“Imagine OHIO without a library or without its books. In 1804 when the Ohio Legislature established Ohio University, it was little more than a grand conception in the middle of a great wilderness…But it was not until 1811 seven years after OHIO’s conception, that the first official set of books was purchased.
Since then the Libraries has grown to incorporate 3 million volumes, comprehensive electronic resources and world-renowned special collections. Ranked among the top 100 research libraries in North America, Ohio University Libraries is a member of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries.
The 1814 Board of Trustees resolution that is cited in the minutes began the 200-year tradition of aiding academic excellence that defines Ohio University Libraries and continues to be celebrated today.”
The information above is an excerpt from “200 Years of Shared History,” a commemorative book that Mark Krumel, UCM’s Sr. Director of Creative Services created and designed, giving him his own part in the shared history of the Ohio University Libraries. UCM salutes the Ohio University Libraries and celebrates the official kick-off of their bicentennial with the Symposium: Founding Gardeners announced today.