Archives for: November 2013
The University Libraries mourns the passing of two of our esteemed donors.
Eleanor Bader passed away on October 12, 2013. Her memorial service will be held Saturday, November 23 at 2:30 at Westminster Canterbury in Virginia Beach. Ms. Bader donated her papers which chronicle her family life, education, career and community involvement (see the finding aid). Also available is a two-part oral history interview with Ms. Bader in 2012. Her obituary can be found on PilotOnline.com
Allan Blank passed away on November 12, 2013. Blank was a composer and retired VCU professor who donated his papers to the Diehn Composers Room of the ODU Libraries. The collection includes scores and recordings, programs and reviews, and materials that document some of his personal and professional interests (see the finding aid). His obituary can be found on TimesDispatch.com
The University Libraries will be closed Wednesday, November 27 at noon through Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday, with the exception of the Learning Commons.
Learning Commons (first floor and second floor loft):
- November 27 (Wed): CLOSES 10:00 pm
- November 28 (Thu): 10:00 am - 10:00 pm*
*Current ODU ID required; card swipe at entrance.
- November 29 (Fri): 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Regular Fall hours resume on Saturday, November 30.
See Hours and Information on the library Web site.
University Libraries is shining a "Spotlight on Scholarship" of the Marketing Department through a month-long exhibit and reception.
The exhibit features the research and recent scholarly output of Old Dominion's Department of Marketing. The department, located in the College of Business and Public Administration, boasts diverse research programs that include marketing ethics, male and female role portrayals in advertising, consumers' financial well-being, retailing and customer services. The exhibit in the Learning Commons through the end of November features statements of current research, as well as selected journal articles and books from the past five years.
Marketing department faculty members will discuss some of their recent work at a reception from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Learning Commons Conference Room (1310). Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.
For more information contact Lucinda Rush at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2010, the Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative (CCSLRI) was created from the belief that ODU can provide leadership and solutions to the effects of climate change and sea level rise in the urban coastal environment of Hampton Roads.
Since then, CCSLRI has facilitated awareness, research and education in all aspects of climate change and sea level rise, both on campus and in the community. Because of our location, there is special emphasis on adaptation to increased flooding. There are many other aspects of climate change affecting coastal cities, such as public health or disaster preparedness, that the initiative also addresses.
ODU modeling and simulation researchers Joshua Behr and Rafael Diaz have been working on research to better understand and address community vulnerability to major storms. Results of surveys and other research have led to a series of 16 maps that address each of the vulnerabilities studied (e.g., mobility, medical, financial) with the hope that community planners can properly assess, prepare for, and recover from a severe storm event.
From October 24 through November, these maps will be on display in the Learning Commons @ Perry Library. Also on display is information about the Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative, featuring some recent publications by ODU researchers. For more information about the exhibit, contact Karen Vaughan at email@example.com
The Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries will sponsor a book reading and signing by Dr. Keith D. Dickson, Professor of Military Studies at the Joint Forces Staff College on Tuesday, November 19 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the University Village Bookstore. Dr. Dickson will read from his most recent book, Sustaining Southern Identity: Douglas Southall Freeman and Memory in the Modern South, which won the 2012 Richard Slatten Award for Excellence in Biography from the Virginia Historical Society. Dr. Dickson will sign copies of the book following the reading and discussion.
Dr. Keith D. Dickson is a Professor of Military Studies at the Joint Forces Staff College and is also an adjunct professor in the Department of History at Old Dominion University. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Dickson served in the U.S. Army, the CIA, and as Commandant of Cadets at Virginia Military Institute. Following his retirement, he served as a Special Forces officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. Dr. Dickson received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia in 1998 and also authored World War II for Dummies, The Civil War for Dummies, and World War II Almanac (Facts on File Library of American History).
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to all members of the campus community.
The library's annual used booksale is going on now!
Wednesday, November 6: 9am - 7pm
Thursday, November 7: 9am - 7pm
Friday, November 8: 9am - 7pm
Saturday, November 9: 9am - 4pm
Come to the Learning Commons Conference Room 1310 and get some good deals.
Come to Room 1306 in the Learning Commons, at Perry Library on Thursday, November 14, from 2-3pm for an EndNote workshop.
Learn how to collect references from the library's databases and export them into EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing bibliographic references. You will also learn how to import and format references in your Word document with Cite While You Write.
Computers with EndNote are available, but if you bring your own laptop, we ask that you already have EndNote X7 installed. Instructions and information are available from the Tutorials & How-Tos link on the library web site or here: http://guides.lib.odu.edu/endnote .
Contact Karen Vaughan firstname.lastname@example.org to register.