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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.

OARDC Library Workshops

Beyond Google Scholar: Getting the Most out of Your Library Databases and Other Resources (Fisher 121)

Thursday, March 1, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Using library databases, find the best articles and resources to support your research, proposal, or literature review. Because 50 focused and fabulous articles are better than 50,000 possible articles.  RSVP to Gwen at with your topic by Mon. February 26th to receive customized search suggestions and examples tailored to meet your specific research needs.

Publishing  on Pi Day (Location TBA)

Wednesday, March 14 (3.14) at 4PM

The world of scholarly publishing can be a confusing place.  If you have questions, come eat some pie to celebrate Pi Day and learn a little about scholarly publishing.  To make the session as relevant as possible (and to make sure we have enough pie), please RSVP to and include any publishing questions you would like to have answered.

The following questions will be addressed:

Where should you  publish? What are some simple things you can do to make your work more discoverable? How can you  tell if a journal is legitimate or predatory?

Research Commons Workshops/Webinars  
All workshops 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.

Creating Data Management Plans with the DMPTool  more info

Wednesday, February 21, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Grant Writing: An Introduction more info

Wednesday, February 28, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Buck-IRB Initial Submissions more info

Wednesday, March 7, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

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