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Archive of Past Library Events

These are past events, they have already happened, don't try to go to them! Take a look at our Upcoming Events page for a current list.

Developing Your Professional Self

Let GW Libraries and GW Career Services help you in developing a professional online persona. We'll show you all the resources GW Libraries can provide to help with your career or internship search, and reveal how to optimize a LinkedIn profile. Please bring your own laptop to this workshop. Librarian David Ettinger and Career Coah Nicole Kolt will present this workshop.

Date and Time:
Thursday, February 11, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 302
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Public
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Learn the basics of the world’s most popular image correction/manipulation application. Attendees will receive an overview of image file types and their uses, familiarize themselves with tools, perform basic color and tonal correction, and save their work in an appropriate file format. This workshop is presented by the GW Libraries' Exhibits Developer Phil Raino.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Location: Gelman Library, Room 300
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Public
Search Smart with Subject Headings

Library patrons commonly search by keyword when looking for books or articles in the Catalog or subject databases, but often searching by established Subject Headings available in those systems can yield more relevant search results.  In this workshop, we’ll look at occurrences of Subject Headings in several of these databases and how they might be utilized for more efficient and productive searching. 

Date and Time:
Friday, February 5, 2016 -
12:00pm to 12:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 302
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Public
Principles of Graphic Design

Good design habits can bring order and clarity to any document, from a business card to an oversize poster. Knowing when to apply harmony, contrast, balance and space to printed materials draws viewers and audience members in, focusing their attention on the ideas you wish to communicate. Learn the building blocks of successful design at this workshop presented by the GW Libraries' Exhibits Developer Phil Raino.

 

Date and Time:
Thursday, February 4, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 300
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Public
Elizabeth Scala

Elizabeth Scala of the University of Texas-Austin presents a lecture on "Feminism and the F-Word." Professor Scala is an editor of the journal Exemplaria: Medieval / Early Modern / Theory, the co-editor of the collection The Post-Historical Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and the author of the books Absent Narratives, Manuscript Textuality, and Literary Structure in Late Medieval England (Palgrave 2002) and Desire in the Canterbury Tales (just published by Ohio State University Press).

Date and Time:
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public

Louis Bayard and D. Gilson will read from their works in this installment of the Jenny McKean Moore reading series. 

Date and Time:
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Introduction to Adobe InDesign

Familiarize yourself with the basics of Adobe’s versatile print and digital document design application, for use in presentations, posters reports and more. Attendees receive an overview of file setup, familiarize themselves with its menu and tools, add and edit text, graphics and other design elements, and output their creation to an appropriate file format. This workshop is presented by the GW Libraries' Exhibits Developer Phil Raino.

 

Date and Time:
Thursday, January 28, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 300
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Public
Intro to 3-D Modeling with Tinkercad

Get started using Tinkercad; the free, browser-based CAD software. You will learn how to create 3-D models from scratch and altering existing models. Once created, we will import our models into Makerbot Desktop, the software that drives our 3D printers. Chromebooks will be available to use Tinkercad. If you would like to be able to use MakerBot Desktop, please bring your own PC or Mac. Please RSVP.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 -
12:00pm to 12:45pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 214
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Public
January Town Hall Meeting

Bimonthly meeting for GW Libraries librarians and staff. Agenda and webex invitation to be sent to library employees via email.

Date and Time:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Meeting
Event Type: Library Staff Only
Lit Review How To

A successful graduate student participates in the research conversation of her/his field. If you need help getting started, this workshop will help you find out how to stay current. You'll learn how to set up journal table of contents alerts, search alerts, and identify key journals in your field.

Date and Time:
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 11:15am
Location: Gelman Library, Room 302
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Lit Review How To
Event Type: Public
Lit Review How To

How do you build on someone else's research?  How do you find the research they used? Learn to chase down those citations like a pro in this short workshop.

Date and Time:
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 10:45am
Location: Gelman Library, Room 302
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Lit Review How To
Event Type: Public
Lit Review How To

Once you've done all that research how do you keep track of it?  Step away from the notecards and learn about online citation tools like Refworks, Zotero and Mendeley. Librarians will help you find the tool that is right for you and get you started using it.

Date and Time:
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 10:00am
Location: Gelman Library, Room 302
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Lit Review How To
Event Type: Public
Lit Review How To

How do you know what research is out there?  How can you know what you don't know?  Be sure with a comprehensive search of all published book literature using Worldcat.  This workshop is best for disciplines that write books, especially the humanities and social sciences.

 

Date and Time:
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 9:30am
Location: Gelman Library, Room 302
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Lit Review How To
Event Type: Public
Lit Review How To

What is a Literature Review, and what information do I need to begin one? Learn tips on how to begin your search, discover keywords, and narrow topics. Save time and frsutration by discovering how to find the right databases and resources for your topic using GW Libraries’ tools. 

 

Date and Time:
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 9:00am
Location: Gelman Library, Room 302
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Lit Review How To
Event Type: Public
Digital Humanities Showcase 2015

We invite members of the GW community to join the second annual DH Showcase at Gelman Library. Each person (or team) will present a DH project or endeavor (in any stage of its production). This event will provide a venue to introduce your project to other people and receive feedback or advice while also making connections with people across the GW community who might share similar interests. We hope that new conversations will open up about methods, tools, challenges, questions, and possibilities arising across projects.

Date and Time:
Sunday, January 10, 2016 (All day)
Location: Gelman Library
Event Format: Deadlines
Event Type: Public

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