Archives for: September 2012
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The Student Success Center interviewed several of ODU's Hispanic and Latino students, faculty and staff to find out how they feel about "success." Find out for yourself by viewing an exhibit in the Learning Commons @ Perry Library that celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. The exhibit will be available through October 31.
Contact Marissa Jimenez firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Exhibit & Event: 35th Annual Literary Festival
The University Libraries has prepared an exhibit featuring information about and books by the featured authors of Old Dominion University’s 35th Annual Literary Festival, “Words with Teeth.” Come to the first floor Learning Commons @ Perry Library to view the month-long exhibit, beginning September 21st.
On Tuesday, October 2nd, the Learning Commons @ Perry Library will host one of the authors of this year's festival. Patrick Rosal, author of three full-length poetry collections, will read from his works at 2:30 pm in the front east side of the Learning Commons.
The Literary Festival runs from September 30 through October 5, 2012.
See the schedule for all events at http://www.lib.odu.edu/litfest/35th. On that site, you'll also find a digital archive of the Literary Festival back to 1978.
Using EndNote with Library Databases!
On Saturday, September 29, from 10:30am - noon, come to the Learning Commons Instruction Room 1306 to 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. Instructions and information available from the Tutorials & How-Tos link on the library web site.
Contact Karen Vaughan at email@example.com to register.
“Conquer Your Research Woes: Focus the Topic of Your Paper”
Are you feeling frustrated with the progress of your research? Join us, and we will help you choose and narrow the topic of your paper. Presented by Perry Library and Academic Enhancement
Tuesday, September 25, 12:30 – 1:20 pm
Room 1306, Perry Library Learning Commons
A second workshop is scheduled for Monday, October 15, 2:00 – 2:50 pm
The following databases are being evaluated on a trial basis by the Old Dominion University Libraries.
Oxford Bibliographies 08/31/2012 - 09/30/2012
Silent Film Online 08/31/2012 - 11/02/2012
New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990–Present 08/31/2012 - 11/02/2012
Be sure to try them out before the dates listed above. There is no guarantee that we will be able to acquire them. But while we have trial access, please use them and let us know what you think. Your opinion matters. We want to know what you think of the resources and if they would support your learning, teaching, or research at ODU.
Contact your subject specialist librarian or Pamela Morgan, Collection Development Officer, or click on the links above to access and provide feedback.
Access is also available from at the bottom of the FIND DATABASES A-Z page on the library's Web site.
This summer, the reference librarians were busy updating subject, how-to, and course guides with a new program called Libguides. Be sure to take a look at the guides (from "Subject Guides" on the library's web site) and make use of the vast amounts of information and instruction you'll find there.
Faculty are invited to attend the Information Literacy Roundtable where we will discuss ideas to foster collaboration in information literacy courses. How can we work together to improve learning outcomes? What are some ways we can assess student learning?
Come to the Library Instruction Room, LC1306, in the Learning Commons @ Perry Library on Friday, September 7 at 10:00 am.