GALILEO stands for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The Board of Regents provides funding for subscriptions to databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals, with more than 2,000 journal titles provided in full-text. Other resources include films, encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications. Currently, GALILEO spend more than $2 million on the following electronic resources, which are provided to all University System of Georgia campuses at virtually no cost to those institutions:
- Book Index, with Reviews - Information on millions of book, music and DVD titles.
- CINAHL with Full Text - Indexing and full text for thousands of nursing and allied health journals.
- Dissertation Abstracts - Indexes dissertations accepted at accredited U.S. institutions since 1861.
- EBSCO – A vast suite of databases covering most disciplines taught at Georgia Southern.
- Encyclopedia Britannica Online - Thousands of articles from the printed edition, with thousands more that are not found in the print set.
- Films on Demand - 7,000 video titles (77,000 segments) in Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Health, and Science.
- Lexis-Nexis Academic - Thousands of publications, mostly in full text: newspapers (in English, other languages, and translations of international papers), legal news, general interest magazines, medical journals, trade publications, company financial information, transcripts, wire service reports, government publications, law reviews, reference works.
- Medline with full text - The National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database with links to the complete text of articles from leading medical journals.
- MLA (Modern Languages Association) International Bibliography - Detailed bibliography of journal articles, books, and dissertations.
- OCLC WorldCat and related services - The world's most comprehensive bibliography containing millions of bibliographic records cataloged by OCLC member libraries.
- Oxford Art Online – Art encyclopedias and image collections.
- Oxford English Dictionary - Gives definitions, etymological analysis, and quotations to demonstrate the use of words in the English language over time.
- ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health – Articles on nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and more.
- PsycINFO - Abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations in behavioral science and mental health
CONFIDENTIALITY OF LIBRARY RECORDS
September 18, 2002, revised January 2003
We are charged with protecting the rights of library users to view and read materials without fear of intrusion, intimidation, or reprisal. Toward that end and in compliance with applicable law, Henderson Library maintains the confidentiality of library records, including all circulation and online search records involving books, journals, technical reports, and any other material in any form, including but not limited to print, microform, audio, film, tape, CD-ROM, video disk or online format. No library employee shall reveal the identity of a user or borrower to any requestor, whether verbally or through the disclosure of records containing confidential information. The only exceptions are explained below. Library employees violating the confidentiality of library users’ records will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
Georgia law (O.C.G.A.§24-9-46) specifically prohibits disclosure of "circulation and similar records of a library which identify the user” except (1) to members of the library staff in the ordinary course of business, (2) upon the written consent of the user or borrower of the library materials, or (3) upon appropriate court order or subpoena. Additionally, all student records, including library circulation records, are protected from disclosure by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Any library employee who is asked for the names of borrowers or users should reply that that information is confidential and protected by law. The inquirers should be referred to the Dean and University Librarian, or, in the Dean's absence, to the Associate Dean.
If the inquirer presents a court order or subpoena, that document must be referred to a Library Administrator who, prior to any disclosure, will make a determination of the legal validity of the document in consultation with the Office of Legal Affairs. If the inquirer presents a search warrant and shows official law enforcement credentials, the employee should allow the official(s) to proceed, but immediately contact a Library Administrator who will consult with the Office of Legal Affairs.
W. Bede Mitchell, Dean and University Librarian
The Library has an emergency alarm system that features alarm notifications by recorded voice messages, siren sounds, and flashing strobe lights. If the alarm system is activated for any reason, all people in the Library at the time are to leave the building in a calm, orderly manner.
The Library has a detailed emergency plan in place to assist users during evacuations of the building. During an emergency, Library employees are assigned to check all areas of the Library for persons with disabilities.
Elevators should not be used in most emergencies. Persons on the first and second floors have access to building exits without the use of elevators. Persons on the third floor who cannot move to other floors without the use of an elevator should assemble in nearest safe stairwell. Library personnel are assigned to check those assembly points and escort individuals to the nearest safe stairwell where they can wait for properly trained emergency personnel to give them assistance in moving to the lower floors. Radios are available for maintaining communication from the stairwells.
