Monday, February 10
How can Gelman help you be more academically successful? Join the conversation and use hashtag #GelmanTownHall. On the day of, use this portal to see the entire town hall thread!
In 1947, the National Education Association created the Overseas Teacher Fund to help "wage the peace." Intended to help ease the financial burden of teachers in countries whose economies had been ravaged by war.
Interested in traveling back in time to the dawn of the satellite communication age?
Thursday, Jan. 30th
9:30 - 11:30am
Global Resources Center (7th floor)
Please join us for an International Student Coffee Hour co-hosted by the Global Resources Center and the International Services Office.
Come take a tour of the Global Resources Center, chat with a Specialist about your research and global interests and enjoy a snack with your ISO friends!
Please RSVP at tinyurl.com/intrlcoffeehour
Wednesday, Feb. 12
Noon - 1:30pm
Gelman Library, Room 702
Join us for a panel discussion of this important and emerging interdisciplinary field. Scholars and experts from multiple disciplines, as well as government and industry, will address topics related to research, authorship, and publishing.
Part of the ongoing series Strategies for Interdisciplinary Publishing Success, brought to you by the GW Libraries in collaboration with the Office of the Vice-President for Research, the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, and the Jacob Burns Law Library.
GW will be open and operating on a normal schedule tomorrow, January 22, which means it is back to class after that nice 4-day weekend! Gelman is closed over Tuesday night, but will reopen at 8am on Wednesday morning.
Due to the weather, Gelman and Eckles Libraries are now closed for the night. Hours for Wednesday, January 22 will be determined by GW's operating status. Please check back here for updated hours, as available.
Our full schedule opens at all our centers (Gelman, Eckles, Himmelfarb) January 27, with our regular hours: M-Th 9AM-9PM, F 9AM-2PM, Su 7PM-10PM. Scheduling for the 27th forward can be done online at www.gwu.mywconline.com.
Due to the weather emergency, the Special Collections Research Center's reading room will be closed on Tuesday, January 21.
Due to the current winter weather forecast, classes, events and activities at GW are cancelled for Tuesday, January 21, 2014. However, Gelman remains open! We will attempt to keep the building open until 8pm tonight, but please check back here throughout the day for updates. Designated and Essential library staff should check with their supervisors.
The Teamsters Labor History Research Center was pleased to host a special guest lecture on January 14 sponsored by the GWU History
GW Libraries is a large organization with many groups and departments within it, all with their own hours and open days. Currently the site relies on each group manually updating their posted hours and a separate group/staff person maintaining a "master" hours table. None of this is automated and there is duplication both within each group but also on the master table.
To solve this we're building a module for Drupal that is able to automate the process for both the groups themselves but also the combined master table.
The module (called "Libsite Hours") grabs and calculates the relevant information for use where needed on the site pages. In its current (early) draft it is only providing hours for one group (Special Collections Research Center). The content managers for that group input their hours on a node called SCRC Hours of Operation. We've created fields for each day's open and close time. The module collects the data in those fields and sets a variable with the current day's hours that can be called on any page. The variable is a string that reads "Wednesday's Hours: 10am - 8pm" where Wednesday is the current day of the week and the hours are the open and close hours set on the SCRC Hours of Operation page.
The next draft will include a variable that outputs the hours for the full week, and provides a "closed" checkbox option with a field for more information (e.g. "Martin Luther King, Jr. Day").
The final draft will include tools for all Library groups and the aggregated (and sortable) master table of hours.
The module is on GitHub: https://github.com/gwu-libraries/Libsite-Hours
The newly designated Graduate Student Study Room opens today in Gelman Library, Room 503. This is a quiet space designated exclusively for use by graduate students. The Grad Student Study Room, a joint project of the GW Student Association and our Student Liaison, is based on extensive student feedback. Do you have a suggestions or ideas for improving Gelman? Please contact Student Liaison Ty Miranda at email@example.com.
We have had a report of a phishing scam targeting MyLibrary accounts that appears to come from a local librarian with the subject Library Account.
For more information: http://library.gwu.edu/scholarly-technology-group/mylibrary-phishing-sca...
The Gelman Library public computers are once again working and available. Thanks for your patience today!
Due to a GW-wide technology outage, public PC computers are unavailable in Gelman. Macs may be slow and unstable.
UPDATE: A running list of services impacted by this degradation is available on the Division of IT website, http://it.gwu.edu. As DIT has begun to restore services. They estimate that all systems will be restored by mid- to late afternoon.
The Special Collections Research Center at GW Libraries will partner with the CCAS Africana Studies Department and archives throughout the city to document the African American experience in Washington DC thanks to a $496,000 grant. Learn more about the D.C Africana Archives Project (DCAAP), a collaborative initiative to document African American and African diaspora culture, history and politics in D.C.and the Council on Libraries and Information grant funding it in the GW Today article.
Esther Bubley was an American photographer known for capturing images of everyday life and ordinary people. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Frick Art & Historical Center and the Library of Congress. You can find more information about her life and work
Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of the D.C.
Rescued from the digital depths of the Gelman website, the Special Collections Research Center has reformatted and spruced up our 2003 online exhibit, "The President's Physician: The Life and Legacy of Dr.