CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: The library is closed effective Tuesday, March 24th. Continuing services will include: access to online materials; reference, class or research consultations; and assistance with securing expanded online access to curriculum-based and/or research materials. For more information see the Georgetown Libraries COVID-19 Updates and Resources page and the Library's COVID-19 FAQ.
The library may be closed, but that has not stopped our makers from using its resources in this difficult time. The Lauinger Library Maker Hub staffers and volunteers have been making use of the 3D printers to help provide essential personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers in the area. Makers have taken 7 of the 3D printers home so that they can print face shield frames, which help essential workers protect themselves from the virus. The team’s experience with the printers, sense of community, and desire to help during this unpredictable time made the printing process possible.
This semester's showcase highlights 17 projects from Fall 2019, including videos and podcasts created using software and spaces in the Gelardin New Media Center, laser-cut and 3-D printed objects made in the Maker Hub, and a research paper written about manuscripts and archives found in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections.
Did you wake up and realize that tomorrow is Valentine’s day? Is your special someone expecting a thoughtful, considerate gift and you haven’t given it any thought or consideration until the last minute? Then come on down to the Maker Hub for our “Valentine’s Day Last Minute Thoughtful and Considerate Gifts” workshop.
The Library has announced its spring workshop schedule!
Library workshops are free to all members of the Georgetown community interested in learning research and technology skills and applications, including citation management, digital mapping, video and audio production, data visualization, and more! Upcoming workshop topics include:
Introduction to Zotero
Valentine's Day Last-Minute Thoughtful and Considerate Gifts
Mapping with ArcGIS
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