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Lit Review How To: Holiday Boot CampsAre you a graduate student working on a literature review for a thesis or dissertation?  Get serious about your scholarship by attending these 30-minute workshops to learn tips that will save you time and sanity.  Our "Boot Camps" on Martin Luther King's Birthday and President's Day offer several popular workshops together - attend one or all.

All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 219.  Please bring your own computer.  Kids off school? Quiet and happily occupied offspring are welcome.

Monday, January 19 (MLK's Birthday) & Monday, February 16 (President's Day):
9:30-10:00: Citation Chasing
10:00-10:30:  Citation Management
10:45-11:15:  Staying Current in One's Field
11:15-11:45: Searching Beyond Gelman

Citation Chasing
How do you build on someone else's research?  How do you find the research they used?  Chase down those citations like a pro with tips from librarian Tolonda Henderson.

Citation Management
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. Librarian David Hills will help you find the tool that is right for you and get you started using it.

Staying Current in One's Field
Librarian Ann Brown will help you find out how to stay current in your field. You'll learn how to set up journal table of contents alerts, search alerts, and identify key journals in your field.

Searching Beyond Gelman
How do you know what research is out there?  How can you know what you don't know?  Librarian David Killian will help you 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.

An Exquisite FutureMonday, January 12
11am–Noon
Gelman Library, Room 219

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and the Art and the Book program cordially invite you to the launch of An Exquisite Future, the fifth annual collaborative artist’s book by Art and the Book graduate students. Please join us!

An Exquisite Future explores the implications of a future with a reduced population of honeybees. A vital pollinator of many types of food plants for humans and animals, honeybees are in danger of disappearing because of colony collapse disorder. The artists used this phenomenon as a starting point for contemplating the future. Each artist responded to the preceding vision, building on what came before and using humor while considering potential difficulties.

Gelman Library Winter HoursThursday, December 18:
Gelman will close at 11pm and 24-hour access will end.
The Check Out Desk will close at 7pm.  Other service desks will close at 5pm.

Friday, December 19:
Gelman and the Check Out Desk will be open from 7am - 7pm 
Other service desks will close at 5pm.

Saturday, December 20, & Sunday December 21: CLOSED

Monday, December 22 & Tuesday, December 23:  8am - 6pm
Wednesday, December 24 & Thursday, December 25:  CLOSED
Friday, December 26: 8am - 6pm
Saturday, December 27 & Sunday, December 28:  CLOSED

Monday, December 29: 8am -6pm
Tuesday, December 30: 8am - 6pm
Wednesday, December 31 & Thursday, January 1:  CLOSED
Friday, January 2: 8am - 6pm
Saturday, January 3 & Sunday, January 4:  CLOSED

Monday January 5 - Friday January 9: 8am -7pm
Saturday January 10 & Sunday January 11: noon - 6pm

Monday, January 12:  
Open at 7am and 24-hour access resumes. 

Please note: The National Security Archives will be closed from December 24th through January 4th.  The University Writing Center will be closed December 13th through  January 24th.

Paris Summer Study Abroad

Summer Study Abroad: TRDA 4595w

Professor Mary Buckley & Librarian Bill Gillis
June 3-16, 2015

Paris-City of Lights, City of Love, Cultural Capital, Moveable Feast: Earnest Hemingway wrote to a friend, "If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then where ever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."  Study abroad in Paris this summer and enjoy the feast.  This course, now in its 10th year, will explore the journey of Picasso, Diaghilev, Kertesz, Stravinsky, and others who forged artistic collaborations and established Paris as the center of Modernist thought in the early 20th century.  Visiting museums, touring iconic architectural sites and viewing contemporary performance spaces, today's art will be measured against the past.

Learn more at www.studyabroad.gwu.edu or www.gwuparis.com and contact Mary Buckley (buckley@gwu.edu) or Bill Gillis (gillis@gwu.edu).

No language requirements: 3 credits, WID, Elliot School and Cultural Studies Course Humanities GCR

Price: $5250.76 (tuition, lodging, demi-board, cultural events and museum entrances included.  Airfare is not included.)

 

Gelman Relaxation Station

Finals can be a stressful time, but taking a break to relax can help improve focus and productivity. Take a time-out for YOU at the Gelman Relaxation Station on Tuesday, December 9

7pm, 7:15pm, 7:30pm & 7:45pm
Free, 15–minute sessions of breathing meditations & gentle seated stretches to soothe the neck and spine.   
Taught by yoga instructor Kristin Hoeberlein. 
Gelman Room 301

7-9pm
Grab a healthy snack and enjoy some stress-busting activities.
Gelman Room 302

Alternative Models for Funding Research

Need NIH funding but haven't won the Nobel Prize
Think NIH and NSF are passing on some of the most cutting edge research by early-career scientists?

