Former Library Student Worker Goes Hollywood

San Francisco, actually.

Washington and Lee alumna Lorena Manriquez (C’88) will be hosting the world premiere of her documentary film Ulises’ Odyssey on Thursday, 25 September 2014, at the San Francisco Latino Film Festival.

Lorena presented a working version of Ulises’ Odyssey to students and faculty in W&L’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies program in the spring of 2012. The film eloquently and sensitively tells the story of Lorena’s ongoing discovery of her family’s relationships with the former Punochet regime in her native Chile, a discovery that really began during her time at W&L. In a word, the film is beautiful.

The very local twist is that both Lorena and her husband, Greg Kettles (also C’88) worked in Leyburn Library during their time at W&L. Those of us currently on the library staff who were here in the mid-1980’s remember Lorena and Greg with enormous fondness and respect.

And, yes, the library is getting copies of Ulises’ Odyssey.

Stata Tutorial Sessions

Carol Karsch, the University Library’s Data & Statistical Support Specialist, will offer beginning-level Stata tutorial sessions during the second week of the term.

Sessions will take place in the Williams School computer lab (Room 322) from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on

  • Tuesday 16 September
  • Wednesday 17 September
  • Thursday 18 September

The series is intended to allow students time to become familiar with the software before having to absorb the theories taught in their courses. If there is interest, future sessions will cover more advanced topics.

If you have questions, please contact Carol Karsch.

Library Carrels

The Washington and Lee University Library has approximately 500 carrels which can be reserved for use by individual W&L undergraduate students for the entire academic year.

Since demand for carrels usually exceeds the supply, interested students might want to register for a carrel during the first couple of days in Fall Term. Registration begins at 8:00 AM on the first day of class, Thursday 11 September.

We have detailed information on carrel registration, including floor maps, but here is the short version:

Beginning 8:00 AM on Thursday 11 September

Find a Leyburn Library carrel on Lower Level 1, 2, 3, or 4 and take its registration slip to the Information Desk on the Main Floor.
Find a Telford Science Library carrel on Level 3 or 4 and take its registration slip to the Circulation Desk on Level 3.

In related news…  On that same first day of classes (Thursday 11 September), both Leyburn Library and Telford Science Library move into the customary open-24-hours-a-day, seven-days-per-week schedule. Students wanting to enter either library after 10:00 any evening will need to swipe their W&L ID cards.

Early September Hours

A sign of seasonal change — Washington and Lee students are returning to Lexington!
The University Library’s “normal” academic term hours (24/7) will return when undergraduate classes begin on Thursday, September 11. ‘Til then, we will ease into the Fall Term with these hours of operation:

Leyburn Library

  • Monday 1 September through Wednesday 10 September — open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 11 September — open 8:00 AM and resume normal hours

Telford Science Library

  • Monday 1 September through Wednesday 10 September — open 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Thursday 11 September — open 8:30 AM and resume normal hours