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CLS Website of the Month: Odum Library at Valdosta State University

The great state of Georgia may make you think of peaches, peanuts, Spanish moss or golf. While the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Course may bring up images of beautiful azaleas, Valdosta is the Azalea City and home to Valdosta State University.

The Gertrude Glimer Odum Library recently added an addition to the library in 2004 and is currently renovating the original library space. The dedication to creating effective, usable library space is reflected not only in the library's physical space but also in the Odum Library's website.

Innovative layout is the hallmark of the Odum Library homepage. The four square design provides access to a variety of topics while the intuitive tabbed browsing leads users effortlessly to the needed information.

Other must see features of the Odum Library website:

  • The (Almost) Daily Photo on the library blog is an engaging way to present library resources to users
  • Library renovation updates help to keep students, faculty and staff informed
  • Odum Library Top 10 list provides hyperlinked access to popular library services
  • Links to social networking sites and bookmarking available right on the library's homepage
  • FAQ page utilizes tabbed browsing

George Gaumond, University Librarian, and his staff are commended on creating a truly innovative and intuitive library website.