University Libraries

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University Libraries

The University Libraries, located within the William T. Jerome Library, is considered the academic heart of the BGSU campus through advancing teaching, learning, research, collaboration and discovery to empower a diverse community of users to contribute to the public good.

An undeniable role that the University Libraries fills is providing resources for student success. Private support helps the University Libraries meet the needs of all its stakeholders, from students seeking help with statistics, to distance learners utilizing online resources for an upcoming assignment, to faculty conducting nationally recognized research.

Thank you for your support of the University Libraries!

Fund Designations

1965 Learning Commons Support Fund - As part of their 50th class reunion, members of the BGSU Class of 1965 renamed the Learning Commons Fund and participated in significant fundraising efforts to endow the fund. The Learning Commons provides full-service academic and tutoring support services.

Falcon Learning Your Way (FLY) Program - The FLY Program believes that every student has the potential to be successful in college. This includes students who have learning differences, such as AD/HD, or students who would benefit from help with time management and learning strategies. FLY can give students the wings they need to navigate the transition from high school to college, all with the support of a learning specialist equipped to work with students from all learning backgrounds.

Friends of University Libraries Fund - The Friends of the University Libraries is a membership-based organization that supports the programs and activities of the University Libraries through contributions and volunteers. The organization annually provides student awards, events to promote the library and other emerging needs to support the central academic mission of University Libraries.

Library Enrichment Fund - The Library Enrichment Fund provides for purchasing of materials, collections, facilities improvements, student and faculty support and other emerging needs. This fund also helps support special events designed to encourage use of the Jerome Library, student employee recognition events and leadership and professional development opportunities for library faculty and staff.

The Sherri Long Memorial Scholarship Fund - The Sherri Long Memorial Scholarship Fund provides assistance to a University Libraries student employee by financing a portion of their education at BGSU. Sherri Long began her career at BGSU in 2006 in the Access Services Department where she worked as a Senior Library Associate. Sherri was recognized by BGSU as a recipient of two Spirit of BG Awards from the Classified Staff Council. She loved volunteering for various BGSU and library events, especially ones that allowed her to interact with students. To her colleague's delight, she enjoyed sharing her cooking excellence often. Sherri made a difference very day that she worked at BGSU; she loved to engage with family, colleagues, students and faculty.

Steven D. Harris Endowed Scholarship - The generous donation from Steven D. Harris established this scholarship which helps students finance their education at Bowling Green State University. It is available for the 2022-2023 academic year and preference will be given to a student with a major in the College of Musical Arts or a student working in the Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives.

University Libraries Student Employee Scholarship - From Learning Commons tutors, to library student employees, to the newest UL Student Ambassadors, the University Libraries employs more than 200 BGSU students. Many of these students experience financial need; each year, multiple deserving student employees are awarded scholarships of $1,000.


If you do not see the University Libraries fund you would like to support on this page, you can make a gift here.