Library News 


Asa H. Gordon Library Wireless Printing

No more loging in just to print!

You now have the ability to print from ANYWHERE, and from any device.

Visit the SSU main library's homepage and select the WIRELESS PRINTING icon.

Enter your email, (whatever email you choose to use)

Choose which printer you desire to retreive you job from:

Black and White Upstairs

Color Upstairs

Black and White downstairs

Color downstairs

then attach your document and select print.

you will recieve a access code needed to retreive your document

your document will remain accessable on the print station for three (3) hour before it is deleted.

Asa H. Gordon Library - Using student voices to improve the library experience.

Honoring Dr. Otis Johnson

The Asa H. Gordon Library congratulates Dr. Otis S. Johnson, Savannah State University's Scholar In Residence. He will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Martin Luther King Observance Day Association 40th Annual Business & Community Unity Brunch on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The brunch will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the International Trade and Convention Center. Dr. Johnson will be honored for his outstanding achievements as an Educator, Scholar and Statesman. For more information, visit:

Library Activities In December

Finals are nearly here and the Library is here for you. Pre-finals de-stress activities (games and snacks) will be available from Tuesday, November 27th - Thursday, November 29th at the Asa H. Gordon Library and at the Tiger's Liar Satellite Library in Morgan Hall, Room 124.

The main library will serve as a collaborative zone the week before finals. The library's operating hours will be 8 AM - 12 AM from Monday, November 26th to Thursday, November 29th. Liaison librarians will be available to help with research so that students can complete their papers. During the week of finals (Monday, December 3rd - Thursday, December 6th) the Tiger's Liar Satellite Library will be open from 3 PM - 12 AM. After commencement, the main library's operating hours will be Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 5 PM.

For more information contact Mary Jo Fayoyin, Library Dean at 912 358-4329 or "Using Students' Voices to Improve the Library Experience" 

Library Offering Extended Hours for Finals - Fall 2018 The Asa H. Gordon Library will continue its tradition of having extended hours the week before Finals. The Tiger's Lair Satellite Library will have extended hours the week of Finals.

Asa H. Gordon Library Hours

- Sunday, November 25th - Saturday, December 1st:

  • Monday, November 26th 8 AM - 12 AM
  • Tuesday, November 27th 8 AM - 12 AM
  • Wednesday, November 28th 8 AM - 12 AM
  • * Thursday, November 29th 8 AM - 12 AM
  • * Friday, November 30th 8 AM - 5 PM
  • * Saturday, December 1st CLOSED

The Tiger's Lair Satellite Library (Morgan Hall, Room 124) Hours -

  • Saturday, December 1st - Friday, 7th:
  • * Saturday, December 1st 12 PM - 5 PM
  • * Sunday, December 2nd CLOSED
  • * Monday, December 3rd 3 PM - 12 AM
  • * Tuesday, December 4th 3 PM - 12 AM
  • * Wednesday, December 5th 3 PM - 12 AM
  • * Thursday, December 6th 3 PM - 12 AM
  • * Friday, December 7th CLOSED

The Asa H. Gordon Library will resume regular operating hours Sunday, December 2nd - Friday, December 7th. The Tiger's Lair Satellite Library will have regular hours Monday, November 26th - Friday, November 30th. Asa H. Gordon Library "Using Students' Voices To Improve The Library Experience"


Wednesdays are Study Nights at the Tiger’s Lair Satellite Library! Discover a unique and supportive study experience every Wednesday from 3:00 – 8:00 at Morgan Hall #124. Library staff and peer tutors are on-hand to provide research and academic assistance. Plus…


  • Visual and tactile study: Post-its, highlighters, etc. provided
  • Audio study: Enjoy calming instrumental music playing in the background
  • Silent study: Borrow a pair of headphones and tune out the world
  • Solo study: Get comfy in a pod chair (with plug-ins to keep your technology charged)
  • Partner / small group study: Collaborate at the tables or computers


For more information please visit or email Heather Koopmans, Satellite Library Manager,

The satellite library (Tiger's Lair) will be open from 3 PM - 10 PM on Monday, October 1, 2018 - Thursday, October 4, 2018.  The satellite library will still be closed on Friday, October 5th and will be open it's regular hours of 12 PM - 5 PM on Saturday, October 6th. 


