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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.




Win a Prize for Searching GALILEO

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on October 16, 2012 in Odum Library

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Tell Us What You Discovered Using the New Discover GALILEO Search Tool For a Chance to Win

To celebrate the launch of Discover GALILEO, the “What I Discovered Today” contest will last throughout October with both daily and weekly prizes awarded to GALILEO users just for sharing their search experiences. Discover GALILEO brings a new user experience enhanced by meaningful results and lots of tools to manage research, such as a personal folder and facets for drilling down to the most useful articles. Entries may include exciting articles or other content that really satisfies the search, fun facts or new knowledge, useful tools featured in Discover GALILEO, or other discoveries, large or small. Prizes are provided by EBSCO.

Daily prizes of $25 gift cards will be awarded to the submission randomly drawn from each day’s entries. A weekly prize of an iPod Shuffle will be awarded to the name drawn from all entries submitted during the week.

For rules and the entry form, go to http://about.galileo.usg.edu/discover_contest

Art in Odum Library Event: "A Guide to Collecting, Authenticating and Exhibiting Antique Printed Artifacts"

by Michael Holt on October 3, 2012 in Odum Library

The Tatler-Burgess Collection Valdosta State University

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 Changes October 1st!

by Jeffrey Gallant on September 27, 2012 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.

Preview Discover GALILEO

Here’s the official message from GALILEO:

Dear GALILEO Users,
Good afternoon — 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.

Accepting digital signage requests!

by Ginger Williams on September 25, 2012 in Odum Library

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!

Digital sign installed on the first floor of Odum Library displaying information about the Media Center You’ll find a form at 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 at 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 to an official VSU  event, service or academic activity.