Q. How much printer paper do you think the library gets through in a month?
A. 4 boxes? 10 boxes? No, approximately 40 boxes a month (and there are 2,500 sheets of paper in every box), so that’s…well that’s a lot of paper. If you want an idea of what that looks like, stop by the printers in the computer commons area of the Library. It’s a big pile of boxes. Too big! And that’s not the end of it; we get through a large number of printer cartridges too, plus there are all the piles of paper that get printed… and are never collected. You’d think paper grew on trees the way every one is going through it (ok, so we know it sort of does grow on trees, but you get what we’re saying). We seriously all need to cut down on how much we’re using / wasting.
So please think before you print. And if there’s an issue with the printers, please see one of the library staff, don’t keep pressing the print button!
The technology-enhanced group study rooms in the GU-Q Library are now up and running with screen presentation from PC, laptop and any VGA, HDMI composite sources, a smartboard, HD and Blu-ray video on PC/laptop capabilities and internet access.
These rooms are intended for use by 2 or more people and GU-Q and UCL students should use the Group Study Reservation System to reserve a room – so make sure you book to be sure of getting a room! If the rooms are not reserved or being used by GU-Q or UCL students they can be used by the wider community until required for GU-Q or UCL use. Please ask at the Circulation Desk if you need any help using the equipment in the rooms.
Please note that you should not leave personal items including laptops, mobile phones, bags and wallets unattended in the Group Study rooms. Any items will be removed if access is required by GU-Q or UCL students who have reserved the room.
See the floor plan for Group Study Room locations.
Two new trials are now available on the Trial Databases LibGuide:
Cold War Intelligence Online
This unique collection of well over 2,300 formerly classified U.S. government documents (most of them classified Top Secret or higher) provides readers for the first time with the documentary record of the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War. This document collection covers the period from the end of World War II in 1945 until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, but also includes a number of formerly classified historical reports and articles written by U.S. intelligence historians since the end of the Cold War.
U.S. Intelligence on the Middle East Online
This comprehensive document set sheds light on the U.S. intelligence community’s spying and analytic efforts in the Arab world, including the Middle East, the Near East, and North Africa. It covers the time period from the end of World War II to the present day, up until the 2002-2003 Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) assessments, the Global War on Terror, the Iraq War, and Iran’s nuclear program.
Did you know that you can access all sorts of useful resources through the Career Resources research guide on the GU-Q Library website, to help in your search for that perfect job?
From print and e-books to help you decide your career direction to databases of business information and from sample resumes and interview technique videos to workbooks to help you prepare for grad school.
This guide has been produced in conjunction with the departments of Career Services and Vocational Counseling.
Happy job hunting!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and so to highlight this we have put together a display of PINK titles to get you thinking pink. You can’t miss it, it’s at the Reference Desk. Who would have thought we would have so many PINK books in our library..?
If you have an event coming up, or if there is something happening that you think we should draw attention to through a display, then let Sue Page in the Library know, she loves a challenge!
With the launch of Dr. Mehran Kamrava’s latest title: Qatar: Small State, Big Politics, at Georgetown University in Qatar on Monday 23rd September, 2013, the library is showcasing a number of books written or edited by Dr. Kamrava. These can be seen displayed at the Reference Desk, and all are available for borrowing. Titles include:
Visit Life of the Mind on Facebook for pictures of author Vaddey Ratner’s visit to GU-Q.