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Using Library Resources During Summer Break

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

mba on the beachCongratulations on finishing the final Term of the year! This post will fill our rising Second Years in on what Library resources, both print and online, will be available to you during summer break.

Using Library Databases During An Internship

The key point to consider when using library databases is to avoid the transfer of entire reports, articles, or data content from academically licensed databases to your summer employer. Transferring database content to a summer employer breaches our license with the vendor; and could cost the breaching user, and all of Fuqua, their access to the database.

Using databases to prepare for your internship without the transfer of content may be permissible. Please review the examples of appropriate and inappropriate use described on our web site; and email us if you have any questions.

Carlton Brown, Associate Director & IT Services Manager

Print, Audiobook, and E-Reader Use During the Summer

Leaving North Carolina for all or most of the summer? Don’t forget to return library items before you leave town.

Why? If the book you borrowed is recalled for use by another patron, you’ll need to ship it back to Ford Library. If you aren’t able to ship it back, you should know that recall fines are $3/day.

If you are borrowing a Kindle, you do get a guaranteed 4 week loan, but they can’t be renewed after that. Audiobooks are just 2 week loans.

Thank you for returning library materials before you leave!

Amy Brennan – Collection Services Librarian

Fine Forgiveness Fridays

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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The Ford Library Presents – Fine Forgiveness Fridays

Library fines got you down? Post a selfie taken in the Ford Library to our Facebook page and we will waive one of your overdue fines* during each Friday of the time period. Fine Forgiveness Fridays begin this Friday, April 17th and ends on Friday, May 8th.

FYI- If you don’t feel comfortable posting your image on our Facebook page, feel free to be creative. You just need to post a picture that you have taken in the library that infers that you were present. How you do that is up to you.

*Fine forgiveness will be applied to one Ford overdue fine incurred in the last 6 months (Nov. 2014 – April 2015). Forgiveness does not apply to fines incurred from recalled items, items that have not yet been returned, or for fines that were incurred for items owned by Duke University Libraries other than the Ford Library.

*This waive would be in addition to the once per year regular one-time waive for overdue materials that is already available to any Ford patrons. Maximum of 4 total fine waives is possible since the event will last through four consecutive Fridays. You must post one eligible picture per waive.  For any questions contact ford-library-circulation@fuqua.duke.edu.

J.B. Fuqua Collection Open House

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

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The Ford Library invites you to visit us this Friday, March 20th from 12PM to 6PM to learn more about James Brooks (J.B.) Fuqua, the founding benefactor of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

The awards, honors, memorabilia and an illustrated biographical slide deck of J.B. Fuqua will be on open display in Ford Library’s J.B. Fuqua Room, located at the end of the aisle of our main reading room.

Please visit us to learn more about this pioneering entrepreneur, self-made man, and philanthropist.

Library Hours Update (Feb.27)

Friday, February 27th, 2015

photo credit - Salt Lake TribuneFord Library will be closing at 8PM on Friday, February 27 due to winter weather conditions.

Please follow our Twitter feed for the very 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.

Library Hours Update – Feb. 26 – 27

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

icy-roadFord Library remains closed today, Thursday, 2/26/15. 

UPDATE: Ford Library has plans to open at 10AM on Friday, 2/27/15 .

Please follow our Twitter feed for the very 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.

Library Closing Early Today (2/24/15)

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

icyroad-besafeFord Library will be closing early at 5PM today (Tuesday, February 24) due to winter weather conditions.

Please follow our Twitter feed for the very 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.

Library Maintenance Alert

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

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Please pardon our noise between Wednesday and Friday, January 14-16. While things aren’t as bad as in the photo, a plumbing mishap in the spaces above the Library requires the services of sheetrock work and an industrial dehumidifier.

We are also replacing some defective lighting in the main reading room ceiling that calls for the use of a large, mobile scaffold which does make noise while operating.

We sincerely apologize for these disruptions to the Library environment; and hope to welcome everyone back for the Spring Term to a dry and well-lit Ford Library.

Photo courtesy of shorpy.com.

Library Closing for Exams August 26-27

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Exam Stress?UPDATED! – Ford Library will be hosting exams for Masters of Management Studies (MMS) students from 8AM – 12 Noon on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 26-27. The change (from 9am to 8am) in Library access hours has been made at the request of the faculty instructor.

This means the Library will be closed during these hours (8am -noon, 8/26 & 8/27) for browsing and individual study use. The following, limited library access will be available during the above exam hours.

  • Closed reserve textbooks and requested (on-hold) books may be picked up at the Library circulation desk.
  • Library materials to be returned can be placed in the drop box to the right of the Library doors. Fines will not accrue for materials that are unable to be turned in during the exam hours.
  • If you need research assistance during the above hours, please email or chat with us HERE.
  • Access to the Library Database Room and its printers will be available.

Normal access to the Library stacks and Library services will resume each day shortly after the exams have concluded. Space is at a premium here at Fuqua, and we greatly appreciate your understanding as the Library works to accommodate the academic needs of our MMS classes.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at library@fuqua.duke.edu.

Welcome To Fuqua!

Friday, July 11th, 2014

forest readerWelcome to all new students who arrived at Fuqua this week to attend the Language Institute and the Summer Math Review Course.  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 give you access to the thousands of full-text journals, eBooks, and audiobooks (online or on CD) that you can download to your own devices.

I also invite you to come 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
Ford Library Director

Library Catalog Maintenance, April 5-6

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Duke University Libraries IT staff will be conducting scheduled maintenance of the Library Online Catalog on Saturday and Sunday (April 5-6).

On Saturday (April 5), users will not be able to place hold requests, renew items online, or otherwise login to access their library accounts from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM. Searching of the catalog should not be affected.

On Sunday (April 6), catalog searches will be unavailable from 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM.

Thanks for your patience during this scheduled maintenance.