Fall 2022 Library Orientation Events

Students at a button-making event in front of the library

The Library will host several events during orientation and Georgetown Weeks of Welcome. Other opportunities to learn about the Library and how we can help you get the most out of your time on the Hilltop are:

  • New Student Orientation Tabling Fair, August 23, noon–3 p.m. Find our table in Red Square to learn about the Library and pick up some Library swag. While supplies last, you can even pick up an art print from the Booth Family Center for Special Collections to decorate your room. After stopping by our table, be sure to visit the Lauinger Library to meet Marino Workshop Author Juan Gabriel Vásquez and see some a pop-up exhibit of items from Booth during a special open house and book signing from 1–3 p.m.
  • “Button-Making, Popsicles, and How to Lau”, September 9, 2–4 p.m. Join us in front of the library for your first Maker Hub project. We’ll have button makers on hand and plenty of information about how you can use the Maker Hub for other amazing projects. We’ll also have expert staff on hand to teach you “How to Lau” with all the (not-so-) secret services the Library offers to help you with classwork and research. We’ll demystify research guides, databases, interlibrary loan, and answer any other questions you may have. And yes, there will be free popsicles as well.
  • “Examining Georgetown’s History Using Online Tools and Documents,” September 13, 2 p.m. Archivists and other library staff will demonstrate new online resources and discovery tools that will enable you to learn about the people enslaved by Georgetown and the Maryland Province Jesuits. Cassandra Berman and Theodore Mallison will demonstrate how to explore newly digitized materials from the archives of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus. These archives document the role of the Jesuits as enslavers, particularly their decision to sell more than 272 individuals to Louisiana plantation owners in 1838. Mary Beth Corrigan and Anna Lacy will demonstrate a new database that highlights the experiences of enslaved people at Georgetown. The database is part of the multi-institutional On These Grounds project, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This event will take place on Lauinger Library’s third floor.