Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 3:09pm

Kent State University Libraries, with assistance from Carrick Enterprises, has made TRAILS (Tool for the Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) freely available as an open educational resource (OER) at The newly established site provides access to downloadable PDFs of assessments, a searchable database of TRAILS assessment questions, and teaching resources contributed by users. 

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 10:47am

Fashion Librarian Edith Serkownek was featured in the May 1, 2019 issue of the Daily Kent Stater. Check out the story on!

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 8:50am

Kent State University Libraries’ May 4, 1970 Collection has been selected by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to benefit from a $30,561 award through the Recordings at Risk grant program, generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:43am

Everyone’s favorite event is back. Kent State University Libraries will host its seventh-annual Stress-Free Zone on Monday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 7. The event is open to students, staff and faculty from 3-5 p.m. in the Garden Room on the first floor of University Library...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 4:35pm

Kent State University has selected Kenneth Burhanna to serve as the new dean of University Libraries. As dean, Mr. Burhanna will oversee the Kent State University Library and the branch libraries on the Kent Campus.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

Nearly five decades have passed since Ohio National Guardsmen fired into a gathering of protesting students on the campus of Kent State University, killing four, wounding nine and impacting generations.

This international tragedy has never lost its relevance. Whether embraced or criticized, it is a living and breathing chapter in Kent State’s past, present and future.

Individuals from around the world, from the young to the elderly, from numerous disciplines and backgrounds, have sought more information about the events that surround that fateful day.

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 2:45pm

The International Student Reception event at Kent State’s library Thursday, Feb. 3, saw an increase in attendance since last semester.

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 4:27pm

Susan Wadsworth-Booth appointed as director of Kent State University Press

Kent State University is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Wadsworth-Booth as the director of the Kent State University Press.

Wadsworth-Booth, formerly the director of the Duquesne University Press in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will begin her duties on September 11.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:04am

University Libraries has a fresh new look for its website, designed to reflect Kent State University's bold new branding initiative. We hope that this refresh will make the Kent State University Libraries experience more convenient, enjoyable, and rewarding for the entire Kent State community.


Kent State University Libraries’ Annual Report is a comprehensive overview of our department that includes our vision and mission statements and the programs, resources, events and personnel contributions with which they align. The inaugural issue covered the academic year 2018-19.

Essential Library, The Newsletter of Kent State University Libraries, is distributed once each fall and spring semester to all full-time employees at all of Kent State’s campuses. Through the newsletter, faculty and staff are informed of University Libraries’ services, personnel, events and facility updates and are encouraged to take advantage of all that the Libraries offer to support student success and their professional development. The inaugural issue was published in spring semester 2018.

Page Turners is University Libraries’ biannual magazine that informs and updates the on- and off-campus community of our knowledgeable faculty, competent staff, helpful resources, impressive facilities and interesting events. The inaugural issue was published in spring semester 2012.