9 Things To Do First At The Library

91.) Watch the Library video tour: Introduce (or reintroduce!) yourself to Lau with our Library video tour.

2.) Stop by a Library Open House!: How do you find a book? How late is the Library open? Who can help answer the million other questions you’ll have? Drop by one of our upcoming open houses to find out!

3.) Find your course reserves: It may only be the beginning of classes, but homework has already begun. Find your electronic course reserves on the Library website and borrow physical reserves from the Circulation Desks in Lauinger and Blommer Science Libraries.

4.) Schedule a research consultation with your subject specialist: As soon as you get your first research assignment, schedule an appointment with your subject specialist. They can show you how to search the Library’s millions of resources effectively and point you in the direction of the best resources for your topic.

5.) Follow the Library: Keep up-to-date on the latest news and information from the Library by following us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram! We post news, alerts and lots of interesting Georgetown history. Don’t miss out!

6.) Sign up for a Gelardin workshop: The Library’s Gelardin New Media Center offers a series of free workshops on everything from data visualization to social media marketing every semester. Sign up early because they fill up fast!

7.) Explore the Booth Family Center for Special Collections: The Library has a large collection of rare and unique materials in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, most of which are available for research. If you’re taking a class requiring original research this semester, take a few moments to explore Special Collections, which includes the University ArchivesRare BooksManuscripts and theUniversity Art Collection. Don’t forget to stop by to see the latest exhibitions they have up!

8.) Make a lynda.com playlist: What are your goals this year? Want to become a master public speaker or an Excel ninja? Log in to lynda.com to find thousands of professional video tutorials on technology and professional skills.

9.) Reserve a group study room: You don’t have to work on that group project in the middle of Lau 2! Book a group study room instead. All group study rooms are equipped with white boards and monitors so you can work collaboratively. Reserve them online up to a week in advance!

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