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Archive of Past Library Events

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If you haven't registered to vote, now is the time! Many states require registration by October 11 to be eligible to vote in the general election. Join the Mexican Student Organization, Democracy Matters, GW Democrats, and GW Republicans for a voter registration drive on the Gelman Library entrance floor. Many states don’t allow online registration so we’ll mail your registration form for you.

 

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Entrance Floor
Event Format: Other
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts a user's personal files on an infected computer, making these files inaccessible until a sum of money is paid. Ransomware attacks are becoming more prevalent within large organizations, including hospitals and schools.

Attend this session to learn how you can avoid a ransomware attack, and steps you can take to better protect your devices, as well data within GW.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

Once you've done all that research how do you keep track of it? Do you wish you had a way to keep all your citations in one place? Come learn about Zotero, "a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite and share your research sources."  

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

What is a Literature Review, and what information do you need to begin one? Librarian Zach Elder will give you tips on how to begin your search, discover keywords, and narrow your topic. Save time and frustration by discovering how to find the right databases and resources for your discipline using GW Libraries’ tools.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Research at the Next Level
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

The Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP), presented by the Colonial Health Center, is designed to discuss GW's drinking culture and to foster a conversation among students about how to reduce their risks if they choose to consume alcohol.

Date and Time:
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Training
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

September Focus - Translations, Traditions, and Sacred Texts: Four Centuries of Engagement with the Middle East

September's Rare Book Friday features the treasures of our holdings on the Middle East. From the second Arabic book ever printed, to a Qur'anic manuscript gifted by a Moroccan King, to a ballot used in the 2005 Iraqi elections, our holdings span many languages, geographical origins, and periods of European and American engagement with the region.

Date and Time:
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 710 (Kiev Room)
Event Format: Open House
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

Writer and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller will read from his book The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller in this installation of the Jenny McKeen Moore Reading Series. Editor Kirsten Porter writes in the introduction to The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller, "A poet is given the unique responsibility of composing the poems that become the songs of a nation...Miller's poetry sings of the sadness, loneliness, and longing for spiritual and human connection found in an imperfect world. His words are a call for love and equality, a protest against oppression, a prayer for change. His language promotes compassion, healing, and amazing grace." 

Date and Time:
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 7:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public

Drop by GW's Special Collections Research Center for a hands-on experience with some of the rare and archival materials held in the libraries. On display will be rare books, historic GW memorabilia, documents and other items from DC history, historic maps, photographs, and more! Get to know the rare artifacts that are open for use in your research. Librarians will be available to answer any questions you have about using special collections.

Date and Time:
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Research at the Next Level
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

Learn the basics of geographic information systems (GIS) and how it can be used to input, store, manipulate, and visualize any location-based data. Discover how you can use GIS to produce striking, visual representations that reveal patterns and trends that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. Kean McDermott, GW Libraries' GIS specialist, will walk participants through the initial GIS software installation and cover some introductory skills in this stand-alone workshop.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 300
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Visualizing Data with GIS Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work. Please join us for a hands-on webinar, hosted by the Center for Open Science, to learn easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work. Using example studies, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish. Participants will gain a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent practices into their current workflows.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Webinar
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

Protect yourself and stay healthy with a visit to the Colonial Health Center's Student Flu Clinic. The flu vaccine is FREE for students with Aetna Student Health Insurance -OR- $25 charged to student account.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Other
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

Please join us in the Global Resources Center (GRC) for an international student coffee hour co-hosted with the International Services Office (ISO). Take a tour of the GRC, chat with a specialist about your research and global interests, and enjoy a snack with your ISO friends!

Date and Time:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Location: Gelman Library, Room 708 (GRC)
Event Format: Open House
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

Are you doing research on a company for a class or during your job hunt? This workshop, taught by librarian Shmuel Ben-Gad, will cover both quantitative and qualitative sources. Don't just Google it; learn the secrets to discovering the reliable company information you really need.

Date and Time:
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 300
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

Join us for the next installment of The Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series featuring Melinda Moustakis, who will read from new book Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories. In addition to winning the Flannery O'Connor Award, this work won the Maurice Prize, was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award.  

Date and Time:
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 7:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

The Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP), presented by the Colonial Health Center, is designed to discuss GW's drinking culture and to foster a conversation among students about how to reduce their risks if they choose to consume alcohol.

Date and Time:
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Training
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

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