We're searching for a GW undergraduate with strong Persian language skills for a paid internship! Spend the academic year processing the Mahdavi Damghani collection of Persian and Arabic materials to make the collection available for students, faculty and other researchers.
The Mahdavi Damghani collection consists of approximately 4,000 volumes of original sources on Islamic laws and jurisprudence, theology, philosophy, language, literature and history. Approximately 70% of the collection is in Persian; the remainder in Arabic. The unprocessed collection will be a rich resource relevant to several academic disciplines including Persian language and literature, Arabic language and literature, law, philosophy, history, and religion.
Requirements: GW Undergraduate; strong Persian-language skills;
Oversight: The internship would be conducted under the guidance Andrew Buchwach, Middle East and North Africa Research Center Librarian, other Libraries staff, and Pardis Minuchehr, Director of Persian Studies at GW.
Location: The GW Libraries, Global Resources Center (Suite 708).
The work: Processing the collection includes searching for already existing catalog records for each item, exploring library and other catalogs in Iran and elsewhere to clarify bibliographic information, and importing records and tracking material as it moves through the Library’s content-management workflow. A research guide will also be developed.
Compensation: $11.00 an hour;
Sponsor: ESIA’s Institute for Middle East Studies & The GW Libraries, Global Resources Center
Hours per week: 10.
Please submit resume to the contact listed below:
Director, Global Resources
We are excited to greet returning alumni and their families this weekend during GW's 2015 Alumni Weekend! Whether you're a new graduate or visiting campus after many years, you'll want to include a visit to Gelman Library!
Join us on Friday, September 25 between 3-5pm on the recently renovated entrance floor of Gelman Library for an Alumni Open House and a demonstration of our brand new 3-D printing technology. Speak with knowledgeable library staff about how 3-D printing works and how it will benefit students and faculty. Demonstrations will take place near the Ask Us Desk on the entrance floor of Gelman. Alumni Weekend participants can show their name tags to enter the library during the Open House. Alumni should plan to use their Alumni GWorld or sign in at the front desk for entrance at other times throughout the weekend.
Looking for a secure spot to store small items while you are on campus? Gelman Library now offers lockers for graduate students.
The lockers are located in the Graduate Student Reading Room (Gelman 503) and are reserved on a “first-come / first-served” basis. Lockers rent for $35 per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Locker rentals begin on the first day of classes for the semester and end on the last day of scheduled finals of the same semester. Students may rent lockers per semester or for the academic year (a total of 3 semesters, Fall, Spring and Summer).
To apply for a locker, please select a locker by taking the slip posted on the desired locker in room 503 and complete the online request form (you must have the locker number to complete the form). A library staff member will contact you for an appointment to make the applicable payment and issue you a combination lock for the requested locker.
Please direct questions to Jennifer Wesson at (202) 994-2937 or email@example.com.
Thursday, October 1
11am - 12:30pm
Gelman Library, Room 702
In just over two years, Pope Francis has become an extraordinarily popular and influential world leader, so much so that scholars have begun to refer to the "Francis Effect." For this event, the GW Libraries and the GW Sustainability Collaborative have brought together three researchers to assess the political impact of the pope's recent visit to Washington, his speech before Congress in particular.
John Gehring, Catholic Program Director for Faith in Public Life, will apply insights gained in writing his book -- The Francis Effect: A Radical Pope's Challenge to the American Catholic Church.
Director of Research for the Public Religion Research Institute Daniel Cox will extend the results of PRRI's most recent survey-- The "Francis Effect": U.S. Catholic Attitudes on Pope Francis, the Catholic Church, and American Politics.
GW Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Cynthia McClintock will bring to bear her expertise on Latin America.
The discussion will be moderated by Michael Svoboda, Director of GW's Sustainability Minor.