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New Faculty Orientation

Harriette Hemmasi
Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to Georgetown from the University Library. I am delighted that you have chosen Georgetown, and I look forward to working with you in the future.

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For Your Research

Our expert librarians can guide you through our collection of more than 3 million books and the research process as a whole.

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For Your Teaching

Let us be your partner in instruction. Library services like reserves for class readings, tutorials, and course-specific reference guides will make your day-to-day teaching easier.

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Digital Tools and Scholarship

Enhance your research and teaching with digital scholarship techniques like text mining, digital mapping, and data visualization. The Library gives you access to the productivity, creative, and subject-specific software you’ll need, and the expertise to help you use it all effectively.

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Copyright

As a creator and user of copyrighted material in both teaching and scholarship, you may have questions about your rights and responsibilities under copyright law. The Library can help guide you through the maze of rights and responsibilities connected to fair use, permissions, retaining rights to your work, and more.

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Scholarly Communication

Sharing your findings is a critical, but sometimes intimidating or onerous, part of the research process. The Library’s scholarly communication services can help you make informed decisions about how and where to publish your work—and how to share it through other forms of media—to ensure it has the greatest possible impact and reach.

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COVID-19 Information

Like most of the campus, our physical buildings are currently closed due to the pandemic. However, we are still working to serve your needs. Learn more about how we’re working to protect our users, Covid-specific policies and practices, and the services we’re offering during the pandemic.

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Getting Around the Library

The Library has books, but it’s also got coffee, exhibitions, and work carrels reserved for faculty only. Prepare for our eventual reopening and get your bearings with a review of the spaces within the library.