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Bruce Rosenstein: Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way

The George Washington University - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 17:32
February 7, 2014

February 27, 2014
Gelman, Room 702
Please RSVP for this free event

Join  Bruce Rosenstein, Managing Editor of Leader to Leader and author of the new McGraw-Hill book Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way: Developing and Applying a Forward Focused Mindset, for the presentation Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way: A Leadership

Bruce's presentation will focus on:

1.      How to create a future-focused mindset (Build a better tomorrow by taking steps today)

2.      Determining the future that has already happened (Look for clues in the past to forecast the future)

3.      Becoming your own successor (Keep yourself  in demand and in control of your destiny)

4.      Shaping the future of your organization (Go beyond the planning stage and create real change)

5.      Building your future beyond your current workplace (Identify key challenges & opportunities in all areas of life)

Bruce will focus on how current and aspiring leaders can work toward a better tomorrow individually, organizationally and for their professions. His talk will hold great relevance for knowledge workers in business, nonprofits, government and academia.

There will be a book signing after the presentation.

The future is too important to be left to chance; participate in this important event as you create your own future!


Dr. Mark Yoffe Discusses Counterculture and the Sochi Olympics

The George Washington University - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 15:25
February 7, 2014

As the Sochi Olympics begin, the world is focused on Russia and its culture.  Dr. Mark Yoffe, curator of the International Counterculture Archive at Gelman Library and Slavic Languages Specialist in the GRC, has been busy sharing his expertise in Soviet/Russian music and art. 

WNYC Soundcheck: Before Pussy Riot, There Was Samizdat: Hear The Sounds Of Russia's Soviet-Era Counterculture

Washington Post: Russian posters give powerful internal critique of Sochi Olympics

Want to leanr more? The Global Resources Center currently hosts a display of selections from the Samizdat Archives on the 7th floor of Gelman Library. 



The George Washington University - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 15:28
February 2, 2014

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!

Interesting Find in the Collection: Letters from Overseas Teachers

The George Washington University - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 08:00

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.

February Collection of the Month: Peter Sera Telecommunications Collection

The George Washington University - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 07:12

Interested in traveling back in time to the dawn of the satellite communication age?

International Student Coffee Hour in the GRC

The George Washington University - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 23:03
January 24, 2014

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

Writing and Publishing in Cybersecurity

The George Washington University - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 22:04
January 22, 2014

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.

Gelman Open at 8am on Wednesday

The George Washington University - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 22:46
January 21, 2014

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. 


Gelman & Eckles Closed for the Night

The George Washington University - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 19:10
January 21, 2014

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.

University Writing Center open at Gelman

The George Washington University - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:26
January 21, 2014The University Writing Center opens at its Gelman Library location on January 21 with drop-in hours for that week. Appointments are handled on a walk-in basis, as available. The week's schedule is T-Th 12PM-6PM and F 12PM-2PM. 


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.


The George Washington University - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 08:22

Due to the weather emergency, the Special Collections Research Center's reading room will be closed on Tuesday, January 21.

Gelman is OPEN!

The George Washington University - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:21
January 21, 2014

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.

History Lecture: "People Out of Place"

The George Washington University - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 10:53

The Teamsters Labor History Research Center was pleased to host a special guest lecture on January 14 sponsored by the GWU History

Drupal Hours Module

The George Washington University - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 09:00
January 15, 2014Christian Aldridge, Web Developer GW Libraries

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 


Graduate Student Study Room Open!

The George Washington University - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:34
January 13, 2014

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 tmiranda@gwu.edu.

MyLibrary Phishing Scam Alert

The George Washington University - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 19:00
January 10, 2014Christian Aldridge, Web Developer GW Libraries

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...

Gelman Public Computers Working & Available

The George Washington University - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:17
January 10, 2014

The Gelman Library public computers are once again working and available.  Thanks for your patience today!

Gelman Public Computers Currently Experiencing Outage

The George Washington University - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 09:45
January 10, 2014

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.

GW Libraries Awarded Grant to Establish D.C. Africana Archives Project

The George Washington University - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:38
January 6, 2014

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.