Carrels in Leyburn Library and Telford Library

 

Undergraduate students who are interested in a modest home-away-from-home in Leyburn Library or Telford Science Library might consider registering for a carrel during the first couple of days of Fall Term.  Registration starts on the first day of class, Thursday 5 September.   We have detailed information on carrel registration, including floor maps, but here is the short version:

Leyburn Library — beginning 7:30 AM on Thursday 5 September
Find a suitable Leyburn Library carrel on Lower Level 1, 2, 3, or 4 (not the Main Floor) and take its registration slip to the Information Desk on the Main Floor.
OR
Telford Science Library — beginning 7:30 AM on Thursday 5 September
Find a suitable Telford Science Library carrel on Level 3 or 4 and take its registration slip to the Circulation Desk on Level 3.   Two students will be assigned to each carrel.

 

In related news…  On that same first day of classes (Thursday 5 September), both Leyburn Library and Telford Science Library will return to the customary open-24-hours-a-day, seven-days-per-week schedule.  Students wanting to enter either library after 10:00 PM will need to swipe their W&L ID cards.

A very limited number of locked studies are available, with priority given to students writing honors theses.  If interested, please use the link on this page to apply no later than 11:59 PM on Thursday 5 September.

Mock Convention Research

 

If the news media are pillar-to-post about presidential primary campaigns, you know Washington and Lee University’s Mock Convention cannot be far off.    And, sure enough, Mock Con Weekend is now less than six months away and our students already are working on political research and other preparations.

For years the W&L University Library has been proud to assist Mock Con students with their research efforts, usually focusing on the work of state delegates looking into electoral patterns and histories, economic and demographic factors, public opinion, and anything else that seems relevant to accurately forecasting a U.S. state’s behavior in upcoming presidential primaries.   For at least 15 years, that assistance has included the preparation and ongoing revision of an online research guide, which is available to W&L students (and faculty and staff) from both on-campus and just about any off-campus locations.

If you are curious about previous incarnations of this  research guide, here is the 2004 guide.