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Library staff photo

September 6, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Hello! A nice wholesome post for today. We took a staff photo of almost everyone who works in Lauinger or Blommer a couple of weeks ago, and here it is. Click on it to see the larger size and our smiling faces (except for one IT guy who shall remain nameless, jajajaja.)

Have a great weekend. I hope the semester is starting out well for all of you!

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Library software/hardware

May 2, 2013 · Leave a Comment

The amount and kinds of resources available in libraries can be overwhelming, and many people simply focus on what is needed to complete their assignments or research. I find this kind of situation comparable to living in DC; there is so much going on here, that many times I simply tune it out so I don’t have to make a choice, only to discover later that, “Oh, yes, the National Gallery. This is a nice spot. I should come here more often!” This post will reveal a bit more about what kinds of services Lauinger and other campus libraries offer in terms of computer software and hardware.

This chart shows all the software and hardware in Lauinger and Blommer Science Library.* Note that if you need statistical and/or GIS software (except for ERDAS), they are available on all of the “Georgetown-only” computers on the third floor. You can get this chart from the library web page by clicking “Multimedias & Computing” on the left side, then “Computers & WiFI,” and then finally “Locations & Software.”

For multimedia, the Gelardin New Media Center will be your starting point. Although the semester is winding down of course, Gelardin regularly offers training to help you use these tools. For example, if you have a presentation for a film studies course, you may want to learn how to edit clips for it. If you have obsolete media that need special attention (Betamax, anyone?), the nice folks there will be happy to help you as well.

The end of the year is in sight! I’ll be posting a couple of more times by the end of the finals. Good luck and take some deep breaths if it becomes too much (although remember your allergy meds first!)

*Information about what’s available in Dahlgren Memorial (Medical) Library is here, and in the Georgetown Law Library is here, scroll down to “Computers & Technology.”

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Reserve Lauinger study and multimedia rooms online!

April 1, 2013 · Leave a Comment

If you have a Georgetown e-mail address (i.e. students, staff, faculty, or even alumni), you can now reserve study and multimedia rooms online. Simply go to and take it from there. Notice that you can look at the schedule of the room before you book it as well. We hope this makes the reservation system much easier than before.

For this coming fall semester, I am going to see about the possibility of setting this up with my own calendar, so that it will be much easier to schedule research consultations or any other kind of meeting. More on that as it develops.

Welcome back from the short break, and good luck in the final push for the semester!

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Special Collections Research Center (SCRC)

May 17, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Georgetown’s Special Collections Research Center is on the top floor of Lauinger, and is open to anyone who wishes to use the materials housed there. For Latin American and Iberian materials, it can be invaluable for your research, especially (but not only) if you are in need of primary resources. I highly recommend that you consider it in your research strategy, you may be surprised by what useful sources you find there.

In a previous post I discussed how to use search limits in GEORGE to find films. It is not so different to find things in the Special Collections Research Center. Using the advanced GEORGE search (here), use the drop-down box under “Location” to limit the search to “LAU Special Coll.”

One great thing about special collections, besides simply looking through cool stuff, is that they have a wide variety of materials. For example, start by putting “Latin America” in the search box, limit the location, and then material type “Maps & Atlases.” There are two results, one of which dates from 1758, and the other appears to be a fancy facsimile edition of Columbus’s diaries that includes many maps. So, few results sometimes does not mean bad results!

Again, the SCRC’s webpage is here. Feel free to get in touch with anyone there if you would like further assistance, they will be more than happy to help you. Students, faculty, and outside researchers are all welcome.

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