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National Library Week April 12-18, 2015

by Brett Williams on April 7, 2015 in National Library Week
National Library Week April 12-18, 2015. Unlimited possibilities at your library. www.ilovelibraries.org

ALA’s National Library Week Graphic 2015

Did you know there is a National Library Week? National Library Week is a national observance, sponsored by the American Library Association, which was started in 1958. Each year libraries across the country observe National Library Week with special events unique to each individual library. Here at VSU, Odum Library, in conjunction with the Dewer College of Education and Human Services, sponsors an event called Read Fest. Read Fest is an annual event organized to promote the importance and fun of reading to local Pre-Kindergarten Students.

This year’s Read Fest Event will be the biggest ever with about 300 Pre-Kindergarten students attending. The front lawn, in front of West Hall, will be transformed into several stations for the Pre-K students. The stations will include interactive puppet shows, book reading, arts and crafts, hula hoops and jump ropes, and a special visit from the famous Chick-fil-A cow! For more information about Read Fest and how you may be able to help, contact Brett Williams at bawillia@valdosta.edu.

Be sure to stop by the library next week to thank a library worker. Tuesday, April 14, is National Library Workers Day. The librarians, staff, and student assistants in all of the areas in the library work hard to make sure the library is open, clean, organized, and comfortable so you can enjoy your time here. While the faces you see at the Circulation desks, Reference desks, Media Services department, and Archives department may be who come to mind when you think of library workers, there are many more faces behind the scenes that help keep the library going.

So next week be sure to not only thank the people working with the public services, but remember everyone working hard behind the scenes to provide access to the information you need. If you would like to recognize a library worker, you can nominate that person as a stellar library worker. To nominate a library worker fill in the National Library Workers Day: Submit a Star form.

GHP 2013: Welcome!

by Ginger Williams on June 22, 2013 in Governor's Honors Program

Every June we look forward to the arrival of Governor’s Honors Program. These bright, talented high school students eagerly fill Odum Library in their down time.

GHP students: we want to welcome you, and we encourage you to make yourselves at home! We are happy to see you embrace the Library as a place to engage your curiosity, and occasionally to socialize, too. We are here to help you, so please ask questions.

New GHP students and faculty should know that, while you’re welcome to use any of the materials in the Library, GHP has its own collection here. The bulk of the collection is located on the third floor of the Library in the northwest corner. GHP music scores are shelved on the first floor of the library in room 1617 with the Fine Arts Materials Collection. Your GHP ID card serves as your library card, so be sure to have it handy if you want to check out any of these materials.

Finally, you may notice some construction projects that are happening in the Library this summer. The work is mostly being done in the evenings. We’re sorry if it’s an inconvenience. If you need to find a quieter spot to study, our Avoid the Noise blog post may help.

Go Red!

by Laura Wright on February 6, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo, Events

Today is Wear Red Day at VSU, to show your support for heart disease prevention efforts.

Learn more: VSU Hosts Heart Disease Prevention Events

Odum Library is one of several on-campus locations where you can make a $5 donation to the American Heart Association.

Speed Dating this Saturday

by Laura Wright on August 29, 2008 in Events

Speed Dating at Odum Library happens this Saturday, August 30th, at 6:00 pm.

Meet new people, eat free food, bring your friends!

Hope to see you there,

Laura