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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.

 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
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 Association of America and "Whiteness in Medieval Studies" at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo. 

Date and Time:
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Other
Event Type: Public
Instructional Technology Lab

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about Blackboard! Have you ever had students wondering why they got a certain grade on their assignment, or what their grade was made of? Consider using Blackboard rubrics. A Blackboard rubric lists evaluation criteria for a graded activity. Rubrics can help students organize their efforts to meet the requirements of an assignment. Instructors can use rubrics to assess the students consistently against a set of criteria, and to explain their evaluations to students. This workshop will cover the basics of Blackboard rubrics. Participants will learn how to create a rubric, associate it to a graded activity and effortlessly grade using an interactive rubric.

This workshop will be held through Blackboard Collaborate. Please register to receive a link to the Blackboard Collaborate session.

 

Date and Time:
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Alcohol Skills Training Program

Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) is a program designed to discuss GW's drinking culture and to foster a conversation with students about how to reduce their risks if they choose to consume alcohol. Please complete this form to reserve your seat. Contact prevention@gwu.edu with questions or for more information.

Date and Time:
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Training
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
JMM Passing in America

Join the GW Department of English for the Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series presenting Passing in America: A Panel Discussion. This panel will feature Clarance Page, Gayle Wald, Brando Skyhorse, and Lisa Page.

Date and Time:
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Panel Discussion
Event Type: Public
Conference

This symposium, aimed primarily at bringing together scholars and journalists, will explore some aspects of popular contemporary nostalgia for the Middle Ages, specifically the Crusades and ideas about Race. Recently, scholars and journalists alike have begun to discuss the appropriation of medieval imagery - the "Deus Vult" cross, Viking nostalgia, etc. - by white supremacists groups, such as the so-called "Alt Right." Discussions here will center around where those ideas come from, what the real Middle Ages was like, how universities are reacting to this newfound interest, and how these modern groups are themselves evolving. Speakers will include scholars working on the Crusade, the Middle Ages and Race, and national journalists of the political right.

Date and Time:
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:30am to 5:15pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Conference
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
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
Instructional Technology Lab

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about TurningPoint Audience Response System! The TurningPoint Audience Response System can engage students and give you real-time feedback on comprehension during class. This workshop will cover the basic features of TurningPoint, including creating questions, conducting polling, and saving results.

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Faculty Lounge (Room B05)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
 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
Lecture

The Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service hosts this opportunity for GW faculty to connect in conversation on the subject of institutional rewards for community-engaged scholarship. Dr. Greg Squires, public sociologist and co-author of several articles discussing the peer review of public scholarship, will describe the current state of rewards for public scholarship in higher education. The conversation to follow will invite others to consider how community-engaged scholarship might be evaluated and rewarded in their department and at GW broadly. 

The Nashman Center's Conversations on Community-Engaged Scholarship at GW are designed for a faculty audience but open to all, including students, staff, and members of the community. 

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:45am
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
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
Instructional Technology Lab

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about testing via Blackboard! This workshop will cover the basics of administering a test in Blackboard such as test creation and best practices.

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Faculty Lounge (Room B05)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
 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:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219 and ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Information Session default

In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), the Division of IT will host a series of events this October to educate the GW community on the importance of cybersecurity.

Interested in a career in cybersecurity? Attend this information session to hear from a cybersecurity professional from Mandiant. Learn about a day in the life in the cybersecurity world, and stay after the program for a question and answer session.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Information Session
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

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