Originally dedicated in 1961, Grasselli Library doubled its capacity (to 100,000 square feet) in 1995 with the opening of the Breen Learning Center wing. The library houses more than 775,000 books, bound periodicals, and audiovisual items. The library offers a coffee bar and lounge, an open-air reading garden, and a 44-seat Computer Commons adjacent to the reference area. In January 2010, the Center for Digital Media opened on the main floor of Grasselli Library. The CDM as it is referred as, combines the resources and services of the Faculty Technology Innovation Center with those of Grasselli Library's Student Multimedia Center.
Whether you are an on campus student, distance learner, or faculty needing research assistance, Kent State University Geauga campus library staff is there to help you navigate the many resources available online or in print. A librarian is just a phone call, e-mail, text, instant message or in-person visit away!
Read further to find out some additional things the library director had to say about the staff and the library.
Whatever resources Kent State Stark students are looking for, the Stark library is likely to have it. Access to resources and services is something the library prides itself in, along with adequately educating students on how to find the exact resources they need.
OhioLINK talked with Rob Kairis, the director of Kent State Stark’s Library, to find out more about what makes this library one-of-a-kind.
What are three things you have the most pride in at your library?
University Libraries is committed to serving students and insuring their success; helping faculty to advance and achieve excellence in their teaching, creative and research endevors, and connecting with the world beyond the Kent State University campuses.
University Libraries at Kent State is recognized as one of the top academic libraries in the nation. For more than a century, they remain rooted in the Kent State Community evolving to meet the needs of the many people they serve, while honoring their traditions.
Kent State Tuscarawas’s recently renovated library, Makerspace and Video2Go studio come together to create the Academic Learning Commons (ALC). Its ALC provides students with an innovative space to study, collaborate and experiment.
OhioLINK recently interviewed Cherie Bronkar, the director of the ALC, to learn more about what specific resources students have access to on their campus.
What are your top three points of pride in your library?