Journals and databases are a budgeting challenge, because most of them are annual expenses. However, we want your recommendations. If you would like to recommend a new subscription to a journal, magazine, newspaper, or database, please contact your Subject Specialist (to find yours, click here: library.georgiasouthern.edu/libref/ISLibrarians.pdf), or Jonathan Harwell, Coordinator of Content Management, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are two ways to borrow materials from other Libraries, GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan.
- For books only
- Students should use this service for books before trying interlibrary loan.
- Slightly faster delivery time than interlibrary loan.
- Patrons can keep the materials longer (28 days) and renew.
- Can be used only for books which are owned by University System of Georgia libraries.
- Can be used to borrow pleasure or hobby reading books
- Patrons can pick their books up at or return them to any University System library
- Should not be used for ordering required textbooks
- For more information and to use this service, go to http://library.georgiasouthern.edu/access/gilxp.html
- Books, microfilm, music scores, and other formats may be requested, as well as articles
- Takes slightly longer to get books than through GIL Express
- Items can be borrowed from any library, not just the University System of Georgia Libraries
- Length of time patrons may keep the items is decided by the lending library. Two weeks is typical and renewals are not often granted
- The materials must be for Georgia Southern research or work
- Should not be used for ordering required textbooks
- For more information and to use this service, go to webill.lib.georgiasouthern.edu/illiad/logon.html
If there are licensing costs associated with this software, the library will generally ask your department to cover those costs. Because of the library network requirements, software installation does not always go quickly or smoothly. Please give as much lead time as possible, and plan on your students discovering technical difficulties using the software, especially during the first semester. In order for us to install software, we must have written permission from the manufacturer giving the library explicit permission to install and use this software at Georgia Southern. Please forward such a license agreement to: David Lowder, P.O. Box 8074 or call (912) 478-5035 for additional information.
You can negotiate for author rights for your upcoming publications, with the Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine at scholars.sciencecommons.org/.
We will be happy to help you determine the copyright status of your publications. Simply contact Jonathan Harwell at email@example.com and provide the information about each publication you'd like to publish in EagleScholar. Keep in mind that many of your previous publications, while they might be allowable in pre- or post-print versions, are probably not allowable in their final published versions (due to copyright restrictions), but we're very happy to check.
If you have trouble, contact the Circulation Desk at (912) 478-5647 for assistance. You may have overdue books from the Henderson library (faculty renew annually in the Spring semester).
- Go to the library homepage at http://library.georgiasouthern.edu.
- Click on Renew Books Online
- Login: Enter ID number. Enter last name. Click the "Logon" button.
- Check the boxes of the books you want to renew
- Click the Renew Items button
- Note: A/V Reserve or Lost items (22 or more days overdue) cannot be renewed. Stop in at the Circulation/Reserves Desk or call them at (912) 478-5647 for assistance.
The Learning Commons’ Presentation Room is intended for the rehearsal of presentations as opposed to individual or group study. If there are questions please contact someone at the Learning Commons Desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The room must be reserved on a first come first serve basis in order to be used.
- Reservations can be made online using the Meeting Room Booking Software. (See instructions.)
- Walk-in requests will be directed to make reservations using the MRBS.
- Reservations are limited to two (2) hour time blocks.
- Reservations may be made up to two (2) weeks in advance.
- Users are asked to (1) turn off all equipment in the room prior to leaving and (2) return the room to its original state.
- Users are asked to check out the presentation room key and laser pointer/clicker from the Circulation Desk.
- The Learning Commons Director or a designated person will provide instructions on how to use the equipment if necessary. Instructions may also include a handout placed on the teacher workstation in the presentation room. Please be on time for your reserved time.
- Food and drink are permitted. However, the requestor of the room assumes all responsibility for any damages (facility or equipment) that may occur while using the presentation room.
- The Learning Commons Director or a designated person will check the presentation room for occupancy. If a requestor does not occupy the room within 15 minutes after the reservation period begins then the room will become available for another person to request.
- The presentation room cannot be held by leaving personal belongings inside. The library is not and will not be responsible for items left in the room. Unattended items will be taken to the Lost & Found at the Circulation Desk on the second floor.
- Users are asked to close the door upon leaving.
- East Georgia at Georgia Southern (EGGS) students are eligible for borrowing books for 28 days and have no limits on how many they can check out. This is the same as for Georgia Southern students.
