Library Services

The George Meany Memorial Archives Library provides the physical and intellectual access to resources and support learning, teaching and research.  The primary mission of the library is to provide information resources and services for students and faculty in support of the college curriculum. All students are encouraged to visit the Library during the residency week and to use its services throughout the year.

 

 

 

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The American Federation of Labor (AFL) Library was established in 1916 by the AFL Executive Council.  When the AFL merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1955, the library was renamed The AFL-CIO Library.  In June 1993, the AFL-CIO Library moved from the headquarters of the AFL-CIO in Washington D.C. to the campus of the George Meany Center for Labor Studies in Silver Spring, Maryland and was thus renamed The George Meany Memorial Archives Library. 

The  George Meany Center for Labor Studies received accreditation from the state of Maryland and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and was renamed The National Labor College.  The George Meany Memorial Archives Library retained its name. With the establishment of the National Labor College in 1998, the library became the campus library and has continued to support the needs of the students, faculty and staff. 

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Regular library hours are as follows: (excluding holidays)

Monday – Friday:   9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

During undergraduate week-in-residence:

Monday – Thursday:     9:00 a.m.– 10:00 p.m.
Friday:                        9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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Saturday & Sunday:   12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.

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The George Meany Memorial Archives Library
National Labor College
10000 New Hampshire Avenue
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND  20903
U.S.A.
(301) 431-5445 / 301-628-0161 (Fax)

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www.nlc.edu

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Jannie R. Cobb, Librarian
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301-431-5447

Julia Offiong, Librarian
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301-431-5446

Darlene Densmore, Library Assistant
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Phone: 301-431-5445 

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The library offers an online catalog for off-campus users.  Students in the dormitories or computer lab can access the online catalog for on-campus users.  Any questions about the online catalog should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Electronic Resources Back to top

EBSCOhost : this research database contains a number of valuable databases which, in most cases, provide the full-text for articles from key magazines and journals.
Click here for off-campus access to the EBSCOHOST database.
Click here for on-campus access to the EBSCOHOST database.

Click here to view the tutorial on Basic Searching for Academic Libraries (runtime 5.25 min), which provides a concise guide to the most popular EBSCOhost features.

Click here to view the tutorial on MyEBSCOhost (runtime 3.45 min), which demonstrates how to setup personalized folders.

Maryland Digital Library : is a consortium of libraries from the state of Maryland who have pooled their resources to provide their students with access to electronic resources at a lower cost to the institution.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: On campus access to the online version of The Chronicle of Education is available from the following link: http://chronicle.com.  According to its website, The Chronicle is the "top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe."

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