Category: Services

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.

Available at Your Public Library

At the University Libraries, we occasionally get requests for resources such as Lynda.com and Ancestry. Because these resources are available to all Ohio taxpayers through public libraries, the University Libraries does not also subscribe to them.

Lynda.com 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.

New Private Study Rooms

“Quiet is critical to studying.” One of the major findings of the Dunbar Library Building Use Study (2016) was that the lack of privacy and quiet posed concerns for students. Many students identified a need for designated quiet and group study rooms. Additionally, students requested computers in designated quiet areas and asked for printing stations throughout the library. The library’s award of $1.1 million state capital funding in 2018 provided the opportunity to respond to these needs.

This spring, the Library increased the number of rooms available to reserve from 4 to 13. Current Wright State students and employees can reserve rooms for two-hour time blocks. There are three different types of rooms available to meet a variety of student needs, including:

Quiet, individual study rooms
Room 328 on the 3rd floor now houses six individual study carrels and one private office. Each includes a Windows computer and access to a networked printer in the room.

 

Group study rooms
A total of four group study rooms are now available: two on the second floor, and two on the third floor. Two of the rooms include video projectors and all include whiteboards. One room (216) includes the setup typical in an electronic classroom to help students practice presentations in an environment similar to their classrooms.

STAC Studios
These studios are ideal for audio and video recording and multimedia editing. Studio A includes a green screen wall, Yeti Blue Microphone, and studio lights. These rooms include editing software not found outside of the STAC, including Camtasia, Audacity, Final Cut, Premier Pro, and more.

Reserve a room online any time at https://libraries.wright.edu/spaces or by calling the Information Desk at 775-2925.