Year: 2013

Unwin(e)d: November 14

Looking for good books and good company? Then the Friends of the Libraries’ UnWin(e)d Book Group is for you! Stop in for our informal drop-in programs at Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees (3510 Pentagon Blvd., Beavercreek). Attend any or all of the meetings – each are Thursdays at 5:30pm featuring:

  • Sept. 12 – The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma
  • Nov. 14 – Evel Knieval Days by Pauls Toutonghi
  • Jan. 9 – We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
  • March 13 – Man Alive! by Mary Kay Zuravleff

Discussion will be led by personable Social Sciences Librarian Mandy Shannon. You may bring refreshments or purchase Winans’ coffee, wine, and other offerings. Limited print and eBooks are available for borrowing from the WSU Libraries. The Barnes & Noble University Bookstore is also selling the books and provides a 20% discount to Wright State students, faculty and staff, and Friends of the Libraries’ members.

No registration is necessary. Drop in to join or listen to good discussion. UnWin(e)d is free and open to the public. More information about the club and books is available at the UnWin(e)d blog.

The UnWin(e)d Book Club is made possible through a Friends of the Libraries’ Staff Grant. The Friends are a not-for-profit group that supports the Wright State University Libraries’ programs, resources, and services. Membership in the Friends supports these goals plus provides borrowing privileges to the WSU Libraries’ and OhioLINK collections. Learn more about the Friends.

Open Access Week and CORE Scholar

The 7th annual Open Access Week (October 21-27) is dedicated to highlighting the potential for Open Access to change the landscape of scholarly publishing.

Open Access of information is forever changing the way intellectual output is published, disseminated, used, and reused. OA unburdens the author, library, and reader of the often high publication and usage costs and guarantees the information will be free and immediately accessible for users around the world. It has the potential to completely transform the way research and scientific inquiry are performed. In short, the implications of providing Open Access to information are widespread and world-changing.

The Wright State University Libraries are directly involved with providing Open Access to the intellectual output of the University by offering CORE ScholarCORE Scholar, Wright State’s own Institutional Repository, facilitates WSU researchers the opportunity to publish their work in a professional database that allows worldwide users the chance to access free of restrictions.

CORE Scholar publishing provides professional publishing services, and has the capability to publish a plethora of formats including:

  • Online Journals
  • eBooks
  • Monographs
  • Event Management/Conference Papers & Proceedings
  • Scholarly Articles

CORE Scholar also provides faculty with scholarship pages which include usage statistics, RSS feeds, and subscriber tracking, allowing faculty the ability to monitor the impact factors of their work.

Open Access provided through Wright State’s CORE Scholar has the potential to maximize research investments, increase exposure and use of Wright State University published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the OA community to increase enthusiasm for this important movement.

Friends of the Libraries Workshop Series

The Wright State University Friends of the Libraries offer a new workshop series for 2013-2014. All are held 10:30am-12:30pm in the Wright State Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, and cost $12 for Friends’ members and $15 for non-members.

Your Life Story, October 12, 2013
Make a ‘digital scrapbook’ using your own photos to play over the holidays and give as gifts. Participants will provide 20-24 photos in advance for the Libraries to scan in preparation for the workshop. All photos will be returned at the workshop.

Grandparents Online, November 16, 2013
Learn to use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and more to keep in touch with (and impress!) family & friends. For all ages.

Research Your Roots, January 11, 2014
For the beginning genealogist to learn what materials are available, where to find them, and how to get started.

History thru Newspapers, February 8, 2014
Research and relive local history through old newspapers in the Archives’ collection.

No previous experience in scanning, multimedia, social media, or genealogy is necessary. Fees include take-home materials and light refreshments.

The Friends’ Workshop Series shares specialized information available in the Wright State University Libraries. Instructors are Libraries’ staff who are experts in their areas. Our goal is to help you get started on projects for you and your family that can be continued and enjoyed at home.

Seating is limited. Registration and pre-payment are required. Free & convenient parking.

The Friends of the Libraries are a not-for-profit group that supports the Wright State University Libraries’ programs, resources, and services. Membership in the Friends supports these goals plus provides borrowing privileges to the WSU Libraries’ and OhioLINK collections. Learn more about the Friends.

Recharge your phone in the Dunbar Library!

Libraries Offer Recharging Stations

July 15, 2013

The University Libraries now offer convenient recharging stations throughout Dunbar Library. Three charging stations are located in public areas:

  • 1st-floor Group Study Room, pillar left of Café Wright
  • 2nd-floor Reference Area, near the Information Desk
  • 2nd-floor Media Room, near the photocopiers

The stations have multiple tips to accommodate most cell phones. iPhone 5 Lightning tips area available for check-out from the Circulation Desk that can then be used to charge on the Charging Stations.

Individual chargers can also be checked out from the Circulation Desk for use throughout the building – just plug it into the nearest electrical outlet and recharge while studying.

Last but not least, individual chargers are also available for use within the Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) while you work on multimedia projects.

The Libraries recommend that you please watch your phones and/or devices while recharging. The Libraries are not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.

So don’t run down and charge ahead while in the University Libraries.