Month: April 2019

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.

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.

Available at Your Public Library

At the University Libraries, we occasionally get requests for resources such as and Ancestry. Because these resources are available to all Ohio taxpayers through public libraries, the University Libraries does not also subscribe to them. gives you access to self-directed online learning in technology, business, and creative skills.

Ancestry, which can be used on-site at public libraries, helps you trace your genealogy through historical records.

These resources are freely available to public library cardholders in Ohio. To sign up for an account at the Dayton Metro Library you can register online. The Greene County Public Library also offers an online registration form. Thanks to our public libraries for all you do!

Ask them about Hoopla, Overdrive, & Kanopy, too!

4th Annual Food for Fines Drive

Wright State students, staff, faculty and community, do you have overdue fines with the University Libraries? Want to help the Raider Food Pantry stock its shelves? We’ve got a win-win for you…

4th Annual Food for Fines Food Drive
April 21st – April 27th 2019

Drop off nonperishable, non-expired food and hygiene products to the Dunbar Library Circulation Desk. Most needed donation items include: breakfast foods (cereal, Pop Tarts, oatmeal), beans, canned fruit, pasta, and tuna. Thank you for supporting the Raider Food Pantry.

In return, if applicable, patrons may be eligible for a $5 reduction per item in University Libraries overdue fines. Fine forgiveness will not exceed $50. Overdue items must be returned. Fine forgiveness will not include lost, “billed”, or replacement items.

Eligibility for fine forgiveness is at the discretion of the Head of Resource Delivery Services. Questions? Contact Matt Shreffler at 937-775-3565.