Last year marked the first time that The Catholic University of America celebrated commencement virtually; this year’s commencement, to take place in-person with social distancing at FedEx Field, will mark the first time the ceremony has ever been held away from campus. This blog post will run through some other notable firsts in the University’s Read More
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Posted in: The Archivist's Nook | Tags: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, commencement, covid-19, Franklin D. Roosevelt, graduation, gymnasium, John K Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, Lyndon B. Johnson, McMahon Hall, Pangborn Hall, The Catholic University of America, traditions | Comment
Beginning Monday, November 30, curbside pick-up becomes book pick-up and moves from the back of Mullen Library to inside its front doors. Library borrowers will still need to follow the instructions in the Libraries COVID-19 Information Guide to request a specific book(s) and schedule a pick-up time, but we anticipate that this change will save staff time and enable us to Read More
During spring break week in mid March, as many of the Catholic University community were away from campus, the Archives staff met to discuss our contingency plans for the spreading pandemic. Our researchers from across the United States and the world were beginning to cancel or delay scheduled appointments, and we began to determine how Read More
Posted in: COVID-19 Stories The Archivist's Nook Uncategorized University Archives | Tags: American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, covid-19, Digital collections, Mullen Library, Pandemic, teleworking | Comment
The novel coronavirus pandemic has left record numbers of Americans jobless—inviting comparisons between now and the Great Depression almost one hundred years ago. The Archives at the Catholic University of America (CatholicU) is well positioned to offer a historical perspective on current events. Two particular collecting strengths from the Depression era, relating to Catholic views Read More
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Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the world is undergoing an unprecedented moment in history. This collaborative effort between The Catholic University of America’s Library and Archives endeavors to document the reactions and experiences of members of the Catholic University community to the pandemic. As events continue to unfold, our stories and feelings may be Read More
Posted in: Blogs COVID-19 Stories The Archivist's Nook University Archives | Tags: Catholic University, Catholic University of America, covid-19, face masks, Pandemic, social distancing, Washington D.C. | Comment
In order to focus more of our efforts on online support, access to the print collections within Mullen Library will be only by appointment at this time and limited to faculty and graduate students with the approval of their advisor. Please see our COVID-19 Information Guide for instructions on arranging an appointment. Thank you for Read More
Mullen Library will now be closed on Sunday, March 15th. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Special Collections has thousands of free online digital objects for use in your virtual classrooms. Our digital materials are organized by type: Digital Collections. A digital collection is a set of digital objects with minimal supporting information. These are either entire collections, or parts of collections that have been digitized and posted on our site Read More
Do you have questions about the Coronavirus and how the University Libraries are responding to the crisis? We have posted a new information guide with evidence-based resources on COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The guide provides information on services the library is providing during the coronavirus emergency.
As we prepare to support the move of classes online, we are adjusting our schedule of operations. Mullen Library will be open: Sunday, March 15: 11am–5pm Closed Monday, March 16: 9am-5pm Tuesday, March 17: 9am-5pm Further adjustments to our schedule for the duration of online instruction are likely.