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12:00pm to 6:00pm
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Throughout July 2018 users will experience some minor, temporary disruptions to library services as we transition to an improved library management and search system. Click here for more information or contact us for questions. 

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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.

Google Drive File Management & Beyond

Does Google Drive overwhelm you? Can't find the files that people have shared with you? Attend this session to learn more about file management in Google Drive. Some computers will be provided, but feel free to bring your own laptop. We also will be actively sharing and managing documents so make sure you have your logon!

Date and Time:
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Making Google Calendar work for you

Organize yourself, your office, and your life with Google Calendar! Learn new hacks and try out the new Google Calendar interface.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Workshop

Join us for this full-day workshop where we will examine the relationship between faculty practices and student engagement. We will start with a series of activities from the student perspective in which we will consider strategies for enhancing student success and follow up with sessions that explore best practices in course design, using Blackboard to keep students on track, engaging students with technology, and utilizing university resources.

On day two, we will wrap up our institute with an Open Lab in the ITL. Stop by to explore emerging technologies or for a hands-on consultation on specific topics in Blackboard and beyond.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Gelman Library
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Workshop

Join us for this full-day workshop where we will examine the relationship between faculty practices and student engagement. We will start with a series of activities from the student perspective in which we will consider strategies for enhancing student success and follow up with sessions that explore best practices in course design, using Blackboard to keep students on track, engaging students with technology, and utilizing university resources.

On day two, we will wrap up our institute with an Open Lab in the ITL. Stop by to explore emerging technologies or for a hands-on consultation on specific topics in Blackboard and beyond.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Gelman Library
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Workshop

This session will focus on how to conduct your first Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project: how to try something new in the classroom and collect information to determine if it improved students' learning.  We will briefly review the five steps of a SoTL project--generating a research question, designing a study, collecting data, analyzing data and presenting your project--hear tips from faculty who have done SoTL projects, and receive feedback on ideas for our own SoTL research.

Date and Time:
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Launch Party

Wooden Teeth invites the community to join in supporting the work of exceptional student writers and artists. This year's launch party will celebrate the 2017-2018 issue of Wooden Teeth, as well as the organization's 40th Anniversary. Join us for complimentary refreshments, mingling, and readings from outstanding authors. 

Date and Time:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: National Churchill Library & Center, Room 101
Event Format: Reception
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Reading

Jewish Cultural Arts MA program student Katarzyna Pietrzak marks the completion of her graduate training with a staged reading of Love Looking for A Home. Written in the Warsaw Ghetto by Jerzy Jurandot, one of the leaders of cabaret in pre-war Poland, and performed in 1942 in the ghetto's popular Polish-language theater, the Femina, the play was subsequently preserved in the Ringelblum Archive. Ms. Pietrzak's capstone project brings to life--and to an American audience--this poignant and telling example of Jewish cultural resistance.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Kiev Room, 710
Event Format: Other
Event Type: By Invitation Only
Come Meditate

Stressed about finals? Join the Colonial Health Center for 30 minutes of quiet meditation time to get yourself centered and focused. 

Date and Time:
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, 302
Event Format: Other
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
200 years of sports

This Rare Book Friday is focused on books written about sports, covering different cultures and countries and spanning two centuries. Our selections are from both Gelman Library’s rare book collection and a private collection. The books will provide examples of how the idea of ‘sport’ has evolved over time, both in the nature of the games and in who is allowed to participate.

Date and Time:
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Eckles Library, Mount Vernon Campus
Event Format: Exhibit
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Symposium

Join us to hear from undergraduate students about their research into GW's history with race and discrimination. Brunch will be served. 

Date and Time:
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center, Room 101
Event Format: Other
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Lecture

Join us for the Annual Fleischman Lecture as we welcome Professor Marina Rustow. The Cairo Geniza, a cache of hundreds of thousands of Hebrew-script texts preserved in a medieval Egyptian synagogue, has opened a window into the cosmopolitan Jewish community of old Cairo. It has also more recently yielded a surprise: Arabic-script documents written by government officials. Most of the documents have nothing to do with Jews: a Jewish synagogue is now paradoxically the richest known source of medieval Islamic state manuscripts. This lecture will focus on petitions addressed to caliphs, sultans, and viziers. Muslim sovereigns took their obligation to render justice to their subjects very seriously, whether those subjects were Muslim, Christian, or Jewish. Whether they always succeeded is another question, but either way, the documents invite us to ask whether "rights" were a European invention. 

Date and Time:
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center, Room 101
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about Blackboard Collaborate Ultra! Come discover the essentials of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, the new version of the synchronous virtual classroom tool, beginning with a general geography of the new and improved user interface and ending with a practice session. Participants will leave the workshop with hands-on experience in features such as text and voice chat, PowerPoint slideshow delivery, and desktop sharing.

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05a (Instructional Technology Lab)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Getting Started with Technology Workshop Series
Event Type: Faculty
Pop-Up Exhibit

Please join us as students from English 3430 (Radical Books in the English Renaissance) share their research findings about the fascinating rare books in GWU’s Special Collections, which will be on display.

These rare materials, all printed between 1500-1800, demonstrate that in order to be a writer in the Renaissance, one had to be a reader of Renaissance books. The exhibit celebrates these books and the authors, printers, readers, and collectors who helped to define the Renaissance as an age of print. We’ll also explore how and why these Renaissance objects found their way to our library; in some cases, these stories are as varied and interesting as the books themselves and form an integral part of our University’s history.

This pop-up exhibit is co-hosted by the English Department and the Special Collections Research Center of GWU’s Gelman Library

Date and Time:
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:45am
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Exhibit
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Info-Session

The GW Peer Educators will provide a panel on contraception to educate GW students on the most effective and economically viable method of contraception for their bodies.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Information Session
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Info-Session

Schwarzman Scholars Program, inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, is a program designed to help future leaders meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond by preparing them to better understand China’s culture, economy, governance and evolving role in the world. Up to 200 Scholars are chosen annually from around the world for this highly selective, fully-funded program where they study for a one-year Masters degree in global studies, concentration in public policy, international studies, or economics and business at Tsinghua University.

Interested in learning more about the Schwarzman Scholars Program? Mark the upcoming info session on your calendar!

Date and Time:
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Marvin Center, Room 538
Event Format: Information Session
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

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