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1 Columbus, Ohio and The Ohio State University A Look at our City and University

2 Columbus, Ohio - history Founded in 1812 Capital of the state of Ohio Named for Christopher Columbus

3 Columbus, Ohio - population Population - 730,000 (2 million in Metro area) 15th largest city in America

4 Columbus, Ohio - Location Central United States - 1 hour from 2/3 of US population East Coast Time - 13 hours time difference from China

5 Columbus, Ohio - Location Center of Ohio State flag

6 Columbus, Ohio - Location On Two Rivers - Olentangy and Sciota Rivers

7 Columbus, Ohio

8 Columbus, Ohio - capital city Ohio State House Location of Governors office and House of Representatives

9 Columbus, Ohio - Museums Center of Science and Industry Columbus Museum of Art

10 Columbus, Ohio - Attractions Franklin County Conservatory Christopher Columbus Santa Maria (copy)

11 Columbus, Ohio - Attractions Topiary Garden Georges Seurat - A Sunday On The Island Of La Grande Jatte

12 Columbus, Ohio - Sports Clippers (minor league baseball) Blue Jackets (Pro ice hockey) Marathon

13 Columbus, Ohio - Home of … OCLC Online Computer Library Center Wendys Hamburgers Nationwide Insurance Chemical Abstracts Services

14 Columbus, Ohio - Home of … Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic American Whistle Company

15 Ohio - famous people Neil Armstrong astronaut Thomas Edison inventor Clark Gable actor Zane Grey author Maya Lin artist/sculptor Jack Nicklaus golfer Steven Spielberg director Ted Turner broadcasting James Thurber humorist Orville and Wilber inventors Wright 7 Presidents of the United States James Garfield Ulysses S. Grant Warren Harding Rutherford Hayes Benjamin Harrison William McKinley William Taft

16 Ohio - colleges and universities Over 150 in Ohio Eight universities/colleges in Columbus Capital Columbus College of Art and Design DeVry University Franklin University Mount Carmel College of Nursing The Ohio State University (and 6 regional campuses) Ohio Dominican University Otterbein College

17 The Ohio State University 18 colleges (170 undergraduate majors, 200 graduate fields) 10,000 courses offered Top 25 US institute 13:1 student : faculty All satistics from:

18 The Ohio State University 7,000 faculty and administrators 51,800 students (largest in the United States) -13,000 graduates, 4,300 international students (2,700 Asian Americans) All satistics from:

19 The Ohio State University 471 buildings on our campuses (26 residence halls) 1,755 acres (largest in the United States) All satistics from: University Hall Wexner Center for the Arts

20 Ohio State - Nickname Buckeyes An ornamental tree with nuts that look like the eyes of a deer (buck)

21 Ohio State - History Created in 1870 as agriculture school Armory Biological Sciences & ZoologyFaculty Club

22 The Ohio State University Morrill Tower student dormitory Recreational and Physical Activities Center

23 The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital Architecture College Law School

24 Ohio State - Sports Stadium – seats 106,000 people

25 Ohio State Sports - football 2002 – National champions 2006 – Ranked 2 nd Nationally

26 Ohio State - Marching Band The Best Damn Band in the Land

27 Ohio State - Libraries 20 library buildings 6 million volumes 5 million microforms 30,000 periodical titles 350+ databases Geology Library

28 Ohio State – Other Libraries Science & Engineering Library Music and Dance Library

29 Ohio State – Other Libraries Business Library Fine Arts Library Law Library

30 Ohio State – Library Renovation Restoration and Update $100 million cost Closed Main Library (2007) Main Library (2009)

31 Ohio State – Renovation The Grand Reading Room

32 Ohio State – Renovation New space for students

33 Ohio State – Renovation Main Library (outside) Main Library (inside)

34 OSU Libraries Administration Director Special Collections & Archives Collections, Instruction, and Public Services Information Technology & Technical Services Administrative Services

35 Ohio State Libraries – Home

36 Ohio State Libraries – Catalog 6 million items searched by title, author, author/title, keyword, subject, call number

37 Ohio State Libraries – OhioLINK Search for 45 million titles in 88 Ohio institutions

38 Ohio State Libraries – Record Send a book to your office or another library

39 Ohio State Libraries – My Record Renew books you have checked out

40 Ohio State Libraries – Other Search for articles Chat Help Interlibrary Loan Library Information

41 Ohio State Web Addresses Ohio State University Ohio State campus map Ohio State sports info Ohio State Libraries library.osu.edu Libraries catalog library.ohio-state.edu/search OhioLINK catalog olc1.ohiolink.edu/search/

42 Columbus, Ohio Web Addresses Columbus Web site State of Ohio Web site COSI Science Museum Columbus Museum of Art Wexner Center for the Arts Ohio Historical Center

43 Questions? Fred Roecker Head, Library Instruction The Ohio State University 120N Mason Hall 250 West Woodruff Columbus, OH (614)


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