We're happy to announce that James Rhoades, Jr. joined the ODU Libraries as Social Sciences Reference Services Librarian effective February 10, 2013. James comes to us from Florida State University where he was the Associate University Librarian at the Robert Manning Strozier Library since 2006. Prior to that he served as an Instruction/Reference Intern at Florida State, and a Library Assistant at the Florida State Library and Archives. He has also taught as an Adjunct Instructor for the First Year Experience Program at FSU. James has his Master of Library and Information Science from Florida State University and a BA in Philosophy and Foreign Languages and Literature from the University of Delaware.
The University Libraries are trying out a new "discovery service." With one click, you will be searching many of our databases and our library catalog simultaneously. Just go to the "New Trial" search box on the library's website and enter a keyword, title, or author and see what you discover.
We'd appreciate your feedback. Contact Tonia Graves firstname.lastname@example.org
Using EndNote with Library Databases!
On Saturday, February 23 from 10:30am - noon, come to the Learning Commons Instruction Room 1306 to learn how to collect references from the library’s databases and export them into EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing your references. You will also learn how to import and format references in your Word document with Cite While You Write. 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.
There will be a network outage in Perry Library from 6:00-9:00am on Sunday February 24. During this time there will be *no* access to the library web site, library catalog or library databases.
Hey Undergrads!! Wednesday is a busy day for workshops with you in mind.
Every Wednesday is 10-Minute Tip day. This week at either 10am or 2pm, you can meet in the Learning Commons for a 10-minute session on "How to find eBooks in the Library Catalog." We have a growing number of books that you can access online. Come and learn how to find them.
And, from 2-3pm, we're conducting a workshop on how to "Keep Yourself on Track: Easy Note-Taking in a Digital World." Learn how to organize your research notes in an easy and fun way by using apps for your IPad or Android tablets. Apps highlighted will include Evernote, Penultimate, and more. The workshop will include tips for organizing the information you need to keep track of your research for annotated bibliographies, research papers, theses, and more. (In the Learning Commons Room 1306)
Take advantage of these great learning opportunities!!
At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington
2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, which “set the United States on the path of ending slavery.” The University Libraries are celebrating this event with an exhibit which provides information and common myths about the Emancipation Proclamation. There is also a display of books providing more information about the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.
The exhibit, created by Edison Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org, will be available in the Learning Commons through the month of February 2013.
Old Dominion University Libraries and DOVE (Desegregation of Virginia Education), a collaborative history project, formed a partnership with AARP Virginia, Virginia Conference NAACP and the Urban League of Virginia to collect stories and historic documents detailing Virginia’s historic journey toward the desegregation of its schools.
The initiative held a series of events entitled “School Desegregation: Learn, Preserve and Empower” in Hampton, Portsmouth, Richmond, Farmville, Lynchburg, Alexandria, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and Roanoke during the spring and summer. The events included an audio-visual exhibition that includes photographs of those involved in the struggle for school equality, such as Oliver W. Hill, Thurgood Marshall and others, along with a timeline of key events. Visitors to the traveling exhibit were encouraged to share their community’s experience through the donation of photographs, letters, fliers or posters, or by telling their own personal experiences through oral histories.
The exhibit will be on display in the Learning Commons at the Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library of Old Dominion University from January 15 to February 14, 2013.
Oral history interviews will be conducted on Sunday, February 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please contact Sonia Yaco, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, at 757-683-4483 or at email@example.com to make an appointment.
Old Dominion University and Sonia Yaco have been awarded the AARP 2012 Community Partner of the Year Award for their collaboration on the traveling DOVE exhibit.
The DOVE project, hosted at Old Dominion University Libraries, seeks to identify and preserve materials relating to school desegregation. A growing catalog and other information are available at the DOVE website, http://www.lib.odu.edu/specialcollections/dove/
For more information, contact Sonia Yaco, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library will be offering an EndNote training session via Adobe Connect on Thursday, February 7, from 6-7pm. 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).
All you need is an Internet connection. On Thursday at 6pm, go to http://connect.odu.edu/oduendnote and login in as a guest -- we'll meet you there. Contact Miriam Bridges email@example.com or 683-4169 - to register, or for more information.
For instructions on installing and using EndNote, see the how-to guide for using EndNote on the library's website.
"Library Resources for Education Students" will be held on Monday, February 11 from 3:00-4:00pm in the Learning Commons Room 1306. In this workshop, you will learn how to access and utilize the most useful databases and resources for education majors. Contact Lucy Rush firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
“What’s New in Some Popular Science & Engineering Databases” -- This workshop, geared toward faculty and graduate research, will highlight some of the most popular and heavily used science and engineering databases and describe new and improved features that allow you to gather more in-depth information in an efficient and effective manner. Some of these enhancements include:
- ability to search the Web of Science database, MEDLINE and BIOSIS Previews either individually, simultaneously, or any combination of two of the databases through the same search interface
- a huge collection of science and engineering conference proceedings has been added to the Web of Science database where searchers can now see who has cited particular conference papers
- the Engineering Village search interface for searching Compendex and INSPEC has been enhanced to include more search options from the opening search screen as well as more limiting or refining option from the results screen
The instructor will also answer any questions about current features of the databases or assist attendees with their research projects. The workshop will be held Saturday, February 16, 10:30am-noon, in the Learning Commons Room 1306. Contact Edward Wladas at email@example.com or 683-5910 to register.