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NCLC RenderingWith construction of the National Churchill Library and Center scheduled to begin in the Fall, we are making some changes before the fall semester begins to prepare. Many of the public computers currently located 1st floor are being moved to the 3rd floor. To preserve the total number of seats available in the building, this move will cause some other changes on the 3rd floor. All bound journals will be integrated into the book stacks on other floors and the microfilm and microfiche collections are being partially moved to off-site storage, with the rest moving to the previous location of the bound journals.

Bound journals will be easier than ever to find one this move is complete! However, for the month of August you will find bound journals located on public storage shelves on the 4th, 5th, and 6th floors as indicated below. These shelves are located along the wall immediately to the right when entering the stacks. If you need help locating a bound journal, please ask for assistance at any service desk on the entrance floor.

4th floor 5th floor 6th floor
Ancient World American Art Review ACI Materials Journal
Antioch Review American Artist AGNI Review
Antiquity American Ceramics American Ceramic Society Journal
Archaeology American Craft American Cinematography
Archaologischer Anzeiger Antike Kunst American Photo
Ballet Review Apollo American Theatre
Black Renaissance Architectual Digest Antaeus
Bulletin de Correspondance Hellenique Architectual Review Aperture
Chicago Review Architectural Record Art International
Contact Quarterly Architecture Beloit Fiction Journal
Dance Magazine Archivo Esponol De Arte Beloit Poetry Journal
Dance Teacher Now Art & Antiques Boulevard
Diplomatic History Art Bulletin Cahiers du Cinema
German Life & Letters Art Criticism Ceramics Monthly
Harper's Magazine Art in America Cineaste
Historic Illinois Art News Comic Journal
Kenyon Review Art on Paper Field
Literary Review Artforum Fields and Quanta
Muse Artforum International Film Comment
Museum News Arts Magazine Fine Homebulding
Nation Arts of Asia Grand Street
OUD-Holland Bollettino D'Arte Graphic Arts Momthly
Paris Review Bulletin Monumental History of Photography
Poetry Northwest Burlington Magazine International Journal of Comic Art
Prairie Schooner Callaloo Iowa Review
Raritan Classical Outlook Journal of Slavic Military Studies
Revue Archeologique Communication Arts New England Review
Salmagundi Connoisseur New Letters
Sewanee Review Ethnomusicology Paideuma
South Dakota Flash Art Parnassus (Poetry Review)
Southwest Review Fontes Artis Musicae Poet Lore
The Georgia Review Gazette des Beaux-Arts Poetry
Washingtonian Goya Poetry East
Yale Review Gramophone Poets & Writers
  Graphics Popular Photography
  Living Blues Print
  Magazine Antiques Quarterly West
  Master Drawings River Styx
  Monatshefte Sagetrieb
  Ploughshares Screen
  Progressive Architecture Seneca Review
  Riba Journal Studies in History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes
  Sculpture Review Triquarterly
  Word & Images  
  World Music  
  World of Music (2)  

 

 

 

Faculty OrientationLearn about course reserves, Interlibrary Loan, remote access to journals and databases, and other library services at GW. Discover how librarians can help you by obtaining materials for our library collections, providing research instruction for your students, and consulting with you about your own research. Talk with librarians and library staff about the resources available for your research and teaching.

Three orientation sessions are available:
Monday, August 24 at 10am
Tuesday, August 25th at 9am
Wednesday, August 26th at 4pm 

Each session will last about an hour, with plenty of time for your questions. Please RSVP to reserve your space.

Can't make the orientation? Check out our online guide to faculty resources or contact librarian Zach Elder to set up a private consultation. 

Start Smart Graduate Student OrientationLearn about GW Libraries and its collections, and discover resources in your discipline. Tours will be offered at the end of the session.

