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Dean’s Message

Welcome from the Dean of the Library

Dean Suzy

Dean Suzy Szasz Palmer

Welcome to the Janet D. Greenwood Library – the place on campus to contemplate, create, connect and collaborate. My colleagues and I are here to meet the learning and teaching needs of Longwood students, faculty, and staff.

The Library is open 93 hours each week during regular sessions (with extended hours during exam periods). Our collections include over 335,000 books; 32,000 audiovisual items, including DVDs, CDs, and streaming videos; 110,000 electronic books; about 800 current periodical subscriptions in print or online; and more than 58,000 electronic journals. The Library also has approximately 670,000 microform units, and over 1,000 linear feet of manuscript and archival material. Students, faculty and staff have remote access to over 300 databases (more than half of which are provided by VIVA, the state supported consortium of higher education institutions in Virginia). Simply use your Lancer ID and password to access all our electronic resources from anyplace with an Internet connection. In addition, the Library can obtain resources not available in its collections from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.

The Library has a single-service point – The Desk – just to your right as you enter the front doors. This is your first stop for ANY question. You can also reach us by chat or email. And we offer a variety of personalized services, including individual reference and research assistance with one of our librarians.

In our 66,000 square foot building, we offer a variety of spaces for quiet individual study, group discussion, or simply places to meet and talk. Our Learning Commons on the first floor has 82 computer workstations, including 10 iMacs, and a “media:scape” for collaborative work. The Multimedia Lab includes 17 additional iMacs. A variety of equipment (e.g., cameras, projectors, PC and Mac laptops, and iPads) is available for check out at The Desk. On the second floor, you can find the Student Computer Center with 20 PCs.

Don’t forget some other things in our building to help you: The Center for Academic Success provides tutoring, academic counseling, and a writing center; and Java City is just on the other side of our doors when you need a pick me up.

I encourage you to visit the Library in person and use our website to discover our online resources and services. “Like us” on Facebook. Read our blog. Follow us on Twitter.

If you have any comments or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me directly. This is your Library – tell us how we can best meet your needs.

Suzy Szasz Palmer
Dean of the Greenwood Library

August 2014