LYRASIS Gives Back To Savannah State University With an organizational history dating back to 1936, LYRASIS is one of the nation's largest non-profit technology and services organizations, serving more than 1,000 member academic and public libraries, museums, archives and other collections-holding organizations in 28 countries. One of these members is Savannah State University's Asa H. Gordon Library. On September 18, 2018, the 50 member Lyrasis staff will be in Savannah for their staff meeting. As a part of the meeting Lyrasis staff will be on campus as volunteers for community service as a way of giving back to the library community. Robert Miller, CEO of LYRASIS said, "We are pleased to bring our world-class team to the beautiful campus of SSU. With Savannah State being a part of our Leaders Circle, which is our membership tier that is action focused; moving the communities local and global towards innovation, collaboration and change for the greatest impact and outreach we are excited to give back through collaborative efforts of this nature. This partnership is truly a reflection of our mission to serve our members." The community service projects include processing new collections for the Special Collections department, helping to weed the main library collection, advertising and promoting the new Satellite Library located in Morgan Hall (Room 124) and well as helping with digitizing files and setting up computers in the main library. More information about Lyrasis can be found at For more information contact Mary Jo Fayoyin, Library Dean at 912 358-4329 or<> "Using Students' Voices to Improve the Library Experience"

For more information contact Mary Jo Fayoyin, Library Dean at 912 358-4329 or "Using Students' Voices to Improve the Library Experience"

National Library Week: April 8-14, 2018 - Theme: Libraries Lead!

The Asa H Gordon Library is your ultimate resource for navigating the contemporary information wilderness, and librarians are your best guides. National Library Week is an annual, nationally-organized opportunity to celebrate the positive impact libraries have on their communities, and we at Savannah State’s Gordon Library want to invite the entire campus community to come and get to know us a little better. We have put together a week of activities. On Monday (4/9), Tuesday (4/10), and Wednesday (4/11), we’ll host meet-and-greet events at the main library (Mon and Wed) and at the Tiger’s Lair Satellite Library in Morgan Hall (Tues). At these events, you can come by and see what we can do for you and your research projects, tell us what you love or would like to see at the library, enter a raffle for some fabulous library prizes, pick up some free library SWAG, and even get a few sweet treats to take with you to class. Our celebration culminates on Thursday afternoon, when we’re treating everyone to some free ice cream from Bruster’s, from 2-4 PM, right on the Gordon Library’s lawn!

We hope you’ll join us for some of these activities. Contact Patrick Morgan, Student Success & Outreach Librarian, with any questions: 912-358-4332 or

MLK Memorial Bell-tolling

On the 4th of April this year, the world will mark the fiftieth anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, where King was taking part in demonstrations for the civil rights of local sanitation workers. He was just 39 years old, and had already played a key role in fighting against racial and socio-economic inequality in the United States, a role that would continue to develop well after his untimely death.

Among the many commemorative events planned around the country and across the globe is an effort to unite the voices of as many bells as possible. At the time of King’s murder - 7:01 PM - bells everywhere will be struck (tolled) 39 times in commemoration of this tragedy and in observation of his legacy. We at the Asa H Gordon Library hope to add our own campus bell to this widespread chorus.

Student and community volunteers are needed to bring this event to fruition. We invite the participation of bell-tollers and observers interested in bringing about and witnessing Savannah State University’s contribution to this memorial.

If you are interested, please contact Patrick Morgan, Student Success & Outreach Librarian, at 912-358-4332 or


NEXIS UNI (Developed by LexisNexis) provides access to the vast collection of news, company and legal information you’ve come to expect from LexisNexis. Nexis Uni will provide users with the answers they need for broad or focused searches—making it an ideal solution for both undergraduate and graduate researchers.
Designed for the evolving needs of today’s students, Nexis Uni delivers a streamlined search experience that includes personalization, discovery, and collaboration features students want in their research journey. With Nexis Uni, students can:

Self-register for an ID and password, allowing for a more personalized research experience including Alerts set-up, saved searches and more.

Search across all content at once and use results visualization to identify key concepts quickly.

Take advantage of discipline pages for a quick, at-a-glance view of relevant sources, searches and topics.

Share documents and folders in a collaborative workspace for group projects.

Use their preferred tech devices—laptop, tablet or mobile—thanks to a responsive site design.

Available @Your Library

Contact a reference librarian for questions or assistance. 912-358-4323


The Satellite Library as a part of the Freshmen Center is located in Morgan Hall. The Satellite Library builds on the “Mobile Librarian” initiative by creating a permanent location for students to receive library services in a location near the residence halls of first and second year students. The Satellite Library will be open to all students and will have hours later than the hours of the main library.

 Check out this story in Tiger's Roar - Library prepares to open satellite location in Morgan Hall

Mobile librarian

Mobile Librarian is an initiative to station a librarian in various buildings throughout campus. Students, faculty and staff can stop by and receive assistance with research. 

