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Ohio State University @ The Lima Campus Library

Library Instruction

The Lima Campus Library offers both individual and class-based instruction upon request.  We can work with your class to build the perfect session, whether that's a quick introduction to the library and its resources or a more in-depth tutorial preparing them for advanced research.

To schedule a meeting or find out more information, please contact Zach Walton, Reference Librarian, at or 567-242-7235.

Research Commons workshops

Workshop Title



CarmenConnect Link

Grant Writing: An Introduction

Wednesday, March 6

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Introduction to Data Visualization

Wednesday, March 20

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.


Making Your Science Accessible

Thursday, March 21

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.


REDCap and Qualtrics: Are They Peas in a Pod or Apples and Oranges?

Tuesday, March 26

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Grant Writing: An Introduction

Tuesday, April 2

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Making Your Science Accessible

Tuesday, April 16

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.


REDCap Design Part 1

Tuesday, May 7

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.


Making Your Science Accessible

Wednesday, May 29

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.



Remote participants will need Adobe Flash player installed on their machine in order to join the CarmenConnect room.


Here are the event descriptions for each of the events listed above:

Grant Writing: An Introduction (Workshop)

March 6, 10am-12pm and April 2, 2-4pm


We will address some of the similarities and differences between the funding processes for federal/state agencies and private foundations. Topics include:

  • Best practices for engaging with sponsors
  • Navigating the research administration/proposal development and submission process
  • Drafting a compelling narrative
  • Seeking funding; Including the SPIN Funding Opportunities system and other funding resources
  • Examples of writing that is both persuasive and clear

Presenters include:

Leanda Rix, Director, Foundation Relations
Jeff Agnoli, Office of Research


Making your Science Accessible (Workshop)

March 21, 2-3:30pm, April 16, 2-3:30pm, and May 29, 2-3:30pm


This introductory workshop is designed specifically for researchers, scientists, data analysts and others who want to share their research succinctly with their audiences. Topics included are:

  • Identifying the level of your audiences’ knowledge.
  • Building context.
  • Laddering complex ideas for clearer understanding.
  • Showcasing what is possible.

This event is sponsored by the University LibrariesOffice of ResearchDiscovery Themes, and the STEAM Factory.

The links will not be activated until we are closer to each event. Remote participants will need to have Adobe Flash Player installed on their computer to join the livestream. The event descriptions are below:



Open Educational Resources: OSU-Lima

Reserves & More

For closed reserves, please contact Kathy Stedke in the Lima Campus Library at or 567-242-7220.

For help with open access publishing (journals, conference presentations, etc.) visit the University Libraries' Open Access page and OSU Open Access Monograph Initiative.

If you prefer to use the Thompson Library site, it can be found here.

Secured Media Library can be found here.


Click here to access OSU Libraries' ebook Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research.

This book has videos and interactive tutorials were created to help students understand various elements of college-level research.  If you have students who are having trouble evaluating websites, citing resources, or even using Google properly, you'll find a resource here to help them.

Copyright Help

Have questions about copyright - what it is, what it means to you as an academic, and how to work with it?  For some answers to basic questions, you can click here to get answers from University Libraries Copyright Services, and it includes links to a number of other helpful resources on the web.

A CarmenCanvas Guide for Copyright can be found here.


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