As of May 12, the Library is on intersession hours. Lauinger Library will be open 8 AM to midnight on weekdays and 9 AM to 10 PM on weekends. Lauinger will be CLOSED on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, and Sunday and Monday, May 26 and 27. Blommer Science Library will be open 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM during the week and closed on weekends. Summer hours will begin on June 3. Visit library.georgetown.edu/hours-and-locations for our complete hours.
Intersession HoursMay 15, 2013
Business Librarian Jennifer Boettcher Wins Grant
Jennifer Boettcher, Georgetown's business librarian, has won this year’s Emerald Research Grant Award. The grant is given yearly to support research in the field of business librarianship by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) division of the American Library Association. Boettcher will use the grant to create a Web-based finding aid that will help both business librarians and patrons use core business titles that have been discounted, sold or recreated into new formats. The database will track these sources and provide a list of where to find similar information that these seminal works provided. In selecting Boettcher’s proposal for this year’s award, the committee highlighted the thorough and detailed methodology, scope, timetable and projected outcomes for the project. Keep an eye out for this excellent project!May 15, 2013
Introducing a new database: Regional Business News
The Library is pleased to announce that we are now offering access to the database “Regional Business News.” This database provides full-text local business publications and media, ideal for small business, entrepreneurship and urban studies. The publications are English-only publications and US focused, but the database does have some Middle Eastern, Chinese and Eastern European publications. For additional local business sources, visit American City Business Journals.May 15, 2013
Watch Video of “Too Long Ignored” with Bob Herbert
You can now watch Bob Herbert’s lecture “Too Long Ignored” in the Digital Lecture Hall on the Library’s website. Bob Herbert was this year’s lecturer for the annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder (C’01) Memorial Lecture in April. Herbert is a former op-ed columnist for The New York Times and current Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos. He wrote for The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist for 18 years, addressing politics, urban affairs and social trends in a twice-weekly column. Be sure to check out his lecture!May 15, 2013
Books on the Move
As part of our ongoing efforts to make our resources as accessible as possible, the Library is relocating some of the books within Lauinger. All call numbers between NA and NX have been moved from the 5th floor to the 4th floor. Keep an eye out for temporary signage letting you know where we’ve moved things. And remember, if you can’t find something, our staff at Circulation are always happy to lend a hand! You can also place a hold on any item and the Library staff will retrieve it for you to pick up at the Circulation Desk.May 1, 2013
Grad students can now reserve short-term private study rooms!
Just in time for finals, grad students can now reserve short-term private study rooms online! There are ten rooms available on the 2nd and 4th floors. Each room fits one person and has a door that can be closed for quiet, private study. The rooms are reservable only for grad students and can be reserved for up to six hours a day, at least 12 hours in advance. They are not storage rooms and cannot be locked—never leave your items unattended! For more information or to reserve a room, go to library.georgetown.edu/rooms.May 1, 2013
Kindle Paperwhite E-Readers Available
The Gelardin New Media Center has 2 new Kindle Paperwhite e-readers available for checkout. We also have iPads, Kindle Fires and Bamboo tablets—visit library.georgetown.edu/gelardin/equipment to see everything we have to offer. Call Gelardin at 202-687-7410 to reserve an e-reader, tablet or other piece of equipment!May 1, 2013
More Databases on Trial
Colonial State Papers – This collection represents thousands of papers that were presented to the Privy Council and the Board of Trade between 1574 and 1757, and that relate to the governance of, and activities in, the American, Canadian and West Indian colonies of England.
Documents on British Policy Overseas – This database hosts a wide range of primary source documents from Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, shedding light on diplomatic policy and world history throughout the twentieth century.
Data Citation Index: 1900-Present – This index allows users to discover international repositories and their deposited data studies and data sets. This includes scientific literature published in journals, books and conference proceedings in subject areas such as social sciences, physical sciences, life sciences and arts and humanities.May 1, 2013