Welcome to the Fall Semester!!
Regular hours for the Learning Commons @ Perry Library (1st floor and 2nd floor loft) are:
Open 24 hours* from Sunday at 9am through Friday at 10pm; Saturday 9am-10pm
The 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of Perry Library close at midnight Sunday through Thursday and reopen at 8am the next morning.
For the Labor Day holiday:
Sunday, September 1: Closes at midnight
Monday, September 2: 10am-10pm*
Tuesday, September 3: Opens at 7am
* Current ODU ID required M-F, midnight -8am. Use card swipe at main entrance for access.
Regular hours for the Diehn Composers Room and Hofheimer Art Library are:
Monday - Friday: 8am-9pm; Saturday - Sunday: 1pm-5pm
Closed on Labor Day: Monday, September 2
The Learning Commons help desk offers equipment loans when classes are in session. Check out the Equipment Loan Program page to see what we have to offer! http://guides.lib.odu.edu/lcequipment
For the new academic year, you'll need to complete the Equipment Loan Agreement Form. Do so in advance and save time when you come in to checkout! It can be found on the right side of the page. This form details the responsibilities when borrowing equipment and the associated late fees and replacement costs. It must be completed each academic year (8/16/13-8/15/14).
Take some time to visit the Perry Library and view our "random" book exhibit. We've gathered a collection of books and book covers that feature interesting titles, topics, and cover art. Breeze through and make a selection for your summer reading!
Did you notice a change in our web site? There's one box that you can search to find books, videos, articles, and more. When you enter your keyword/s, title, or author, you'll be searching most of the library's databases and the library catalog simultaneously. Ebsco Discovery Service is now a permanent part of our collection.
You still have access to just the ODU Catalog and to individual databases, but now you can use the homepage box to broaden your search. Try it out!!
ODU Libraries, a member of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), is pleased to announce a new VIVA initiative that provides students at all Virginia public and many Virginia nonprofit private institutions of higher education with immediate and on-demand access to thousands of e-books from premier publishers in the STEM-H (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health) fields.
This initiative will support the efforts of Virginia higher education to increase the number of college graduates in STEM-H related fields, making Virginia’s workforce more ready than ever for the jobs of the future. It's called “demand-driven acquisitions,” and it will open access for students and faculty to a much larger collection of STEM-H books and materials than could be offered through the purchasing power of any single institution.
You will be able to find these titles in the ODU Online Catalog. However, only those books that you actually select to use will be paid for by VIVA. The purchased books will be added to the permanent collections of all the participating VIVA libraries and will remain a shared resource in perpetuity. The e-books may be downloaded in their entirety to many popular mobile devices, including tablets and e-book readers.
The addition of these collections was made possible through the generous support of Governor Bob McDonnell, Secretary of Education Laura Fornash, the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia, and funding appropriated by the General Assembly. For more information, contact Pamela Morgan, Collection Development Services Librarian, at 683-4148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using EndNote with Library Databases: 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.
Friday, June 28, 10:30am - noon, Library Room 1306
Another EndNote workshop will be held: Friday, July 26, 10:30am - noon, Library Room 1306
Contact Karen Vaughan email@example.com to register.
The library has planned 3 workshops for the summer:
Education Resources: Distance and on-campus students are welcome to attend (virtually!). You will learn about the most important education resources and research tips, with a special focus on off campus access. Pre-registration is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive the link to the workshop.
Thursday, June 20, 6pm EST via Adobe Connect
Using EndNote with Library Databases: 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. Contact Karen Vaughan email@example.com to register.
Friday, June 28, 10:30am - noon, Library Room 1306
Friday, July 26, 10:30am - noon, Library Room 1306
Go to Workshops & Programs on the library's website for more information.
The University Libraries have been conducting a trial of the EBSCO Discovery Service. It provides users with access to ODU's library collections via a single entry point. This service lets users search both the library catalog and a selection of our article databases from a single search box.
Please try it out before the trial ends on June 30, 2013. It is available from a search box on our homepage, or click here.
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The University Libraries and Friends of the ODU Libraries congratulate this year's Staff Member and Librarian of the Year.
Our Staff Member of the Year is Margaret Oliver. She is the library's Business Manager and has served the library since 2000. Kathryn Boone, our Librarian of the Year, is the Learning Commons Operations Manager and has served the library since 1983 in a variety of positions. Both are continuing their education at ODU: a degree in finance for Margaret, and a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Kathryn.
Congratulations to both of you!!!