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Using Library Resources During Summer Break

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

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 use cases 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

Student Survey

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Do you love the Ford Library as much as we do? Do you have suggestions for improvements or just want to share your thoughts? Would you like to win a drone? Fill out our survey here.

As the Spring semester wraps up, we would love to get your feedback in our student survey. Let us know how you really feel about us in a quick survey and you could win a drone! We will randomly select a winner after the survey closes on Sunday, April 28. You must qualify per the rules below in order to enter. Good luck!

Rules:
1) Must be a current Fuqua student
2) Must fill out our student survey between 4/15-4/26 and include contact information so we can let you know if you win!

Fine Forgiveness Fridays

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Library fines got you down? During Fine Forgiveness Fridays, April 12 – May 10, the Ford Library will waive or credit one fine* each time you interact with us online. You can like or follow us on any of our social media accounts and post library-related photos to our Facebook page or to Instagram with the hashtag #fordlibrary. You can get up to seven fines waived total during this event.

It’s easy!

  1. Snap a library-related photo. It could be of a favorite book or place to read, a photo featuring the Ford Library and/or its collections, or just of you in the library.
  2. Post the photo to our Facebook page or to your Instagram/Twitter account with the hashtag #fordlibrary.
  3. Send us an email to let us know you have posted it.
  4. Follow us @fordlibrary on Instagram, @fordlibraryweb on Twitter, or our Facebook page.
    Please note: Your social media profile must be set to public during the promotion so that we can see your photo. We have to approve posts to our Facebook page before they will appear.

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

Rules:
All current Duke University students are eligible to participate.
Each photo must be tagged #fordlibrary and posted between April 12th and May 10th, 2019. Your photo(s) may be shared, copied, and used in Ford Library promotional material.
A maximum of seven overdue fine waives total will be allowed per student during the promotion.
*Waives or credits may only be applied to overdue Ford Library fines incurred in the last 6 months (from November 2018 – May 2019).
*Waives or credits 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 (one waive per student per year for eligible fines). Feel free to ask about this policy too.

Fuqua Book Exchange

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Ford Library invites the Fuqua community to participate in the Fuqua Book Exchange from April 13th through May 15th, 2019. Donate your gently used books to other students, staff, faculty, or to the library. Give a book, take a book. All subjects are welcome. Free!

Drop off your book donations at the Ford Library circulation desk. Books for exchange are located on a “Fuqua Book Exchange” shelf at the back of the Ford Library. Just follow the arrows. We will donate any books unclaimed after the exchange to Durham County Public Library.

Ford Library Open Tuesday

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

(UPDATED: 12/10/18) Duke University’s Severe Weather Policy will end at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. As a result, Ford Library will be opening at 10a.m. when the Severe Weather Policy lifts.

For updates on our Library hours, please follow this blog post and our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

For updates on the Severe Weather Policy from Duke University and Fuqua regarding class scheduling and access to campus, please monitor https://emergency.duke.edu/ and your Duke email account.

Stay safe everyone!

Hurricane Florence Relief Fine Waive Event

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Ford Library, in conjunction with Duke Libraries and Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, is now collecting non-perishable food and household items for those affected by Hurricane Florence.

Fine waives will be offered for donations of food items, hygiene items, and select paper products. 1 item donated =$1 in fines waived.

Donations will accepted from Wednesday 10/10 – Friday 10/26.

Guidelines:

  • Replacement fees on lost items that haven’t been returned are not eligible for fine waives.
  • Maximum fine waive amount per patron is $25.
  • Please, no expired food items.
  • Most needed items: canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats, canned beans & soup ..
  • Details on other needed items are in this linked document.

Thanks for your support!

Extended Library Hours

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Ford Library will be open extended hours this weekend from 8am – 8pm, Saturday (9/22); and from 8am – 12am, Sunday (9/23).

The Fuqua School will be holding make-up classes here on campus on the above dates, and Ford Library is extending its weekend hours so that our students can access reserve materials and in-house data resources.  Professional library staff will not be on site this weekend; but access to materials and resources and the Library will be available.

Ford Library Closing Early Thursday

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

UPDATED (9/15/18) – Ford Library will remain closed due to severe weather conditions related to Hurricane Florence through Saturday, September 15th.  Ford Library will be open from 12 noon – 6pm, Sunday, September 16th.

For updates on Library hours, please follow our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

For updates on the Severe Weather Policy from Duke University and Fuqua regarding class scheduling and access to campus, please monitor https://emergency.duke.edu/ and your Duke email account.

Welcome Back, Second-Year Students!

Monday, August 27th, 2018

student in libraryWhether you are a first-time visitor to our library or returning to a cherished study spot, Ford Library welcomes you.

As a reminder, our library web pages give you access to the Ford Library 24 hours every day.

On our website, you can locate information like:

You can also always contact us with your questions.

Wishing you success at the start of your academic year.

Updated: Ford Library Closed Friday-Sunday, 8/17 – 8/19

Friday, August 17th, 2018

UPDATED (8/19/2018) : Ford Library will re-open to patrons at 1PM on Monday, August 20

At 8:30am, Friday morning (8/17/18), Ford Library experienced major water pipe breaks in the spaces above our main circulation and service desks and many staff offices.

As a result, Ford Library is closed to patrons effective immediately until further notice (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, 8/17-8/19).  An update will be posted Sunday evening (8/19/18) regarding our hours for patron access (if any) on Monday, 8/20.

Delivery of and access to physical materials will be delayed until next week.  Reference and research assistance services will be available by email — reference-librarians@fuqua.duke.edu — during our normal hours.

Online services and resources provided by Ford Library have not been affected, and remain available through our web site.

Please send any questions related to this matter to us at library@fuqua.duke.edu.

Thanks for your patience and understanding as we work to deal with this challenge.