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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 

 

Howard Professor Receives 2014 Solomon Carter Fuller Award

Howard University - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 04:17
WASHINGTON (January 10, 2014) – Alumnus William Lawson, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Howard University College of Medicine, was recently named the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Solomon Carter Fuller Award by the American Psychiatric Foundation (APA).
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Phi Beta Sigma Celebrates a Century of Service

Howard University - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 04:17
WASHINGTON, DC (January 14, 2014) – Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., has launched a centennial celebration of its founding that began with a ceremony at Howard University on Jan. 9 and will culminate with a Grand Centennial Celebration on campus July 16-20. The service fraternity was founded at Howard in 1914. Last week's kickoff event was a monument groundbreaking and wreath-laying ceremony on the Lower Quadrangle.
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A Scientific Look at Learning Disabilities

American University News - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:47
New education faculty member finds connections between the brain and learning disabilities.
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Win $1000 for Outstanding Research! Enter A Paper/Project in the Annual AU Library Undergraduate Research Competition

American University News - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:20
The Undergraduate Research Awards recognizes AU undergraduate students who make extensive use of the University Library’s collections and show evidence of excellence in critical analysis and in their research skills.
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Congratulations 2014 Mohler Grant Winners!

Catholic University - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:28

Congratulations to our 2014 Dorothy Mohler Research Grant winners Jeanne Petit and Peter Cajka!

Jeanne Petit, Ph.D. is the recipient of a $500 Mohler Research Grant for her project “Protestants, Catholics, and Jews in World War I America: The 1918 United War Work Campaign.”  Dr. Petit is professor of history at Hope College in Holland Michigan and the author of The Men and Women We Want: Gender, Race, and the Progressive Era Literacy Test Debate (2010, in the Race and Gender in American History Series, University of Rochester Press).  She is currently working on a book on Catholic laywomen in World War I America.

Peter Cajka is the recipient of a $200 Mohler Research Grant for his project  “The Greatest Awakening and Its Discontents: The Formation of Conscience and the Renewal of Moral Autonomy, 1939-1991.”  Pete is a historian of religion and morality in postwar America whose work intersects often with political, legal and intellectual history. His main interests are in American religious history, the history of morality and ethics, the history of the American and Global Catholic Church, secularization and religious devotions. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Boston College.  Pete’s dissertation, provisionally entitled “The Greatest Awakening and Its Discontents: The Formation of Conscience and the Renewal of Moral Autonomy, 1939-1991,” explains why during and just after the 1960s, the conscience became the premier moral and religious solution of its age.

Awarded yearly, the Dorothy Mohler Research Grants help defray research and travel costs for those using the collections at the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives at The Catholic University of America (ACUA).

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A Life in Service of AU

American University News - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:25
Honoring the life of Donald L. Myers, AU CFO, Vice President and Treasurer.
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Meet the Mets Marketing Director, Alumnus Mark Fine

American University News - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:05
Mark Fine managed the AU men’s basketball team as a student; now he is marketing director for the New York Mets.
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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.

Spring 2014 lockers available

Catholic University - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 08:51

Spring 2014 Lockers Available to Graduate Students!

Mullen Library will be offering a limited number of lockers to all graduate-level students for the Spring 2014 semester. Please note the following schedule and come by the Circulation Desk to check out a locker key

Monday January 13, 2014:
Lockers will be made to all graduate-level students. First come, first serve

Saturday May 10, 201:
All lockers must be cleared out and keys returned to the Circulation Desk Note: lockers cannot be renewed

Questions? Please contact Mullen Library’s Circulation Desk (202-319-5060)

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Men’s Hoops Wins 10th Game of Season

Marymount University - Sat, 01/11/2014 - 18:21
Saints defeat Frostburg State 79-60 on the road
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Women’s Hoops Returns to Winning Ways

Marymount University - Sat, 01/11/2014 - 18:21
Saints top Frostburg 93-62
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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...

Mullins Articles Two of Three Most Cited in Public Budgeting & Finance

American University News - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 16:44
Each of Dan Mullins' articles in Public Budgeting & Finance, the leading journal in its field, have been cited over a hundred times.
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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!

The German Way

American University News - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:07
American University professor Stephen Silvia’s new book finds distinct features of the German economy.
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Librarian Profile: Martin Shapiro

American University News - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:16
This first article in a new series of librarian profiles focuses on Humanities Librarian Martin Shapiro. With expertise in a range of subjects, Martin is able to provide excellent reference service—especially for Literature and Spanish students.
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Meghan Gates named as 2013 Belanger awardee

Catholic University - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 12:25

Meghan Gates, Stacks Inventory Project Manager, has been selected as the recipient of the Edward J. Belanger Jr. Staff Award for Excellence in Service for 2013.

Ed Belanger worked for the Libraries for over 40 years before retiring in 2002 as our business manager. His service and dedication to his fellow staff was extraordinary; and he is one of the most positive, up-beat, and good natured people you will ever meet. After his retirement, his children made a donation to the Libraries for the creation of an award in his honor.

Each year the Libraries select a staff member of the year who not only contributes outstanding service to the library but also shares Ed’s good nature. Our recent practice has been for the past honorees to serve as the award committee, selecting from among nominations submitted by library staff.

Excerpted from one nomination:

Meghan exemplifies the attributes recognized by the award. She is committed to high quality work–especially in the service aspects of her work–being mindful of how her work affects both colleagues and patrons. She does this all with great dedication and an extremely positive attitude and cheerful enthusiasm. She always serves as a strong ambassador for the Libraries.

 

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Alumna Participates in National Geographic Society Expedition

American University News - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 09:59
Anthropology alumna Becca Peixotto helped excavate a newly discovered site full of early hominid fossils.
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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.

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