The Philodemic Society opened a new library last Saturday on the fourth floor of the Leavey Center. The new collection features books donated by past members and supporters of the society to aid Philodemicians in their research.
“The library will be a resource for all Philodemicians to find books and multimedia relevant to their debates [and] academic work, and also for personal enjoyment,” said Philodemic Society Librarian Sam Dulik (SFS ’13).
“The library space can be used for Officer Corps meetings, mentor meetings, keynoter meetings, speaking workshops and a variety of other Philodemic-related events,” Dulik added.
On Saturday, Dulik lectured fellow society members on the history of the Philodemic Society, the oldest student organization on campus. Dulik said that he will also lead a field trip to the space for society members and friends on Wed., Dec. 1.
The library’s opening fostered a sense of pride among society members.
“The library is a great asset in the society’s efforts to institutionalize the society and have a permanent presence on Georgetown’s campus,” said Greg Miller (SFS ’14), who aims to be inducted into the society. “It made me proud to learn that I am joining such a prestigious and deep society.”
Through the library, which is open to all students, the society hopes to invite more Georgetown students into the society’s affairs.
“Many titles that we hold in the Philodemic library are not even in circulation at Lauinger,” Miller said.”