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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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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
Prince Charles book

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Sally Bedell Smith for a discussion of her bestselling biography, Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life.  Ms. Smith will also discuss the future of the British Monarchy.

Sally Bedell Smith is a journalist and contributing editor at Vanity Fair.  She is the author of many books, including Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House, and Diana in Search of Herself: Portrait of a Modern...

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
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:
Friday, October 20, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Training
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Rare Book Friday GW History edition

GW Libraries and Acadamic Innocation is proud to present a special Rare Book Friday in celebration of Colonials Weekend! Join us for an up-close look at the rare and unique materials from the University Archives and the rare book collections of the Special Collections Research Center. We welcome past and present GW students, faculty, and staff to experience the evolution of GW into a world-class institution through these materials. Librarians will present a curated selection of rare books and archives and be on hand to a discuss the significance of the items and answer questions. This is a chance for a hands-...

Date and Time:
Friday, October 20, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Open House
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
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.

Last year we conducted 40 in-person interviews and online surveys with Uber drivers in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Our project—which creates one of the first independent, qualitative datasets about the rideshare industry—found that the economic realities of precarious work are a far cry from the rosy promises of the gig economy. In...

Date and Time:
Friday, October 20, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
STEMworks Opening

Join us for an open house to celebrate the re-opening of STEMworks, GW’s one-stop shop for quantitative and spatial reasoning skills, offering workshops, tutoring services, and consultations to GW faculty and students. Visit the newly-renovated space and learn more about the help available to you! Light refreshments will be served and this event will feature lightning talks about science, technology, engineering, and math.

Date and Time:
Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 201
Event Format: Open House
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
Greater Gotham

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Mike Wallace for a discussion of the second volume of his epic history of New York City, Greater Gotham.  The first volume, Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, cowritten with Edwin G. Burrows, was published to great acclaim in 2000 and won the Pulitzer Prize.

Mike Wallace is a Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and founder of the Gotham Center for New York City History at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  He was educated at Columbia...

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
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
Instructional Technology Lab

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about Blackboard Collaborate Ultra! Come discover the essentials of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, the new version of the synchronous virtual classroom tool, beginning with a general geography of the new and improved 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, and desktop sharing.

Please register here

Date and Time:
Thursday, October 26, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Faculty Lounge (Room B05)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
 Data Demystified

Research data is data that is collected, observed, or created, for purposes of analysis to produce original research results, but what does that really mean for your own work? Librarians, Debbie Bezanson and Tina Plottel, will define research data & data-related terms and discuss common data formats. You'll explore trustworthy repositories, access restrictions, and identify library and campus services and resources related to data.

Date and Time:
Friday, October 27, 2017 -
1:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Research Data Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

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