Meet Carrie Preston, Head of Web Services

When the Libraries was in search of a new Head of Web Services, a nationwide search was conducted to find the ideal candidate. Carrie Preston, who has been with the Ohio University Libraries since 2001, stood out among the applicant pool and was assigned to the new role in April, 2013. Having served for a […]

Libraries’ Resources Stimulate Student Research and Creative Activity Expo

On April 11, 2013, Ohio University held its annual Student Research and Creative Activity Expo supported by the Vernon R. and Marion Alden endowment fund. As Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis explained, the expo focuses on innovation, creativity and inspiration and allows students to utilize university funding to take off with their research endeavors. […]

OHIO Ranked in Top 100 Most Social Media Friendly Libraries

Between tweeting, pinning, posting, sharing, liking, and uploading, the Ohio University Libraries has earned a distinction that no other college or university has until this year. The Libraries’ and its staff are being celebrated for their commitment to listening, engaging and conversing with their audiences through social media after being ranked #33 on LibraryScienceList.com’s 100 […]

Coming Soon: Ohio University Online History Project

As we approach the time when incoming freshman begin to claim their spots as Ohio University students, the Ohio University Libraries and campus partners are developing a project aimed largely at future Bobcats. Conceived in 2012, “Ohio University: An Online History,” will be a multi-media Web site presenting the University’s rich history to initiate freshmen […]

Website home page A or B?

Update: We heard from 87 OU faculty, staff, and students. Enough for an accurate statistical representation of the total OU population? Probably not. But we appreciated hearing your thoughts on the two versions of the library’s home page. And the results are that the home page will be staying the same. Thank you to everyone […]

Ohio University Libraries Launches New Website

On June 12, 2012, the Ohio University Libraries’ new website was launched, blasting users into a brighter, easier and more up-to-date online learning environment. New features of the website include a brand new all-inclusive search tool, ArticlesPlus; the latest library news and events; and drop down menus for easier navigation. Development on the site will […]

Introducing ArticlesPlus

One of the most prominent features of our new web site is our new search tool, ArticlesPlus. ArticlesPlus is from the same provider, EBSCOhost, as Academic Search Complete, so its design and features may look familiar. However, ArticlesPlus is a much more comprehensive search tool. In one interface, ArticlesPlus searches all of the EBSCOhost databases, […]