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Events at GW Libraries

Upcoming events at GW Libraries. You may also want to look at our News & Events page for updates and activities.

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Shaping Your Professional Online Presence

A polished online presence can help you not only pass a potential employer's Google search, but also get recruited for jobs you want. This workshop will cover LinkedIn and website portfolios, as well as other social media.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
 Intro to 3D Modeling with Tinkercad

Discover the amazing possibilities of 3-D modeling in this introduction to Tinkercad, a free, browser-based CAD software. You will learn how to create 3-D models from scratch and import existing models to modify. Feel free to bring your own laptop or you can borrow a Chromebook at the workshop.This concise and hands-on introduction will last about 1 hour. No RSVP is required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
12:45pm to 1:45pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 214
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Completing a Map

Building on Workshop 1: GIS Interface Basics, learn proper cartographic considerations and practices. The end result will be a “my first map”. Participants should have attended Workshop 1 or have experience with GIS or GIS software.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Visualizing Data with GIS Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
 Developing Engaging Presentations

Join GW Libraries and Librarian Shira Eller for a session on creating presentations for school projects, interviews, or anything! In this workshop you will learn a few tips and tricks for keeping your audience captivated, telling your story, finding resources, and moving beyond basic presentation templates. 

Date and Time:
Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
The Future of the Past

This symposium brings together six medievalists and early modernists for a wide ranging conversation about institutional and canon transformation, especially in in a time of intolerance; the challenge past materials pose to current racial fantasies and formations; the inhibiting factors that the unthought whiteness of the fields present; how to forge a way forward to more inclusive memberships, institutions, shared endeavors. Our hope is to sustain and intensify the energy of two recent conference sessions, "The Color of Membership" at the Shakespeare...

Date and Time:
Monday, October 16, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Other
Event Type: Public
 Collecting Social Media with Social Feed Manager

Interested in studying social media for your class or scholarly research? GW Libraries offers a tool called Social Feed Manager for collecting data from Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, and Sina Weibo. In this workshop, we will explore the data available from social media platforms, demonstrate how to collect and export data with Social Feed Manager, and discuss the ethical and privacy concerns in working with social media data.

Date and Time:
Monday, October 16, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Research Data Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Missing Maps

Join the GWU Humanitarian Mapping Society, and the Missing Maps Project for a mapathon, helping to map areas where humanitarian organizations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable populations. 

Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project who's goal is to map the most vulnerable places in the...

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Public
Learn Linux Shell

Using the Linux shell is essential to the use of powerful tools and computing resources. Software Developer Dan Kerchner will get you started using the shell to interact with Linux computers. Knowledge of this swiss-army knife of a tool will provide you with the background needed to use many powerful tools for research and data analysis.

No prior programming knowledge is required, just a basic understanding of computer files and folders. This workshop is useful for anyone interested in programming and web related work or those who need to manipulate data.

Please bring a laptop to this workshop....

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Spatial Analysis with QGIS

The last in the GIS Workshop Series, will highlight some of the the more advanced options available through the QGIS platform focusing on how to draw towards conclusions from data sets and work with both raster and vector data formats. Some experience required. Participants should have attended Workshops 1 & 2 or have experience with GIS or GIS software.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Visualizing Data with GIS Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Prince Charles book

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Sally Bedell Smith for a discussion of her bestselling biography, Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life.  Ms. Smith will also discuss the future of the British Monarchy.

Sally Bedell Smith is a journalist and contributing editor at Vanity Fair.  She is the author of many books, including Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House, and Diana in Search of Herself: Portrait of a Modern...

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Workshop

Ever wondered how to find better materials faster for your MENA research projects? Why can your friends studying other areas of the world find great resources but you can't? Are there any special databases? How do you search for ISIS in the catalog, anyway? Does the library have any Arabic books? Is it better to search in Arabic/Persian/Hebrew or in English for MENA materials? This workshop with the GRC's MENA expert will cover tips and tricks on how to get the information you need, when you need it: Yalla/biya berim!

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Researching with Specialized Collections Workshops Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Finding GIS Data & Resources

Join us for a workshop geared to finding resources to support your research and projects. Learn the keywords that will unlock your searching and some "go to" resources. This is a stand alone workshop.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201) and ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Visualizing Data with GIS Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Greater Gotham

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Mike Wallace for a discussion of the second volume of his epic history of New York City, Greater Gotham.  The first volume, Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, cowritten with Edwin G. Burrows, was published to great acclaim in 2000 and won the Pulitzer Prize.

Mike Wallace is a Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and founder of the Gotham Center for New York City History at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  He was educated at Columbia...

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Shaping Your Professional Online Presence

A polished online presence can help you not only pass a potential employer's Google search, but also get recruited for jobs you want. This workshop will cover LinkedIn and website portfolios, as well as other social media.

Date and Time:
Thursday, October 26, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
 Data Demystified

Research data is data that is collected, observed, or created, for purposes of analysis to produce original research results, but what does that really mean for your own work? Librarians, Debbie Bezanson and Tina Plottel, will define research data & data-related terms and discuss common data formats. You'll explore trustworthy repositories, access restrictions, and identify library and campus services and resources related to data.

Date and Time:
Friday, October 27, 2017 -
1:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Research Data Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

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