During operating hours, building access is available to GW students, faculty, and staff who have completed all of the steps outlined on GW's Onward website. No one will be allowed to sign in without a physical GWorld card or enter the library if their GWorld card tap is denied. Library access is not available for alumni or visitors. Masks are required inside all library buildings.

Shira Loev Eller

Art and Design Librarian
Research & User Services
Scholarly Communications Team

Shira works closely with students and faculty in the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, and is a librarian partner for the University Writing Program. She is also chair of the GW Libraries Scholarly Communications team.

Shira holds a BA in English from The George Washington University, an MS in Library and Information Science from Drexel University, and an MA in Art History from George Mason University.

Office location
Gelman Library
Phone number
Research consultation area(s)
Arts and Humanities
Collection development area(s)
Art and Design (Corcoran)
Art History
Interior Architecture
Museum Studies
Areas of expertise
Fine Art, Art History, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Photography, Theatre, Dance, Music, Photojournalism, New Media Photojournalism, Interaction Design, Exhibition Design, Museum Studies, Decorative Arts & Design History, Social Practice