If you’ve been on the 6th floor this fall, you’ve noticed that there are very full shelves and very empty ones. Beginning on October 20th we will undertake a floor-wide shift to rebalance shelving space.
"Shifting" is the movement of volumes between shelves within a library building. The need to shift occurs because collections expand with little to no space available on adjacent shelves. Gelman’s 6th floor has reached the point in which all the volumes need to be relocated. By the time the shift project is completed (before Thanksgiving), practically every volume will have been moved, some only a shelf away, and others many shelves away.
The shift project will progress backwards through the entire 6th floor. It will begin in the far right corner, the southwest corner, of the floor and will conclude with the PNs in the near left corner, the northeast corner of the floor.
Staff will cordon off one section of the stacks at a time while they move all the volumes on these shelves to their new locations.
Books in the current work-zone, and those between, will be unavailable. If you need a book from a work-zone, please complete and submit this form. The library will contact you when the book is ready for pick-up. Most books will be retrieved within 24 hours, but books requested on Fridays may take 48 hours.
Please contact Jean A. Pec at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Tuesday, October 28
Kogan Plaza/Mid-Campus Quad
Bring your own pumpkin and sculpt your masterpiece in the company of GW's coolest faculty and librarians. Carving implements will be provided along with cookies, cider, and nerdy-cool conversation.
Judging begins at 4pm and prizes will be awarded for the best literary adaptation, best team (bring your friends), and best overall pumpkins.
Costumes aren't required, but are definitely encouraged! Extra cookies and instant respect if you arrive dressed as any literary or classical character.
On November 9th, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down, reuniting people who had been separated since 1961 and beginning a process through which the starkly divided East and West Germany would be made one country again.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of this momentous event, Fenwick Gallery’s current exhibit, Scenes from Behind the Wall: Images of East Germany 1989/90, features a selection of photographs by Page Chichester (who grew up in Culpeper, Virginia) and German photographer Helmut Brinkmann. Read more
Fenwick Gallery is located on First Floor, Wing A, Fenwick Library. For more information about Fenwick Gallery, please visit fenwickgallery.gmu.edu
The Undergraduate Research & Write-in Day provides undergraduate students a quiet environment in which to write. A spacious room in the Gateway Library, Johnson Center, is the venue, allowing for quiet work, free from distractions. Support is available from both the Writing Center and Gateway Library staff to assist with research and writing needs during this event. Bring your own laptop, or use one of ours. Coffee, water, and snacks will be available. Registration required.
For more information, please contact Kara Kiblinger, kkiblin2 at gmu.edu, 703-993-1142.
Saturday, October 18
11am -or- 1pm
Gelman Room 219
The modern library is much more than just books and a place to study. Learn from teaching librarians how crucial the innovative services and technologies of the GW Libraries are to undergraduate success.