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Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 2:54pm

Kent State University is one of 61 organizations nationwide – and one of four organizations in Ohio – to be awarded a 2021-2022 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read grant. The university’s $20,000 grant will support the Big Read Northeast Ohio, a community reading program and related events focusing on “An American Sunrise” by Poet Laureate Joy Harjo from October 2021 through May 2022. Harjo, the first Native American poet laureate of the United States, will visit Kent State in March 2022 for a keynote event and book reading.

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 4:14pm

Susan Wadsworth-Booth is in her third year as director of the
Kent State University Press.

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 12:26pm

WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station aired this segment on May 19, 2021. Robin Young produced and edited this interview for broadcast with Karyn Miller-Medzon and Todd Mundt. Serena McMahon adapted it for the web. Contributions for the segment were received from Kent State University May 4 Archivist Elizabeth Campion. Here is a link to the original article as it appears on the WBUR website.

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 10:39am

Kent State University Libraries presented a Research Support Showcase on April 22, 2021, providing an overview of the many research support services available to the university’s faculty. The event, which was held virtually, was co-sponsored by Research and Sponsored Programs. 

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 10:34am

(KENT, OH – March 25, 2021) Kent State University Libraries proudly announces that Library Director Mary Hricko, Ph.D., of the Kent State Geauga Campus and the Twinsburg Academic Center, recently received a Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors (COBAA) Grant for $1002. The grant, which is sponsored by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and awarded by the State Library of Ohio, provides federal funding to expand collection development of books about Ohio and written by Ohio authors.

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 2:56pm

Thanks to the renewal of their key funding grant, LaunchNET Kent State will continue to
inspire the entrepreneur mindset and support innovative thinkers across the Kent State
University community. Burton D. Morgan Foundation announced an award of up to
$350,000 will be granted to support the LaunchNET initiative at Kent State University
through June 2023.

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 3:31pm

To celebrate Constitution Day, Kent State University Libraries is offering a virtual screening of the documentary And She Could Be Next. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion that will include the filmmakers, Grace Lee, Marjan Safinia and Jyoti Sarda, as well as Kent State faculty members Denise Harrison, Joycelyn Harrison, Ph.D. and Janine Tiffe, Ph.D. This film provides a great opportunity to not only explore our democracy, but also to underscore the importance of voting. 

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 10:53am

In the midst of an already-unique season of changes, LaunchNET Kent State is excited to start the Fall semester with an office relocation to the new Design Innovation Hub.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 9:57am

Curbside Pickup is Kent State University Libraries’ contactless service that allows users to check out materials from its collection. The service, which began as a result of the campus closure during the pandemic, has remained a popular convenience.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 1:45pm

KENT, Ohio - In honor of the May 4 50th Commemoration, Kent State University Libraries (KSUL) has created three virtual exhibitions, as well as additional engaging opportunities for alumni and others to share their May 4 stories. 


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.