From April through June, the "School Desegregation: Learn, Preserve, and Empower" project toured locations in Hampton, Richmond, Farmville, Lynchburg, Alexandria and the Eastern Shore to gather personal accounts and artifacts from the 1940s to the 1980s related to the desegregation of Virginia schools.
The project, which is now on display at the History Museum of Western Virginia in Virginia, is a collaboration of DOVE (Desegregation of Virginia Education), AARP Virginia, Virginia State Conference NAACP, and the Urban League of Hampton Roads. Its goal is to fill in "the missing piece of history’s puzzle ... the thousands of untold stories of the people who personally experienced integration. From segregation to massive resistance to desegregation, they bore witness to emerging social change. Their stories help us to understand the enormity of the struggle that brought about that change."
Read about the success of the project in an InsideODU story by Steve Daniel.
The DOVE project seeks to identify and preserve materials relating to school desegregation. A growing catalog and other information is available from the ODU Library Web site. For more information, contact Sonia Yaco, ODU's Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, at email@example.com
EndNote workshops are scheduled for:
Saturday, July 21, 10:30am-noon, Learning Commons Room 1306
Thursday, August 2, 10:30-noon, Learning Commons Room 1306
Monday, August 6, 4-5:30pm, via Adobe Connect
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 (Cite While You Write).
If you bring your own laptop, we ask that you already have EndNote X5 downloaded. See the how-to guide for EndNote on the library's website.
Contact Karen Vaughan - firstname.lastname@example.org or 683-4184 - to register.
Construction work begun on June 25th and related to the Diehn II addition is currently limiting access to some music scores in the Diehn Composers Room. DCR remains open under regular summer operating hours with all materials available by request. Requests for retrieval of materials may be made in person at the DCR service desk or by calling 683-4173.
The University Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. Summer hours will resume Thursday, July 5.
Summer Hours for Perry Library (including the Learning Commons):
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Summer hours for Diehn Composers Room and Hofheimer Art Library:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED
"The Face of the Ghetto" exhibition in the Learning Commons @ Perry Library will only be available through Thursday (6/28). If you haven't seen it, be sure to stop by before it is gone.
If you were able to view the exhibition, please provide FEEDBACK by completing a brief survey.
Read more about this powerful exhibition: http://www.lib.odu.edu/exhibits/faceghetto/index.htm.
Effective July 2, 2012, the study rooms on floors 2-4 will move to the Learning Commons online reservation system.
Students will be able to reserve the room on the Learning Commons page or by using one of the room reservation kiosks (on the first and second floors). No more going to the Circulation desk to show an ID and pick up a key.
The policies that apply to the Learning Commons collaboration rooms will apply to the study rooms on floors 2-4 starting in July.
The Diehn Composers Room (DCR) will be closed on Monday, June 25, 2012 for construction work. It will reopen as usual at 8am on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
The premier video editing software, Final Cut Pro, is available to students, faculty and staff in the MultiMedia Innovation Lab, located in the Learning Commons @ Perry Library. Features such as the Magnetic Timeline, Multicam, Compound Clips, and Clip Connections provide powerful, flexible editing. It also offers dynamic ways to organize your media and find the clips you need through Content Auto-Analysis and Range-Based Keywords.
From May 16 to June 28, 2012, “The Face of the Ghetto” exhibition will be on display in the Learning Commons at ODU Perry Library. The official opening will take place on May 16th, 6 – 8 pm, and is open to the public.
“The Face of the Ghetto” in Norfolk is a collaboration of the Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding, College of Arts and Letters; the Federal Republic of Germany; and the Old Dominion University Libraries. As part of the Holocaust remembrance activities in and around Hampton Roads, the exhibition will be on display in the Learning Commons @ Perry Library of the Old Dominion University Libraries.
During World War II, the German Nazis established the second largest ghetto for Jews in the occupied Polish city of Lodz, renamed Litzmannstadt by the German occupants. In April 1940, more than 160,000 Jews from the Warthegau region were crowded into the Litzmannstadt Ghetto which consisted of an area of 4.14 square kilometers. Later on, 20,000 Jews from the German Reich, Prague and Luxembourg were deported to Litzmannstadt. More than 5,000 Roma also were incarcerated there in 1941.
As a result of the abominable conditions, more than 43,000 people died in the Litzmannstadt Ghetto. In 1942, tens of thousands of Jews with thousands of children among them were deported and killed in the Kulmhof extermination camp. The ghetto was dissolved in August 1944, and all save a handful of remaining inhabitants were killed in the Auschwitz extermination camp.
Professional Jewish photographers were instructed by the Jewish council of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto to photograph the daily life and work. They took pictures of children playing, working and eating and produced touching portraits as well. The pictures were intended to show a functioning community and testify to the utility of Jewish workers for the German economy. A collection of 12,000 contact prints by these Jewish photographers in the Litzmannstadt Ghetto is preserved in the Lodz State Archive. For this exhibition, 50 prints were selected and enlarged. Quotations from survivor reports and from the chronicle of the ghetto accompany each photograph. A short overview of the ghetto’s history, a description of the photography as an historic source and information about the photographers provide an introduction into the exhibition.
The exhibition is composed and provided by the Topography of Terror Foundation in Berlin, Germany and is supported by the Foreign Office, Federal Republic of Germany. The exhibition was first shown in the United States at the United Nations in New York City, and is currently on tour.
A Web exhibit is available at http://www.lib.odu.edu/exhibits/faceghetto/index.htm
On Thursday, May 3, the Friends of the ODU Libraries held their annual reception honoring the staff of the University Libraries. Staff Member and Librarian of the Year awards were given.
Staff Member of the Year
PC Hardware Support Specialist
Librarian of the Year
Acquisitions and Preservation