Are you studying art or interested in art and art-related information resources? The Elise N. Hofheimer Art library, located in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts building, makes available a collection of over 10,000 volumes on architecture, sculpture, drawing, painting, print media, photography, and arts & crafts. It also includes an art reference section, over 40 periodical subscriptions, and a guide to selected art resources on the Internet. Special features in the Art Library include: a current display of new art books, catalogs & news bulletins of the Chrysler Museum of Art, a bibliography of the History of Art & Art Index, workstations with access to online resources, slide viewing tables, VCRs & monitors, and a photocopy machine.
Art library news can be found at the Elise N. Hofheimer Art Library blog.
Be sure to come in and visit one of the current exhibits in the Perry Library lobby.
- The Learning Commons Is Coming... : an exhibit featuring information about the concept of the "Learning Commons" and what is planned for the Learning Commons in Perry Library. (You may also visit the Learning Commons Wiki at: http://www.lib.odu.edu/learningcommons)
- 100 Years of Economic Empowerment: The National Urban League : The theme for this year's Black History Month is "The History of Black Economic Empowerment." It is also the 100th anniversary of the National Urban League, "a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities." Visit the exhibit to learn more about the National Urban League.
- The Friends of the ODU Libraries Celebrates 15 Years -- Consider becoming a friend! Click here for more information
For more information about library exhibits, contact Karen Vaughan firstname.lastname@example.org
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Need help in preparing your doctoral concept in science or engineering? This workshop is for you. Hundreds of thousands of journal articles, dissertations, government publications and other resources can be found online through various library online subscription services. Learn how to do a thorough literature review using the library's research information databases.
This popular workshop has been offered since April 2008 and gets better each semester. Edward promises that you will leave the workshop with lots of useful and helpful information.
This graduate workshop will be held on Saturday, February 13, from 10:00-11:30 AM in Perry Library, Room 163.
On Saturday, February 6, graduate students are invited to attend a workshop "Doing a Literature Review + Mini EndNote in the Social Sciences" from 10:00-11:45am.
Hundreds of thousands of journal articles, dissertations, government publications and other resources can be found online through various library online subscription services. Learn how to do a thorough literature review in the social sciences, using the library's research information databases.
On Friday, February 5, from 10:00-11:30am, come to the Faculty Workshop "Using EndNote with Library Databases to Save You Time!" Learn how to collect citations from the library's databases and export them into EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing bibliographic citations. Both desktop and Web versions will be included. Bringing your own laptop would be very helpful. If you do bring a laptop, we ask that you have EndNote downloaded to it already.
See instructions for EndNote @ ODU Libraries
If you're a graduate student and missed the Saturday workshop, please feel free to register for this one!!
Monday, January 31 - Update
The Old Dominion University, including the ODU Libraries, will open for business at 11 am on Tuesday, February 2nd.
Due to dangerous road conditions, the ODU campus is will be closed Sunday, January 31st and Monday, February 1st. This includes the Old Dominion University Libraries. Click here for University information.
From News @ Old Dominion:
"The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow in our area. Old Dominion University, including the Peninsula, Tri-Cities and Virginia Beach Higher Education Centers, will be closed Saturday, Jan. 30. Perry Library will open on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 12 noon. Friday evening classes will be held as scheduled. Read the full story for more details and continue to monitor this site for updates."
While the ODU Libraries are closed due to the inclement weather, we wanted to let you know that the reference librarians are monitoring the ask-a-librarian online reference service regularly. If you need reference assistance please click here to use our Ask-a-Librarian online form. You can also get to this service by clicking the Contact Us link at the top of our new web site pages.
Enjoy the winter wonderland
Matt Jabaily is our new Education Reference Librarian. Prior to coming to ODU, he was an intern at University of Wisconsin-Madison's Education Library (MERIT), served at the Wendt (Engineering) Library and Memorial Library at UW-Madison, and taught as a substitute high school teacher. He has his BA in English and Teacher Licensure from Carleton College in Northfield, MN and his MLIS from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
An exhibit in the lobby of Perry Library features information about the concept of the "Learning Commons" and what is planned for the Learning Commons in Perry Library. You may also visit the Learning Commons Wiki at: http://www.lib.odu.edu/learningcommons
In preparation for our new Learning Commons, work has already begun:
- On the 1st floor, many reference books have been transferred to the upper floors, where they are available for check out.
- On the 2nd floor, current print journal issues have been interfiled with the bound volume collections. With the exception of weekly issues such as Time and Newsweek, you will now find a current journal issue shelved with its bound volumes, in call number order.
We'll be happy to help you find what you need. Just ask at the reference desk if you need assistance.
In February, renovations on the 2nd floor will begin to move Circulation services to the 2nd floor. Construction at the rear of the Perry Library will also begin for the addition of the University College.