Christopher Lawton has joined the University Libraries as our new Science Reference Services Librarian. He has an M.S. in Library and Information Sciences from Syracuse University and a B.A. in Music with minors in Biology and English from Franklin Pierce University. While he was in library school he was the editor/blogger for the Hack Library School, a by-students, for-students blog focused on LIS education, and he served as a TA for multiple classes as well as being an administrative intern at Frederick County Public Library, Frederick, MD. He had several internships as well with the Capital Repertory Theater and Monadnock Music Festival while he was in his undergraduate program.
Please join us in welcoming Topher to our staff!
Friday, April 25, 7pm - Learning Commons @ Perry Library
Mark you calendar for the Friends of the ODU Libraries Book Event with Dr. James V. Koch. Dr. Koch, ODU President Emeritus, will discuss his new book, The Caterpillar Way. Get an inside look at the major shift that took a beleaguered company to success. (See flyer for more information.)
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please call 757-683-4141 to reserve a seat.
Come to the Exam Jam in the Learning Commons @ Perry Library - Thursday 04/24/2014 from 7:00-11:45 PM. Tutoring, food, and fun will be available in Rooms 1306, 1307, 1308, 1310, 1311, 1312, 1313. The Exam Jam is sponsored by SGA.
ODU's POETRY SLAM will take place in the Learning Commons today (4/17) from 12:30-1:30. No pre-registration required, 2 minutes per poem! Come out and show your talent, or cheer your friends on. Find out more on Facebook!
Hosted and cosponsored by ODU Writers in Community& Sigma Tau Delta Nu Upsilon!
Wednesday, April 16, 6-7pm (eastern time)
Come to an online workshop and 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 with Cite While You Write.
Workshop is online via Adobe Connect. Please email Miriam Bridges firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link to the session.
Tuesday, April 15, 6-7:30 pm, Eastern Time
Come to an online workshop on Journal Metrics and learn the best ways to find impact factors, other citation statistics and journal acceptance rates. Focus will be on the various features of Journal Citation Reports, Cabell’s Directory and Google Metrics. Interested graduate students and faculty are encouraged to attend.
Workshop is online via Adobe Connect. Please email Lucinda Rush email@example.com to receive the link to the session.
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Friends of the Libraries 20th Annual Author Dinner which will feature guest speaker Dr. Steve A. Yetiv, the Louis I. Jaffe Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Old Dominion University.
The Friends of the Libraries Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented to Tim Seibles, Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the English Department of Old Dominion University.
Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Each day we are bombarded by statistics from one social, political, or economic study or another. Come to a workshop on "Exploring Federal Statistics" where we will explore and discover the wonder and power of the Statistical Abstract of the United States.
Tuesday, April 1, 12:30-1:30p.m. (LC 1306)
Contact James Rhoades at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Dr. Steve Yetiv is the guest speaker at the 20th Annual Friends of the ODU Libraries Author Dinner on April 2.
On Tuesday, April 1 at noon, tune in to WRHV's "HearSay" program. Cathy Lewis's guest is Dr. Yetiv, the Louis I. Jaffe Professor of International Relations at Old Dominion University, and University Professor. Yetiv's research explores energy security, American foreign policy and decision making, the Middle East, globalization, and theory.
Hear more from Dr. Yetiv at the Friends of the ODU Libraries Author Dinner on Wednesday, April 2. See the flyer for details.
The library is currently trying out two databases. Please help us evaluate them -- your opinion matters. Tell us if either of these resources would support your learning, teaching, or research at ODU.
Sage Research Methods 03/12/2014 - 04/15/2014
... a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.
PsycTESTS 03/05/2014 - 05/29/2014
... a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.