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Flash mob! (Almost) Daily Photo

by Ginger Williams on November 29, 2012 in (Almost) Daily Photo

Did you catch the flash mob outside of Odum this afternoon?


Club Odum Pajama Party

by Ginger Williams on November 26, 2012 in Odum Library

Finals are almost here! But don’t want you to stress out. Come to the Club Odum Pajama Party and unwind after your last day of class.

Don’t worry, you have all of Exam Prep Day to study. In fact, we’re opening a few extra classrooms in the library that day so you can more easily study in groups! That’s on top of the library being open 24 hours all of finals week– from Sunday at noon to Friday at 9PM the building is all yours.

Thanksgiving Hours

by Ginger Williams on November 15, 2012 in Odum Library

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Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, everyone! Although the library will be closed for the holiday, you can still use the library’s electronic resources thanks to Anywhere Access! Log in with your BlazeVIEW username and password and you’ll still be able to find the articles and ebooks you need in GALILEO so you can finish writing those papers. If you can’t quite remember how to get started, check out our tutorials page.

Thanksgiving Holiday Break

Library Hours

Tue, Nov 20        7:45AM – Midnight

Wed, Nov 21      Closed

Thu, Nov 22        Closed

Fri, Nov 23           Closed

Sat, Nov 24         9:00AM – 9:00PM

Sun, Nov 25        12:00PM – 2:00AM (Regular Operating Hours resume)

Mon, Nov 26      7:45AM – 2:00AM


Reference Desk Hours

Tue, Nov 20        8:00AM – 6:00PM

Wed, Nov 21      Closed

Thu, Nov 22        Closed

Fri, Nov 23           Closed

Sat, Nov 24         Closed

Sun, Nov 25        2:00PM – 10:00PM (Regular Operating Hours resume)

Mon, Nov 26      8:00AM – 10:00PM


Media Services Hours

Tue, Nov 20        8:00AM – 7:00PM*

Wed, Nov 21      Closed

Thu, Nov 22        Closed

Fri, Nov 23           Closed

Sat, Nov 24         Closed

Sun, Nov 25        Closed

Mon, Nov 26      8:00AM – 7:00PM

*All equipment will be due back at 6:00PM on Tuesday. Failure to return equipment will result in significant late fees.


Honoring All Who Served: Veterans Day

by Emily Rogers on November 9, 2012 in Government Documents, Odum Library, Reference

On Veterans Day we recognize veterans and all of those who have offered military service.

(Photo courtesy of the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs.)

Help the younger generation appreciate our veterans with this Teacher Resource Guide from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Day National  Committee.

As a Federal Depository Library, Odum Library’s Government Documents collection includes many publications about veterans, including these hearings:

Veterans’ history and needs extend beyond Veterans Day, of course. The Library of Congress invites public participation in the Veterans History Project. Veteran Brian McGough describes ways to help veterans after Veterans Day.

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides an online database to search for the burial locations of veterans, including National and other military cemeteries and private cemeteries in which veterans’ graves are marked.

View more documents about veterans at the Government Documents display, located in the Odum Library 2nd floor Reference area.

Get a chance at winning an iPad by taking the GALILEO survey!

by Jeffrey Gallant on November 8, 2012 in Odum Library

GALILEO needs your help, and they’re giving away an iPad to one lucky helper! Take the annual GALILEO survey to tell GALILEO what you like, what you don’t like, and what you would like in the future. The lucky iPad winner will be drawn randomly from the completed surveys.

To get there, either go right to the survey at http://galileo2012.questionpro.com, or go to the GALILEO homepage and click on the page’s survey link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu

The survey is open from November 12-18, 2012.

Thanks, and good luck!
Odum Reference

Election 2012

by Emily Rogers on November 2, 2012 in Government Documents, Odum Library, Reference

As Election Day 2012 draws near, be sure to check out election and voting resources from the U.S. and State of Georgia governments.

Find election information for any state through the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. The Commission’s Voter’s Guide to Federal Elections is available in English and ten other languages, including Cherokee, Vietnamese, Navajo, and Yupik.

From the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, view Georgia’s MVP page for one-stop shopping for Georgia voting information: registration status, sample ballots, and voting precincts, for example.

Georgia’s voter identification requirements explain what kind of photo ID you should provide when you vote.

You can view 2012 election results for Georgia, as well as archived information from previous years, at the Secretary of State’s Election Results site.