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GWU Giving TuesdayYou've shopped on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but now it is #GivingTuesday, a chance to give back to your community. We invite you to make a gift that will impact every single student at GWU by giving to GW Libraries. Whether it is providing scholarly resources for research, making unique special collections accessible or offering a comfy chair in which to study, the Libraries support every student.  

When you give to GW on #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back no matter where you choose to direct your support, you give the gift of education.

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1929 GW Yearbook PhotoYearbooks from GW and the Mount Vernon College and Seminary are now available online on You can browse approximately 100 years of yearbooks for GW (1908 - 2009) and almost 90 years for Mount Vernon (1911 - 1998).

Scanning these yearbooks and making them available and accessible online is an on-going project of the GW Libraries' Special Collections Research Center and the University Archives. We will be adding additional yearbooks over time.

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Hebrew Printing in the Orient ExhibitNovember 8, 2015 - July 1, 2016
Dr. Yehuda Nir and Dr. Bonnie Maslin Exhibit Hall & adjoining exhibit spaces
Gelman Library, 7th floor

A new exhibition of the Kiev Judaica Collection, "Hebrew Printing in the Orient" presents books and typography across a vast non-western panorama: from the Maghreb to the Far East, from Central Asia to India, and from Southern Africa to the Antipodes.The first such exhibit of this material in nearly 90 years, it traces the introduction of movable type outside of Europe by Jewish exiles from Spain, who established a Hebrew press at Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1493, through the establishment of presses at Salonika in Ottoman Greece (the earliest printing on the territory of Greece) and at Fez in Morocco (the first press on the continent of Africa). Examples of the subsequent spread of Hebrew printing in different parts of the Middle East and Asia are drawn from the holdings of the Kiev Collection.  Among the rarities are Hok le-Yisrael (Cairo, 1740), one of the first books ever printed in Egypt, and Zer‘a Yitshak (Tunis, 1768), the first book in any language printed in Tunisia.  Included in the display are texts in various languages using the Hebrew alphabet, such as Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian and Yiddish, apart from Hebrew and Aramaic.  

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Help the libraries help you!Faculty and students can help the libraries improve research assistance by taking our quick, 3-question survey. Help us understand how you prefer to access help with your research so we can offer more of the services you like best. This survey will be open until December 1.

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Yesenia YepezYesenia Yepez
GW Libraries 2015-2016 Student Liaison

B.A. International Affairs Candidate, 2017

office: Gelman Library, Room 220 (beside The Writing Center)

The Student Liaison helps to keep the library connected to student library users.  Yesenia is here for you when you have complaints, concerns, or questions.  Email her at or drop by her office.

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