary Raider.


Rita Johnson
34 years of service
Future plans: Rita can’t wait to spend more time with her children and grandchildren!



Emma Boddie
32 years of service
Future plans: Travel! Emma is going on a cruise to Jamaica after retirement. Here’s Emma with family and friends at Tuesday’s celebration. They can’t wait to set sail!


Kathi Herick
32 years of service
Future plans: Kathi is looking forward to spending time with husband, Dave, and helping her daughter plan her wedding.


Mandy Wilson
32 years of service
Future plans: Mandy is looking forward to finally getting around to some home improvement projects. As the stacks manager, Mandy has moved nearly every book in Dunbar Library! We’re guessing her home improvement projects won’t include new shelves and moving books at home! Here’s Mandy with family at Tuesday’s event.


Jeff Wehmeyer
30 years of service
Future plans: Jeff is looking forward to joining his wife Susan in retirement. The couple met at Dunbar Library. He plans to spend time with their children and grandchildren.


Mary Raider
30 years of service
Future plans: Mary plans to pursue real estate classes. With her sunny disposition, she’s sure to be successful selling houses.


Mary Lou Baker Jones
19 years of service
Sciences and Math Librarian, Mary Lou was instrumental in expanding the library’s involvement with the Exploring STEMM program (among her many other efforts). A few of our students from last year’s program are pictured below, on a visit to Special Collections & Archives.


Steve Wynn
12 years of service
Future plans: none. Steve is looking forward to doing nothing for awhile. Sounds good to us! We know our patrons will miss “the guy with the beard”. Here Steve is at Tuesday’s celebration with his wife and fellow retiree, Diana Kaylor.


For many, their last day will be Sept 30th. So stop by soon and tell them how much you’ll miss them. We sure will! Congratulations to all!


Knit Kits for a Cause – Oct. 13th

Knit Kits for a Cause
Free Workshop – Learn to Knit or Crochet
October 13th
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Donate your creations to WSU students.

All experience levels welcome. Join us to learn, teach and share!


The Wright State Service Knitting & Crochet Circle, Wright State Women’s Center and the Friends of the Libraries welcome knitters and crocheters to register for this free workshop to start from scratch, improve your skills, or share your knowledge. Starter knitting or crocheting kits provided by the Women’s Center. Refreshments will be provided. Consider donating your creations to Scarf Frenzy in the library in January and help Wright State students stay warm this winter.


Celebrate 15 Years of Student Technology Assistance

You’re Invited!

Celebrate the STAC – 15 Years of Student Technology Assistance

October 5, 2016
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. 


Stop by the Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) on the 2nd floor of Dunbar Library. Enjoy refreshments and help us celebrate!

Since 2001, the STAC has provided assistance to Wright State students in a unique peer-to-peer learning environment.  To celebrate 15 years of service on campus, the University Libraries invites staff, faculty, students and the community to visit the STAC on the 2nd floor of Dunbar Library, October 5th, 2016, any time between 1:00 and 5:00 pm.

Learn about recent updates and expansions to our services, including:

Plus enter to win a door prize! We look forward to seeing you there!


Get Your Work Noticed with CORE Scholar

CORE Scholar is an institutional repository sponsored by the Wright State University Libraries and managed by the Digital Services department. Watch this video and read below to learn more.

CORE Scholar

  • FREE open access to 20,000+ journals, data sets, scholarly articles, books, images, presentations, sound recordings, videos, oral histories, newsletters & newspapers
  • Selected Works – personalized page for faculty to feature their scholarship, accomplishments, and professional activities
  • Journals include peer review tools, editorial management, access control, flexible workflows & electronic submissions
  • Department pages create a centralized online presence for scholarly works by Wright State faculty and students, verification of publisher standards, metadata writing and uploading works
  • All the tools you need to publish books and monographs, including free download and print on demand services
  • Conference & events pages include event scheduling, registration, electronic submission, peer review and acceptance notification

Why CORE Scholar? 

Good for Faculty,

  • Reach an international audience through search engine optimization
  • Ensure your research is available for years to come with persistent URLs and migration to the most current formats
  • Online access to your publications and those of your colleagues anytime, anywhere
  • Open the channels of communication in your field
  • Gain access to scholarly research free of charge and licensing restrictions

Good for the University,

  • Expose the scholarship and unique materials held by Wright State to the world
  • Provide one location for all of Wright State’s scholarly output
  • Raise the profile of Wright State and its scholars

In addition to managing CORE Scholar, our Digital Services staff also offer the following Digitization Services:

  • Scan photographs, slides, reports, articles, oversize materials, negatives, etc.
  • Convert images to text for full-text searching
  • Convert analog sound recordings to digital formats

Visit to learn more. Email or call 937.775.3927 for questions about how to submit your work.