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Art in Odum Library – The Kessler Collection

by Michael Holt on January 31, 2012 in Odum Library

Jeannette and Charles Kessler have given the VSU Archives and Special Collections over fifty items from their extensive travels in East Asia. Items include Bainchiang pottery from 1,000 to 3,000 years old, woven antique textiles from Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, and other countries, and collection of Tibetan photographs.Jeannette was a teacher and Charles was an accountant who worked and traveled in East Asia from the 1980s-2000s. Their valuable and large gift represents an exciting gift for the VSU Archives and Special Collections.


Tax Forms Have Moved!

by Emily Rogers on January 30, 2012 in Government Documents, Odum Library, Reference

We have copies of federal and state of Georgia tax forms here at Odum Library, in the Reference area on the second floor.  This year the forms have a new location:  behind the Reference Desk all the way back to the southwest wall, in the Government Documents area. We can’t advise you on how to complete your tax return, but we can help you get to the forms,  instructions, and schedules.

Find links to commonly requested forms and publications, including fill-in PDF versions of federal forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ.  There you’ll also find accessible tax publications available in large print and Braille formats and answers to frequently asked questions.  All this information–plus more–is available from IRS.gov.

Remember that you can also e-file through the IRS web site.  It’s free if your annual income is less than $57,000, and you’ll find information there about electronic form complete and paid electronic filing.

At Odum we also have plenty of Georgia 2011 Individual Income Tax booklets that include 500 and 500EZ forms and instructions. To find online Georgia state income tax forms and further guidance, go to the Georgia Department of Revenue site.  If you need tax publications from other states, check out this interactive map provided by the Federation of Tax Administrators.

Fax Machine

by Ramona Ice on January 15, 2012 in (Almost) Daily Photo

You can recieve a fax for free and to send one out will be .25 a page, cash or check please. The number is: 229-219-1362 for our public fax machine.

New Year, New Semester

by Emily Rogers on January 10, 2012 in Government Documents, Odum Library, Reference

Welcome back to campus! Now that the semester has begun, what are your plans for living well in the new school term and year?

The most popular new year’s resolutions include getting fit, putting your financial life in order, and volunteering more often.  Find links to advice for achieving your goals, all courtesy of the government information site USA.gov.

Some people seem to be especially successful following their resolutions, judging from their long lives:  Healthfinder.gov explains why some people live to be 110 and older.  You’ll also find advice for managing stress more effectively, quitting smoking, and monitoring your health with online interactive tools.

The CDC  (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) will even help you plan a healthy menu and suggest a fruit or vegetable of the month for you!

Image of dried fruit, courtesy Centers for Disease Control

However you start off the new year, we’re glad you’re back here at VSU!


Our Latest Kid Lit

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on January 6, 2012 in Odum Library

You can see our most recently added children’s books at this link:  http://odumkids.blogspot.com/

Mousing over a book on this virtual shelf will show you some information about the title, including a tag with the reading grade level and our call number.

Childrens Books

New Mac Lab in Odum's Media Center

by Rex DeVane on January 3, 2012 in Media Center, Odum Library

The Odum Library Media Center will open up its new iMac lab on Monday, Jan 9th 2012. This new iMac lab is the result of the Library replacing the old iMacs (recently housed in front of the IT Helpdesk) with new and faster PCs. The focus of the iMac lab will be the creation of digital media content. Students needing to create simple videos or audio tracks will have another resource at their service. The hours for the lab will follow the media center’s regular operation hours – 8am to 7:00pm M-F. If you have any questions concerning the iMacs please call 333-5863

.iMacs in Media Center