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The OARDC Library is looking to enhance the research support services we provide to the OARDC community.  Recently we have been investigating whether there is a need for writing support services targeted toward graduate students at the OARDC.

Support would be for writers at any ability level and potentially could include any of the following activities:

  •          group writing events (like writers' retreats or boot camps)
  •          writing support groups
  •          writing workshops
  •          in-person consultations
  •          online consultations

We would like to hear your thoughts on the topic. The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete and provides valuable information to us regarding the needs of our community.

Thank you!

OARDC Library

The library is located in Fisher Auditorium down the hall from the classroom.   

Reservable study carrels

Need a quite place to study? Contact Laura to reserve a library study carrel.

Public computer work stations

Six public workstations offer access  to library resources and specialty software including Matlab, IBM SPSS, Minitab, SAS, SigmaPlot, ArcGIS, Python, Refworks, Google Earth, and Photoshop. As a courtesy, the library provides free color copying and printing to those in the OARDC community

Collaboration Station

Bring your laptop and a friend. The library’s collaborative workstation lets you project your laptop’s content onto large dual monitors for pain-free group work.

Enlow Conference Room


  • Teaching and presentation station and software
  • Polycom and other connectivity software allowing users to connect to Columbus or other outside partners
  • Flexible seating for eight
  • Two whiteboards

Coffee Station

Stay alert and focused with a fresh cup of hot coffee from the library’s Keurig station. Bring your own k-cups or tea bags (the free option) or purchase coffee, tea, or hot chocolate from the library’s user funded supply ($.60/cup).

Microforms Room with Scanning Station

The library’s microform reader has the ability to read both microfilm and microfiche, as well as print black and white copies free of charge. In addition to the microform reader, quality document and flatbed photo/slide scanners (Epson DS-6500 and V600) are also available for use.

Research Commons Workshops/Webinars  
All workshops listed below are live streamed from Columbus and can be viewed from a personal computer or in the library. Registration is not required. To view, simply use the Carmen Connect links below.

Amendments and Buck-IRB more info

Thursday, April 12, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

OARDC Librarian

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Gwen Short
OARDC Library
1680 Madison Ave.
Wooster OH 44691

Library Associate

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Laura Applegate