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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.

Instructional Technology Lab

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about Grade Center in Blackboard! Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and practice adding Columns, Managing Categories, Smart Views, and Distributing Weights in the Grade Center.

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Faculty Lounge (Room B05)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Finding Information on Firms, Companies, and Industries

Are you doing research on a company or industry 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 information you need.

Date and Time:
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 300
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
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, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Training
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:
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Faculty Lounge (Room B05)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Humanities in the Open

This presentation will introduce the Open Science Framework (OSF) as a tool for both providing public, digital access to humanities research and for privately managing a humanities research project. Fundamentals of research lifecycle management as well as open research will be included.

This workshop will be available to the GW community in real time and via WebEx. Attend via WebEx by clicking here. 

Date and Time:
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201) and ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Research Data Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Barzun Photo

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes The Honorable Matthew Barzun, former United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Barack Obama, for a discussion about his experiences at the Court of St. James's and the state of the "Special Relationship".  Ambassador Barzun will also discuss the current state of Brexit, and its potential impact on U.S.--U.K. relations. 

Matthew Barzun served as Ambassador to the UK from 2013 to 2017, and was previously Ambassador to Sweden from 2009-2011.  He was one of the earliest employees of CNET Networks, where he served as Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President   Born in New York, raised in Massachusetts, and now living in Kentucky, he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1993. 

Date and Time:
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Missing Maps

Join the GWU Humanitarian Mapping Society, and the Missing Maps Project for a mapathon, helping to map areas where humanitarian organizations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable populations. 

Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project who's goal is to map the most vulnerable places in the developing world, in order that international and local NGOs and individuals can use the maps and data to better respond to crises affecting the areas.

Mapping beings at 6pm, and training for newcomers will also be offered at this time. Food/drinks will be available mid-way through the event.

Arrive early to check in at the front desk of the library, and please make sure to bring your laptop to the event!

Date and Time:
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Public
Freelancing 101

Curious about what makes a successful freelancer in this job market? Please join the Center for Career Services and GW Libraries for a workshop that will explore freelancing tools and best practices. Topics will include identifying job opportunities, contracts, industry market rates, resources, and copyright. At the end of the session you will hear from alumni who've experienced freelancing opportunities and how it has impacted their career plans and expanded their professional networks.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201)
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 blogs, wiki, and journals in Blackboard! Participants will explore the creation and management of student blogs and private journals as well as group wikis in Blackboard. Advanced features, such as wiki history and blogs grading will be briefly covered.

Please register here

Date and Time:
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Faculty Lounge (Room B05)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Happy Birthday

Celebrate Eckles Library's 30th birthday with the Eckles staff at our annual birthday party! We'll have treats, 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. 

There is so much to celebrate at Eckles! Our friendly staff can help you with your research and questions. We've got you covered with comfy study spaces as well as laptop and phone chargers for your low-energy days. When you're done with homework we house a 1000+ DVD collection and even a collection of board games. 

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:
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Eckles Library Main Reading Room
Event Format: Open House
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!

Space is limited - apply today!

For more information, contact eapgwu@gwu.edu.

Date and Time:
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Discussion

Join GSEHD to watch and discuss The Vice News piece Charlottesville: Race and Terror . 

We will show the short film, have time to listen to experts on their thoughts on experiences like Charlotteville and end with time to reflect on the subject in small groups to process how this impacts us and our career fields. 

Light refreshments will be offered. 

Date and Time:
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Other
Event Type: By Invitation Only
Lecture

Join the GW Geography Department for their Fall 2017 speaker series! Each semester the Department hosts a number of different speakers on a variety of topics relating to the field of Geography.  All are welcome to attend these exciting and intriguing talks. Please RSVP here!

Sustainability in the Arctic as an interdisciplinary issue, requiring understanding of climatic, and environmental conditions as well as anthropogenic factors such as economics, migration, and governance. In July, 2017, GWU professors in collaboration with Moscow State University took an international group of students from the US, Russia, and Europe to the Arctic cities of Salekhard and Vorkuta, to research these topics and the linkages between them. Students spent alternating days conducting work in the tundra and cities learning methods of the environmental research. While in the cities, students engaged with local government officials, research centers, museums, and universities to learn about socioeconomic and governance challenges facing these urban areas. Moreover, the course encouraged an open exchange and dialogue between students from different backgrounds and cultures. The talk will outline the major challenges of rapidly changing Arctic conditions and share the lessons and experiences gained by students during the filed school.

Dmitry (Dima) Streletskiy is an Assistant Professor of Geography and International Affairs at GWU and co-organizer of the filed school over the last several years. Luis Suter and Nina Feldman are graduate students who participated in field school over the past summer.

Date and Time:
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Rare Book Friday

Did you know science, technology, and mathematics have always been central to research and education at GW?  Join us for a special STEM@GW edition of Rare Book Friday.

Explore our University Archives to find out how GW faculty played a prominent role in the advancement of the Atomic Age. See notebooks, publications, and course descriptions from a number of different University departments, including Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, and Psychology. We will also have original artifacts from a collection on the evolution of electronics and computers that was donated by a GW alum, including an early 20th century decimal calculator and early examples of computer chips. Come for the University history and stay for the rare books! See 300 years of landmarks in the history of science among the rare books of the original Columbian College Library, including the first Latin edition of Newton’s Opticks and Faraday’s Experimental Researches in Electricity.

Rare Book Friday is a monthly open house, featuring an up-close look at the materials of GW's special collections. Archivists choose a different collection for display each month and are on hand to a discuss the books and answer questions. This is a great opportunity to interact with rare and historic items that you can access in Gelman Library with the help of special collections staff. 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, September 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Open House
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Mad Honey Symposium

Join the GW Department of English for the Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series presenting poet Sally Wen Mao. She will be reading from her new book Mad Honey Symposium. National Book Award Winner Terrrance Hayes calls Sally's book "worldly. wirly. wise...an extraordinary debut."

Date and Time:
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Other
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

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