Category Archives: Alerts

Library opening at 7:30 a.m.

We are pleased to announce that due to high-demand and increased usage, the Library will now open at 7:30 a.m. when classes are in session.

When classes are not in-session, the Library will open at 8:00 a.m.

This change will take effect Wednesday, Nov. 17th, 2010.

Thank you,

The Library


Game Night Postponed

Due to the uncertain weather of this coming Friday (February 5), Game Night will be postponed.  Check back later for the new date.


Library closing at 10 pm on March 3

The Greenwood Library is opening at 10 am on Tuesday, March 3, and will close early at 10 pm.

Information Commons + Learning Center = The Learning Commons!

The Learning Center (formerly the Academic Support Center) is moving into Greenwood Library on Thursday, September 29.

The Learning Center offices are on the east side of the Information Commons. Lisa Burns, the Tutoring Coordinator, is in the Alcove facing Brock Commons, and Rebecca Sturgill, the Director, is in Room 153. Between them is the Writing Center, in the space that it has occupied for a year.

At the Alcove, students can get information about Math Lab, Writing Lab, or Foreign Language Lab sessions. There is no charge for these open labs, and students do not have to sign up in advance. Students can also arrange for tutoring in other subjects at a nominal fee.

Like the Library, the Learning Center is a place where all students can participate in collaborative learning, academic inquiry, and individual consultation. The addition of the Learning Center to the Information Commons area will create a comprehensive Learning Commons, providing a variety of learning opportunities for students in one central location.

Please call 2393 for further information.


Login Required for Using Library Computers

Beginning in May 2005, all users will need to log in when using the Library’s computers. In order to ensure that computers intended for student use are available for that purpose, a username and password are required to access public computers in the Library. The login feature provides a more secure, safe and reliable computing environment that is difficult for hackers to compromise. Please see the Computer Login Policy for more information.


New University Librarian


I would like to introduce myself to the Longwood University community. I’m Wendell Barbour, your University Librarian. I recently joined the staff on August 10.

I previously worked in the California State University System at the Bakersfield Campus. I served as Vice President for Information Resources and Chief Information Officer. I had responsibility for all information resources activities, including the library, academic and administrative computing, telecommunications and campus web services. Before going to California, I served as Dean of Academic Support at Christopher Newport University (CNU) in Newport News, VA from 1983-1996. I had many responsibilities during my tenure at CNU, including the library, computing, registrar, admissions, financial aid, international studies, online degree program, liaison to the Virginia General Assembly, and co-chaired CNU’s Southern Association of Colleges and Schools decennial self-study.

I look forward to serving all of you as University Librarian, meeting your information needs, and continuing the long tradition of excellent service to the university community.

Future news items on the What’s New page of the Greenwood Library web site will include the Information Center and the recarpeting of the library.

Please stop by my office and introduce yourself to me, and do not hesitate to contact me if you have a concern, request, etc.

Wendell Barbour
University Librarian