Learn, Study, Discover
Next Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 7 PM , Odum Library and the Honor’s college will be presenting the faculty student colloquium “A Guide to Collecting, Authenticating and Exhibiting Antique Printed Artifacts” in the University Center Theater. The event will be hosted by Deborah Davis and Andrew Tatler-Burgess and will discuss items featured in the Tatler-Burgess Collection that is currently on display in Odum Library.
GALILEO is changing how GALILEO Scholar works! Please check out the following demo, as GALILEO has just confirmed that the rollout date for the changes is October 1, 2012 – next Monday. Please note that the new Search will include many databases, but not all of them yet – by March or April, GALILEO will work with each individual school to include our locally purchased resources, and the content in our catalogs.
Here’s the official message from GALILEO:
Dear GALILEO Users,
Good afternoon â€” we are delighted to announce that Discover GALILEO will become the production GALILEO search service for all sites on Monday, October 1, 2012. Sites will begin to update to the new service on Sunday, September 30th, and all sites should be updated by the start of the work day Monday.
If you’ve been in the library recently, you’ve almost certainly seen one (or two or five) of our new digital signs. So far we’ve been using them just to share information about the library with you, our wonderful users. But now we’re opening them up for use by the entire VSU community!
You’ll find a form atÂ http://www.valdosta.edu/library/services/digitalsignagerequestform.shtml to use for submitting your sign requests. Policies for the signs, along with formatting requirements, can be found atÂ http://www.valdosta.edu/library/services/digitalsignageinfo.shtml
We look forward to seeing your recital fliers and announcements about upcoming events for your student organizations! See the policy for more information, but in essence we welcome signs from VSU students, faculty, and staff that’s related toÂ an official VSU Â event, service or academic activity.
Odum Library marks the 225th anniversary of the signing of the 1787 U.S. ConstitutionÂ with an online exhibit of resources about the U.S. Constitution.
Both the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) offer Constitution Day resources especially for teachers, as does the U.S. Department of Education.Â NARA even provides instructions for a game to help teach students about the Constitution.
Be sure to visit the Government Documents display for Constitution Day 2012, located in the Odum Library 2nd floor Reference area, to see copies of the Constitution, Congressional hearings, and other documents related to the U.S. Constitution and citizensâ€™ constitutional rights.
Are you tired of fumbling with pencils and paper when you need to write down a call number? Is your handwriting so bad that you can’t even read it?
Don’t bother scribbling your call numbers down any more! When you find a book in the catalog that you want to check out, send yourself a text message with all the information you’ll need.
Let’s say you found this book in the catalog:Â http://gilfind.valdosta.edu/vufind/Record/412390 Sure, you could write down the title, the call number, and the location of the book. But you could also use the “text this” button to send all of that information straight to your mobile phone!
We use this feature all the time and hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do!
It seems that in all the commotion surrounding the first days of Fall Semester, a thief has made off with one of the paintings from the new art displays in the library. Investigators think that the thief has hidden the painting somewhere in the library for safe keeping until they can come back to claim their prize.
Come help us search the library for clues and use your deductive skills to help find the painting before the thief comes back and it slips through our hands for good.
Join in the mystery. Itâ€™s happening this Friday, August 17th, at 4pm. Meet in room 1604 on the first floor of the library if you think you could help us out.
If you finish the mystery youâ€™ll get free pizza and drinks! There will also be prizes, including a drawing for an 16GB iPod Nano courtesy of the VSU Tech Shop! Bring your friends for an afternoon of fun in the library.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any more questions about the mystery, don’t hesitate to contact the Reference Desk at the Library for answers!
Mark Dickson’s “The Guardian” being installed by the south side of the library.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, but sunshine on your shoulders doesn’t have to make you unhappy!Â Just follow this sun safety advice from the U.S. Government:
You can help save someone else you care about by sending a free e-card reminder about sun protection, courtesy of the CDC.
Another good reason to monitor your sunny days is to reduce the visible effects of aging upon your skin: