Our Plan in Action

Faith/Mission, Libraries

Marian Library: Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future

As the Marian Library reflects on its first 75 years, it’s also looking toward the future — ensuring that its rare, old and important works are preserved and available for centuries more.

Libraries, Research, Sustainability

A Little TLC for 4, 5, 6

Roesch Library’s study floors get mini-makeovers with better chairs, carrel repairs and six more renovated study rooms.

Campus and Community, Libraries

‘Great Scott!’: Go ‘Back to the Future’ with Archive-It

UD's subscription to a web archiving software called Archive-It makes it possible to browse UD's website like it's 1999.

Research, Libraries

‘Left Behind America’: Chasing the Data

Roesch Library research services librarian David Luftig dives into the data behind the "Frontline"/ProPublica episode on Dayton, Ohio.

Libraries, Diversity and Inclusion

Ending Book Deserts: 3rd Annual Book Drive

Let’s end book deserts and place books into the hands of every child in Dayton. The University Libraries Diversity and Inclusion Team, The Conscious Connect, and the student organization BATU (Black Action Thru Unity) are collecting new or gently used K-12 books that focus on STEM topics and feature diverse characters. Purchase a book online or drop off at a designated campus location.


From ‘Just in Case’ to ‘Just in Time’

A high-tech, patron-assisted collection tool called demand-driven acquisition is bringing resources across the scholarly spectrum into the library catalog in support of UD’s academic and research endeavors.

Libraries, Diversity and Inclusion

Hispanic Heritage Month Film Series

The Libraries' Diversity and Inclusion Team partners with Welcome Dayton for the fourth consecutive year to host a film series that features a variety of perspectives on Hispanic heritage.

Human Rights, International, Humanities and Social Sciences, Libraries

A Case for Multilingual Education

A book by a UD academic director about multilingual education is now available in the principal language of Iran, a country that doesn’t permit multilingual education.


Use the Library, Save Money

How much would a student spend on a typical research essay if the library and OhioLINK did not provide access to books and journals? Two students recently found out.

Giving, Libraries, Faith/Mission

Nationally Known Librarian Honors His UD Mentor with Future Gift

Decades after leaving a job in the University of Dayton Libraries and rising to national prominence in the library field, a former UD librarian honors his mentor in Roesch Library with a future gift in his estate plan.

Faculty and Staff, Libraries, Campus and Community, Students, Technology

Library Training Module is the ‘Cat’s Pajamas’

Roesch librarian harnesses the irresistible appeal of internet cats in an online Library of Congress call number quiz.


Introducing Flipster: A New Way to Access Digital Magazines

University of Dayton students, faculty and staff can now access a variety of popular magazines digitally using the Libraries’ subscription to Flipster, a next-generation magazine service.


Working together, teaching together

Special collections are reflections of the University’s identity. This spring, librarians and archivists taught a 1-credit hour mini-course, "This is UD: Archival and Primary Source Research", which offered an in-depth research experience using archives and special collections, offering students a better understanding of what it really means to be a member of the UD community.

Campus and Community, Libraries, Students, Faith/Mission

‘Like Pokemon Go! ... but for Marys on Campus’

Devotion and innovation intersect in a project to create an app and exhibit of Marian artworks of North and South America.


A new edition of Roesch Library

Take a video tour of the new first and second floors of Roesch Library. The renovation project, dubbed "Roesch Refresh," started in December 2017 and will be completed in August 2019.


New email delivers all the Libraries’ latest titles

Students, staff, and faculty can receive emails with all the latest print and electronic titles available in the UD catalog -- books, journals, databases and more.

Innovation, Libraries, Experiential Learning

Experience Accelerated Collaboration Nov. 8: Spotlight on Concourse D

On Wednesday, November 8, the campus and wider Dayton community are invited to Roesch Library to experience a prototype of an innovative collaboration space known as Concourse D.

Libraries, Humanities and Social Sciences

Collaborating for Better Student Research Papers

Professor Heidi Gauder (Libraries) and Professor Michelle Pautz (Political Science) collaborated to foster a better learning opportunity for students in POL371: Environmental Policy, resulting in a published article about their approach.

Career Development, Libraries, Experiential Learning

Student library staff developing talent, leadership for future professions

At Roesch Library, student employees are doing more than earning a paycheck; they are learning skills to help them accomplish more in their academic and professional careers.


Roesch Refresh: ‘Petting zoo’ invites furniture feedback

Through Sept. 28, an area in the Knowledge Hub will transform into a furniture “petting zoo,” where students, faculty and staff can try out and give feedback on furniture options for the upcoming library renovation.

Libraries, Diversity and Inclusion

Libraries Welcome Flyer Promise Scholars for Explore-your-Library Challenge

On August 11, Roesch Library welcomed 42 first-year students — the inaugural recipients of the Flyer Promise Scholarship — for an explore-your-library challenge.

Engineering, Libraries, Science, Diversity and Inclusion

Librarians Welcome New STEM Majors

Workshop's hands-on journal activities give first-year STEM majors an introduction to the scholarly research cycle.


A Religious Studies Boot Camp

August is the time of year when we prepare for boot camp — research boot camp, that is. In collaboration with the religious studies department, librarians spend time before the start of school teaching graduate research assistants the research skills needed to support the faculty.

Libraries, Research, Faith/Mission

Teaching with Rare Materials

Can the Marian Library support instruction across the UD campus? YES!


Smart Stacks

In an era of many mobile devices, short space and short budgets, the University of Dayton Libraries are turning to data analysis and technology to ensure access to resources, reduce spending, make optimal use of space and build modern collections around user demand.


Open Access Research Data

The University of Dayton Libraries are continuously adding to their expertise on open data and structuring library services to assist faculty and students with data management planning and archiving. Several pending grant proposals contain library-supported data management plans, and UD?s open-access institutional repository, eCommons, is one of many available outlets faculty have for storing and archiving data for future research.


Special Collections in the Classroom

The University Libraries have a trove of rare and one-of-a-kind books, documents, sacramentals, relics and other treasures in their special collections, ranging from baseball cards and holy cards to saintly relics and sheet music. But they’re a well-kept secret. The Libraries are working to build awareness of the collections so that students, faculty and researchers can use them in their courses and scholarly work.


The Marian Forum

A new interactive Marian conference started in the fall of 2015 illustrates the Libraries’ commitment to promoting and facilitating scholarship on the Blessed Virgin Mother. Held in person and online, the Marian Forum has attracted more than 200 participants from across the United States and 15 foreign countries.


Grounds for a Marian Eco-Spirituality

Following the example of Pope Francis, the Mariologists at the International Marian Research Institute have been contemplating how the Blessed Virgin Mary might be able to contribute to worldwide dialogue on the environment.


New at Roesch Library

New at Roesch Library: unlimited access to complete archives of ‘Harper’s,’ ‘The New Yorker’ and more.


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