Eckles Library will be closed Monday, May 23 through Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day). We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this closure. If you need research assistance, please contact the Gelman Library Ask Us Desk. If you have questions about checking out or renewing books or about accessing books from other schools, please contact the Gelman Library Check Out Desk at (202) 944-6840.
News and Events
Gelman and Eckles will be closed Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.
Gelman will close at 6 pm on Saturday, May 28 and reopen at 7am on Tuesday, May 31.
Congratulations to all of our 2016 graduates! After all this time together the libraries wouldn't abandon you to a libraryless existence. Here are a few of the resources available to you as a GW alumni.
Access to Gelman
GW Alumni can present their valid GWorld Alumni ID card for access to Gelman Library. For information about how to obtain your Alumni ID card, see the GWorld 2.0 Alumni ID Card web page.
Borrowing privileges are extended to GW Alumni for $50 per year. Payments should be made at the Circulation Desk in Gelman Library. For more information see details about Alumni borrowing privileges.
Thanks to the the generous support of the GW Alumni Association, GW Libraries offer access to selected E-resources, including ABI/Inform Complete, Proquest Research Library, and JSTOR Archive. Visit the E-Resources for Alumni page for more information.
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. Gelman will resume 24-hour access at the beginning of the Fall semester.
Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
Noon - 6 p.m.
*Closed May 29 & 30 for Memorial Day and July 3 & 4 for Independence Day.
Looking for a secure spot to store small items while you are on campus? Gelman Library now offers lockers on the 4th & 5th floors for reservation by any GW student.
The lockers on the 4th and 5th floors are located in the hallway past the bathrooms and are reserved on a “first-come / first-served” basis. Lockers rent for $35 per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer), but are being offered for the rest of the Spring semester for $20. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship on Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a growing area of research and discussion at top universities across the country, and we are excited to be joining their ranks through this inaugural effort. GW faculty interested in the systematic inquiry of teaching and learning are invited to present their classroom research, big or small, completed or in progress, at a SoTL Poster Session that will be part of the 2016 GW Teaching Day on October 14, 2016.
Poster proposals are due May 15, 2016. Find out more information about the suggested research strands, timeline for acceptance, and proposal submission process on our website at go.gwu.edu/sotl. For additional questions, please contact Professor Natalia Romanova or Professor Maria de la Fuente.
The Eckles Prize is awarded to a freshman for a research project that shows significant and meaningful use of the resources and services available at the GW Libraries.
First year students are encouraged to submit a research project of any length or format, as well as an essay summarizing how library resources were used to complete that project. Students should enter the one project that they feel reflects their best work of the year.
Prizes are awarded to the top 3 submissions:
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200
Visit go.gwu.edu/EcklesPrize to view the official instructions and criteria. You can also find a selection of past winning papers.
The deadline to apply is May 20, 2016. Winners will be announced in late summer. Winning students will present their papers during an awards ceremony in the fall.
Would your data make more sense shown on a map? Do you need to statistically analyze data over space?
ArcGIS is a geographic information system system (GIS) that allows people to collect, organize, manage, analyze, communicate, and distribute geographic information. Now you can learn and use this powerful software at Gelman Library! ArcGIS is available on all Gelman PCs (not Macs) and GIS specialist Kean McDermott is here to help you use it.
Wednesday, March 30
10:00am to 11:30am
Gelman Library, Room 300
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.
Wednesday, March 30
Noon to 1:00pm
Gelman Library, Room 219
Do you plan to use artworks, photos, or diagrams to illustrate your thesis? Don't get snarled by copyright restrictions! Learn more about finding publicly accessible visual content and how to properly cite those images. We will also briefly discuss obtaining copyright permissions and creating your own images using widely available software.