The annual used booksale is right around the corner:
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - Sat, Nov 3, 2012
Mark your calendars! It will be held in the Learning Commons Conference Room 1310.
If you have books, CDs, and/or DVDs that you would like to donate, please bring them to the Circulation Desk and let staff know that your donation is specifically for the booksale.
Note: A Preview Sale for the Friends of the Libraries will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Another good reason to join the Friends of the ODU Libraries!!
Open Access Week is October 22-28, 2012. The University Libraries is presenting “Extending Access to the Scholarship on JSTOR,” by Jason Phillips, Director of Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships for ITHAKA, on Wednesday, October 24th. There will be a reception at 6:00 p.m. in rooms 1310-1311, followed by the program at 6:30 p.m.
Jason leads JSTOR and Portico's library relationships, working with the global library community to provide archival, managed preservation, strategic research, and access services to JSTOR, Portico, and ITHAKA S+R.
He speaks at conferences on issues related to scholarly publishing, extending access to content important to scholarly work, and the effect of technology on teaching and learning. Jason holds an MBA from American University and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Library Science degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
This event is free, but seating is limited. Please make a reservation before October 19th by calling Fern McDougal at 683-4146, or email to email@example.com
Come to Room 1306, Learning Commons at Perry Library, on Saturday, October 20, 10:30am - noon for a workshop on "Using Google Scholar and Google Books for Your Academic Research." Learn advanced techniques in Google, Google Scholar, and Google Books to find sources appropriate for academic research. Soon you'll be "Googling to the Max!"
Contact Karen Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Are you feeling frustrated with the progress of your research? Join us, and we will help you choose and narrow the topic of your paper. Attend this workshop “Conquer Your Research Woes: Focus the Topic of Your Paper” on Monday, October 15, from 2-2:50pm in Room 1306, Perry Library Learning Commons. Presented by Perry Library and Academic Enhancement.
Discover Library Resources @ Your Fingertips: An Online Workshop for Distance Students. This workshop will be held via Adobe Connect on Thursday, October 11, 4:30-5:30 PM. Distance students can learn how to virtually access library resources including books, e-materials, journal articles, dissertations, reference materials & more. Attendees will learn how to effectively use library materials from a distance.
Advance registration is required. Contact Lucy Rush (email@example.com) or Miriam Bridges (firstname.lastname@example.org) for registration information.
Perry Library and the Learning Commons will be open the following hours during Fall break:
October 6 (Sat): 9am - 6pm
October 7 (Sun): 9am - 8pm
October 8 (Mon): 8am - 8pm
October 9 (Tues): opens at 8am (all night hours resume)
Fall break hours for the Diehn Composers Room and Hofheimer Art Library:
October 6 (Sat): 1pm - 5pm
October 7 (Sun): CLOSED
October 8 (Mon): 8am - 5pm
October 9 (Tues): regular hours resume (8am - 9pm)
For the full list of library hours, go to Hours & Information on the library Web site.
The University Libraries will undergo a system upgrade on Monday 10/8/12. This will be a significant upgrade scheduled to begin at approximately 11am EDT and is expected to last 6-8 hours.
During the system outage the following services will NOT be available:
• Online Libraries catalog
• Online and telephone renewal requests
• Express Lane self-checkout stations within Perry Library
• Fine and fee payment
• Hold functionality
• Reserve materials searching
During the system outage the following services WILL be available:
• Checkout and renewal of materials at service desks in Perry Library (including the Learning Commons) and at the Art Library and the Diehn Composers Room. Transactions will be processed manually and service may be slower than usual.
• Returns - any materials returned while the circulation system is down will be checked in with a return date of 10/8 once the system is restored. No fines will accrue on materials that are due on the 8th and returned while the circulation system is down.
• Libraries and Learning Commons Web sites, including full-text online journal resources (ScienceDirect, etc.), research databases and ILLiad interlibrary loan. Links to the ODU Libraries catalog will be disabled, making it more difficult during the outage to determine ownership of specific materials.
If you need assistance locating materials in the Libraries during the outage, please contact the Learning Commons Help Desk (757-683-4178) or Perry Library Circulation Desk (757-683-4154)
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information and brings together the entire book community -- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types -- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
Come to the Perry Library lobby to discover which of your childhood favorites and grown-up classics have been banned or challenged at some point in history. The exhibit, which also features posters from students in English 395: Banned Books, will be available through October 22.
Visit these Web sites for more information about banned books:
Be sure to come to the Learning Commons@Perry Library today (Tuesday, October 2nd) to hear Patrick Rosal, one of the authors of this year's Annual Literary Festival. He is the author of three full-length poetry collections and will read from his works at 2:30 pm in the front east side of the Learning Commons.
The Literary Festival runs from September 30 through October 5, 2012.
In the Learning Commons you'll also find an exhibit featuring information about and books by the featured authors of the Festival, “Words with Teeth.” Come to the first floor Learning Commons @ Perry Library to view the month-long exhibit.
See the schedule for all events at http://www.lib.odu.edu/litfest/35th. On that site, you'll also find a digital archive of the Literary Festival back to 1978.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The Student Success Center interviewed several of ODU's Hispanic and Latino students, faculty and staff to find out how they feel about "success." Find out for yourself by viewing an exhibit in the Learning Commons @ Perry Library that celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. The exhibit will be available through October 31.
Contact Marissa Jimenez email@example.com for more information.