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Events at GW Libraries

Upcoming events at GW Libraries. You may also want to look at our News & Events page for updates and activities.

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 Tagging, Finding and Organizing Your Digital Files

Do you struggle to sort through your growing collection of photographs, music, papers, and other files? Digital services librarian Rachel Trent will show you tips, tricks, and best practices for managing your personal digital file management. You will learn about embedding and organizing metadata (tags) to aid in the management and retrieval of various digital file formats.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Building a WordPress Portfolio

Anyone, anywhere who makes things for a living needs to have a digital space to represent their work. How else do you expect to attract attention for what you do? How else can you keep your work organized, current, and ready for display? Learn how to impress potential employers with a great portfolio through this open lab session with librarian Mandy Gooch. First come, first served seating, and please bring your own laptop to this session.

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Building a WordPress Portfolio

Anyone, anywhere who makes things for a living needs to have a digital space to represent their work. How else do you expect to attract attention for what you do? How else can you keep your work organized, current, and ready for display? Learn how to impress potential employers with a great portfolio through this open lab session with librarian Mandy Gooch.

Date and Time:
Friday, March 31, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: ONLINE ONLY
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Interpreting and Obtaining Data from Historical Maps

This workshop will highlight the utility of historical maps as objects themselves and subjects for research. In this seminar/workshop participants will learn how to make sense of historical maps, georeference them and obtain data from them. This seminar will require some previous experience with GIS software.

Date and Time:
Friday, March 31, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 300
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Visualizing Data with GIS Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Essential Congressional Research

Did you land your dream job on Capitol Hill this summer or are you interested in working for Congress? Then be sure to join librarians David Ettinger and Morgan Stoddard at this workshop where they will review the essentials of congressional research. Students will leave this workshop ready to impress with their knowledge of the key resources for finding information on the U.S. Congress!

Date and Time:
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
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...

Date and Time:
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Rooms 301 and 302
Event Format: Workshop
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, April 5, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 214
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
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...

Date and Time:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Rooms 301 and 302
Event Format: Workshop
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, May 3, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 214
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Course Design Institute

The University Teaching & Learning Center’s Course Design Institute is a “bootcamp” style program that guides faculty through the design of a new course or the re-design an existing one in a facilitated, supported environment. Participants experience the iterative, dynamic, and scholarly process of learning-focused course design and the benefits of active learning. 

Date and Time:
Monday, May 22, 2017 (All day) to Friday, May 26, 2017 (All day)
Location: Gelman Library, Rooms 301-302
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
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...

Date and Time:
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Rooms 301 and 302
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Public
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