Next week is National Library Preservation Week: April 23- 27, 2012. The library has scheduled several events in the Learning Commons at Perry Library, Conference Room 1310-1311, from 10:00am- 12:00pm.
Come to any or all of the events and learn how ODU is preserving its resources and what YOU can do to preserve yours. (Note: Seating for these events is limited!)
Monday, April 23 “When Disaster Strikes” (Myles Henderson from WTKR Weather; David Elgin from Belfor Fire, Wind and Water Restoration, Rob Tench from ODU Libraries)
Tuesday April 24 “Preserving Our Printed History” (Sonia Yaco from ODU Special Collections and University Archives)
Wednesday April 25 “Digital Day” There are two sessions on Wednesday: 10:00am- 12:00pm and 1:00pm- 2:00 pm (Jessica Mirasol from ODU Libraries)
Thursday April 26 “Saving Sights and Sounds” (Jessica Mirasol from ODU Libraries)
Friday April 27 “Conserving Arts and Crafts” (Mark Lewis, Painting Conservator for the Chrysler Art Museum)
Valentina Neblitt-Jones and Lucinda Rush joined the library faculty this week.
Ms. Neblitt-Jones is Head of the Systems Development Department. She comes to ODU from the U.S. Department of the Navy where she has been a Computer Scientist/Systems Engineer at the SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic since 2006. Prior to working for the Navy, Valentina worked here at Perry Library as a Government Publications Assistant and at various public libraries in Virginia. She has her MSLIS from Florida State University, her BS in Computer Science from Old Dominion University, and her BA in International Studies from Virginia Tech.
Ms. Rush is Education Services Reference Librarian and comes to us from Coastal Carolina University where she worked as a Weekend Circulation Supervisor and Reference and Outreach Librarian. Previously, she served as an Intern at the Horry County Memorial Library System and as an Adjunct Instructor for the Horry-Georgetown Technical College in Conway, SC. She has her MLIS from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Music Education from Shenandoah University, and a BA in Music from Longwood University.
Please join us in welcoming them to the Libraries!
“Spotlight on Scholarship” is a new series sponsored by the University Libraries. Every Fall and Spring semester, the Libraries will shine a spotlight on the scholarly output of one academic department through a reception and month-long exhibit.
The Communication and Theatre Arts Department is the focus of our first “Spotlight on Scholarship.” Traditional research and creative works produced by faculty for the past 10 years are featured in an exhibit in the Learning Commons from March 15 through April 30. Selected books, journal articles, posters, and flyers are on display.
Faculty will discuss some of their recent work at a reception on Friday, March 30, from 3-5pm in the Learning Commons Conference Room.
For more information, contact Karen Vaughan firstname.lastname@example.org
The Learning Commons and Perry Library will open at 1pm on Sunday April 8.
Full weekend hours:
Friday, April 6: closing at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 7: open 9am - 6pm
Sunday, April 8: open at 1pm
Check Hours and Information on the library's web site.
The 18th Annual Author Dinner of the Friends of the ODU Libraries will feature guest speaker David Poyer, an American author and retired naval officer: "Readings by David Poyer: From Bute Street to Best Sellers." Poyer began writing in 1976 and has published 30 novels. He is called "the most popular living author of American sea fiction."
Also at the dinner, the Friends will present their Outstanding Achievement Award to Sheri Colberg-Ochs, an ODU professor who specializes in diabetes and exercise research.
Plan to participate in the Silent Auction, one of the major fundraising endeavors supporting the Friends. Anticipated offerings include a deep-sea fishing trip leaving from Nags Head; a Discovery Membership to the Town Point Club, including a lunch; a lamp from Mary Barnett’s Gifts; vacation packages; entertainment opportunities; and merchandise from some of the area’s finest boutiques.
We hope to see you there!!
Using EndNote with Library Databases!
Saturday, April 7, 10:30am - noon
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. Instructions and information available from the Tutorials & How-Tos link on the library web site.
Contact Miriam Bridges at email@example.com or 683-4169 to register.
ODU Perry Library is celebrating Women’s History Month 2012 with an exhibit in the Learning Commons. The national theme for this year, “Women’s Education—Women’s Empowerment,” provides a fitting opportunity to honor our ODU’s Women’s Center. Since 1976, the ODU Women’s Center has offered programs and services that empower women to overcome obstacles and achieve personal and academic success.
The exhibit, available through the month of March, features news clippings, photographs, reports and other materials that illustrate the 35 year history of the Center’s programs and services. These materials were taken from a digital archive that was recently created from Women's Center materials donated to the University Archives.
For more information, contact Karen Vaughan firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Get to Know EndNote Web" at one of the workshops we're offering just for you!
Meet in the Learning Commons Instruction Room 1306 to learn how to use EndNote Web to collect, organize, and format citations for your research papers.
Tuesday, March 27, 8:30-9:15am
Wednesday, March 28, 4-4:45pm
Thursday, March 29, 12:45-1:30pm
Note: Undergraduate workshops are intended for individuals, not full classes.
"Searching Databases in Sciences & Engineering," a workshop geared toward faculty and graduate research, will be held on Thursday, March 22, from 10:00 am–11:00 am in the Learning Commons Instruction Room 1306.
The University Libraries have access to many electronic databases in the sciences and engineering. This workshop will highlight some of the most popular and heavily used databases and describe new and improved features that allow you to gather more in-depth information in an efficient and effective manner.
Contact Edward Wladas at email@example.com or 683-5910 to register.
"School Desegregation: Learn, Preserve, and Empower" is a project to find, catalog, and encourage the preservation of records that tell the story of Virginia’s school desegregation. The project will include a traveling exhibit from April to June to gather personal accounts and artifacts from the 1940s to the 1980s. Locations include Hampton, Richmond, Farmville, Lynchburg, Alexandria and the Eastern Shore.
The project hopes 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."
On Wednesday, March 14, 2012, a news conference was held in Richmond to kick off the project which is a collaboration of the DOVE Project (Desegregation of Virginia Education), AARP Virginia, Virginia State Conference NAACP, and the Urban League of Hampton Roads.
The DOVE project was created nearly four years ago by Sonia Yaco, ODU's Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, as a collaboration among universities, libraries, and archives in Virginia to identify and preserve materials relating to school desegregation. A growing catalog and other information is available from the ODU Library Web site.