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GW Libraries Closed for Lab DayGelman, Eckles and VS&TC Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 1 for the Labor Day holiday.

Gelman will close at 11pm on Sunday, Aug. 31 and reopen at 7am on Tuesday, Sept. 2. No 24-hour access is available during this time.  Eckles & VS&TCL will maintain regular hours on Sunday, Aug. 31 and Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Click here to view scheduled hours for Gelman, Eckles and VS&TCL.

 

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The Corcoran School of the Arts & DesignAs part of the Corcoran College of Art + Design’s integration with the George Washington University, the collections of the Corcoran College Library will relocate to GW’s Gelman Library.  This collection will be kept together on the 1st floor of Gelman rather than integrated with GW’s general collections.

Patrons should expect some disruption to the Gelman Library 1st floor between August 20-August 31 as 40,000+ library items are delivered to the building, unpacked, and loaded onto shelves.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause patrons. The GW Libraries staff is working to minimize both the time that the Corcoran collection is unavailable and the disruption to library patrons in both locations.  The Art & Design Collection from the Cororan will be available for use beginning Tuesday, September 2 and accessible during normal Gelman Library hours.

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Work at GelmanWhere can you learn the research skills you need to snag that White House internship AND get paid doing it? Gelman Library!

Gelman is hiring work-study students able to work 5-10 hours/week.  No experience is required!

You can learn more at the Gelman Hiring Fair on move-in Saturday (August 23) from 1-3pm on the Gelman Entrance Floor -or- at Librarypalooza.  You can also apply by emailing a completed GW Student Job Application.pdf and your resume to gelman@gwu.edu or bringing it to the GW Libraries HR Department in Gelman, Suite 606 (Monday through Friday between 9am-5pm).

 

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Special Collections is pleased to announce a new collection from former GW faculty member Lawrence Laurent, a prominent D.C. radio and television critic. The collection contains course material from Laurent’s time in the Journalism and Media and Public Affairs departments, as well as speeches, correspondence, and photographs from his career as a critic for The Washington Post.

In this photograph from November of 1955, Laurent (left) is pictured with World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano at boxing promoter Goldie Ahearn’s Washington, D.C. restaurant. Marciano was the only boxer to go untied and undefeated while holding the world heavyweight title. For more information on this collection, you can browse the finding aid for the Lawrence Laurent papers.

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Teamsters Local 544Come explore the inner workings of the Teamsters and see how unions operate and negotiate. The Special Collections Research Center holds an impressive collection of American labor history materials, featuring the records of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. In 2013, the Teamsters transferred 160 boxes of materials here from Local 544 of Minnesota, including documents describing working agreements, proceedings and decisions of grievance hearings, and individual complaints.

This collection also includes correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, handbooks, constitutions, by-laws, rosters, ledgers, brochures and pamphlets, photographs, and ephemera dating from 1930-2013. You can browse the finding aid for the Teamsters Local 544 records, and ask for more information here in Special Collections.

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