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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.

Using Google Forms

Google Forms is a survey tool that allows you to collect, organize, and analyze information quickly. Learn how to set up forms, begin applying scripts or apps, and understand how the information is presented after being collected. 

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Exploring the New Refworks

New to Refworks or used to Refworks, stop by and learn more about the new one! Save citations from your favorite databases and websites, store related PDFs or attachments, and quickly build a bibliography for your papers and publications. 

Exploring the New Refworks along with Zotero In-Depth, is a part of the Logic of Citations 2 Workshops Series. This series will be available to the GW community in real time and via WebEx. Attend via WebEx by clicking here.

Date and Time:
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219 and ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Lit Review How To
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Zotero In-Depth

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."

Zotero In-Depth along with Exploring the New Refworks, is a part of the Logic of Citations 2 Workshops Series. This series will be available to the GW community in real time and via WebEx. Attend via WebEx by clicking here.

Date and Time:
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219 and ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Lit Review How To
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Know before you go image

This two hour workshop is designed to train graduate students from across disciplines on conducting archival research. In this session you will learn how to locate relevant collections at GW and elsewhere, how to request access and communicate with staff about your research, and how to prepare and keep organized once you begin working with materials on site or in a digital context. Archival theory and common practices will also be discussed to help give participants a sense of how materials are organized and described and common tools and policies that researchers might encounter.

Leave with the confidence that you can find and use primary source and archival collections to move more efficiently into that part of the research process.

The intended audience is GW students who know that they will need to access archives and special collections even if specific collections have not yet been identified. 

Date and Time:
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Researching with Specialized Collections Workshops Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Speak Confidently

Join the GW English for Academic Purpose Program to learn to speak confidently during classroom discussions, interactions with professors, group projects and informal presentations, and formal academic and professional presentations!

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For more information, contact eapgwu@gwu.edu.

Date and Time:
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Citation Chasing and Cited Reference Searching

How do you build on someone else's research? How do you find the research they used? Librarian Joscelyn Leventhal will show you how to chase down those citations like a pro in this short workshop.

Citation Chasing & Cited Reference Searching along with The Logic of Citations: Understanding MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles, is a part of the Logic of Citations 1 Workshops Series. This series will be available to the GW community in real time and via WebEx. Attend via WebEx by clicking here.

Date and Time:
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219 and ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Lit Review How To
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Logic of Citations

Are you baffled by how to cite your sources and why it is even necessary? This short workshop will clear up the confusion and help you understand the fundamentals of citation, as well as the particular expectations of the MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. Librarian Tolonda Henderson will discuss both print resources (books, journal articles, etc.) and digital resources (web pages, etc.).

The Logic of Citations: Understanding MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles  along with Citation Chasing & Cited Reference Searching, is a part of the Logic of Citations 1 Workshops Series. This series will be available to the GW community in real time and via WebEx. Attend via WebEx by clicking here.

Date and Time:
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219 and ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Lit Review How To
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
 Exploring Beyond Gelman

Stop by and discover how to research beyond these four walls! Focusing on book publishing, learn how to use WorldCat to expand your horizons and searching. This workshop is best for disciplines that write books, especially the humanities and social sciences.

Exploring Beyond Gelman: Advance Research Skills  along with Basics of Graduate Research in Engineering and Keeping up with New Research, is a part of the Researching at the Next Level Workshop Series. This series will be available to the GW community in real time and via WebEx. Attend via WebEx by clicking here.

Date and Time:
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219 and ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Lit Review How To
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
 Keeping Up with New Research

A successful graduate student participates in the research conversation of their field. Librarian David Ettinger will show you how to keep up with new research in your area of study. You'll learn how to set up journal table of contents alerts, search alerts, and identify key journals in your field.

Keeping up with New Research along with Basics of Graduate Research in Engineering and Exploring Beyond Gelman: Advance Research Skills, is a part of the Researching at the Next Level Workshop Series. This series will be available to the GW community in real time and via WebEx. Attend via WebEx by clicking here.

Date and Time:
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219 and ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Lit Review How To
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Workshop

What are the basics to Engineering Research? How do you begin? Librarian Debbie Bezanson will give you tips on how to begin your search. Save time and frustration by discovering how to find the right databases and resources for your discipline using GW Libraries’ tools.

Basics of Graduate Research in Engineering along with Keeping up with New Research and Exploring Beyond Gelman: Advance Research Skills, is a part of the Researching at the Next Level Workshop Series. This series will be available to the GW community in real time and via WebEx. Attend via WebEx by clicking here. 

Date and Time:
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219 and ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Lit Review How To
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Discussion

Please join GW Libraries & Academic Innovation for a forum on strategies for negotiating with academic publishers presented by Keith Webster, Dean of Libraries at Carnegie Mellon University.  

Keith is formerly VP and Director, Academic Relations & Strategy for John Wiley & Sons.  Prior to that Keith served as Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Queensland in Australia, University Librarian at Victoria University in New Zealand, and Head of Information Rights at HM Treasury in the United Kingdom.  Keith will share his thoughts on negotiation which are informed by his experience in the library, policy and publishing arenas.  Please join us for what promises to be a lively and informative discussion!

Date and Time:
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Other
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Workshop

Drawing from Camisha Jones’ forthcoming chapbook, Flare, this workshop is an exploration of invisible and silenced experiences of the body. Participants will read and discuss poems by D/deaf and Disabled writers in order to consider ways they might enter into writing about their own body experiences. Writing prompts will be offered that invite participants to delve into topics such as inequality, unexpressed pain, and gratitude. This workshop is sponsored by Disability Support Services in honor of Disability Awareness Month. 

Camisha L. Jones is author of the Finishing Line Press chapbook, Flare, and a recipient of a 2017 Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship from The Loft Literary Center. Through both, she breaks silence around issues of invisible disability as someone living with hearing loss and chronic pain. Her poems can be found at Button Poetry, The Deaf Poets Society, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Typo, Rogue Agent, pluck!, Unfolding the Soul of Black Deaf Expressions, and The Quarry, Split This Rock’s social justice poetry database. She is also published in Let’s Get Real: What People of Color Can’t Say and Whites Won’t Ask about Racism (StirFry Seminars &Consulting, Inc., 2011), Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide (ILR Press, 2014), and The Day Tajon Got Shot (Shout Mouse Press, 2017). She is Managing Director at Split This Rock, a national non-profit in DC that cultivates, teaches, and celebrates poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes social change. Find her on Facebook as Poet Camisha Jones, on Twitter as 1Camisha, on Instagram as 1camisha, and online at her blog (https://thevisionwriter.blogspot.com/).

Date and Time:
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
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.

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Faculty Lounge (Room B05)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
GIS Interface Basics

In this first of three workshops, we plan on demystifying both GIS software and how to import vector data to make a simple map. You'll learn how to navigate the interface and highlight important functions within ArcGIS and QGIS.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 4, 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 Blackboard Collaborate! The workshop covers the essentials of Blackboard Collaborate, a synchronous virtual classroom tool, beginning with a general geography of the 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, student polling, web tours, and desktop sharing.

Please register here.

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

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