On Tuesday, April 20, the ODU Libraries will be participating in “VA Libraries Snapshot Day.” We will be collecting statistics, taking photos, and videotaping user opinions.
Our goal is to paint a complete picture of all of the services our library provides on any given day… in our case, on Tuesday, April 20th.
Library Snapshot day is an initiative of ALA that, “provides a way for libraries of all types across a state, region, system or community to show what happens in a single day in their libraries." How many books are checked out? How many people receive help with research? How do users feel about the library?
Please participate with us!!!
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The Perry Library will open 1pm - midnight on Sunday April 4.
On Saturday, March 27, from 10-11:30am, the library will be presenting a graduate workshop on "Using EndNote with Library Databases to Save You Time!"
Learn how to collect citations from the library's databases and export them into EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing bibliographic citations. Both desktop and Web versions will be included. Bringing your own laptop would be very helpful. If you do bring a laptop, we ask that you have EndNote downloaded to it already.
Saturday, April 10- Doing a Literature Review in the Health Sciences
10:00-11:30 AM, Perry Library 163
For more information, contact Charity Karcher at email@example.com.
Hundreds of thousands of journal articles, dissertations, government publications and other resources can be found online through various library online subscription services. Learn how to do a thorough literature review in your field, using the library's research information databases. Registration is required.
“Copyright and Copywrong: Considerations for Teaching” will be presented on Thursday, April 1, from 2:00 - 3:00 PM, in the library's Rm. 163. Learn the basics of copyright law and how to comply when teaching in a classroom, at a distance, or online from campus. Presenters are J. D. Wright, Associate General Counsel for the University, Susan Boze from the Center for Learning Technologies, and Karen Vaughan from the ODU Libraries.
If you have specific questions, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org so we make sure to address them.
Be sure to check the "Find Databases A-Z" option for access to several trial databases for your review. We would appreciate your feedback -- please use the comment feature to indicate what you think of the resources and if they would support your learning, teaching, or research needs. Keep in mind that there is no guarantee of their acquisition.
On Saturday, March 20, come to the library workshop on "Effective, In-Depth Searching of Two Engineering Databases." The workshop will be held in Room 163 from 10:00-11:30 AM.
Learn how to search two two powerful databases, Compendex and INSPEC, simultaneously using the same search interface, and examine the key components of a citation. The workshop will also cover saving search strategies, creating personal profiles and creating alerts.
Edward assures you that you will leave the workshop knowing the various special features of these two databases. At previous workshops on this topic, Edward and the attendees have learned some new features about each database. See if it happens again on Saturday.
On Friday, March 19, 2010, Tim Seibles will be the guest speaker at the Friends of the ODU Libraries 16th Annual Author Dinner. Tim is is an associate professor of English/Creative Writing at Old Dominion University and the author of several books of poetry.
The Friends will also present their Outstanding Achievement Award to John A. Adam, a University Professor and Professor of Mathematics.