Feedback Wanted: White noise machines in Williams group study rooms

The library is evaluating three models of white noise machines for use in group study rooms, and your feedback is wanted.

The devices under consideration are available for use now in Williams 522A, Williams 524, and Williams 535A. Users can provide feedback via a web form for each machine. The web address for each device’s feedback form is posted on a sign next to the machine in each study room.

Based on your feedback we’ll select a model to place in more study rooms in the future.

To check out the machines, reserve one of these three rooms using our online group study room booking system. (A Georgetown Law NetID is required.)

Here’s a preview of the three machines we’re testing:

Williams 522A (marpac brand)

marpac white noise machine in EBW 522A

marpac white noise machine in EBW 522A

Williams 524 (HoMedics brand)

HoMedics white noise machine in EBW 524

HoMedics white noise machine in EBW 524

Williams 535A (HemingWeigh brand)

HemingWeigh white noise machine in EBW 535A

HemingWeigh white noise machine in EBW 535A

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Wolff hours pre-integration

Please note that the hours of the Wolff Library location will be different prior to the physical move of the collection and staff into the Williams library. Please check the calendar if you have questions about when services are offered at either the Wolff or Williams location.

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In re Gault research portal

50 years ago today, on May 15, 1967, Supreme Court Associate Justice Abe Fortas delivered the landmark United States Supreme Court opinion in Application of Paul and Marjorie Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967), which held that juveniles accused of crimes in a delinquency proceeding must be afforded many of the same due process rights as adults, such as the right to counsel, the right to confront witnesses, the right against forced self-incrimination, and the right to maintain a record of the proceedings.

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Source: Record Group 267: Records of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1772 – 2007 Series: Appellate Jurisdiction Case Files, 1792 – 2010, File Unit: Case File 116, October Term 1966, In Re Gault. The link to the catalog record for the digitized case file can be found in the “archival materials” section of the research portal.

To mark in re Gault @ 50, we have launched a new research portal that offers links to archival materials documenting the case, as well as references to selected scholarship analyzing the history of the case and the state of due process in juvenile court.

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The Bear is Back: Summer Research Assistance

The reference librarians at the Georgetown Law Library enjoy helping all of our current students, recent graduates, and alumni over the summer — as much as we do during the academic year.  Whether it’s helping you navigate a research assignment or identifying materials you have access to remotely, we are happy to help you impress your colleagues, employers, or future references by connecting you with the resources you need.

You can access research assistance anywhere you have a reliable internet connection by using the Law Library’s chat reference service.  To begin chatting, click here or look for green chat button in the upper right-hand corner of the library webpages.  Our summer hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Outside of regular business hours, you can always email us or leave a message by phone, and we’ll be happy to follow up with you when you return.  If you like, you’re welcome to use any of our freely available subject-specific research guides and video tutorials.  Alumni may find the alumni resources to be an especially useful place to start.

We wish you all a wonderful, relaxing, and productive summer!

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Ebook Access

You may notice a change in the way you access some of the ebooks in the law library catalog.  If you access an ebook record and see something unexpected, try the following:

  1. If you click an ebook link and are taken to “eBook Library (EBL) – Law,” note the User Name and Password, and click the “Go” button.  Sign in with that same user name and password, or click “JoinEbook Central” to create your own.  Then search for the book to access the ebook record.  Please remember to Sign Out of the database when you are done.
  2. If you click an ebook link and are taken to a Georgetown login page, log in with your NetID and password, and then follow the directions in #1 above.
  3. If you click an ebook link and get a “Runtime Error,” try searching instead in the main campus library catalog.  If the ebook is not available via the main campus, try the law catalog again on Monday, when we hope to have the problem corrected.

If you have questions over the weekend, please contact the Circulation Desk at Williams (202-662-9131) or Wolff (202-662-4194).  See hours of operation here.

 

 

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Wrap Up Your Research While Avoiding “Fake News”

One of thnewse ways to check your sources in our wild and vast information landscape is through noting which sources have garnered professional peer acclaim, whether within the academy or among professionals. Your Georgetown Law Library colleagues, who have created the multidisciplinary research guide A Brief History of Civil Rights in the United States (as announced in a previous post), are proud to announce that it is the winner of the 2017 Publications Award, Nonprint Division, of the American Association of Law Libraries, our professional association. Congratulations to the authors: reference librarians Heather Casey, Kristina Alayan, Rachel Jorgensen, and Barbara Monroe.

For even more curated sources that pull together primary sources with deep context in the area of equal justice, check out the category tag for our National Equal Justice Library and across all subjects we have more expert guides crafted by many members of our team.

 

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Library Training for Faculty Research Assistants

Library Training for Faculty Research Assistants

The library will be holding two training sessions for new faculty research assistants this summer.  In this training, RAs will learn about library services and policies and will gain an introduction to our databases and to best research practices.

The sessions will be:

  • Tuesday, May 23rd, 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Thursday, June 1st, 3:00pm-4:00pm

All sessions will be held in the Computer Learning Center (CLC) in the Williams Law Library.

To attend this training, please RSVP here.  Any questions can be sent to Jeremy McCabe, Research Services Librarian, jjm323@georgetown.edu, 202-662-9145.

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