Archives for: February 2012
Update: Books with call numbers L7.T37 to ML 410.B4L597 are now accessible. Books with call numbers from ML 410 .B4L597 to PA6217 remain inaccessible.
Perry Library book collections on the east side of the 4th floor are temporarily inaccessible because of construction and clean-up work currently underway. Books in call number areas L1 – PA6217 (including education, music and art subjects) are sealed off and inaccessible to both patrons and library staff. Paging materials for patrons is not currently an option.
Until the clean-up is completed, you may consider one of the following options:
» Use Interlibrary Loan to request these materials. Arrival time usually ranges from 3-10 days.
» Find out if the book you need is available through a Virginia Tidewater Consortium (VTC) library. If it is, you can obtain a Consortium card at the 2nd floor Circulation Desk which allows you to check materials out from these local area libraries (faster than using interlibrary loan).
Please contact staff at the Learning Commons Help Desk or Circulation Desk for assistance.
Graduate students and faculty are invited to attend Using EndNote with Library Databases!
Thursday, March 1, 2:45 - 4:15 pm
Learning Commons Instruction Room 1306
Learn how to collect citations from the library’s databases and export them into EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing bibliographic citations. If you bring your own laptop, we ask that you already have EndNote downloaded. Contact Miriam Bridges at firstname.lastname@example.org or 683-4169 to register.
Be sure to check the Workshops & Programs page on the library's web site to learn about more workshops.
On Monday, March 5, 2012, from 12:30pm to approximately 3pm, the interlibrary loan system ILLiad will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance. The Interlibrary Loan office will remain open for pick up and drop off of materials, but users will be unable to place requests for new materials or check the status of existing requests. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ILL office at 757-683-4170 or email@example.com.
Come to the Learning Commons Conference Room 1 (1310) for an instructional training session on how to remove viruses and malware from your computer using McAfee Anti-Virus and Malwarebytes Anti-malware. You'll also learn how to perform your Operating System updates.
OCCS (Office of Computing and Communications Services) is providing this training at the following times:
Wednesday 02/29 @ 11am
Thursday 03/01 @
Mark your calendar!!
"Get to Know the Databases" at one of the workshops we're offering just for you! Get a quick introduction to our research databases and some of the techniques you can use to get the best results.
Meet in the Library Instruction Room (1306) of the Learning Commons for any of these sessions:
Tuesday, February 28:
8:30-9:15am 9:30 - 10:15am
Wednesday, February 29: 3:00-3:45pm
Thursday, March 1: 12:45-1:30pm
Note: Undergraduate workshops are intended for individuals, not full classes.
Great News! EndNote X5 (for PC and MAC) is now available on the OCCS Downloads page. Go to the library's "Tutorials & How-tos" page for information on how to install and use EndNote: http://www.lib.odu.edu/researchassistance/endnote.htm
The library's next EndNote workshops for graduate students and faculty are scheduled for:
Thursday, March 1, 2:30 pm - 4 pm
Saturday, April 7, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Learn how to collect citations from the library’s database and export them into EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing bibliographic citations. If you bring your own laptop, we ask that you already have Endnote downloaded.
Contact Miriam Bridges at firstname.lastname@example.org or 683-4169 to register.
The Virtual Computer Lab is a software system that provides 7 X 24 X 365 computer access to applications and systems for anyone that has access to a basic computer. Topics to be covered include making a reservation and connecting with the remote client.
Monday 02/20 @ 11am
Tuesday 02/21 @ 2pm
Learning Commons Conference Room 1 (1310)
The University Libraries are celebrating Black History Month 2012 with an exhibit in the Learning Commons. The exhibit features a background depicting "the labors, struggles, organization, and sacrifices of common women" that have made possible the "prominence of heralded individuals" we know today. "Black Women in American Culture and History" will be available through the month of February 2011.
The exhibit was created by Edison Simmons and Marissa Jimenez. Contact Edison email@example.com with questions or comments.
Having Gmail as your student email also allows you to access several other Google Applications. We will discuss some of the more uncommon features of these applications as well as using these applications for collaboration.
Tuesday 02/14 @ 9am
Wednesday 02/15 @ 1pm
Learning Commons @ Perry Library Conference Room 1 (1310)
Learning Commons Services and Technologies
On Tuesday, February 7, from 10-11am, faculty are invited to attend a workshop about Learning Commons Services and Technologies.Discover all the resources and services you and your students can use in the Learning Commons. Meet at the Learning Commons Help Desk. Contact Nancy Schafer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 683-4183 for details.
What's New in Information Literacy
On Friday, February 10, from 2-3pm, come to the Learning Commons Instruction Room 1306 and find out What's New in Information Literacy. If you've taught or are planning to teach information literacy & research as a general education requirement, please come to this informative session and hear what's new with the modules, quizzes, and assignments. We'd also like to know what more the library can do for you. Contact Joleen Westerdale at email@example.com or 683-4141 for details.