Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Welcome Back and Library Hours

Welcome back to the new school year!

The Ort Library has made some changes over the summer and some are still being completed.  Many of you may have noticed the new doors being installed at the entrance to the library.  These new doors should allow for easier access into the library for all students, faculty, and staff.  The library also had new lighting installed throughout the building.  This new lighting will make studying and reading easier and is great for energy conservation.

As a reminder the library's hours can be found here:

Librarians are available at the Reference Desk during the following hours:
  • Sunday: 1 - 5 pm and 6 - 9 pm
  • Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Monday - Thursday: 6 - 9 pm
If you need additional assistance, please contact the Reference Desk at 301-687-4424 or e-mail
Again, welcome back and we wish everyone a very successful Fall Semester!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Featured Online Resource: Curiosity (Mars Rover)

This week’s Featured Online Resource is the Mars Science Laboratory ( where you can learn about Curiosity, the new rover that landed on Mars on August 6, 2012.  The site provides information on the rover and information about Curiosity’s mission.  The site also offers the opportunity to see the rover moving in 3D.  In addition, you can download an app for your iPhone or Android phone to follow the Mars mission.

Here are some articles posted about the landing as well: