Library News

September 13th, 2013

Beyond PowerPoint

Do you need to give a presentation? If so then attend “PowerPoint and Beyond” to learn about different presentations tools. Believe it or not there is more than just PowerPoint. In this session you will learn about presentation tools like PowerPoint, Prezi, and Presify (just to name a few), and how you can use these tools to create great presentations.

July 25th, 2012

Kindles and Nooks Now Available

We’re excited to announce that the library now has Kindles and Nooks available for check out to Georgetown College Faculty, Staff and Students. Please come to the Circulation Desk to pick one up!

To see what books are on each device click on the image below.

July 25th, 2012

LRC Catalog App

The LRC Catalog app is designed to allow you to search within the library’s catalog straight from your iOS device. In addition to being able to search within the catalog the app also has a built in barcode scanner that interprets ISBN barcodes and QR codes. Use the barcode scanner to scan ISBN barcodes to see if books are available at the LRC, and use the barcode scanner to scan the QR codes that are embedded in the library’s online catalog or other QR codes you see. This app serves as a complimentary app to the LRC app also available in the App Store.

To download the app, scan the QR code below or search ‘LRC Catalog’ in the App Store.

Feb. 6th, 2012


We’ve got an app for that! The LRC’s new app is now available for download on the App Store. The iPhone app lets you access a variety of different resources and services straight from you iOS device. The features of the app include:


•Library Hours
•Catalog Search
•Library Directory
•My Account Link
•Campus Map
•Library Maps
•Link to Full Library Website



The research section in the app has links to a mobile catalog interface, mobile databases, library related apps, and YouTube tutorials from database vendors such as Credo Reference, EBSCOhost and JSTOR. A majority of the mobile databases that are accessible are EBSCOhost databases such as Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, and PsycINFO. Additionally, mobile access is also provided for BioOne and JSTOR.

To download the app, scan the QR code above or search ‘LRC’ in the App Store.

January 12th, 2012

Library Catalog updated!

The Ensor Learning Resource Center has redesigned our catalog interface and added some new features. In addition to the overall look some new features that you should be aware of are:

  • Ask-A-Librarian Live Chat
  • QR Codes that you can scan with you smartphone
  • Social bookmarking and sharing
  • ‘Cite this Item’
  • Library Maps
  • And many others

So check it out and let us know what you think.

Nov. 30th, 2011

You should go to Cram-fest!

The Ensor LRC, Office of Academic Enhancement and SGA, would like to invite students to come get some last minute help with research and writing before finals week. Librarians and writing tutors will be on hand to help students get the research resources they need and get help with final papers. SGA is providing snacks for tutors and attendees.

Bring your rough drafts and research assignments to the Ward Room on the Libary’s first floor!

Sunday, December 4th: 9-11pm
Monday, December 5th: 4-8pm
Tuesday, December 6th: 4-8pm

We hope to see you there!

Poster 1 (PDF)

Poster 2 (PDF)




Nov. 14th, 2011

There’s a new version of the library catalog for your mobile device…

The Ensor Learning Resource Center is pleased to announce the launch of our new Mobile Catalog. This new feature will allow users to search the library’s holdings from their smartphones and other mobile devices. In addition to searching the library catalog, users will be able to login to their account to view what they have checked out and even renew items.

To access the Mobile Catalog visit:

or scan the QR code to the right.
You can also give it a spin using the online demo here.



Oct. 20th, 2011

Library currently hiring student workers for winter break coverage.

Although many students are away from campus during winter break, the Library is still open to the campus community. If you are interested in making some money over winter break working as a Library Student Assistant, please contact Rachel Combs or Randall Myers. Thanks!

Oct. 7th, 2011

New vending machines have more than snacks…

Select school supplies are now available in the LRC vending machines.


The LRC now has a soda and snack machine located on the 2nd floor near the Q call number section. In addition to snacks, the vending machines also contain flash drives, note cards, headphones, white-out, pens, and other assorted supplies for late night studying. Both machines accept the G-Card. Let a Library Staff member know if there are any other supplies that you’d like to see available. Enjoy!

