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Teeth Which Gleam Long

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on August 31, 2009 in Odum Library

Most of our Charlaine Harris books (the ones about Sookie Stackhouse) are checked out at the moment, but we can recommend:

Classics from Polidori, Le Fanu, and Stoker in Three Vampire Tales

Vittorio, the Vampire from Anne Rice, pioneer of the modern gothic vampire tale

Jeanne Kalogridis’ Covenant with the Vampire: the Diaries of the Family Dracul, according to Library Journal “erotic and gory enough for any vampire fan.”


“The lips which will be markedly full and red are drawn back from the teeth which gleam long, sharp as razors, and ivory white.”

–Montague Summers in The Vampire, His Kith and Kind (1928)

Eichberger East African Art Collection

by Laura Wright on August 31, 2009 in Archives & Special Collections

The VSU Achives proudly announces the opening of the Eichberger East African Art Collection web exhibit.

Andy Wallace, a professional photographer and MLIS student, shot and combined hundreds of images from the Eichberger East African Art Collection to create a beautiful and interactive website.

The online exhibit can be found at http://www.valdosta.edu/library/find/arch/eichberger/african_art_index.html

Please be patient – the site will take a moment to load.

You may also navigate to the exhibit through the library’s web site. On the library’s home page, select Archives and Special Collections,  select Exhibits, and select Eichberger East African Art Collection.

Happening Postponed

by Laura Wright on August 27, 2009 in Odum Library

Due to the weather the Happening is postponed to next Thursday, September 3, 1-4pm, on the Front Lawn.

The Happening

by Laura Wright on August 26, 2009 in Odum Library

What: The Happening

When: Thursday, August 27, 1-4pm

Where: VSU Front Lawn

Odum Library and the MLIS program will be sharing a tent at VSU’s 18th annual The Happening. We”l be giving out Pop Ice, cold water, and answering questions about the library.

We look forward to seeing you at The Happening!

Health Care and 7 Others . . .

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on August 24, 2009 in Odum Library

Keya Lea Horiuchi’s entertaining and upbeat film Considering Democracy: 8 Things to Ask Your Representative explores the quality of American life as compared to other industrialized nations– and Americans’ awareness of the world outside our own borders.

The DVD is shelved at JK 275 .C66 2008. (if it’s not there yet, ask at the main Circulation desk on the first floor).

One of Horiuchi’s eight questions is about health care in the U.S. and around the world.

Considering Democracy Web Site

Horiuchi’s Blog

Considering Democracy on Facebook


(Almost) Daily Photo

by Laura Wright on August 21, 2009 in Odum Library

You can check out books at either circulation desk. The circ desk are conveniently located near the entrances.

Second Circulation Desk

Second Circulation Desk

The second circulation desk is located near the other library entrance, the one that open onto the back lawn and faces the creek.

(Almost) Daily Photo

by Laura Wright on August 19, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo

As you come in the front entrance, the entrance that faces into the campus, you’ll see three desks, IT Help Desk, the main Circulation Desk, and the Reserves Desk.

IT Help Desk

IT Help Desk

When you have a computer question ask the people at the Information Technology Help Desk.

Main Circulation Desk

Main Circulation Desk

At the main  Circulation Desk you can…

  • check out books
  • turn in books
  • send or receive a fax
  • pay for fines
  • buy print cards
  • ask questions
Reserve Desk

Reserve Desk

At the Reserve Desk you can…

  • check out course reserves
  • check out headphones
  • check out study rooms

A Little Electrical Jolt to the Brain

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on August 18, 2009 in Odum Library

At Slate Emily Yoffe explains how online services like Twitter and Google coax us into endless loops of “seeking”– our midbrain neurons respond to those quick connections we make via electronic seeking-and-finding by producing more dopamine (the same neurotransmitter activated when we eat, have sex, or take drugs).



Super Athletes

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on August 17, 2009 in Odum Library

Christopher McDougall‘s Born to Run: a Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World has Never Seen investigates the amazing athletic abilities of Mexico’s Tarahumara tribe, for whom running is a fine art; as McDougall says, “the art of combining our breath and mind and muscles into fluid self-propulsion over wild terrain.”

It’s available to check out at the moment, at BROWSE GV 1061.23 .M6 M33 2009 (BROWSE books, mostly New York Times bestsellers, are on the first floor near the temporary Circulation desk)


Treasure Hunt this Saturday

by Laura Wright on August 14, 2009 in Odum Library

What? Treasure Hunt at Odum Library

When? Saturday, August 15 at 6pm

Where? Begin your treasure hunt at the Reference Desk.

Why? Treasure hunting is fun! Free food! Great prizes!

Treasure Hunt Prizes

Treasure Hunt Prizes

How? Follow the map and find the clues. For each clue you find, a librarian will stamp your map. After you find all the clues and collect all the stamps you can turn in your completed map for a prize drawing entry. We will draw for prizes after eating pizza, to keep our strength up. Students must be present at the prize drawing to win.