- Printing for EGGS students is also the same as it is for Georgia Southern students, although there is a greater likelihood of problems with their accounts. If there are problems, they should go the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the second floor to have them corrected.
- EGGS students are eligible for GIL Express, but they must use their East Georgia ID numbers, not their East Georgia at Georgia Southern IDs. These should begin with the numbers 930. When making GIL Express requests, they should change the pick up location to Georgia Southern.
- When making requests for materials in automated storage (ARC), East Georgia at Georgia Southern students must use their EGGS IDs.
- EGGS students may use the Georgia Southern GALILEO resource by using their MyGeorgiaSouthern username and password.
- Concerning interlibrary loan service, East Georgia at Georgia Southern are eligible. As is the case for all patrons, the ILLiad account is separate from Voyager accounts and EGGS students must register for service.
The university has a plan in place that will require everyone who uses a computer on campus to sign in with a user name and password. Once that plan is implemented, it will be easier to distinguish between Georgia Southern students, faculty, and staff and members of the general community.
- Circulation of Library Materials: The Faculty loan period for books and most other materials is the academic year, but the books can be recalled after 21 days if not renewed. Compact Discs, DVDs, and videorecordings circulate for three days.
- Faculty Authorizations: By filling out our Faculty Authorization forms, faculty may give their student assistants permission to check out materials in their names. Contact: (912) 478-5647.
- Hold/Recall Requests: When a book is checked out you may place a Hold on it so that it will be held for you when it is returned. If it is overdue it will be Recalled. The online request form is available on our catalog, the printed form is available at the Circulation Desk. Contact: (912) 478-5647 e-mail email@example.com.
- Reservations for Audiovisual Materials: Access Services will reserve a video or other audio visual item for viewing in class at your request. Contact: (912) 478-5482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Search Requests: If materials are not checked out but are not in their proper places on the shelves, you can request that Access Services personnel search for the materials and notify you when they are found. Search Request Forms are available at the Circulation Desk.
- Suggestions: Contact: Department Head Fred Smith, (912) 478-5647 or email email@example.com.
By the way, this also explains why each campus is assigned its own GALILEO password. Remote access to a campus library’s electronic resources goes through the same verification gateway, whether one is trying to access a GALILEO database or one subscribed to locally. That means each campus needs a unique password to allow access only to those databases to which the campus subscribes or receives through GALILEO.
The Information Services Librarians, along with the Coordinator of Content Management (who coordinates the LIbrary Liaison program), provide integrated services focusing upon specific subject areas. As Subject Specialists, we work closely with students, staff, and faculty in the appropriate colleges/departments, in delivering reference and research assistance, information literacy instruction, and library collection development, as integrated services for our subject specialties. Our specialties are based upon a combination of our backgrounds (academic degrees and/or subject-specific library service experience) and our research interests. We offer research and computing workshops each semester for classes and individuals; create guides to library and computer use; and manage the library's web pages.
Whether you're a student, staff member, or faculty member, your very own dedicated librarian is ready to work with you! Feel free to ask for one of us by name. See the list here: library.georgiasouthern.edu/libref/ISLibrarians.pdf. If your Subject Specialist isn't available at the moment, just ask for a Librarian. We're all at your service!
All problems should be reported to the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the second floor.
In the first half of each semester, Group Study Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis on the first and third floors. Groups of two or more have priority over individuals, Georgia Southern students have priority over all other Library users, and we ask that people use a room for a maximum of four hours at a time.
After midterms, this policy is still in effect until 5pm Sunday through Thursday. After 5 o'clock on those days, only groups may use the rooms.
All problems should be reported to the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the second floor.
- (s)he may be asked to leave the library with or without campus security
- (s)he may lose computer use privileges
- (s)he may appear before the University Judicial Board
- any other action deemed necessary by the Library Administration
More information regarding the University Computer Usage Policy can be found at http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/provost/policies/computeruse.html. See also the Library’s Policy on Computer Usage.
For EagleScholar, we are primarily targeting gray literature that is even more difficult to access than journal articles -- even for people within academia. Conference presentations, working papers, dissertations, teaching tools, images, recordings, etc., can be preserved in EagleScholar, with open access for the public.
Publications that are available freely online and indexed in Google (as EagleScholar is) are more likely to be read and cited. If you have materials to contribute, please contact Jonathan Harwell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Items requested are to support Georgia Southern research and teaching. For personal use and pleasure reading, all Georgia Southern users are expected to use GIL Express or their public library's interlibrary loan service.
