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Auletta on the iPad and E-Books

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on April 27, 2010 in Odum Library

Author Ken Aulettas New Yorker article Publish or Perish: Can the iPad Topple the Kindle, and Save the Book Business? looks at publishers’ hopes for the iPad and other potential platforms for electronic books.

In this interview Auletta talks about the impact e-books might have on retailers and publishers.


Noise alert in the library.

by Laura Wright on April 26, 2010 in Odum Library

You may have noticed the construction noise on the original side of the library. Half of the first floor is undergoing a renovation and this week the construction noise is a lot louder than usual. The louder than usual construction work is unavoidable, but it should be over late next week.

There are still many quiet areas to study in the library. The further you move away from the front stairwell, the less you hear the noise.

Puppets Galore

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on April 23, 2010 in Odum Library

April 24th is the 12th Annual National Day of Puppetry.

We have hand puppets to die for, available to check out from Odum, including many realistic-looking animal puppets from Folkmanis. Ask at the front Circulation Desk if you’d like to see the puppets.

This summer the Port City Puppet Festival, July 15th-18th in Wilmington, NC, will offer a Professional Day for the Teaching Artist & Therapist with presentations by puppeteers, educators and therapists.

Or, this summer you could visit Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts. The Center has many historic puppets on exhibit, and presents unforgettable performances.


Donkey Hand Puppet from Folkmanis

(Almost) Daily Photo

by Laura Wright on April 22, 2010 in Odum Library

It’s a beautiful day on a great campus.

Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height, 1912-2010

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on April 21, 2010 in Odum Library

Legendary Civil Rights leader Dr. Dorothy Height died Tuesday at 98.

Her memoir Open Wide the Freedom Gates can be checked out from Odum Library.

Read, hear and see video of Dr. Height at the University of Virginia Library Institute for Public History’s Explorations in Black Leadership.

You can also read about Height, see archival photos and listen to a retrospective here at NPR.

Dr. Dorothy Height

Read Fest 2010

by Laura Wright on April 19, 2010 in Odum Library
Read Alouds

Read Alouds

Read Alouds

Read Alouds

Hula Hoops

Hula Hoops

Celebrity Appearance by the Chick-fil-A Cow

Celebrity Appearance by the Chick-fil-A Cow



Face Painting

Face Painting



Jump Rope

Jump Rope

Marilyn Monroe Reading

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on April 6, 2010 in Odum Library

Slate.com and Magnum Photos post these wonderful photographs of libraries and people reading, from around the 1940’s to the present.

#13 is a  photo of Marilyn Monroe hanging out at a playground, reading a book, in a bathing suit.

#20 is James Dean reciting James Whitcomb Riley‘s poetry.

Here’s a snapshot of the reading room in the old Valdosta State College Library, when the library was in Powell Hall:

Reading Room in the old Valdosta State College library (Powell Hall)

Photo courtesy of VSU Archives