Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category

Welcome, New Students!

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Student studyingThe Ford Library welcomes you to Fuqua! We can help you reach your peak performance at Fuqua by connecting you with key information resources.

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 that you can download to your own device or borrow as a Ford Library Kindle.

I also invite you to come to our library, one of Duke’s best study spots (“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, by e-mail or by online chat.

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

Congratulations and Best Wishes

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

graduation caps

As the warm days of April draw to a close, it is time to say goodbye to our graduating MMS students and 2nd year MBAs.

Congratulations on all you have achieved while at Duke. Job well done! Best wishes for continued success throughout your career and in your life.

Fuqua Book Exchange

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

fuqua book exchange

Ford Library invites the Fuqua community to participate in the Fuqua Book Exchange from April 13th through May 15th. 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 in 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 Better World Books or to Book Harvest (children’s and young adult books).

Fine Forgiveness Event

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

fine forgiveness event

Are you graduating or just heading out soon for the summer and worried about paying library fines? Monday, April 16th through Friday, May 11th, the Ford Library will waive one overdue library fine* for each “shelfie” you post to social media with the hashtag #fordlibraryshelfie, up to five fine waives total.

It’s easy!

1. Snap a “shelfie,” a book-related photo. It could be of a favorite book or place to read, a “book face,” or a photo featuring the Ford Library and/or its collections.

2. Post the photo to your Instagram or Twitter account, or to our Facebook page, with the hashtag #fordlibraryshelfie.

3. Send us an email to let us know you have posted it.

Please note: Your social media profile must be set to public during the promotion so that we can see your photo and we have to approve posts to our Facebook page before they will appear.

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

 

Rules:
1. All current Duke University students are eligible to participate.

2. Each photo must be tagged #fordlibraryshelfie and posted between Monday, April 16th and Friday, May 11th, 2018. Your photo(s) may be shared, copied, and used in Ford Library promotional material.

3. A maximum of five overdue fine waives total will be allowed per student during the promotion.

4. *Waives apply to overdue fines incurred in the last 6 months (from November 2017 – May 2018) 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.

Ford Library Open Labor Day

Friday, September 1st, 2017

imageFord Library will be open for our normal Semester / Term Hours on Labor Day, Monday, September 4th.

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 5th to help guide you toward success in your MBA.

Good Luck in Fall Term 1!

Holiday Closing: Sunday, July 2 – Tuesday, July 4

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

The Ford Library will be closed Sunday, July 2nd – Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Summer hours will resume on Wednesday, July 5th.

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!

Library Databases and Internships

Friday, May 12th, 2017

laptop-user

Congratulations on finishing your first year at Fuqua! This post will fill in our rising Second Years on how to correctly use the online resources available to you during summer break.

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 Duke, 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.

Fine Forgiveness Event

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017


 
Are you graduating or just heading out soon for the summer and worried about paying library fines? May 1st through May 12th, the Ford Library will waive one overdue library fine* for each “shelfie” you post to Instagram or Facebook, up to five fine waives total.

It’s easy!

1 Snap a “shelfie,” i.e. a book-related photo. It could be of a favorite book or place to read, a “book face,” or a photo featuring the Ford Library and/or its collections.
2. Post the photo to your Instagram account or to Ford Library’s Facebook page with #fordlibraryshelfie
3. Send us an email to let us know you have posted it.

Please note: Your Instagram profile must be set to public during the promotion so that we can see your photo and we have to approve posts to our Facebook page before they will appear.

Rules:
1. All Duke University students are eligible to participate.
2. Each photo must be tagged #fordlibraryshelfie and posted between Monday, May 1st and Friday, May 12th, 2017. Your photo(s) may be shared, copied, and used in Ford Library promotional material.
3. A maximum of five overdue fine waives total will be allowed per student during the promotion.
4. * Waives apply to overdue fines incurred in the last 6 months (from November 2016 – April 2017) 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

The Fuqua Book Exchange

Monday, April 17th, 2017


 
 
The Fuqua Book Exchange is taking place April 24th through May 12th, 2017. Share your gently-used books with the Fuqua Community. All subjects welcome. Give a book, take a book. Free!

Drop-off your gently-used books at the Ford Library circulation desk. Select from books on the “Fuqua Book Exchange” shelf in the Career Collection. Any books unclaimed after the exchange will be donated to Better World Books or Book Harvest (children’s and young adult books).

Love Your Library: Fine Waive Event

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Library fines got you down? To celebrate National Library Week from April 9th – 15th, Ford Library will waive one overdue library fine when you like or follow us on any of our social media accounts:

1. Follow @fordlibrary on Instagram, or post a photo tagging the Ford Library location, @fordlibrary or using the #fordlibrary hashtag, OR

2. Follow @fordlibraryweb on Twitter, OR

3. Like or follow us on our Facebook page or post your own content to our wall (photo, feedback, kudos)

Rules:
1. All Duke University students are eligible to participate.
2. One fine waived per social media account followed, liked, or posted on.
3. Waives apply to overdue fines incurred in the last 6 months (October 2016 – April 15th, 2017) 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