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Martin Luther King Day at Ford Library

Friday, January 13th, 2017

dr. martin luther king

The Ford Library will be open for our normal hours on the Martin Luther King holiday, Monday, January 16th.

Due to the University holiday on Monday, in-person reference and research assistance services will not be available until Tuesday, January 17th.

Our hours on Monday, January 16th will be 7:30am – midnight.

 

Library Closed This Weekend

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

snow_shoesFord Library will be closed this weekend, January 7th – 8th, due to predicted winter weather.

Please follow our Twitter feed for the latest updates on the Library’s operating hours during winter weather conditions.

Feel free to direct any questions or concerns to us at reference-librarians@fuqua.duke.edu.

Ford Library Open Labor Day

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

imageFord Library will be open for our normal Semester / Term Hours on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th.

All Library services and resources as provided by our circulation desk attendants will be available except for research assistance.

Our professional staff, and expert reference librarians will return on Tuesday, September 6th to help guide you toward success in your MBA.

Good Luck in Fall Term 1!

Library Services at Fuqua

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

ford library imageWelcome to our new MBA and MMS students and welcome back to our returning second year MBA’s. Students bring an energy and vitality to our university and to our city. We hope your move went smoothly and that as you explore the city and the university, you come to enjoy your new home as much as we do.

Duke Libraries are among the elite libraries of the world. Since you have found your way to the Ford Library Blog, you must already know that the library web pages give you access to the library 24 hours every day. You can access the online catalog for all of Duke’s libraries as well as the libraries of other research universities in the area, including UNC and NC State (noted in the catalog as TRLN Libraries).

Besides print resources, the Duke catalog gives you access to the thousands of full-text journals, eBooks, and audiobooks (online or on CD) that you can download to your own devices. We also offer business e-book collections on Kindles as well as a variety of career tools.

I also invite you to come in person to our library, the most beautiful space on campus (“like reading in a forest” – an actual quote from an MBA), and a quiet place to study. Introduce yourself to Jane Day, our fabulous director of reference services. Or consult with any of our reference librarians in person at the reference desk, by email or by online chat.

We can help you be successful during your time here at the Fuqua School.

Meg Trauner MLS, MBA
Associate Dean for Library Services
and Ford Library Director

New Database Resource: Mergent Online

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

mergentonline

The Ford Library is pleased to announce that we now subscribe to Mergent Online, a comprehensive source of information about US and international companies, both public and private. Research company histories, executives, financials, competitors, equity research, SEC filings, and more. Search by individual company name/ticker or use the “Advanced Search” tab to screen according to a variety of criteria.

Our subscribed modules also include Global Industry Reports, Country Profiles, and Investext Snapshot analyst reports.

Access Mergent Online via our Databases A-Z list.

Ford Library Closed July 4th

Friday, July 1st, 2016

fireworks_flagFord Library will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Our summer hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5th.

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!

 

Congratulations and Best Wishes

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

The warm spring days between the last exam of the term and graduation weekend are the sweetest of the year. Congratulations to graduating second year MBA’s and all MMS students. The Ford Library staff extends our best wishes for continued success and much happiness in your adventure ahead.

© Meg Trauner & Ford Library – Fuqua School of Business.
All rights reserved.

J.B. Fuqua Collection Open House

Monday, April 11th, 2016

collection photo

Ford Library invites you to learn more about J.B. Fuqua, founding benefactor of the Fuqua School of Business, at the J.B. Fuqua Collection Open House. The collection, which includes awards, papers, and photographs of J.B. Fuqua, will be on display in the J.B. Fuqua Collection Room, located at the end of the main aisle of the Ford Library Reading Room. Please stop by to visit the collection on Friday, April 15th from 12-6 p.m.

Fuqua Book Exchange

Friday, April 8th, 2016

book exchange imageFord Library invites the Fuqua community to participate in the Fuqua Book Exchange, April 15th-May 15th. Donate your gently-used books to other students, staff, faculty, or to the library. Give a book, take a book. Free!

Drop off your book donations at the Ford Library circulation desk, all subjects are welcome. Books for exchange will be housed in a “Fuqua Book Exchange” shelf in the Career section, located at the back of the Ford Library. Any books unclaimed after the exchange will be donated to Better World Books or to Friends of the Durham Library.

Fine Forgiveness Fridays

Friday, March 25th, 2016

overdue image

Library fines got you down? April 1st through May 13th, the Ford Library will waive one overdue library fine* for each “shelfie” you post to Instagram or Facebook, up to six fine waives total.

It’s easy!

1. Follow @fordlibrary on Instagram or like our Facebook page.
2. Snap a “shelfie”, or photo, of a favorite book or place to read, or of something artistic featuring the Ford Library and its collections.
3. Post the photo to your Instagram account or to Ford Library’s Facebook page with #fordlibraryshelfie

Please note: Your Instagram profile must be set to public during the promotion so that we can see your photo.

Rules:
1. All Duke University students are eligible to participate.
2. Each photo must be tagged #fordlibraryshelfie and posted between Friday, April 1 and Friday, May 13th, 2016. Your photo(s) may be shared, copied, and used in Ford Library promotional material.
3. *Each Friday during the promotion, we will waive one Ford Library overdue fine for each photo posted that week. A maximum of six overdue fine waives total will be allowed per student during the promotion.
4. Waives apply to overdue fines incurred in the last 6 months (Nov. 2015 – May 13, 2016) only.
5. Waives will not apply to items that have not yet been returned, for fines that were incurred at other Duke University Libraries, or for recall fines (where another patron was waiting for the overdue item). This promotion is in addition to our existing one-time waive policy.

Questions? Email: ford-library-circulation@fuqua.duke.edu