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(Almost) Daily Photo

by Laura Wright on April 29, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo

Many of our comic books and graphic novels are located on the third floor in the PN 6728 call numbers.

(Almost) Daily Photo

by Laura Wright on April 27, 2009 in Odum Library

Need a quiet area to study for finals? Odum Library has designated Quiet Study Zones.

Read Fest 2009

by Laura Wright on April 21, 2009 in Odum Library

On April 17, 2009 approximately 150 Pre-K students from three local schools visited Odum Library for Read Fest 2009, held in honor of National Library Week. Our goal is to promote a life-long love of reading through a variety of fun reading-related activities.

We had read-a-louds

Some read-a-louds include dancing

We had two puppet shows, with ice cream (yum!)

Students could get their faces painted

with great results

or scary results (spiders are the scariest!)

snakes are scary too!

or not on their faces after all

Students could color

or make bookmarks

Students had fun hula hooping

so did librarians

Students could spin the Chick-fil-A Wheel to win a prize

There was jump roping too.

Eventually the students had to go back to school.

Books About Comic Books

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on April 14, 2009 in Odum Library

This week we can offer you several books about comics or writing comics, for instance Dangerous Drawings: Interviews with Comix & Grafix Artists, or Anime Interviews: the First Five Years of Animerica, Anime & Manga Monthly (1992-97).

From Scott McCloud we have Reinventing Comics, Understanding Comics, and Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels.

Also, from three veteran authors– Alan Moore’s Writing for Comics, Will Eisner’s Comics & Sequential Art and Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way.

Lastly, Give Our Regards to the Atomsmashers! Writers on Comics, is a literary take on comic books from Brad Meltzer, Myla Goldberg (author of Bee Season) and the like.

You can find books about comics in GIL (the online catalog) or ask a librarian for help.

A page from Will Eisner's sketchbooks.

A page from Will Eisner's sketchbooks.

Students' Information Seeking Behavior

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on April 10, 2009 in Odum Library

The Information School at the University of Washington is conducting a multi-year study to find out how college and university students do research— as they put it, “how early adults conceptualize and operationalize research activities for course work and ‘everyday use’ and especially how they resolve issues of credibility, authority, relevance, and currency in the digital age.”

Check out Project Information Literacy‘s Web site for a list of publications, videos and progress reports.

Their exploratory research with students at Saint Mary’s College of California found “the majority of students (87%) did not go to Google’s search engine first when conducting research as many previous studies have suggested.”

Public Fax

by Laura Wright on April 8, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo, Odum Library, Services

Odum Library’s Public Fax

Number:  229-219-1362

Located at the main Circulation Desk, on the second floor.


  • Free to recieve
  • $0.25 per page to send local or long distance
  • $1.00 per page to send international