Library News 



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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