Oct. 5th, 2011

Library welcomes new staff members!

The Library has filled vacancies for two positions to our staff this week: Mr. Ben Rawlins and Ms. Sandy Baird.

Ben is our new Electronic Resources Librarian and will be serving as the department liaison for Communication & Media Studies, Music, and Political Science. He has a Master’s Degree in both History, from Marshall University, and Library Science, from the University of Kentucky. Before joining Georgetown College, he served for two years as a Systems Librarian for Kentucky State University.



Sandy is our new part-time Archives and Special Collections Coordinator and will be re-developing the vast collection of the College’s historic print materials and objects. Sandy also has a Master’s Degree from the University of Kentucky in Library Science, and has experience working in the Cincinnati History Museum, UK’s University Archives, and Keeneland’s Library.



Please join the Library in welcoming these two very qualified professionals!

July 11th, 2011

New Faculty Member, Michele Ruth

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Michele Ruth to our faculty as Visiting Professor beginning on July 1, 2011. Michele received her Master of Library and Information Science at the University of Kentucky in 2008. She has long served as the library’s acquisitions and budget technician, but along with some of the previous duties, she is now the Collection Development/Acquisitions Librarian. Michele will oversee ordering our books and other library materials as she coordinates with our departmental liaisons. Providing reference assistance will continue to be an important part of her job responsibilities.

Michele previously worked in both technical and public services at the Lexington Community College. She has served Georgetown College first as Periodicals Manager and then in the Cataloging and Reference departments at the Ensor Learning Resource Center. We are very glad to have Michele promoted to Librarian and she is more than ready for her new responsibilities. Please congratulate her when you see her at the next faculty meeting!

July 1st, 2011

Message from the new Library Director:

It’s official! I am happy to announce that I have taken on the role of Georgetown College’s Director of Library Services as of July 1, 2011. I am glad that GC has entrusted me to drive the Library’s future success. We already have some great library faculty and staff and we plan to continue building a phenomenal team. Do ask about our exciting library position announcements that are coming in the near future.

Over the course of my career, I have worked for a university library and at a Kentucky library regional office. I served two different periods of time at our State Library. I began in technical services as a library technician in a cataloging department. Next I became a supervisor of interlibrary loan and worked in collection development. After receiving my Master in Library and Information Science, I moved over to public services and became a Head of Reference while also serving as a government documents librarian. As a regional librarian, I oversaw the public libraries in a ten county region in Kentucky. Before coming to Georgetown College, I served for Gov. Paul Patton as the Kentucky Administrator for Continuing Education for Librarians. I began working at GC in 2000 and have been the Collection Development Librarian and Assistant Director.

I look forward to hearing from students, faculty, and staff. Please approach me with your thoughts about the library. I also like to hear stories about how our staff and librarians have served you. Again, I am excited to be your Library Director.

-Susan H. Martin
Director of Library Services
Ensor Learning Resource Center

January 21st, 2011

Access Library Databases Off-Campus

The Library and ITS have partnered on a project that enables current GC faculty, staff and students to access almost all Library research databases from off-campus (click here for a list of all databases and their availability). Databases may be accessed and searched as in the past, but when you are off-campus you will be prompted for your GC username and password. Once verified you will have full access to the Library’s collection of online articles, ebooks, and other resources. If you have any problems, feel free to contact the Library via phone, email… or try out our new online messaging service.

January 21st, 2011

Meebo allows real-time chat with Librarians

The Library now provides an online messaging service that enables faculty, staff and students to anonymously instant message a research specialist from their homes, offices, dorm rooms, etc. when they have questions. If you need research help; need assistance accessing research databases; or just have a question about Library services, feel free to send your questions to our research specialists.

To take advantage of this service, simply click the “Ask Us!” button on the library homepage and you will see a chat box appear on the page, as well as other methods for getting help. Someone will be available during most research desk hours, however, always check to see if the status says “GC Library is online,” to ensure that someone is available to help.