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Take a self-guided stroll through Jerome Library

Jerome Spooktacular Stroll

Take the #BGSU1910Challenge #JeromeSpooktacularStroll

Welcome BGSU 1910 Students!

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to take this self-guided, spooky stroll through Jerome Library. Complete the tasks and post your photos on Instagram for a chance to win prize packs. Instructions are available below. You also have the option to download a word document with the instructions below.

  • Complete these tasks on Monday, October 25 or Tuesday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • You may complete these activities on your own or in groups of 4 people, maximum.

  • Take creative photos as you go.

  • When you've completed all the activities, post some of your favorite photos on Instagram by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26. To be eligible for prize packs featuring swag from BGSU and the Popular Culture Association, 

    1. tag @bgsulibraries and

    2. use the hashtags: #JeromeSpooktacularStroll #BGSU1910Challenge

  • Winners will be notified via Instagram on Wednesday, October 27.

Task 1. Take a #shelfie

[If you need help with this task, you can ask the staff at the Research and Information Desk just inside the library entrance. It’s the desk labeled “Questions? Ask Us!”]

  1. Use your laptop or one of the MAC computers in the library lobby (near the comfy seating) that doesn’t require a log in.

  2. Using the internet browser of your choice, go to our library home page: bgsu.edu/library
  3. Select the “catalog” tab.
  4. Search for the phrase: haunted Ohio
  5. On the results screen, use the dropdown menu labeled “View entire collection” to select “1st and 8th floor main collection”.
  6. Click on one of the titles located in “Main Lib First Floor” that sounds interesting to you.
  7. Write down the call number for the book.
  8. Click on “map it” to view a map of where the book is located in the library and write down the range number assigned to the shelf.
  9. Find the book on the shelf and take a “shelfie” with it.
  10. Post your photo to Instagram using the tags and hashtags from the instructions above.

Task 2. Visit the first floor Circulation or "Check out" Desk

  • Ask the staff to tell you about course reserves.
  • What other unique materials can you check out from the desk [Hint: aside from books]?

Task 3. Visit the first floor CollabLab

If there’s a class using the space, look at the CollabLab web site instead.

  • What unique printing opportunities are available in the CollabLab?

Task 4. Visit the 2nd floor Curriculum Resource Center

  • Ask the staff to tell you more about the collection.
  • Take a photo of the seasonal “spooky” display with or without members of your group.

Task 5. Visit the 3rd floor Music Library and Bill Schurck Sound Archives

  • Ask the staff to tell you more about the collection.
  • Take a photo of the seasonal “spooky” display with or without members of your group.

Task 6. Visit the 4th floor Browne Popular Culture Library

  • Ask the staff to tell you more about the collection.

  • Take a photo of the seasonal “spooky” display with or without members of your group.

  • Bonus:

    • Monday night: game night event in the Pop Culture Library. Stay and play if you have time.

    • Monday and Tuesday nights: Pick up a Dungeons & Dragons themed coloring sheets to color or take home

Task 7. Visit the 5th Floor Center for Archival Collections

The CAC closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Skip this activity if it is closed.

  • Ask the staff to tell you more about the collection. Be sure to ask about the “secret” 6th floor!

  • Take a photo of the seasonal “spooky” display with or without members of your group.

Task 8. Visit the 7th floor Group Study area

  • Can you find the bookable study rooms? How do you reserve one? How long can your reservation last?

Librarian

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Maureen Barry
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Contact:
152 Jerome Library
419-372-3847