Author: University Libraries

Library Student Assistant Award Reception

The University Libraries held our biannual Library Student Assistant Award (LSAA) reception on October 18, 2019. Five students were honored with a $500 award.  Library Student Assistant Awards are funded by contributions to the Campus Scholarship Innovation Campaign from the University Libraries’ staff and other donors, with a matching contribution from the Friends of the Libraries.  To date, 400 awards have been distributed totaling over $186,150.

University Libraries’ staff would like to congratulate this semester’s winners:

Brandi Allen – a Senior majoring in Organizational Leadership
Maria Hess – a Senior majoring in Music Education and Vocal Performance
Kayla Lee – a Junior majoring in Social Work
Zyanya Menchaca-Howell – a Sophomore majoring in Creative Writing
Kyle Wilson – a Graduate majoring in Mechanical Engineering

2019 Library Student Assistant Award winners and Board Members
Kathi Herick, Maria Hess, Stephanie Dickey, Kayla Lee, Gary Barlow, Zyanya Menchaca-Howell, Brandi Allen, Jane Rininger


Win up to $125 – Library Photo Contest 2019

Attention current Wright State students:

Show us what you love about Dunbar Library! You’re invited to submit digital photography highlighting Paul Laurence Dunbar Library. The Friends of the Libraries nonprofit organization will provide the following prizes for winners to be selected by a committee of University Libraries staff.

  • First place: $125
  • Second place: $50
  • Third place: $25

We’re looking for photos taken in Dunbar Library that show people using library spaces, services, and resources. Participants may submit a maximum of five photos per person.

Email entries as JPEG file attachments to Include your full name and Wright State email address in the body of the email. All entries may be used in Wright State print or online promotional materials.* Submit entries by October 31, 2019.

Need a camera or tripod? Check one out at the Circulation Desk. Want to edit your photos? Adobe Photoshop and a variety of other software is available in the The Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) . Visit our website for STAC hours or to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Thanks in advance for participating. We look forward to viewing your entries!

*Contest open to current Wright State University students only. Student photographers will retain copyright to any and all photographs entered in this contest, but, by voluntarily entering the contest, students agree to grant a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual and irrevocable license to Wright State University Libraries, for use of the image for marketing and promotional purposes. 

Lake Campus Opens New Library and Technology Center

Photo of Lake Campus Library
Service desk and seating at the Lake Campus Library and Technology Center

It has been years in the making and is now a reality – the new Lake Campus Library and Technology Center.

Students, faculty and staff can use this new 2,000 square foot open concept area for all of their research needs, including OhioLINK services, Interlibrary Loan, one-on-one research assistance with library staff, and access to any of the print and media resources.

The library also offers six computer workstations (both MAC and PC), printing and scanning, and a laptops2go program for students. Students can also borrow ipads, headphones, and microphones.

Photo of public work stations and printing/scanning station at Lake Campus Library and Technology Center
Public work stations and printing/scanning station at Lake Campus Library and Technology Center

The new space boasts a Practice Presentation room equipped with a Simplink monitor for group work or meetings.  This can be booked by students for two hours.

The library is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:30-5pm, but the computing areas and study spaces are 24/7.

Jamon Flowers, Director of the Library and Technology Center, also offers multimedia assistance to patrons including video and audio editing; Pilot (learning management system) support, and workshops for our Choose Ohio First Scholars.

Staff from the Dunbar Library assisted Jamon with the move.  Forty-six boxes of books and media resources were unpacked, and over 1500 items were inventoried and shelved in a matter of hours.  Dunbar librarians also purchased 140 new titles for the library opening.

Photo of Dunbar Library staff who helped Library and Technology Center Director, Jamon Flowers, with the move
Dunbar Library staff help Library and Technology Center Director, Jamon Flowers with the move

The Library and Technology Center is in the newly expanded Andrews Hall.  The 2.8 million dollar, 7,000 sq. ft. expansion was funded with State of Ohio Capital monies and donations from businesses in the Celina area.

Photo of the Lake Campus Library
Library staff moving and unpacking 46 boxes of materials

Welcome Week Library Tours

We have much more than books – learn what Dunbar Library can do for you! We’ll be offering guided 30-minute tours of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library the first week of classes. Join us for any of the following sessions. No need to RSVP. Meet at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.

Welcome Week Library Tours:

Tuesday, August 27th 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 28th 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 28th 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 29th 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

For questions or to arrange an additional tour for your class or group, contact