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And the Winner is…

by Laura Wright on September 25, 2008 in Odum Library

The winner of Master of the Delta is….

Ron Cross!

Ron, please come by the Reference Desk to pick up your new book. You have until October 2 at 10:00 PM to collect your winnings, if it is not picked up by then we’ll have to draw a new winner.

Thank you to everyone who commented! You have given me, and other readers, some titles to add to my reading list. It is good to know there is student interest in poetry readings and citation workshops, I know we have some librarians interested in both of those.

Win an 8GB jump drive!

by Laura Wright on September 25, 2008 in Odum Library

Odum Library is looking for students to participate in our Website Usability Testing.

Choose one of two sessions:
October 6 from 11am-Noon
~OR~
October 7 from 4pm-5pm.

Pizza and drinks will be provided. There will be prize drawings for each session: participants will have a chance to win an 8GB jump drive and many other prizes!

Each session has a maximum of 15 participants and registrations close October 3, so please register early!

Register by emailing your name, email, phone number, and the session you prefer to Cliff Landis at:

jclandis [at] valdosta.edu

It's a Contest – Extended

by Laura Wright on September 19, 2008 in Odum Library

Our contest to win Master of the Delta has been extended!

Win a FREE copy of
Thomas H. Cook’s latest mystery novel Master of the Delta!

Leave a comment below about your favorite book
~ OR ~
Leave a comment on the previous blog entry
“What fun events do you want to have at Odum Library?”

~ RULES ~

Comments must be posted by 12:00 noon Thursday, September 25th (extended from Sept 18th).
We’ll draw a name at random and post it to the Library blog later that afternoon.
If you win Master of the Delta, you must pick it up at the Reference Desk by September 24th at 10:00 PM, or we’ll draw a new winner.
Multiple entries are allowed if you’d like to comment on more than one book or event.
VSU Librarians are not eligible to enter, but are welcome to comment.

It's a Contest!

by Laura Wright on September 12, 2008 in Odum Library

Win a FREE copy of
Thomas H. Cook’s latest mystery novel Master of the Delta!

Leave a comment below about your favorite book
~ OR ~
Leave a comment on the previous blog entry
“What fun events do you want to have at Odum Library?”

~ RULES ~

Comments must be posted by 12:00 noon Thursday, September 18th.
We’ll draw a name at random and post it to the Library blog later that afternoon.
If you win Master of the Delta, you must pick it up at the Reference Desk by September 24th at 10:00 PM, or we’ll draw a new winner.
Multiple entries are allowed if you’d like to comment on more than one book or event.
VSU Librarians are not eligible to enter.

Calling all political junkies!

by Laura Wright on September 11, 2008 in Neat Stuff, Reference

Visit “Election 2008: A Selective List of Resources” to see video clips of candidates, visit political party web sites, follow media coverage, and more:http://www.valdosta.edu/~kensmith/election2008.shtml.

Odum Library’s government documents librarian, Ken Smith, has created this page to help us follow the candidates as well as the media coverage of this year’s elections. From the Government Documents home page at http://www.valdosta.edu/library/find/gov/index.shtml, click on the new “Election 2008″ link.

What fun events do you want to have at Odum Library?

by Laura Wright on September 5, 2008 in Odum Library

Fall Explosion is a great excuse to have some fun at Odum Library. On August 16th 44 students participated in Treasure in the Stacks. Speed Dating, on August 30th, was just as much fun. Our goal for these events was to lure invite students into the library to meet the librarians, learn a little about the library, and (most importantly) have lots of fun.

Now is your chance to tell us what fun events you want to see happening in the library.

What events are you interested in?

  1. Speed Dating
  2. Digital Cameras 101
  3. Scavenger Hunts
  4. Game Night
  5. Citation workshop
  6. Miniature Golf (This one will take a lot of planning and prep time. Please let me know if you would want to participate and how interested you are.)
  7. Other ideas? Please share!

When do you want to participate in events?

  1. At the beginning of the semester?
  2. During the semester?
  3. Are weekdays or weekends better?

How important are free food and prizes?

Ok, so I know free food is vital and prizes are great, but are they the deciding factor in whether you’ll attend?

Any other thoughts you’d like to share?