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A View from Above

by Laura Wright on November 25, 2008 in (Almost) Daily Photo

Celebrity Gossip – Holiday Reading List

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on November 21, 2008 in Odum Library

You can find these books in the 2nd floor BROWSE section next to the HUB.

Paul Newman: a Life in Pictures.
BROWSE PN2287.N44 P38 2006

Losing It– and Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time. Valerie Bertinelli.
BROWSE PN2287.B4379 A3 2008

Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001) Don Felder with Wendy Holden.
BROWSE ML420.F3334 A3 2008

Life with my sister Madonna. Christopher Ciccone with Wendy Leigh.
BROWSE ML420.M1387 C53 2008

Up Till Now: the Autobiography. William Shatner with David Fisher.
BROWSE PN2308.S52 A3 2008

The Chris Farley Show: a Biography in Three Acts.
BROWSE PN2287.F33 F37 2008

Tom Cruise: an Unauthorized Biography.
BROWSE PN2287.C685 M67 2008

Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon–and the Journey of a Generation.
BROWSE  ML400 .W35 2008

sTORI Telling. Tori Spelling with Hilary Liftin.
BROWSE PN2287.S664 A3 2008

by Laura Wright on November 21, 2008 in (Almost) Daily Photo, Neat Stuff

Atrium View

by Laura Wright on November 21, 2008 in Odum Library

Slate article: Why mailmen give up

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on November 20, 2008 in Odum Library

Why should I deliver the letters when I am being paid less than 500 Ringgit?

In “The J. Crew Catalog Destroyed My Spirit” at Slate.com, author Paul Collins traces the surprising history of postal employees who hoard the mail rather than bringing it to you.


by Laura Wright on November 19, 2008 in (Almost) Daily Photo, Odum Library

LIBS 1000- improve your research skills

by Laura Wright on November 19, 2008 in Odum Library

Students: Looking for a one-credit class with no textbook? a class to help you make better grades on research papers?
LIBS 1000, a one credit class taught by reference librarians, will help you build research skills and learn to use library resources. It’s a great class to take alongside ENGL 1102 or other classes with research papers!
For the first time, Odum Library is offering LIBS 1000 in both face-to-face and online versions:
LIBS 1000 Section A, CRN 22382 meets Mondays, 1:00-1:50 pm, with Sonja Sutherland as the instructor.
LIBS 1000 Section B, CRN 22295 is an online class taught by Emily Rogers and Dawn Cadogan.

GALILEO computer area

by Laura Wright on November 18, 2008 in (Almost) Daily Photo

Future of Cataloging

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on November 18, 2008 in Odum Library

Audio of presentations from “The Future of Cataloging: A PALINET Symposium” (May 2008) is available here.

Karen Calhoun gives the keynote address. Also at this link you can hear discussions of FRBR, RDA, and the infamous LC Report.

"There's No Catalog Like No Catalog" audio from ALA

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on November 17, 2008 in Odum Library

Yes, the end is near, the end of the library catalog– everything’s online now and despairing catalogers the world over rend their garments. But you want to laugh through your tears, don’t you?

There’s No Catalog Like No Catalog,” the Ultimate Debate hosted by LITA‘s Internet Resources and Services Interest Group at this year’s American Library Association annual conference, is an informed discussion of the OPAC‘s future, and also a hoot. Panelists were Roy Tennant, Karen Coyle, Joseph Janes, and Karen Schneider.

Audio of the debate is available here.