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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.

Crossing the Finish Line: Uploading your ETD

The writing is done. The citations have been cross checked. Your adviser has signed off. All that's left is to upload your electronic thesis or dissertation, but what does that really mean? Don't be caught off guard! Led by Valerie Emerson, ETD administrator, this short workshop will introduce you to the interface for uploading your document and give you a preview of what you will be asked during that process.

Date and Time:
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: ETD Success Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
XD Tea @ 3

For decades, afternoon tea with colleagues has been a tradition at research institutes throughout the world. Many of us may know it as a “salon”.

We invite you to join the conversation at this year’s first XDTea @ 3:00 on the general topic “collaboration in the digital age”. Tea and cookies served. This is the first XD@GW event of the year, so don’t miss it! No RSVP required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Salon
Event Type: Faculty
Happy Birthday Eckles Library

Celebrate Eckles Library's 29th birthday with the Eckles staff at our annual birthday party! We'll have birthday cake, coffee, hot chocolate, and cappuccino all day long, as well as other goodies and surprises. Please help us stay green by bringing your own mug for coffee and hot drinks. 

Learn more about Eckles when you help us blow out the birthday candles. (Just kidding - it isn't smart to light candles in a building full of books, but we'll have door prizes for some lucky students!)

Date and Time:
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Eckles Library Main Reading Room
Event Format: Open House
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Media Disruption: Using Web Archives to Understand Change in the News Industry

Matthew S. Weber, assistant professor in the Rutgers School of Communication and Information will present his research about evolution of the traditional print newspaper industry into an online news ecosystem by examining change across the news media system brought about by the web, social media, and mobile technologies. His research is some of the first to leverage a large dataset of archived Web pages in order to analyze the adaptation process. He will also outline the challenges and opportunities for using archival Internet data in research.

Date and Time:
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Intro to 3-D 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 45 minutes. No RSVP is required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 214
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Faculty Orientation to Library Services & Classroom Technology

Learn how to manage your courses in Blackboard, how to use digital technology in your classroom, and how the libraries can support your and your students' research. Meet research & instruction librarians, as well as experts from GW's Instructional Technology Lab and Academic Technologies. This orientation is appropriate for all faculty, adjunct faculty, and teaching assistants.

Date and Time:
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Orientation
Event Type: Faculty
Rosie the Riveter

Gelman, Eckles and VS&TC Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 5 for the Labor Day holiday.

Gelman will close at 10pm on Sunday, September 4 and reopen at 7am on Tuesday, September 6. No 24-hour access is available during this time.  Eckles & VS&TCL will maintain regular hours on Sunday, September 4 and Tuesday, September 6.

Date and Time:
Monday, September 5, 2016 (All day)
Location: Gelman, Eckles and VS&TC Libraries
Event Format: Building Closed (for holidays)
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

Learn how to manage your courses in Blackboard, how to use digital technology in your classroom, and how the libraries can support your and your students' research. Meet research & instruction librarians, as well as experts from GW's Instructional Technology Lab and Academic Technologies. This orientation is appropriate for all faculty, adjunct faculty, and teaching assistants.

Date and Time:
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Orientation
Event Type: Faculty

Get to know the powerful tools and unique resources your Libraries have for graduate students. Learn about library spaces and services, and discover resources specific to your discipline. This orientation will provide a great overview of how to use the library and make sure you are ready for that first research project.

Date and Time:
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Orientation
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Start Smart: Graduate Student Library Orientation

Get to know the powerful tools and unique resources your Libraries have for graduate students. Learn about library spaces and services, and discover resources specific to your discipline. This orientation will provide a great overview of how to use the library and make sure you are ready for that first research project.

Date and Time:
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Orientation
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Rare Book Fridays

August Featured Collection: Kiev Judaica Collection

Join us for an up-close look at the jewels of GW's special collections at this monthly open house. Archivists will choose a different collection for display each month and be on hand to a discuss the books and answer questions. This is a great opportunity to interact with rare and historic items that are usually kept in secure storage areas. Learn how to enhance your research using the rich trove of primary sources available in GW's Special Collections Research Center. 

Date and Time:
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 710 (Kiev Room)
Event Format: Open House
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Start Smart: Graduate Student Library Orientation

Get to know the powerful tools and unique resources your Libraries have for graduate students. Learn about library spaces and services, and discover resources specific to your discipline. This orientation will provide a great overview of how to use the library and make sure you are ready for that first research project.

Date and Time:
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Orientation
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Start Smart with a Graduate Student Library Orientation

Get to know the powerful tools and unique resources your Libraries have for graduate students. Learn about library spaces and services, and discover resources specific to your discipline. This orientation will provide a great overview of how to use the library and make sure you are ready for that first research project.

Date and Time:
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Orientation
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Start Smart with a Graduate Student Library Orientation

Get to know the powerful tools and unique resources your Libraries have for graduate students. Learn about library spaces and services, and discover resources specific to your discipline. This orientation will provide a great overview of how to use the library and make sure you are ready for that first research project.

Date and Time:
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Orientation
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Start Smart with a Graduate Student Library Orientation

Get to know the powerful tools and unique resources your Libraries have for graduate students. Learn about library spaces and services, and discover resources specific to your discipline. This orientation will provide a great overview of how to use the library and make sure you are ready for that first research project.

Date and Time:
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Orientation
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

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