Find out what you can do to get your innovative and creative projects funded.

Tuesday, Dec. 9
Gelman, Room 702

Noon– Dr. Benjamin McNeil
1pm – Panel Discussion

Join us as we explore alternative models for funding promising research. Oceanographer Ben McNeal will address:

his new platform, Thinkable.org;
the power of crowdfunding; and 
direct engagement with the public.  

Afterwards, he and a panel of fellow experts will discuss other funding models, including changes to peer-review systems and foundation funding. 

Panelists will include:
Benjamin McNeil, Professor of Oceanography, University of New South Wales and founder of Thinkable.org 
Jennifer Wisdom, GW Associate Vice President for Research
Johan Bollen, Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing
Tracy Sullivan, Senior Associate Director of Development, GW Libraries

Moderated by Ryan Watkins, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, GW GSEHD and founder of WeShareScience.org

This program is co-sponsored by GW Libraries and the Collaborative Science Network.  It is open and requires no registration. 

Writing & Publishing on HIV/AIDS

Preparing for Publication on HIV/AIDS Workshop
Tuesday, December 16 from 5:30-7:30pm
Gelman Library, Room 302

RSVP required

Do you wonder how you can publish papers as you juggle research implementation, teaching or clinical practice, proposal writing, administrative duties, and a personal life all at once?
Have you been awarded pilot funds but not yet begun planning for papers?
Do you have data that are analyzed but not yet in manuscript form?
Are you relatively unfamiliar with the publication process?

Publishing in the peer-reviewed literature is critical: not only to disseminate findings from your research but to facilitate successful grant reviews as well as academic advance in the future. Yet it is not always easy: navigating the publishing process can be challenging especially for those new to the process or those with multiple demands on their time. For hands-on help with your specific paper questions you can attend a mentor-led, discipline-specific workshop.   Discuss your own challenges and roadblocks with specialized mentors in publishing in the HIV/AIDS field.  The session will address the unique needs of attendees.  RSVP required.

This workshop is brought to you by the District of Columbia Developmental Center for AIDS Research (DC D-CFAR), an NIH-funded program (P30AI087714), and the GW Libraries, as part of the ongoing series Strategies for Interdisciplinary Publishing Success (SIPS). SIPS brings together authors, editors, researchers, and students to share practical wisdom about the publishing process, with a focus on the challenges of publishing interdisciplinary work.

For more information, please contact:
DC D-CFAR
DC Developmental Center for AIDS Research
202-994-4730
dcdcfar@gmail.com

Thanksgiving TurkeyGelman Library will close for the holiday at 7pm on Wednesday, November 26 and will not reopen until noon on Saturday, November 29.  24-hour access is NOT available during this time.

Tuesday, November 25

Gelman Library open regular hours
Eckles Library closes at 11pm
VS&TCL open regular hours

Wednesday, November 26

Gelman Library and Check Out Desk closes at 7pm (other service desks close at 5pm)
Eckles Library closes at 5pm
VS&TCL closes at 5pm

Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28

Gelman, Eckles and VS&TCL CLOSED

Saturday, November 29

Gelman Library reopens at noon to resume 24-hour access
Eckles & VS&TCL - CLOSED

Sunday, November 30

Gelman Library open regular hours
Eckles Library reopens at 3pm.  Closes at 3am.
VS&TCL - CLOSED

Mapping Homelessness in DC

Tuesday, November 18
5-8pm
Gelman Library, Room 300

Help GW Libraries celebrate Geography Awareness Week by making a difference in the DC community!

In this hands-on event, you’ll learn about Gelman's new ArcGIS capabilities while improving the maps for a point-in-time count of the capital area’s homeless population to benefit local homelessness advocacy organizations.  

To learn more about this event or about ArcGIS at Gelman, please contact Kean McDermott.

We are proud tGW Libraries: VISION magazineo announce our annual magazine, GW Libraries: VISION, is now available in print and online.  

This year's cover story focuses on how the libraries shape the academic experience of GW undergraduates by chronicling the journey of senior Liz Settoducato from novice researcher to presenting her research at a professional conference.  You can also find stories about the newly named George W.G. Stoner Learning Commons, the libraries' support for LGBT studies at GW, an update on the National Churchill Library & Center, and much more. 

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