Year: 2023

Libraries Honor the Spring Semester Library Student Assistant Award Recipients

The University Libraries held our biannual Library Student Assistant Award reception on March 10, 2023. Three students were selected for the Spring semester awards and received a $500 award for their excellent job performance in the University Libraries. Library Student Assistant Awards are funded by contributions to the Campus Scholarship Innovation Campaign from the University Libraries’ staff and other donors, and interest earned from the Friends of the Libraries endowment fund. To date, 430 awards have been distributed to 248 students totaling over $201,150.

University Libraries staff and the Friends of the Libraries Board would like to congratulate this semester’s winners:

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Avery Brock

Avery Brock, a senior majoring in Anthropology, began working for the Special Collections and Archives Department (SC&A) in the August 2022. Since her first day here, she has demonstrated a strong work ethic and an eagerness to learn more about what we do here and has helped every single staff member of SC&A with one of their projects. Avery is a hard worker and a fast learner. She is extremely dependable and completes assigned tasks quickly. When she completes her tasks, she comes and asks for more. She is always cheerful and is an ace student employee. Avery is considering studying Public History for her Master’s degree and we hope to have her with us throughout her time at WSU.  

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Anna Jones

Anna Jones is a junior majoring in History who has worked for the Information & Research Services Department since March 2022. She is a committed, dependable, hard-working and thoughtful student employee. Anna took a leading role in creating and completing the Dayton Holocaust Resource Center (DHRC) LibGuide. She meticulously added records for hundreds of books, articles, and teacher resources to assist educators everywhere find the best, age-appropriate material for classroom and student use on the Holocaust, survivors, concentration camps, genocide, bullying, and racism. She also worked extensively to help develop the Holocaust Remembrance Month physical and book displays related to marketing and outreach materials. Anna handles every project she is given with care and attention. After graduating, she plans to attend graduate school to pursue her Master’s degree in Library Sciences.

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Ciara McCarthy

Ciara McCarthy is a junior majoring in Acting who has worked for the Resource and Delivery Services Department (RDS) since October 2020.  As an acting major, Ciara’s schedule can be complicated and extremely demanding. Her exceptional organizational and time-management skills allow her to thrive both as a student and a student employee. Her cheerful attitude, outgoing nature, and theatrical skills shine when providing great customer service to our patrons and as she works harmoniously with staff and her fellow student workers. She is quick to help out where needed and to point out any potential issues that may arise. Ciara’s great attitude, exceptional work ethic, and ability to help keep the RDS department organized and running smoothly make her a great addition to the library and will take her far in the future.

Check Out Great Art with Our New DAI Passes

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The University Libraries are excited to announce a new addition to our collection. Wright State University students can now check out a pass to the Dayton Art Institute at the circulation desk of the Dunbar Library. Each pass will admit to two adults and four youth (up to age 26), and provides admissions to the collection galleries, Special Exhibitions, Focus Exhibitions, and the Bob Ross Auto Group Jazz and Beyond Series. If you’re taking a road trip, the pass also provides reciprocal admission to 13 other Ohio museums.

The passes can be checked out for up to seven days using your Wright 1 card. You can check on their availability and in the catalog.

More information about the Dayton Art Institute, including hours, collection highlights, Special Exhibitions, and a calendar of events is available on their website.

Friends of the Libraries’ Annual Luncheon

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Erin Flanagan

The Friends of the Wright State University Libraries proudly present:

Author and Wright State University Professor of English

Erin Flanagan

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wright State Nutter Center, Berry Room

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You’re invited to join us at the annual Friends of the Libraries luncheon as Professor Flanagan shares how creativity provides the tools to process the world through inquiry, risk-taking, and problem solving, and why that is so important for a well functioning society.

Dr. Flanagan’s latest novel Blackout (Thomas & Mercer) was an Amazon First Reads selection for June 2022. She is the author of Deer Season (University of Nebraska Press), winner of the 2022 Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Author and a Finalist for the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery. She is a regular reviewer for Publishers Weekly. For more information about her and her writing, please visit or say hello on Twitter at @erinlflanagan. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event (cash, checks, PayPal or Venmo only).

A lunch buffet will be provided, which includes Italian salad with Ranch and Italian dressing, Italian chicken, vegetarian stuffed peppers, garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal veggie medley, cheesecake with fresh berries, chocolate cake, and iced tea, regular and decaf coffee.

Registration is required for this event and must be completed by April 19, 2023. Patron registrations help support the Friends of the Libraries. If you need accommodations for this event, please call (937) 775-2380 five business days in advance.