Eight orientation sessions are available:

Thursday, August 20 from 4-5pm
Friday, August 21 from 11am-Noon, 1-2pm 
Friday, August 28 from 1-2pm, 2-3pm, 3-4pm, 4-5pm, 5-6pm

Can't make it to an orientation? Check out the research guide "What Graduate Students Need to Know" 

These orientations fill up early so please RSVP to reserve your prefered session.

Vice Provost for Libraries with Student LiaisonAre you a current GW student (undergraduate or graduate) looking for a paid position in marketing, communication, & social media? Can you advocate for the needs of student patrons, respond to student issues, and educate students about library services and opportunities? If so, we're looking for you to be our next GW Libraries Student Liaison

This paid position works approximately 20-hours per week. Previous Student Liaison projects include creating and renovating the Graduate Student Reading Room, hosting Twitter Townhalls, and organizing the Gelman Relaxation Station. In addition, the Student Liaison manages the @StudentLiaison Twitter account, serves on library committees and actively gathers student feedback on various issues as well as writing for library publications

Get paid to make a difference! Apply today on GWORK (Position ID: 824365)

Rosenberg Flyer from 1953Thanks to an open records lawsuit by the National Security Archive and historical associations, the actual transcripts of previously secret Rosenberg grand jury transcripts were released on Wednesday, July 15. This key testimony by Ethel Rosenberg’s brother, David Greenglass, in the espionage trial from the early 1950s that sent Ethel and Julius Rosenberg to the electric chair on charges of spying for the Soviet Union, may show perjury.

The National Security Archive, located on Gelman's 7th Floor, is an amazing organization that defends public access to government information, advocates for global open government, indexes and publishes former secrets. Copies of the transcripts will be available on the Archive’s web site

You can find out more about the fascinating trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg through several resources at GW Libraries. Pictured here is flyer brought back from Paris by a Mount Vernon Seminary student in 1953 declaring the innocence of the Rosenbergs. You can view this unique, primary document as part of the Marian Herr Holbrook Scrapbook (MVC0006) in the Special Collections Research Center. 

+/- one percentSome of the most unique and beautiful pieces in the Art + Design Collection from the Corcoran are the Artists' Books. These unconventional books are housed in Gelman's Special Collections Research Center and available for viewing by classes and individuals. Art and Design Librarian Shira Loev Eller has written a guest post on the Art Libraries of North America Book Arts blog about the transition of the collection to Gelman and how GW has embraced these wonderful works of art. You can read her full post here.

Closed July 3 & 4Gelman, Eckles, and the Virginia Campus of Science and Technology (VSTCL) Libraries will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 to celebrate the Independence Day holiday.

Gelman will reopen at noon on Sunday, July 5. Eckles & VSTCL will reopen on Monday, July 6.

lockersWe are upgrading the 5th floor Graduate Student Reading Room for Fall!  Based on graduate student feedback the long-neglected lockers hidden away on the first floor (pictured) are moving upstairs. The current bank of lockers, located near the west end of the first floor, will soon be dismantled.  If you are using one of these lockers, please remove your personal lock as well as the contents of the locker before July 6, 2015. After July 6, remaining locks will be cut off and the contents of each locker will be sent to GW UPD's central Lost & Found.

Check back as the summer progresses for photos of the Graduate Student Reading Room improvements.
 

 

Power OutageDue to a power outage, Eckles Library is open and operating on generator electricity only. The latest estimate from PEPCO is that power will not be restored today.

Eckles will remain open as long as possible, but there is no air conditioning in the building. Five public computer workstations are available and patrons may still check out books.  The 24-hour computer lab remains fully operational.  All CI activites scheduled inside Eckles are being moved to other locations on the Mount Vernon Campus.

 

Summer HoursGelman Library's building hours have changed.  Please note the new hours below.

Gelman Library Summer II Hours*
(June 27 – August 30) 

Monday- Friday           8am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday     Noon – 6pm

*Closed July 3 & 4 for Independence Day and August 23 for Intersession weekend.

24-hour access to Gelman Library is not available during the summer, but all of our online resources are available 24 hours a day to our current students, faculty and staff.

 

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