Rickey-Robinson Connection Highlighted in Local Exhibit

As part of the citywide celebration of the premiere of the new film “42,” Delaware’s City Art Center is featuring an exhibit entitled Play Ball! Branch Rickey & Jackie Robinson. Play Ball! includes Rickey-related materials from the OWU Historical Collection, as well as baseball-themed photographs by David Levinthal and Jim Dow. The exhibit will be on display through April 27, and admission is free.

The City Art Center is located at 22 E. Winter Street. For more information, visit City Art Center’s website.

Athletic Director Branch Rickey, 1907 Le Bijou

Celebration of Scholarship: April 24th


Each year, the Libraries honor faculty, staff, and student scholarship on campus at an event called the Celebration of Scholarship. Join us on April 24th from noon to 1pm as we recognize all faculty and staff who have published a book or article, created a music score or sound recording, exhibited art work, or produced a play with an imprint date from the previous year. Also at this reception, we will announce the student winner of the $500 Libraries Research Award.

If you’re a senior, and you have a research paper you’d like to submit for the 2013 Libraries Research Award, you still have time! The deadline is April 8th at 5pm. See the award announcement for submission details.

OWU Libraries Digitize The Transcript

With support from a 2010 Mellon Next Generation Library Grant, OWU Libraries have digitized copies of OWU’s student newspaper The Transcript dating back to 1874. Copies are publicly available and searchable online in the Transcript archives.

The development of the Transcript archives follows several digitization projects in which faculty, students, and librarians collaborated to create and showcase their unique scholarly contributions. The historical value of these digitized pages to student and faculty research, and to the broader Delaware, Ohio community, is illustrated in a recent article published in Connect2 OWU. Here are a few fun highlights from the collection.

Illustration from 1913 Transcript 1946 Cigarette Ad Featuring Ted Williams Hall and Oates Make the Front Page in a 1975 Issue of The Transcript

OWU Libraries 2013 Research Award

The Ohio Wesleyan University Libraries Research Award ($500) values research and honors a paper that demonstrates full and complete use of a critical research process. In their submission materials, students will need to describe their search strategy and show appropriate database selection as well as use of diverse library resources in multiple formats. The submitted paper must be an original work of scholarship completed by a student in response to regularly assigned OWU coursework, OWU internship, or summer research opportunity.

Photos from the 2012 Celebration of Scholarship

Photos from the 2012 Celebration of Scholarship

Award: $500

Date & Time of Award: To be presented at the OWU Libraries Celebration of Scholarship on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Noon to 1:00 pm.

Deadline for Submission: The paper and supporting documents must be turned in to the OWU Libraries Administrative Office in Beeghly Library by Monday, April 8 at 5 pm. The winning paper will become a permanent addition to the Ohio Wesleyan University Historical Archives.

Eligibility for Award: The award will be given to a graduating senior for a research paper produced at any time during his/her career at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Criteria for Assessment: A panel of judges will consult the Criteria for Assessment. The criteria emphasize the research process, the use of diverse and appropriate information resources, and appropriate disciplinary style.

Submission Guidelines: Only one paper per student may be submitted. Each paper will be submitted as a packet which will include:

  • Completed Research Process Questionnaire
  • Submission Form signed by the professor who worked with the student during the production of the paper.
  • Paper, 10 pages minimum excluding front and back matter and appendices; printed on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper, pages numbered; using 12 point font.

Incomplete packets will not be accepted.

Panel of Judges: A panel of judges consisting of librarians and faculty representing the major academic disciplines (social sciences, the sciences, the humanities, and fine arts) and the Writing Center will determine the winner.

Richard Edwards—Fine Arts
Sally Livingston—Humanities

David Markwardt—Science
Alper Yalcinkaya—Social Sciences
Peter Szabo—Fine Arts
Jillian Maruskin—Humanities
Deb Peoples—Science
Ben Daigle—Social Sciences
James Stull—Writing Center Coordinator
Catherine Cardwell
—Ex Officio

Contact Information: Contact Catherine Cardwell, OWU Director of Libraries with  questions. Cathi can be reached by email at cacardwe@owu.edu or by phone at 740-368-3246.

Bashford Reading Room Now Has Newspapers and Magazines

Relax in Beeghly’s Bashford Lounge with your favorite magazines and newspapers. Find the most recent issues of our subscription newspapers as well as several popular magazines displayed there for your reading pleasure. Titles include:

Magazines: Christian Science Monitor, Ebony, Economist, Essence, Fitness, Fortune, Money, Ms, National Review, New Republic, New Statesman, El País Semanal, and Sports Illustrated.

Newspapers: Columbus Dispatch, Delaware Gazette, International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, New York Times, El País, Plain Dealer, Times of London, Transcript, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

Most recent issues of the newspaper titles will also be located in the Bashford Lounge, while some older issues of the magazines will remain on the lower level with the remainder of the periodicals.

Let us know if you have any questions whatsoever. Happy reading!

Attn: Students –Need research help? Ask a Librarian!

Welcome back students! As the semester begins and assignments kick into gear, we at the OWU Libraries want to let you know that we’re here to help.  Below are some quick facts about the research help we can provide as well as where and how to find us.

Who Are the Librarians?

Each department on campus is assigned a librarian to help with course-related assignments. Not sure who your “liaison librarian” is? Click HERE to find out.

How Do I Contact a Librarian? 

Librarians can be contacted in a variety of ways. We set up individual appointments upon request; you can email us, call us, chat with us, Facebook with us, or even drop by one of our reference desks!  Visit the homepage to find our chat box and the ASK US link to find our other contact information.

What is this Reference Desk You Speak Of? 

Our main reference desk is located in Beeghly Library on the main floor in front of the Information Commons. Our librarians take turns staffing the desk to assist anyone who stops by and asks a question during designated times.  We also employ a few reference students that can get you started but may refer you to a librarian depending on the complexity of the question.  The music and science libraries also have specific desks/areas where you can ask questions.

What Kind of Help Do Librarians Provide?

Reference librarians are prepared to help you find resources for your papers and projects (books, journal articles, web sites, primary sources, etc.) using many of the Libraries’ search tools (CONSORT, OhioLINK, Summon, databases, etc.) We not only help you find where to search but how to search. We assist with topic and resource evaluation, and can also help with citation/bibliography creation.

OWU Library Hours for Spring Semester

Welcome back! Library hours for the Spring 2013 semester are:

Beeghly Library:

  • Mon-Thurs: 8am-2am
  • Fri: 8am-5pm
  • Sat: 10am-5pm
  • Sun: 1pm-2am

Media Center (Beeghly):

  • Mon-Thurs: 8am-9pm
  • Fri: 8am-5pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: 5pm-9pm

Kinnison Music Library:

  • Mon-Thurs: 9am-Noon; 1pm-5pm; 6pm-10pm
  • Fri: 10am-Noon; 1pm-4pm
  • Sat: 1-5pm
  • Sun: 6pm-10pm

Hobson Science Library:

  • Mon-Thurs: 9am-8pm
  • Fri: 9am-5pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: 5pm-10pm

Internet Cafe Hours of Food Service (Beeghly)

  • Mon-Thurs: 5pm-Midnight
  • Fri: Closed
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: 5pm-Midnight

Special Collections:

  • Mon-Fri: 8:30am-Noon; 1pm-5pm