Save the Date: 2018 UL Service Awards

Our annual service awards celebration will be TUESDAY, April 24 from 2-3:30 pm in Bierce 351 (Staff Room).

We’ll be celebrating:

Employee Service Milestones
Graduating Senior Student Assistants
Outstanding Student Employee Award Recipients

Mark your calendar and please share with your students… there will be cake!

WKSU Highlights The Race Card Project at Bierce

WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports on the University of Akron’s “Rethinking Race” week and highlights the The Race Card Project at Bierce. Access Services Student Assistant Will Carter is featured.

Click here for the story:


Upcoming UL Rethinking Race Events

February 7, 2014

The UL is partnering with the School of Communications for Candid Conversations with Dr. Lin on Friday, February 7th at 11am in Einsteins. Dr. Lin, who teaches intercultural communication at UA, will use submissions from The Race Card Project display in Bierce lobby to start conversations about race, ethnicity and identity.  Please join us!

Dr. Lin Flyer Large

February 10, 2014

The opening of the exhibit “This is Akron with Opie Evans: The Rubber City as Seen through the Lens of One of Its Earliest African-American Photographers” at the McClain Gallery of Akron’s Black History and Culture. Reception on February 10th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The exhibit is a partnership between the McClain Gallery, Pan-African Center for Community Studies and Archival Services of University Libraries.

February 14, 2014

Lisa Lazar will be hosting Different faces, different films:  examining the portrayal of race in different types of film and exploring race-related film resources at Bierce Library on Friday, February 14th from 10-11:30am in room 154 in Bierce Library. The session is open to both faculty and students.

The UL sponsored Rethinking Race Film Festival, as well as the Bierce Film series, will continue through Friday February 14.

For more information about Rethinking Race activities on campus, see

Library Snapshot Day- Wednesday, November 20, 2013

SNAPSHOTDay2013-300x138pxIt’s picture day again at the University Libraries.

This Wednesday, November 20 the UL will be participating in Ohio Library Snapshot Day 2013: A Day in the Life of Ohio Libraries.

We will be documenting what happens on a typical day at all of our locations, including but not limited to:

  • students’ use of the building
  • staff behind the scenes
  • student workers

Back by popular demand will be the whiteboard in Bierce Lobby and new this year we will be running an instagram contest for the students via our Facebook page. #biercelibrary

The stories and photos we collect will be added to those of other libraries across the state to raise awareness about the important role of libraries in Ohio.

Get involved!

No one will be forced to be in pictures, but you can volunteer to be in them, or take your own photos to submit to our Flickr photo stream showing us what you do/see. (These pictures can be e-mailed to Stephanie.)

Check out last year’s photos:

Halloween Fun at Bierce

Need a place to donate your leftover candy? Bring it to Bierce! We are hosting a few fun themed activities on Thursday to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve.

There will be a photobooth set-up in Joe LaRose’s old office, candy at the service desks and a fun Search-A-Roo Halloween themed activity to win a study room for pre-finals week.

Volunteers are needed to staff a table in the lobby from 10am-2pm to handout candy and the activity.

Be sure to encourage your students (and colleagues) to get in the spirit and dress up!

Contact Stephanie with any questions.

UL Hourly Timecard Training- Nov 14

Mark your calendars! IT will be hosting a training for hourly library employees from 10-11:30am on November 14, 2013 in Bierce 274.

This session is open to any hourly employee in the UL (including students). Our go-live date for hourly employees is November 18.

Other training opportunities for online timecards: