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First Floor Renovation

by Laura Wright on March 29, 2010 in Renovation

The first floor, original side, of Odum Library is closed for renovation.

The bound periodicals are still on the first floor, covered with huge sheets of plastic.

Librarians, faculty, students, and staff are not allowed into the construction zone, for safety reasons. If you need a bound periodical, microfiche, or microfilm that is located in the construction zone, you need to fill in a request form…

A designated library employee will retrieve the item for you, as soon as is safely possible.

Request forms are located at the main Circulation Desk and the Reference Desk.

Biblical Food, Feasts, and Lore

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on March 25, 2010 in Odum Library

Cooking with the Bible takes eighteen meals found in the Bible and gives menus and recipes for recreating dishes like those served at the prodigal son’s return, at Queen Esther’s table, or at King David’s wedding.

Carob Cake for Two Sons

1 ½ cups flour ~ 2 cups sugar ~ ¾ cup milk ~ 5 T. cooking oil ~ 2 tsp. vinegar ~ 2 egg yolks ~ 2 tsp. baking powder ~ 1 tsp. vanilla ~ 1 tsp. salt ~ 6 T. carob powder

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a large cake pan. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into the pan. Bake for 1 hour. Serve warm.

Cooking with the Bible on the Web


Quirky Southern Fiction

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on March 22, 2010 in Odum Library

Kevin Wilson‘s Tunneling to the Center of the Earth collects eleven short stories including “The Shooting Man”:

It took me damn near a week to convince Sue-Bee to come watch this guy shoot himself in the face. “Why would I wanna do something like that, Guster?” she asked me, which seemed like a dumb question because why does anyone want to do anything? It just seemed like fun, that’s all.


The book includes extras, like “The Stories Behind the Stories,” a little essay from the author, and an interview. He says:

This is how I came to writing . . . I read book after book by authors infinitely more talented than myself and tried to learn from them. The only strange detail was that, as I was writing and reading, I was saying to myself, “Kevin, this is going to get you laid.” It did not. This was for the best.

Thomas Edison's Film of Mark Twain

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on March 18, 2010 in Odum Library

One hundred years ago and a bit, Mark Twain toodles around his Connecticut estate and has a nosh with his daughters.

Mark Twain by www.PDImages.com

Mark Twain by www.PDImages.com

Closed Friday the 19th

by Laura Wright on March 18, 2010 in Odum Library

Odum Library will close at midnight Thursday, March 18.

We will reopen at 9am Saturday, March 20.

(Almost) Daily Photo

by Laura Wright on March 16, 2010 in Odum Library

The new Student Union is right next door to the library.

Spring Break Hours – Closed Friday the 19th

by Laura Wright on March 12, 2010 in Odum Library

The library will close Thursday, March 18 at midnight. We will reopen Saturday, March 20 at 9 am.

The rest of the week Odum Libray will be open for its usual hours.

Reference Desk Hours

  • Closed March 13, 14
  • Open 8 am – 6 pm Monday – Thursday
  • Closed Friday, March 19
  • Closed  March 20
  • We resume normal desk hours Sunday,March 21 and will be open from 2 pm – 10 pm

Renew Your Books

by Laura Wright on March 10, 2010 in Odum Library

Did you know you can renew your books online?

  1. Go to the library’s home page
  2. Click on My Library Account
  3. Click on My GIL Account
  4. Sign in with your 870 number, PIN, and last name
  5. Check the Renew box next to the book title and click on Renew Items
  6. Voila! You are done 🙂

PIN? What PIN?

To get your PIN, go to the My GIL Account page, fill in your 870 number and last name, then click on Get My PIN. Your PIN will be emailed to your VSU email account.

If you have questions you can always call the Circulation desk at 333-5869.

(Almost) Daily Photo

by Laura Wright on March 4, 2010 in (Almost) Daily Photo
Beware the Birds

Beware the Birds