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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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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
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
 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
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
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
 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
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...

Date and Time:
Monday, October 16, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
 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
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, October 17, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Public
Learn Linux Shell

Using the Linux shell is essential to the use of powerful tools and computing resources. Software Developer Dan Kerchner will get you started using the shell to interact with Linux computers. Knowledge of this swiss-army knife of a tool will provide you with the background needed to use many powerful tools for research and data analysis.

No prior programming knowledge is required, just a basic understanding of computer files and folders. This workshop is useful for anyone interested in programming and web related work or those who need to manipulate data.

Please bring a laptop to this workshop....

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Instructional Technology Lab

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about assignments and tests in Blackboard! Blackboard offers a variety of ways to assess your students. This 60-minute workshop will primarily cover how to create assignments and develop tests that make the best of both your time and your students efforts. Participants will also discuss test settings and how they impact the student experience of taking a test online.

This workshop will be held through Blackboard Collaborate. Please...

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Spatial Analysis with QGIS

The last in the GIS Workshop Series, will highlight some of the the more advanced options available through the QGIS platform focusing on how to draw towards conclusions from data sets and work with both raster and vector data formats. Some experience required. Participants should have attended Workshops 1 & 2 or have experience with GIS or GIS software.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Visualizing Data with GIS Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Intervention and Occupation in the Middle East

Ever wondered how to find better materials faster for your MENA research projects? Why can your friends studying other areas of the world find great resources but you can't? Are there any special databases? How do you search for ISIS in the catalog, anyway? Does the library have any Arabic books? Is it better to search in Arabic/Persian/Hebrew or in English for MENA materials? This workshop with the GRC's MENA expert will cover tips and tricks on how to get the information you need, when you need it: Yalla/biya berim!

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Researching with Specialized Collections Workshops Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Finding GIS Data & Resources

Join us for a workshop geared to finding resources to support your research and projects. Learn the keywords that will unlock your searching and some "go to" resources. This is a stand alone workshop.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201) and ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Visualizing Data with GIS Workshops
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:
Thursday, October 26, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

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