Library Launching New Website on Monday, July 8th

The OWU Libraries are excited to announce the launch of a new website on Monday, July 8th. The new site features a more contemporary look and feel and has been designed based on survey feedback and interviews with students and faculty to ensure the most important tools and services are discoverable and accessible quickly.

A sneak peak at the new site is available at

One of the biggest changes is the introduction of an “All” search box. This search allows users to search CONSORT, the majority of the libraries’ research databases, and several unique local collections from one place using the Summon discovery service.

We encourage you to explore the new site and invite you to submit questions, comments, and suggestions to Discovery Services Librarian Ben Daigle at

Hobson Science Library Summer Closing June 20 at 1:00pm

The Hobson Science is closing for the Summer June 20 at 1:00pm.  It will not be be open on Friday June 21, the final day of the summer semester.  The Science Library will reopen Monday August 26 at 9:00am.  Items may be paged from the Science Library by contacting the circulation desk at Beeghly Library.  For reference help, contact or contact Deb Peoples at

Senior Due Dates


With graduation fast approaching, please remember the senior due date for most library items is coming up on May 12th. Please know that failure to return library items or pay library fines will result in the withholding of your transcript. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Beeghly Circulation at 740-368-3225 or
Thank you and Good Luck finishing up with finals!

CONSORT maintenance rescheduled for Tuesday, May 14th

CONSORT will be unavailable for approximately 4-6 hours beginning at 11am on Tuesday, May 14th due to required maintenance. During this time, you can search the collection through the OhioLINK catalog by limiting the Location to “CONSORT Colleges”. However, you will not be able to request items from other CONSORT schools during this time.

Also, access to research databases from off-campus will be unavailable during the time. You will be able to continue to access research databases from on campus.

If you have any questions or concerns during this time, please contact the reference desk at

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Celebration of Scholarship Honors Faculty and Student Research

Last week’s Celebration of Scholarship yielded an impressive turnout from both students and faculty, despite the weather’s best efforts to keep us all indoors. Equally impressive was the sheer volume of faculty publications on display from a range of disciplines. Director of Libraries Cathi Cardwell individually acknowledged all faculty members who contributed their work for the event (it was a long list).

Congratulations are also in order to those students who submitted papers for the 2013 Library Research Award. The judges were sincerely impressed by the caliber of the work demonstrated in these projects. Ultimately, though, there had to be a winner. Kassel Galaty was awarded first place for her paper titled “The Infected Man Has Been Althogether Lost Sight Of”: Dr. William Budd, the Importance of Epidemiology, and the Propagation of Germ Theory. Megan Cook took second place with her paper titled Physiological and Psychosocial Effects of the Inclusiveness of Physicians’ Language on Heterosexual and Queer College Women.

Lastly, three new READ posters were unveiled during the event. Faculty members honored with posters this year were Michael Flamm, Nancy Gamso, and Danielle Hamill.

Photos from the event are available in the library’s Flickr stream.

Faculty members honored for their scholarship during the 2013 Celebration of Scholarship.

Faculty members honored for their scholarship during the 2013 Celebration of Scholarship. Photo credit: John Holliger

Students who submitted papers for the 2013 Library Research Award

Students who submitted papers for the 2013 Library Research Award. Photo credit: John Holliger