From our fearless leader Father Kadel, about preparing for the GOEs:
The Keller Library is looking forward to serving you as you prepare for and take the GOEs. It is our intention to have our resources available to you between now and the GOEs as much as possible.
Of course, my recommendation about getting ready for the GOEs is to be rested and relaxed on the day that they start, so you needn’t come in to use the library I you don’t want to. However, I know that some just won’t sleep well until they have verified what Thomas Cranmer said as he was burned at the stake, or memorized the table of contents to Richard Hooker’s Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. For those, and any others who would like to use the library we will be open for study special hours between now and then.
We will be open from 9 to 6 from December 17 to 21, 9 to 5 from December 26 to 28, and on January 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7 we will be open the following hours.
Wednesday, Jan. 2 8 am – 8 pm
Thursday, Jan. 3, 8 am – 8 pm
Friday, Jan. 4, 8 am – 8 pm
Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 am – 7 pm
Sunday, Jan. 6, Closed
Monday, Jan. 7, 8 am – 6 pm
Please contact the Library to discuss any special exceptions to the GOE time requirements. While you have to do the exams yourself, our Reference Librarian or I will be there to comfort and help you from 8:30 am onwards on the day of the examination.
Several of you have made arrangements to reserve spaces in the library to take your exams. If anyone else would like to make an arrangement for special library use during the exams, please contact Laura Moore before December 21. Laura has compiled a list of helpful resources for people who take the GOE exams, and she would be glad to send that information to you.
While the Seminary provides wireless access throughout the Library as well as six wired public terminals, it is not possible to guarantee seamless and strong internet connection for every minute of the four days of the examination. I recommend that you save your answers to a Word or text file so that any disruption of signal will not cause a loss of work. James Reho is the contact and authority on procedures and instructions for taking the exam, but we will do our best to assist you in making sure that your work is submitted. Ask us for help if there is any confusion, we are here to help keep things calm.
Let us know if you have any questions or requests. Have a great Christmas and a quiet New Year.
Drew Kadel, Mary Robison, Laura Moore, VK McCarty and Patrick Cates