Archive of News in 2013

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Master's Theses for 2013 Posted Online
All Master's Theses submitted online to the OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations site this year are available for your viewing and reading.  Be sure to visit the site here.


New OhioLINK Deputy Director and E-licensing coordinator

Evans, who has been Executive Director of OhioLINK for a year, announced the hiring of Amy Pawlowski as OhioLINK's newest staff member.  “The Deputy Director & E-Resource Licensing Coordinator post fills a vital function at OhioLINK. Today, we don’t just deliver books across the state. Although OhioLINK still serves a key resource sharing function throughout Ohio, the vast majority of our collective budget is used to provide access to high-quality electronic resources. Pawlowski has a wealth of experience working with e-resources and I look forward to her joining my team,” said Evans. OhioLINK (, Ohio’s academic library consortium, serves more than 600,000 students, faculty and staff. Services include access to more than 50 million library items, 20 million online articles from more than 10,000 electronic journals, over 100 electronic research databases, 81 thousand e-books, and 40 thousand theses and dissertations. 

Presently from Cleveland, Pawlowski was the first Partner Services Manager at Overdrive. Now the web applications manager at the Cleveland Public Library (CPL), Pawlowski manages projects and e-resources for CPL and the CLEVNET consortium. She has taught information literacy; served on and chaired a number of library-related task forces; worked as an archivist for the Cleveland Orchestra; and worked at Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University.  Said Pawlowski, “Being named Deputy Director of OhioLINK is an enormous honor. I am excited about facilitating improved access to virtual resources for students and staff of member organizations, and am looking forward to helping shape the organization as it moves into a new phase of cooperative resource sharing.” 

Pawlowski wrote the chapter on E-books in the Public Library in Sue Polenka’s “No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries,” and has presented widely at library conferences including ILEAD and ALA. Pawlowski has a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Kent State University, a Master of Music in Performance from the University of Hartford, and an MLIS from Kent. Pawlowski will join OhioLINK Monday, November 4. 


New Reference Hours

Due to unexpected circumstances, the Library reference service hours have been altered. We will be open weekdays, Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Additionally, we will remain open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The reference librarians remain dedicated to assisting the ODU community with its information and research needs. As always, we are available by appointment during or outside our regularly scheduled reference hours. Please see for more information.   


October is Food for Fines month!
From October 1st to October 31st, you can pay off your library fines AND contribute to help those in need all at the same time! Each year, the ODU Library participates in Campus Ministry’s Canned Food Drive during the month of October. Acceptable items include any size cans, glass containers or jars, packages such as pasta or sauces, or boxed items such as rice or cereal. Items that are not acceptable include perishable items or items marked “Not Labeled For Retail Sale.” For each can or package of non-perishable food items donated, you can take $1.00 off your total library fines (including OhioLINK fees). The total number donated may cover the total amount of your fines OR any part of the total. We will also accept items for donation if no fines are owed, but will not apply that amount “on credit” toward future fines. Contact Circulation Services for more information.


Library Construction
The Library will remain OPEN during construction July 15th-August 4th.  The front entrance will be blocked off, but patrons may enter the building through the East entrance. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Annual Library Book Sale
The ODU Library Annual Book Sale will take place March 13th-24th. Our largest sale yet, we will have a variety of items for sale. Items are located near the main entrance of Spangler Learning Center, and prices start at $0.25. Shop early!