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New PCs on 2nd Floor

by Jordan Downey on November 8, 2011 in Odum Library

Twenty-one PC workstations have recently been positioned on 2nd floor in front of Circulation and the IT Helpdesk. The upgraded PC workstations have Windows 7 and the Microsoft Office 2010 suite of applications. This PC upgrade facilitates printing, enhances security, and returns the Library’s 2nd floor public bank to the desired number of twenty-one workstations.

Current library computer lab information is always available from the Library Computing link found underneath the “Main Menu” heading  in the left red navigation column on most Library website pages.

Please visit the Media Center, if you are in need of an iMac as was formerly available on 2nd floor in front of the IT Helpdesk. The Media Center currently has only four iMacs. Watch for a forthcoming announcement about more iMacs  to be added  to the Media Center soon in the near future.

Register to win an iPad!

by Laura Wright on November 8, 2011 in Odum Library

Take the short GALILEO user experience survey and be registered to win an iPad!


The annual GALILEO user survey is your opportunity to share your experiences using GALILEO. This year it also an opportunity to enter a drawing for an iPad!  The survey will be available November 7-13. The random drawing will take place after the survey closes on November 13th.

ProQuest Down for Maintenance Sat 10pm – Sun 10am

by Jeffrey Gallant on November 4, 2011 in Odum Library

GALILEO has informed us of a scheduled ProQuest maintenance session that will make certain databases unavailable from Saturday night to Sunday morning:

Dear GALILEO users,

ProQuest will be performing infrastructure maintenance this weekend. A 12-hour maintenance window will be required for this from Saturday, November 5, 2011, at 10:00 p.m. to Sunday, November 6, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.

Products on the new ProQuest platform (e.g., Research Library, ABI/INFORM Complete) and Chadwyck-Healey products (e.g., Archive Finder, LION) will be unavailable during these times.

Need another class for your spring schedule?

by Ginger Williams on November 4, 2011 in Odum Library

Why not take one of the classes taught by your very own reference librarians? We’re offering two different courses this spring:

LIBS 1000: Introduction to Library Research (1 credit) is an all-online class that will teach you the research skills you need to find great information for all of your research papers. As the Undergraduate Catalog describes it, this course is “[d]esigned to promote an awareness of Valdosta State University Library Services and general information resources, including the role of information in society, research skills, the Internet, and critical thinking skills” (p. 381). The CRN is 22572. This course will be taught by Ginger Williams.

PERS 2750: Exploring the Information Society (2 credits) is “[a]n exploration of information, examining how it is generated, evaluated, organized, and used. Students investigate the impact of information in society from regional, national, and global perepective with a focus on the political, economic, and ethical aspects” (p. 415). The CRN for this course is 22573. This course will be taught by Jeffrey Gallant and Michael Holt.

Update – EBooks at EBSCOhost Fixed!

by Jeffrey Gallant on November 2, 2011 in Odum Library

Update: Ebooks at EBSCOhost should be running normally now – please let us know if you encounter any problems.

EBooks at EBSCOhost (also known as netLibrary e-books) are all currently down at the moment. GALILEO has seen this issue across all its institutions, and is currently working with EBSCO on the problem. We will update this post once access has been restored. Thank you, and sorry for the inconvenience.