ILLiad accounts are used for Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery services. Items requested are to support Georgia Southern research and teaching.
**For personal use and pleasure reading, all Georgia Southern users are expected to use GIL Express or their public library's interlibrary loan service.**
Students and graduate students who take classes in Statesboro or live within 30 miles of Statesboro are eligible for the Interlibrary Loan services of getting photocopies from journals or books that aren't owned by Henderson Library and borrowing items from other libraries.
**This is for Georgia Southern research needs only - textbooks and required class materials are not requested via ILLiad.**
**Do not make requests on your account for anyone else, such as faculty or staff. Please make a shared account if you are to make requests in your work as a student assistant.**
Faculty, faculty emeriti and administrative staff are eligible for Document Delivery services as well as Interlibrary Loan. This group of users is not required to use GIL Express for available books. Any item needed as a loan or photocopy can be requested via an ILLiad account. If we own the item, we will supply it from our library. If we don't own the item, we will request it from another library. Articles will be delivered electronically via the ILLiad account. Books and other borrowed items are mailed to faculty offices or are picked up at the circulation desk, as is anything deemed "library use only" by owning library such as newspaper microfilm. Faculty on Educational Leave who live outside of Statesboro are given Distance Learner service of having items mailed to them.
**Faculty who have students helping with their research requests, or are a member of a research project, please see info about Shared Account.**Distance Learners are currently enrolled Georgia Southern students who live more than 30 miles from Statesboro and don't come to Statesboro for any classes this semester. They are eligible for ILL service and Document Delivery service via their ILLiad accounts. Photocopies of articles or chapters are delivered electronically, whether owned by us or another library. Any books owned by our library are charged out to them and mailed to their homes with a postage-paid return label. Any books borrowed from another library are also mailed to their homes with the return label. The mailed items need to be returned to our library packaged securely and by the due date.
**Distance Learners who take classes on another USG campus may find it advantageous to use the GIL Express service. They can pick up and drop off books at the other library and order from the whole University System of Georgia, not just Georgia Southern.**
Any Georgia Southern staff member who is also a student or graduate student should choose the appropriate student status in their ILLiad account if that is the reason for the requests.
There are exceptions to any rule.If you have special circumstances, please contact the ILL office.
Sunday: 24 hour schedule begins at 12 noon
Friday: 24 hour schedule ends at 10pm
Saturday: 9am - 10pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 12 midnight
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 12 midnight
Friday: 7:30am - 10pm
Saturday: 9am - 10pm
For exceptions see the calendar.
For more detailed information, please contact Jonathan Harwell at (912) 478-5114. Or, send your email to email@example.com.
Or Go to the library catalog. Type in "Report of the State Auditor" in the Title Search category. Then scan down to the Linked Resource entry for the "200? Compilation Report for Salary, Travel, and Per Diem" and click on it.
Go to the Reference Desk and ask for the print version of the Report of the State Auditor. It is a multi-volume set with one volume devoted to Salary, Travel, Per Diem tables. Please note that it is usually 1 to 2 years old. The Call Number is REF HJ11.G42.
All faculty, faculty emeriti, staff, and currently enrolled Georgia Southern students and graduate students are eligible for ILLiad services, as well as East Georgia College at Georgia Southern students. BUT, ILLiad services are a privilege, not a right. Anyone who abuses the service by not returning items in a timely manner can lose ILL borrowing privileges. Also, all users are not necessarily eligible for all services.
**Undergraduates and East Georgia students – please don’t register for ILLiad service until you know you will need to use it.**
GIL-Find is based upon the open-source (free) VuFind software developed by Villanova University, and is being used by all University System of Georgia libraries. GIL-Find, as an alternative interface, is a program that sits on top of GIL Classic in order to operate. So GIL-Find is not a replacement for GIL Classic, just a different way to search the catalog - both options will remain available to you. GIL-Find has many Web 2.0 features such as facets (to narrow searches), similar items, and tagging. If you're searching for an exact title you might find GIL Classic more helpful. If you're exploring the library collection, try GIL-Find.
You can read more about GIL-Find at gil.usg.edu/html/aboutgilfind.html.