Library News For Faculty

March 2014

Your Personal Librarian!

My name is Eileen Bosch and I am your new subject liaison librarian. I relocated from Southern California and since last semester, I have met with some of the faculty in your department to offer library services. In case I haven't had the chance to meet with you, I am available to provide library research instruction for your classes, assist you with any scholarly communication initiatives, provide individual consultations for you or your students, and more! For more in-depth information about BGSU Libraries services and resources or to answer any library-related questions, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!

Doing a Research Paper and Don’t Know Where to Start?

Beginning March 17 and continuing through April 11 Monday – Friday, University Libraries will once again offer Individual Research Appointments (IRAs) for undergraduate students.

Individual Research Appointments provide students with one-on-one research assistance to help them identify and locate library and online sources and to help them formulate search strategies.

To schedule an appointment, visit our new online scheduling tool This tool provides students with the flexibility to schedule, cancel, and reschedule Individualized Research Appointments (IRAs) online, 24hours a day. In addition students can call 419.372.6943 or stop by the Research & Information Desk on the first floor of Jerome Library. Please schedule your appointment by midnight of the day before you would like to meet with someone. This allows librarians time to prepare.

Students should have a specific topic or assignment and will be asked to state it when calling to set up their appointment.

A similar service is available for graduate students. Please call 419-372-6943 or stop by the Research & Information Desk for more information.

Sign up now for LIB 2210! Class begins March 17

Looking for a 1 credit hour course to add to your current class schedule? Consider LIB 2210, Research in the Electronic Library, offered online starting Monday, 3/17. Learn about a variety of information resources and develop strategies for effectively identifying and using the information. Emphasis is given to evaluating appropriate tools (web, catalog, databases) and resources. A former student commented “I liked that it actually taught me concepts that I use in my everyday life. The class helped me in many of my other classes, mostly writing courses that required me to do research.”

Have You Heard About Our New Service - ScholarWorks@BGSU?

About ScholarWorks@BGSU
ScholarWorks@BGSU is an open access institutional repository for hosting, preserving and providing access to scholarly work created at BGSU. This service was created and is managed by the BGSU Libraries. Members of the academic community are invited to contribute completed scholarship for long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility.

What are the Benefits of Contributing Your Work to ScholarWorks@BGSU?

  1. ScholarWorks@BGSU is an open-access electronic publishing tool that helps maximize the distribution and visibility of your content.
  2. ScholarWorks@BGSU provides a permanent space to archive and preserve your scholarly materials produced while at BGSU.
  3. ScholarWorks@BGSU helps authors retain control over their copyright.
  4. ScholarWorks@BGSU content is indexed by Google and is also a part of the Digital Commons Network. This is the wider network of institutions with IRs hosted by bepress.

How to Contribute to ScholarWorks@BGSU

Faculty may make individual submissions on their own by clicking on the Submit Research link form the left navigation. Or faculty may submit their CV to ScholarWorks@BGSU library staff who will check publisher agreements and post work on behalf of faculty. If interested, faculty may email a signed submission agreement and their CV to

Requests for hosting journals, e-textbooks, conferences or other special projects within ScholarWorks@BGSU may be made by filling out this project request form or by emailing