Category Archives: Library Events

Faculty Research Assistant Training

Library Training for Faculty Research Assistants

The library will be holding two training sessions for new faculty research assistants this fall.  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 training sessions will be:

  • Wednesday, September 27, 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Thursday, October 5, 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 for September 27 or October 5. For questions, please contact Andrea Muto, Research Services Librarian, amm574@georgetown.edu or 202-661-6598.

Law Library Student Survey – 2016

To all current Law Students:

The Law Library is conducting a survey of all Georgetown law students. Please take about 10 minutes to give us your feedback on the law library’s collections, services and any related matters. We promise to read every comment submitted, and we’ll do what we can to act on and respond to your feedback.

Take the 2016 Law Library Survey

For the Spring 2016 Georgetown Law Library Survey, we will award four prizes of $50 to be added to the winners’ Georgetown GoCards. After completing the survey, you’ll have a chance to enter your email address to be entered for the drawing. We will keep the survey open through Monday, March 21st and plan to announce student winners soon after this.

It should only take a few minutes to complete the voluntary survey. Based on feedback in prior years, we released a new Map-It feature for the catalog, provided text transcripts to new video tutorials, purchased additional book scanners, replaced all desktop computers in the public areas in Wolff and Williams, opened a self-service café in the Williams Library, added adjustable standing desks in both libraries, and posted a prominent directory near the elevators as well as smaller signs on every entrance of the Williams Library.

You can review a summary of survey responses from 2007 to 2015 on our website.

Legal Eats: Grand Opening Today at 11 AM

Join us today at 11 a.m. for the Grand Opening of Legal Eats – the new unattended micromarket by Avenue C.

Legal Eats is on the first floor of the E.B. Williams Library in the former canteen space.

Reach the cafe from the journals’ entrance or from within the library (take the elevator to the first floor, and the entrance to the cafe will be by the water fountain at the bottom of the stairs).

After the grand opening, the cafe will be open to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  If you want to get something to eat when the library is closed, use the journals’ entrance to access the cafe using your GoCard.

Find more information about setting up an account with Avenue C and other payment options here.

Coming Soon: New Self-Service Cafe in Williams … And Canteen Closed October 21-25

We are excited to announce that Legal Eats – an unattended micromarket by Avenue C – will be opening on the First Floor of the E.B. Williams Library on October 26.

Legal Eats will feature fresh sandwiches, salads, and a wide variety of snacks and beverages.  You will be able to select what you want from coolers and displays and then use a self-checkout machine to pay.

Starting on the 26th, you will be able to reach Legal Eats from within the library space: just take the elevator to the first floor, and the entrance to the market will be by the water fountain at the bottom of the stairs.

Legal Eats will be installed by Avenue C in the current canteen space this week, and so the canteen will be closed to students from October 21 through October 25.

We look forward to seeing you at the grand opening of Legal Eats on October 26!

Library Training for Fall Faculty Research Assistants

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

The sessions will be held at the following dates/times in the Computer Learning Center (CLC) in the Williams Law Library:

  • Friday, September 25, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 30, 3:30pm-4:30pm

To attend this training, research assistants simply need to sign up on the library’s website.

Any questions or requests for additional information may be sent to Morgan Stoddard, Research Services Librarian, mms237@law.georgetown.edu, 202-661-6598.

Law Library Student Survey – 2015

To all current Law Students:

The Law Library is conducting a survey of all Georgetown law students. Please take about 10 minutes to give us your feedback on the law library’s collections, services and any related matters. We promise to read every comment submitted, and we’ll do what we can to act on and respond to your feedback.

Take the 2015 Law Library Survey

For the Spring 2015 Georgetown Law Library Survey, we will award four prizes of $50 to be added to the winners’ Georgetown GoCards. After completing the survey, you’ll have a chance to enter your email address to be entered for the drawing. We will keep the survey open through Monday, March 23rd and plan to announce student winners soon after this.

It should only take a few minutes to complete the voluntary survey. Based on feedback in prior years, we revised the past exam archive, added additional armchairs and sofas on the 4th floor of the Williams Library, released a new Map-It feature for the catalog, added a flat screen display in severstudy room, purchased additional book scanners, and replaced all desktop computers in the public areas in Wolff and Williams.

In 2104, 540 students replied, with representation from each class as shown here:

2014-year-status

You can review a summary of survey responses from 2007 to 2014 on our website.

 

2014 Law Library Student Survey – Runs through March 24

The Law Library is conducting a survey of all Georgetown law students. Please take about 10 minutes to give us your feedback on the law library’s collections, services and any related matters. We promise to read every comment submitted, and we’ll do what we can to act on and respond to your feedback.

Take the 2014 Law Library Survey [Georgetown login required]

For the Spring 2014 Georgetown Law Library Survey, we’re awarding four prizes of $50 to be added to your Georgetown GoCard. After completing the survey, you’ll have a chance to enter your email address to be entered for the drawing. We will keep the survey open through Monday, March 24th and plan to announce student winners soon after this.

It should only take a few minutes to complete the voluntary survey. Based on feedback in prior years, we revised the past exam archive, added the Williams hydration station, purchased new chairs for the Wolff study rooms, and added more book scanning options in both locations.

You can review a summary of survey responses from 2007 to 2013 on our website.

In 2013, 595 students responded from the following groups:

2013 response summary chart

2013 Student Library Survey Response Summary

Library Training for Faculty Research Assistants

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

The sessions will be held at the following dates/times in the Computer Learning Center (CLC) in the Williams Law Library:

  • Wednesday, February 5, 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Friday, February 14, 11am-12pm

To attend this training, please sign-up here.

Any questions or requests for additional information may be sent to Morgan Stoddard, Research Services Librarian, mms237@law.georgetown.edu, 202-661-6598.

Law at the Movies Presents: Hannah Arendt, November 6th, 2013, 6-9pm

Hannah Arendt poster

Please join us for a screening of Hannah Arendt on:

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 –  6:00 – 9:00 pm

Georgetown University Law Center
McDonough Hall, Room 141
Map & Directions

The event is free and open to the public, and we will serve pizzas and beverages.

The 2012 film centers on Arendt’s response to the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, which she covered for The New Yorker, and subsequently published as a book: Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1st ed. 1963). Her writing on the trial became controversial for its depiction of both Eichmann and the Jewish councils.

Screening followed by a discussion of the film, led by:

  • Professor James Loeffler, 2013-2014 Dean’s Visiting Scholar, Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellow, Georgetown Law Center and Associate Professor, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia

NEW: Bibliography for the Equal Justice Film Festival

To supplement this spring’s successful Equal Justice Film Festival and encourage further research and exploration, the Georgetown Law Library has compiled a brief bibliography of resources, including books, scholarly articles, and other films on related topics.

You can view or download it in PDF: Georgetown Law Library Equal Justice Film Festival – A Concise Bibliography.

For more information about the films and speakers that were part of the series, see the Film Festival website at www.law.georgetown.edu/library/about/125/filmfestival.cfm.