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Asa Gordon Library services during COVID-19

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CLASS: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
COST: College of Science and Technology
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COE: College of Education
COBA: College of Business Administration
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SSU Library Hours

Asa H. Gordon Library Hours for Fall 2023

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.



Upcoming Library Events

Library Workshops for Fall 2023

Every Thursday at 4 PM!

Interested in attending virtually? Register for the Teams link below!

Date Name Description

Thursday, August 24

4:00 PM

Library 101

Why bother with the library when you have Google? Join Jennifer West for a refresher on library services, including a demonstration on how to use digital services like GALILEO, and learn more about free resources at the library like one-on-one research help, study aids, checking out books and study rooms, our special collections, and more.

Thursday, August 31


4:00 PM

Research Deep Dive 1: Choosing a Topic Join Jeremy Schwartz for the first in a series of sessions on how to use the library for your research projects. This session will cover how to choose a topic and how to refine that topic into a research question. Background resources and mind mapping will be covered.

Thursday, September 7

4:00 PM

PowerNotes 101 PowerNotes is a free tool offered through GALILEO that helps keep track of citation information on websites, academic databases, and legal databases. Come learn how to make the most of this resource to keep your research projects organized with Jennifer West.

Thursday, September 14

4:00 PM

Research Deep Dive 2: Finding Relevant Sources Once you have a research question, how do you find appropriate sources about it? In Jeremy Schwartz's second workshop in our research series, learn how to use keywords to search library databases, good databases to search, and tips and tricks on finding articles and books for your literature review.

Thursday, September 21

4:00 PM

Citations: Basics and Beyond Come learn the basics of citations and style guides with Elle Davis! Bring any questions you may have about citing resources in MLA, APA, ASA, and Turabian. This is your chance to ask us about all citations!

Thursday, September 28

4:00 PM

Research Round Table: Midterms Reference Q&A

Need help finding enough scholarly sources for midterms? Can't figure out how to cite them? Bring any and all questions, comments, and concerns you have about your finals projects, and we will do our very best to answer them.

Thursday, October 5

4:00 PM

Research Deep Dive 3: Evaluating Your Sources (The CRAAP Test and More) Has a friend ever sent you an article that seems fishy? Learn about the CRAAP test, a tool for evaluating information sources and other resources to make sure you're staying on top of fake news, misleading articles, and sources that don't fit with college-level assignments with Jeremy Schwartz.

Thursday, October 12

4:00 PM

LibraryGPT Come explore the ethics of using generative AI with Elle Davis. Learn about SSU's allowed use policy (hint: not all courses allow AI!), as well as how to identify and avoid misinformation from AI generated content shared online.

Thursday, October 19

4:00 PM

Research Deep Dive 4: Organizing Your Research, an Overview Once you've chosen a topic, found your sources, and evaluated the information in them, what next? Join Jeremy Schwartz to learn how to organize your research to make drafting and finalizing your final project a cinch.

Thursday, October 26

4:00 PM

Resource Sharing: Using Interlibrary Loan and GIL Express to Access Research Materials Beyond SSU & USG Resource Sharing specialist Janice Shipp will explain how you can borrow books from any school within the University System of Georgia with GIL Express and how to request articles, book chapters, or entire books through Interlibrary Loan. 

Thursday, November 2

4:00 PM

Word is the Word: Formatting Papers Using APA and MLA Styles in Microsoft Word

Jennifer West will walk students through how to make formatting their papers in the online Microsoft Word 365 according to the MLA and APA style guides a breeze. If you have questions about using the desktop Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel, feel free to bring those to the workshop too!

Thursday, November 9

4:00 PM

SSU Proud: Exploring the Special Collections & SSU's History Jennifer West will take you through some of the materials in SSU's Special Collections, the historical archives of the university. Learn some of SSU's history, see some treasures, and find out how you can see even more yourself!

Thursday, November 16

4:00 PM

Citations Revisited

Join Elle Davis to review citations once more before finals and answer any further questions you may have about citing resources in MLA, APA, ASA, and Turabian before turning in your research papers.

Thursday, November 30

4:00 PM

Research Round Table: Finals Reference Q&A Just in time for finals! Join the librarians again for an open reference session. Bring any and all questions, comments, and concerns you have about your finals projects, and we will do our very best to answer them.


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Curious about current library events? Learn more below.

Research Round Tables - Our current (Fall 2023) workshop series offers a new installment of library workshop programming almost every Thursday at 4 PM, hybrid, via Teams and in Gordon Library Room 207. STRIPES credit is available for all attendees.

Movie Nights - Join us as we keep the library open late and show a movie from our collection. High chance of snacks at these events!

National Library Week - Join us during the week of April 7-13, 2024 in appreciation and celebration of all that libraries offer. Learn about pathways to a library career, mingle with students, librarians and faculty at a front-lawn social, and enjoy other special activities TBA.

Research on the Run - Look for your SSU librarians at the Student Union, King-Frazier building and other locations across campus. We bring the library to YOU with news and event announcements and friendly assistance.

Re:Sources @ SSU Libraries - A series of workshops co-hosted by the Gordon and Satellite Libraries, from Fall 2019 through Spring 2020. "Discover essential resources and bring your research to the next level." Unless otherwise noted, workshops were open to all on a drop-in basis.

Download fliers for library events below. SSU faculty, staff and students can print and distribute these freely and spread the word!

Thank you for making Spring 2023 so great at the library, Tigers!

We have so much planned for Fall 2023. Check again soon!

We are transferring our recordings from WebEx to YouTube. Please check back in the next few weeks as we upload the current workshops and highlights from previous semesters.

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