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Maker Hub News Archive

2020

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Library Policy Overview


The pandemic has forced the Library to implement policies to promote social distancing and minimize the potential for viral spread. We’d like to give you a quick overview of some of our policies so that we can all work together to keep Lau a safe, warm, and inviting place to study.
Students in the Dubin Room

Library Instruction Enhances Student Learning


As you plan your fall courses, be sure to contact the Library to discuss your students' learning needs. The Library offers virtual instruction options that can be integrated with your courses—both synchronous class instruction via Zoom and asynchronous options like online tutorials and research and course guides.
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Adobe Creative Cloud


Adobe Creative Cloud programs are available on the Mac computers in the Gelardin New Media Center and the Picchi Multimedia Room, which are open to Georgetown faculty, students, and staff whenever the Library is open.

Portrait of Edward Martinez and his family from the Walk Tall video

Vote for Your Favorite Library Showcase Project


Cast your vote for your favorite Library Showcase project by August 1 to support creativity, research, and entrepreneurship at Georgetown.
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Library Announces Online Summer Workshops


Learn new skills this summer—everything from ArcGIS to Zotero—in one of the Library’s online summer workshops.
Screenshot from Felicia: The Life of an Octopus Fisherwoman, showing a close-up of Felicia's left eye

Enter the Library Showcase


Show off the work you've done using Library resources
3D printed face shield frames ready to be shipped to Open Works

Lauinger Library Maker Hub Staffers and Volunteers 3D Print PPE for Healthcare Workers


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.

Mural on a building showing people behind a waving D.C. flag, in a screen cap from the Downloading Statehood video

Library Showcase Winners Announced


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.
Ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses, as seen in an electron microscope

COVID-19 Updates and Resources


Get the most recent updates about the availability of Library Services.
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Vote for Your Favorite Project Created Using Library Resources


Ever wonder how students, faculty, and staff are using resources available in the Maker Hub,

Maker Hub Hosts 3rd Annual Valentines Day Last Minute Thoughtful and Considerate Gifts Workshop


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.

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Spring Library Workshop Schedule Announced


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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Maker Hub-Supported Air Quality Monitoring Device Wins Second Place in Bark Tank Pitch Competition


While air quality is an issue that affects the health of millions of people around the world, access to real-time information about local pollution levels is out of reach for the communities most affected.