LGBTQIA+ Resources for OWU Students

Jillian Maruskin and Sarah Lucas (’16) have created an excellent new resource for LGBTQIA+ students at OWU. This comprehensive site includes information on how to find LGBTQIA+ books in library catalogs, a list of excellent websites, campus and off-campus resources, ally resources, and information on sex positivity.

This resource is available at

If you’d like to suggest additions to this guide, please email Jillian at


Libraries Will Transition to New Website

On Thursday, May 11, at 10:00 am, the Libraries are turning off our current website and transitioning to one hosted on a new content management system. It will look and feel more like the campus website. Most of the functionality and navigation will remain the same. The timing of the change will provide those faculty teaching summer classes an opportunity to review the site before the beginning of the semester.

Highlights of the Change:

  • The Libraries’ web address will remain the same:
  • The links to Blackboard, Course Reserves, REACH (InterLibrary Loan), and LibGuides can be found under the Services link in the black toolbar at the top of the web page.
  • Informational pages have been reorganized and are now all available from links in the black toolbar at the top of the web page. Direct links to informational pages will change.
  • Direct links to electronic resources and tools will remain the same. You should not have any issues if you have bookmarked a link to a resource or tool or saved it in Blackboard.

Remember that if you can’t find what you’re looking for or are having a problem, you can email or call 740-368-3225 for assistance.

Seniors: Friendly reminder to return library items

With graduation fast approaching, please remember that most library items will be due soon. We ask that, if possible, please return library items by May 5th.  Additionally, please know that failure to return library items by the due date can result in the withholding of your university transcript. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Pam Majors at 740-368-3226 or

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OWU Libraries Student Employees @ 2016 Student Symposium!

The Libraries extend a hearty congratulations to our five student employees who participated in the 2016 OWU Student Symposium. We are very proud of your accomplishments! Check out their photos.


Jude Fahoum with Kelsey Morrison, Solomon Shepherd, Laura Benson, & Caitlin Maggio Students and Civic Engagement at OWU
Mentored by Dr. Paul Dean

Sarah Lucas
With Brave Wings She Flies: Women Pilots in World War II
Mentored by Dr. Mark Gingerich

Mackenzie Sommers
The Creation of Martyr — The Clara Maas Story
Mentored by Dr. Barbara Terzian


Morgan Christie
Parent-child Conversations about Race and Implications for Adolescent Coping and Color Blindness

Nadya Stonychuk with Larynn Cutshaw
The Effect of Capture Method on Microbial Abundance in Plumage of Eastern Yellow Robins (Eopsaltria australis)



OWU’s Mellon Digital Scholar Jacob Heil Named 2016 Mover & Shaker by Library Journal

Jacob Heil, Mellon Digital Scholar for the Five Colleges of Ohio, was named one of 2016’s Movers & Shakers by Library JournalHere at OWU, Heil has worked with faculty and students on a variety of digital humanities projects in geography, religion, chemistry, and more.

Follow Jacob’s work on Twitter, the Five Colleges Projects & Pedagogy website, and