Jun 14, 2021  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Library

“A teaching library with an outstanding student-centered information literacy program.”


Adriene Lim

Associate dean:
Frank Lepkowski

Assistant dean:
Brandon Bernier
Nancy Bulgarelli, Director OUWB School of Medicine Library


Professors emeriti:
William Cramer, M.S.L.S., Case Western Reserve University
Indra M. David, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Suzanne O. Frankie, D.P.A., George Washington University
George L. Gardiner, M.A., University of Chicago
Robert G. Gaylor, M.L.S., University of Oklahoma
Janet A. Krompart, M.L.S., University of California, Berkley
Mildred H. Merz, M.L.S., George Peabody University
Richard L. Pettengill, M.S., Columbia University
Ann M. Pogany, A.M.L.S., University of Michigan

Associate professors:
Kristine S. Condic, M.S.L., Western Michigan University
Elizabeth Kraemer, M.L.S., Wayne State University
Shawn Lombardo, M.L.S., Wayne State University


Assistant professors:
William Cramer, M.S.L.S., Case Western Reserve University
Dominique Daniel, M.S.I., University of Michigan
Katie S. Greer, M.L.I.S., Drexel University
Mariela A. Gunn, M.S.I.S., University of Texas
Linda L. Hildebrand, M.A., University of Denver
Daniel F. Ring, M.L.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Julie E. Rodriguez, M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh
Anne Switzer, M.L.S., Wayne State University

Eric Condic, Technical Services and Integrated Systems
Patricia Clark, Access Services and Document Delivery
Louann Stewart, Access Services
Patricia Clark, Interlibrary Loans


Library facilities

Located in the center of campus, the Kresge Library houses collections of books, journals, reference works, government documents, musical scores and recordings, as well as a wireless network and computer workstations to access an array of digital resources. The library features seating for individual study, rooms for group work, meeting rooms, audiovisual rooms, and rooms with adaptive equipment for students with disabilities. The Café features a full range of coffee drinks, teas, and tasty and nutritious foods for on-the-go students.

The Information Commons offers a combination of PC and Mac desktop workstations, areas for wireless laptop use, breakout rooms with presentation computers and equipment, and areas with modular furniture to facilitate a flexible learning environment for research, and sharing, and creation of knowledge by students. In addition, for instructional purposes there are also two networked computers labs with 25 workstations in each. Laptop computers are available for checkout to students at the Circulation Desk.

Library collections

The Kresge Library’s collections include more than 747,000 books, electronic and print journals totaling over 40,000 titles, more than 240,000 federal and state documents, and more than 1.1 million microfilms.

The Library’s Web site and online catalog serve as gateways to well over 100 specialized and general research databases, and tens of thousands of full-text electronic journals and e-books, covering a wide range of disciplines and research areas. OneSearch, a discovery tool covering all library collections including electronic journals and books, allows for more extensive searching.

In addition to electronic reference resources, the Matilda R. Wilson Reference Collection includes atlases, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, yearbooks, and other print reference materials.

Special collections include the Hicks Collection of Early Books By and About Women, the Springer Collection of Lincolniana, the James Collection of Books on Folklore and Witchcraft, the Gaylor Collection of GLBT Literature, and the Bingham Collection of Historical Children’s Literature.

The University Archives is a repository of materials relating to the history of Oakland University, and includes copies of all dissertations written at Oakland University, as well as a substantial number of faculty authored monographs.

Library services

Web site: library.oakland.edu
Phone: (248) 370-4426
Send an e-mail message to a librarian: ref@oakland.edu
Instant message access: http://library.oakland.edu/ask/im.htm.

Reference assistance and research consultations

Librarians provide reference and research assistance in-person at the Reference Desk, by telephone, by e-mail, and via instant messaging. Librarians also offer individualized and customized research consultation sessions by appointment. These in-depth, one-to-one sessions are designed to help students identify and use print and digital resources pertinent to their research topics.

Library instruction

As information literacy specialists, librarians provide extensive instruction for students on using print and digital resources, constructing effective research strategies, and evaluating the information identified. Given the importance of research in graduate study, librarians frequently provide customized, sessions for particular courses.

Circulation and course reserve services

At the Circulation Desk, graduate students may borrow books for a period of eight weeks, with unlimited renewals, unless another borrower has requested the materials. Students may also borrow Course Reserve materials that have been placed on reserve by their professors. An increasing number of reserve items are available in electronic format.

Interlibrary loan service

Students may request books and articles not owned by the Kresge Library through the Library’s interlibrary loan service. Requests can be made in-person, or through the forms available on the Web.