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Reading Room

by Laura Wright on January 30, 2009 in Odum Library

The first floor Reading Room, which used to known as the Newspaper Room.

Current Newspapers now reside on the wall outside Media Services, on the first floor.

Brain damage in former NFL players

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on January 27, 2009 in Odum Library

CNN.com leads with this article about brain damage in pro athletes.

Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (a collaboration between BU and the Sports Legacy Institute) found former NFL players had extensive brain damage resulting from concussions incurred during their careers.

"Librarianship is an underrated career."

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on January 26, 2009 in Odum Library

According to this article in US News & World Report, librarians are “among our society’s most empowering people,” and sometimes we get paid to shop for books.

VSU offers a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science.

I’m just sayin’.


by Laura Wright on January 22, 2009 in Odum Library


Is fast food really bad for you?

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on January 21, 2009 in Odum Library

Brian Dunning at Skeptoid invites you to join him for a cheeseburger and a scientific look at McDonalds food.

View the Inuaguration at Odum Library

by Laura Wright on January 20, 2009 in Odum Library

Barack Obama will be sworn in as our 44th President of the United States today.

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to watch history in the making in the 1st Floor Meeting room, Room 1604, of the library today. The 1st Floor Meeting will open at 8:00 a.m. with coverage of the inauguration festivities. The actual swearing-in is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

Visit the official Inauguration Day 2009 website and USA.gov’s Presidential Inauguration guide for details about today’s inaugural ceremonies.

Need a quiet place to study?

by Laura Wright on January 15, 2009 in Odum Library

Welcome back!

by Laura Wright on January 12, 2009 in Odum Library
Welcome back!

Welcome back!

New GALILEO Password

by Laura Wright on January 9, 2009 in Odum Library

Password Discovery Station located near the GALILEO Computers

The Password Discovery computer does not need a password, just hit Enter.

Firefox will open up automatically, taking you to the Library’s home page.

Select Anywhere Access, located in the left red margin.

Login with your BlazeNet username and password.

The current GALILEO password will be revealed! The password will remain the same through the spring semester. The password changes at the start of each new semester.

New book: 90's-era Dallas Cowboys

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on January 7, 2009 in Odum Library

In Boys Will Be Boys: the Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty, Jeff Pearlman recounts off-the-field doings and wrongdoings of Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith, and other key figures around the mid-1990’s Cowboys.

Find this book at BROWSE GV956.D3 P375 2008, shelved next to the HUB entrance on the 2nd floor.

“The author doesn’t delve too deeply into the on-field strategy behind the Cowboys’ winning ways, but he makes up for it with countless salacious stories of late-night strip-club hijinks, backstabbing gossip and sordid legal affairs . . . “–Kirkus Reviews