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Open Access at GWJoin the GW Libraries as we celebrate Open Access Week with events dedicated to promoting GW scholarship to the broadest possible audience.

How Open Access Benefits Faculty + Research
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 11am
Catholic University, Great Room A, Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center
Learn about the experiences at universities that have adopted an open access policy. Keynote speakers - Dr. Steven Lerman, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, The George Washington University & Geneva Henry, University Librarian and Vice Provost for Libraries, The George Washington University. 

Open Access Salons
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 9:30-11:30am
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 4:30-6:30 pm
Gelman Library Room 219
Drop in for an informal salon designed to discuss strategies to protect, preserve, and increase the impact of your scholarship. We will introduce our new institutional repository, GW ScholarSpace, and answer your questions. Refreshments provided.

RCR Lecture Series Presents "Data Acquisition and Management"
Wednesday, Oct. 21, Noon to 1:30pm
Gelman Library Room 702
OVPR's Office of Research Integrity invites you to attend this Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Lecture featuring University Librarian and Vice Provost Geneva Henry and a distinguished panel including Dr. Jody Ganiban,Dr. Tara Sinclair, and Dr. Alexander van der Horst. Please RSVP to

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Colonials Weekend 2015

Join the GW Libraries on Saturday, October 17 as we celebrate Colonials Weekend 2015. Students, parents, and alumni are invited to visit Gelman and Eckles to learn more about our services, including 3-D printing at Gelman! 

Saturday, October 17:

11am - 2pm
Gelman Library Open House and 3-D Printing Demonstrations
Don't miss a chance to visit Gelman Library, the intellectual hub of GW's Foggy Bottom campus. We’ll have a 3-D printer demonstration and library staff will be available to discuss the range of services and resources we offer to support your student.

The Library's Role in Academic Success: What Parents Need to Know
Gelman Library, Room 219
The modern library is much more than just books and a place to study. In this short workshop, learn from teaching librarians how crucial the innovative services and technologies of the GW Libraries are to undergraduate success.

11:30am - Noon
3-D Printing and GIS: How Today's Scholars Visualize, Analyze, and Interpret Data
Gelman Library, Room 219
GW students have access to amazing technology not even dreamed of 20 years ago, fundamentally changing the way students visualize and interpret data. Attend this short workshop for an introduction to 3-D printing and geographic information services, just 2 of the services now available in the libraries.

The Library's Role in Academic Success: What Parents Need to Know 
Gelman Library, Room 219
The modern library is much more than just books and a place to study. In this short workshop, learn from teaching librarians how crucial the innovative services and technologies of the GW Libraries are to undergraduate success.

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Library Life HacksLibrary Life Hacks workshops explore methods that today's scholars use to manage, visualize, analyze, and interpret data. These "Boot Camps" on Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day) & Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day) offer several popular workshops together - attend one or all. Make it a full day of knowledge by attending the Lit Review How To sessions on the same days. 

Workshops fill up fast so please RSVP to secure your seat:
RSVP for October 12 Workshops
RSVP for November 11 Workshops

Workshop Topics:

What is Data?
In this workshop we will define research data & data-related terms, learn common data formats, understand use agreements and restrictions, and identify library and campus services and resources related to data.

Data Management
Data management refers to activities that support the long-term preservation, access, and use of data. In this short workshop, learn best practices for data management and discover the tools, people and resources GW Libraries can provide to help you.

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Graduate Student Lockers

Looking for a secure spot to store small items while you are on campus? Gelman Library now offers lockers for graduate students.

The lockers are located in the Graduate Student Reading Room (Gelman 503) and are reserved on a “first-come / first-served” basis. Lockers rent for $35 per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer).  Locker rentals begin on the first day of classes for the semester and end on the last day of scheduled finals of the same semester. Students may rent lockers per semester or for the academic year (a total of 3 semesters, Fall, Spring and Summer).

To apply for a locker, please select a locker by taking the slip posted on the desired locker in room 503 and complete the online request form (you must have the locker number to complete the form). A library staff member will contact you for an appointment to make the applicable payment and issue you a combination lock for the requested locker. 

Please direct questions to Jennifer Wesson at (202) 994-2937 or

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3-d printing at GelmanPrint a rare fossil to use in a class presentation. 
Print a prototype of your newest product idea. 
Print your latest artistic creation.

Gelman is proud to offer 3-D printing to all GW students, faculty, and staff! 3-D printing (also called additive manufacturing) is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created.

Ready to Start Printing? 
Digital files may be submitted online. The cost for 3-d printing is 5 cents/gram and is calculated on the weight of the final object. Find out more, including accepted file types, sizes, colors, etc. on our website

Update: All Getting Started with 3-D Printing Workshops offered this semester are currently full.

Please contact Dominique Pierce at for questions or more information.

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