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by Laura Wright on December 11, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo

Woohoo! Today is the last day of exams! Good Luck!

Odum Library is will be open, normal hours, this weekend and next week.  We have fun reading books, DVDs and other stuff you can check out now that the semester is over and you have time to relax.

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by Laura Wright on November 9, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo, Renovation

The second floor is still closed for renovations, but they took down the plywood partitions near the staiwell and we can see how things are progressing.

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by Laura Wright on November 4, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo

Wow! They really mean it.

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by Laura Wright on October 30, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo, Renovation

The GHP Collection has been moved from the third floor to the first floor. It is now located to the right of the Reserves desk, as you enter the North, campus-facing, entrance.

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by Laura Wright on October 21, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo

The Periodical Reading Room holds the current unbound journals and is open Sunday 12:00 pm Noon – Friday 9:00 pm, 24-hours a day and Saturday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Newspapers are located to the left along the back wall.

Current periodicals (magazines and journals) are arranged alphabetically by title.

The most recent issue is on the shelf. Older issues are located behing the shelf, just lift the shelf up.

Magazines and journals are bound after a year or so. Bound journals look a lot like books. The title is printed on the spine, along information such as the year, volume, and issue numbers so that you can locate the volume with the article you are looking for.

Bound journals are arranged alphabetically by title. During the renovation all bound journals are located on the first floor on the original side of the building.

Journals cannot be checked out but you can photocopy articles in the copier room located on the first floor.

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by Laura Wright on October 9, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo
Atrium

Atrium

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by Laura Wright on October 7, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo

Where the fun books are.

Browsing books are located on the first floor near the main circulation desk, on the tables to either side of the room.

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by Laura Wright on September 30, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo, Archives & Special Collections

The Leona Hudson Collection was unveiled today in the VSU Archives & Special Collections.

The collection spans a long time frame,  1884-2008, and includes a variety of primary material including Letters and Documents, Photographs and Scrapbooks, and Books and Artifacts.

Deborah Davis, Michael Holt, and many student assistants and volunteers worked to collect, preserve, and make the collection accessible. Many of the letters are indexed individually. The collection can searched via Google, making the information easy for researchers to discover.

Dr. Catherine Oglesby wrote a short biography for Leona Hudson.

Leona’s parents, Rose and William Strickland.

The letters in the collection span four generations!

Leona married Dugald Hudson. They wrote many letters back and forth as he traveled in the Army. Later, they continued to travel the world together.

The Leona Hudson Collection contains materials that are potentially interesting to researchers in Military History, 20th century American and World History,  South Georgia History, Valdosta, Georgia, Women’s Studies, photography, genealogy and many with other interests as well.

The Leona Hudson Collection was given to the VSU Archives and Special Collections by the estate of Leona Hudson in May of 2008. In addition, they gave Archives a grant that paid for the cost of processing the collection.

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by Laura Wright on September 26, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo

There are lots of places to study in the library. We have cushy chairs, study carrels, tables, and study rooms that you can check out.

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by Laura Wright on September 18, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo

Media Center

Located on the first floor of the Odum Library, the Media Center provides specialized tools and equipment for working with digital media and … read more

Students can check out clickers at the Media Center.

The Media Center is open Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 7:00pm.

There are friendly people in Media who will help you use the equipment and software for your VSU related projects. They can help you with audio editing, digital imaging, scanning, color printing, and more.

There is lots of equipment you can check out.

There are strict policies for returns and late fees, so know when your equipment is due.