Month: October 2016

Haunt the Library Costume Contest Oct 31

Wright State faculty, staff and students are invited to…

Haunt the Library
Costume Contest & Free Photo Booth!
Monday, October 31, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC)
2nd Floor, Paul Laurence Dunbar Library
Vote on Facebook for your favorite!

Haunt the Library! Just for fun! Wear a costume and stop by the STAC on the 2nd floor of Dunbar Library between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on October 31st. Strike a pose in our photo booth and we’ll post it to Facebook for the vote. Then go to our Facebook page and vote for your favorite. Winner gets bragging rights for a year!


Happy Haunting! For questions, email

Update: The Wright State University Barnes and Noble Bookstore has graciously donated prizes (WSU swag and a gift card) to the top 4 photos (measured in “likes” on our FB page) in our costume contest. Now there are more than bragging rights on the line!

October is Information Literacy Month

The library staff is thrilled that Governor John Kasich has proclaimed October 2016 Information Literacy Month.  In this Information Age, it is increasingly important to develop information literacy skills which, as noted in Governer Kasich’s proclamation, “fosters educational opportunities, economic prosperity, social cohesion, democracy, and quality of life.” An information literate person understands their own information needs and is able to locate, evaluate and ethically use information that meets those needs.  Our instruction librarians are information literacy professionals and are here to help you learn the skills, knowledge, and concepts to become information literate.

Faculty: Contact your subject librarian today to learn more about the University Libraries’ recently developed information literacy learning outcomes.  Discover how instruction librarians share their information literacy expertise as partners in teaching Wright State students the information literacy skills that enable them to sift through the deluge of information at our fingertips every day.

Students:  Any time you’re doing research, please use our Ask a Librarian service to contact library staff for help.  Each interaction with a librarian can provide different opportunities to develop a variety of information literacy skills that are more complex than simply locating and using information.



CORE Scholar 1,000,000 Downloads Contest

Guess which day CORE Scholar will reach
and win a Starbucks gift card!

CORE Scholar, Wright State’s Institutional Repository, is about to hit 1 million downloads! Why is this significant? CORE Scholar collects and makes available the scholarship and cultural heritage of Wright State. That means WSU’s papers, poster, newsletters, photos, and so much more have been downloaded by 1 million people worldwide. Each download signifies another person becoming more familiar with the incredible work being done at Wright State University.

Check out this map of CORE Scholar downloads from all over the world:

We will give away $5.00 Starbucks gift cards to two contestants who guess, or get closest, to the day CORE Scholar reaches 1 million downloads.

To enter to win, contestants must retweet our contest tweet (@wsudigiserv) along with their guess of what day we will hit 1 million downloads.

If multiple contestants guess the same day, or, multiple contestants guess the closest day, winners will be chosen based on a random drawing of names.

Contestants must be affiliated with Wright State University, but not with the University Libraries (UL student workers are still eligible!). Winners must provide their mailing address.


We’re Hiring!

Recent staffing changes have led to the availability of four positions at Wright State University Libraries. Please visit the Wright State Human Resources website to apply. We look forward to adding new members to our team!

Catalog and Authority Control Librarian in Tech Services (Masters Degree required) 

Science and Math Librarian in Ref and Instruction (Masters of Library Science or Library and Information Science Required)

Senior Library Technical Assistant for Public Service

Senior Library Technical Assistant for Course Reserves and Interlibrary Loan