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Celebrating 47 years: Odum Library’s past, present and future

It rises from the palm trees like a colonial fortress, two-toned against the blue sky. Overlooking the clay-tiled roofs of every other building on campus, Odum Library guards over 550,000 bound volumes and is one of VSU’s largest buildings. Last week was National Library Week, and the stars aligned so that Odum Library also celebrated its 47th birthday on April ...

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‘We saw this as an opportunity’: VSU opens Learning Commons

On Feb. 19, Alan Berenstein, VSU dean of libraries, cut the ribbon for the new Common Learning student center, welcoming all students to come and explore the new renovations. Bernstein said he’s excited about the center’s future and the prospect of students coming and doing more group study sessions to increase academic success. “The library has always been a great ...

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Dean Bernstein answers what’s next for Odum Library

Last semester, a portion of VSU’s Odum Library closed to students so renovations could be completed on half of the second floor. Curiosity arose, and questions developed. Those encumbered asked, “Why did the renovation happen in the first place? Why was that specific location chosen? What effect does this change have on student life? Was it worth it?” Dr. Alan ...

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Students, faculty react to Odum Library renovations

Though Odum Library renovations debuted on Jan. 14, students, staff and faculty weren’t able to share their opinions until the tour showcased on Jan. 24. For the most part, the tour’s audience seemed equally excited about the renovations made to the library and thinks it’ll be beneficial to students. The renovations included moving the Academic Support Center, formerly Student Success ...

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Editorial: Library renovations worth the wait

After 191 days of construction and limited access to the building, this spring semester finally unveiled the renovations of Odum Library, and the wait was well worth it. The front entrance portion of the second floor has upgraded into a sleek and modernized study space that invites students to come in and be productive. Refurbished study rooms now have glass ...

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New Academic Support Center opens, library renovations finish

With a new semester comes new features, and the Academic Support Center has given no less. After half a year of renovations, the ASC officially opened its doors to VSU on Jan. 14. Students both on and off campus have already begun to take advantage of the restored VSU feature. Student employees Alanna Lewis and Candelario Calderon shared excitement after ...

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Editorial: Library renovations may be worth the wait

To many students, the library is a beacon of diligent work and active academic achievements. However, the dilemma we’re facing as VSU students is the renovation taking place on the second floor of Odum Library. Not only has the construction made finding a quiet work space difficult but it is not convenient for a single entrance to be used for ...

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Wiegand teaches VSU about Southern libraries in the 1960s

On April 12, Odum Library welcomed a well-known historian who shared stories on what southern libraries were like in the 1960s for black citizens. Wayne A. Wiegand, an American library historian and author of over 10 books, gave a presentation titled “The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South.” It is also the title of his newest book. ...

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Students say there is no room to study

More than 20 study rooms are available on VSU’s campus on the first and third floors of Odum Library. These study rooms are currently on a “first come, first serve” basis. A student can go into an empty room and stay for as long as they want. This can leave other students waiting for a study room to become vacant. ...

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Odum follows USG catalog change

Written by Darla Dunning, News Editor / Photo courtesy of Odum Library VSU’s Odum Library transitioned to a new library catalog system on May 26 so students, faculty and staff would have one catalog to search for materials at Odum Library and other University System Georgia (USG) libraries. USG decided to transition to what is known as a “next-generation library ...

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