Year: 2016

Thank You for Your Service

Congratulations to our library staff members who were honored yesterday at the 2016 Employee Recognition Awards.

img_1758-shoppedBeth, Frank and Bette at yesterday’s ceremony



Frank Wolz
10 Years of Service


CK-22542 Karin Nevius ( STAC Podcasting Room 12-18-07 )


Beth Anderson
20 Years of Service



Ximena Chrisagis
20 Years of Service



Bette Sydelko
25 Years of Service




Emma Boddie
30 Years of Service




Mary Raider
30 Years of Service


Thank you for all you do!

Passport to History – Friends of the Libraries Workshop

You’re Invited!
Travel the world without leaving the archives!

Passport to History
A Friends of the Libraries Workshop
November 15, 2016
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

passporttohistoryflyer2016Special Collections & Archives staff will share their travel adventures. Explore collections spanning continents, including the Wright Brothers Collection and many more!

13050-592Registration is required. Visit
Your $10 registration supports the Friends of the Libraries. Space is limited. Register now!

The Friends of the Libraries support the Unwin(e)d Book Club, Library Student Assistant Awards, library staff grants and more. Visit to learn more and to join.



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 [email protected].

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.