 Thursday, February 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: King-Frazier Student Center
Thursday, February 22, 1 - 3 p.m.: Science & Technology Building                                                                                      Thursday, March 1, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: King-Frazier Student Center
Thursday, March 8, 1 - 3 p.m.: Herty Hall
Thursday, March 22, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: King-Frazier Student Center
Thursday, March 29, 1 - 3 p.m.: Social Sciences Building

Contact: Patrick Morgan in the library, at 912-358-4332 or


New Student Success & Outreach Librarian

Asa H, Gordon would like to introduce Mr. PatricK Morgan, he is the Student Success & Outreach Librarian. Mr. Morgan is the newest member of our staff, he comes to us from the frozen wastes of Michigan. Among his primary duties he is actively collaborating with  individual students in novel and meaningful ways, and participating in programming to ensure they're success while in school at Savannah State University and after graduation. Mr. Morgan is the primary liaison for COST - the College of Sciences & Technology. He teaches library sessions for his liaison areas and for the First Year Experience program.

 Wednesday, November 15th at 3:00 PM

 Dr. Otis Johnson, SSU's Scholar In Residence will present a lecture on "Climate Change: Is It Real Or Is Is A Hoax" in the Library's Art Gallery.  Faculty, Staff and Students are welcome to attend.

Students can earn Tiger STRIPES by attending. Faculty and Staff are welcome to bring their classes.

Wednesday, November 15th at 11:00 AM

Dr. Otis Johnson, SSU's Scholar In Residence will present a lecture on "A Review of the First Year of the Trump Administration" in the Library's Art Gallery. Faculty, Staff and Students are welcome to attend.
Students can earn Tiger STRIPES by attending. Faculty and Staff are welcome to bring their classes.

Library Database in the Spotlight:

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global--A new comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses worldwide, spanning from 1743 to the present day; offering full-text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full - text for works written prior to 1997. Access through GALILEO @; contact a reference librarian for questions or assistance.

Autumn Johnson Presents at the 2017 Georgia Libraries Conference in Columbus, GA

Information Literacy Librarian, Autumn Johnson, recently presented “Look Here! Engaging the Senses and the ACRL Framework with Library Displays” at the 2017 Georgia Libraries Conference in Columbus, Georgia.  Johnson shared her experience creating visual displays for Savannah State students that incorporated information literacy teaching. Information Literacy is broadly defined as the ability to recognize when information is needed and to have the ability to find, evaluate, and use that information effectively.  Librarians work with faculty to teach these skills using the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as a guiding document.

Dean Fayoyin Presented With the 2017 Presidential Medallion

Congratulations to Dean Mary Jo Fayoyin! She was presented with the 2017 Presidential Medallion at the SSUNAA Homecoming Gala on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel.

2017 Homecoming Decorations – Library Lobby

Library faculty, staff, and student workers (Ms. Brannen, Ms. Miller, Ms. Ogden, Ms. Anthony, Ms. Rastegar) worked diligently to prepare for the 2017 Homecoming Decorating contest. The theme was #Classic. Each SSU department that chooses to participate in the contest whether it was a door, a lobby or an office was judged on: 1) Expression of theme, 2) Overall Design, 3) Attractiveness, and 4) Creativity. The library faculty and staff chose to replicate a parade float from the 1950s – 1960s. The library placed 3rd this year in the lobby category. Good job, everyone!

Asa H. Gordon Library Hosts 2017 SSUNAA Queens Coronation & Alumni Reception

On Thursday, October 5, the Asa H. Gordon Library hosted the 2017 SSUNAA Queens Coronation in the Art Gallery. After the ceremony, the queens and alumni enjoyed a reception, also hosted by the library.

Dean Fayoyin Selected As Digital Library Federation Fellow

Dean Mary Jo Fayoyin has been selected as one of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) HBCU Fellows. Formed in 1995, the Digital Library Federation (DLF) is a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) that brings together a consortium of college and university libraries, public libraries, museums, and related institutions with the stated mission of "advancing research, learning, social justice, and the public good through digital library technologies." Travel expenses for the 2017 DLF Liberal Arts/HBCUs Preconference and Forum has been paid for by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The conference, which will be held in Pittsburgh, will focus on digital libraries and library-based teaching as a common mission and common ground between liberal arts colleges or programs and HBCUs. The DLF Forum will be keynoted by Afrofuturist writer, lawyer, and community organizer Rasheedah Phillips. Click on this link for more information about the conference: More information about the DLF HBCU Fellows can be found here:

Integrated Library System Implementation

This summer our institution implemented a new Integrated Library System (ILS). The most noticeable difference patrons will see is the new interface to our catalog. For more information on accessing your library account, visit

Our patrons will continue to have access to GIL Express. GIL Express is a service offered at all libraries within the University System of Georgia. The service is an innovative resource sharing initiative that allows students, faculty, and staff access to all eligible circulating material at all USG libraries.

If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions or concerns with using our new system, please contact us at (912)358-4324.

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