University Libraries

The William T. Jerome Library is considered the academic heart of 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 University Libraries meet the needs of all stakeholders from students seeking help with statistics, to distance learners utilizing online resources for an upcoming paper, to faculty conducting nationally recognized research.

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.

University Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Fund 

More than 200 student employees of the University Libraries experience financial need, and each year, multiple deserving student employees are awarded scholarships of $1,000. Our goal as the University Libraries is to continue to award even more scholarships every year, especially during the current pandemic when financial need can be even greater.

Sherri Long Memorial Scholarship

The Sherri Long Memorial Scholarship provides assistance to a University Libraries student employee by financing a portion of their education at Bowling Green State University. Sherri Long started her career as classified staff at BGSU on May 30, 2006, in the Access Service 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 BGSU preview days, signing up for multiple “snack cart” times to interact with students, and sharing her cooking excellence with colleagues. Sherri made a difference every day that she worked at BGSU; she loved to talk and engage with family, colleagues, students and faculty.

Falcon Learning Your Way (FLY) Program

The Falcon Learning Your Way Program supports students with 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.

Click here if you would like to make a gift to a fund not listed on the BGSU One Day website. 

Library Enrichment Fund Challenge
A gift of $2,000 from Laura and Gary Keller will be unlocked when 15 gifts are made to the Library Enrichment Fund.
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Miller-Blakely University Library Student Employee Challenge
A gift of $2,000 from Jessica Miller-Blakely will be unlocked when 10 gifts are made to the University Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Fund.
10 / 10 Gifts
Maurer FLY Program Challenge
A gift of $500 from Bob and Pat Maurer will be unlocked when 5 gifts are made to the Falcon Learning your Way (FLY) Program.
5 / 5 Gifts
Sherri Long Memorial Scholarship
A gift of $10,000 from Paul and Marty Stiffler will be unlocked when 10 gifts are made to the Sherri Long Memorial Scholarship.
10 / 10 Gifts
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