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New Research Resources: July 2014

George Mason University - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 05:23

Check out the new online resources added to George Mason University Libraries’ collections in July 2014. You can also search for all recently added items via the Mason Classic Catalog. Mason students, faculty and staff are welcome to suggest library purchases.

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InfoGuides Upgrade August 8

George Mason University - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:58

On Friday, August 8, George Mason University Libraries will migrate the InfoGuides to a new and improved platform which will help us organize and deliver more useful content to you.
Please note that the InfoGuides may be down for part of the day on August 8. Additionally, you may find broken links during the transition process. Access to the Libraries’ catalogs, databases, ejournals, etc. will NOT be affected by this migration. Thank you for your patience during this project.

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Library Services for GW Faculty: An Orientation

The George Washington University - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:41
August 4, 2014

Tuesday, August 19 at 10 am -or-
Thursday, August 21 at 9 am

Learn about course reserves, Interlibrary Loan, remote access to journals and databases, and other library services at GW. Discover how librarians can help you by obtaining materials for our library collections, providing research instruction for your students, and consulting with you about your own research. Talk with librarians and library staff about the resources available for your research and teaching.

Each workshop will last about an hour, with plenty of time for your questions. Sign up now at go.gwu.edu/1qr to reserve your space! 

Getting a Jump-Start

American University News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:24
Community of Scholars program gives high school students a taste of college.
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Crack Open a Classic

American University News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 15:40
Summer is the ideal time to pick up a book that you never finished—or always meant to read. If you are looking for some great summer reading recommendations, the Library has got you covered. Check out these suggestions from Library personnel.
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Start Smart: Graduate Student Library Orientations

The George Washington University - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:40
August 1, 2014

Start your graduate career off right by attending a library orientation!  Learn about GW Libraries, and its collections, and discover resources in your discipline.  Tours will be offered at the end of the session.

Five orientation sessions are available:
Friday, August 15  from 11am - 12pm
Friday, August 22  from 2 - 3pm, 3 - 4pm, 4 - 5pm or 5 - 6pm

Please RSVP at go.gwu.edu/LibStart

 

 

 

Professor’s Book Examines Terror Authorization Act

American University News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:51
Professor Shoon Murray’s new book The Terror Authorization: the History and Politics of the 2001 AUMF, asks whether it is time to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) act and explores how two presidents have used this "war" authority.
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New Metro Line Serves Marymount’s Reston Center

Marymount University - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:56
New Metro Line Serves Marymount’s Reston Center
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STEP Students Connect with Alumni on Capitol Hill

American University News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:10
The summer program is giving freshmen career goals even before their first semester.
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Targeting the Brain to Treat Obesity

American University News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:41
AU researchers say therapies should focus on areas of memory and learning.
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2014 Israel Writing Award

American University News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:25
Phoebe Bradford won the 2014 Center for Israel Studies Israel Writing Award.
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Creative Writing Alumni Win Accolades and Awards

American University News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:10
Alumni Abdul Ali is the latest MFA graduate honored for his work.
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Fenwick Construction Alert: Elevator Work

George Mason University - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:19

Construction crews are scheduled to work on Fenwick Library elevators August 4 – 15. The construction company will shut down and work on the Wing C elevators first. Once completed, the construction crew will shut down and work on the Wing B elevators. This job is expected to be completed by Friday, August 15.

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Planned Transfer of Library Collection from Corcoran

The George Washington University - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:53
July 30, 2014

As part of the Corcoran College of Art + Design’s integration with the George Washington University, the collections of the Corcoran College Library will relocate to GW’s Gelman Library.  The Corcoran collection will transfer as an art and design unit located on Gelman’s 1st floor.  Rare or fragile works will be managed in the Special Collections Research Center on Gelman’s 7th floor where they can be maintained in a controlled environment to support their longer term preservation.  The Corcoran art and design collection will be kept together on the 1st floor of Gelman rather than integrated with GW’s general collections. It will be accessible during normal Gelman Library hours.  
        
The finalization of the agreement between Corcoran, GW and the National Galleries is dependent on the DC courts’ final approval. The timeline presented here assumes that the agreement will be implemented by August 15th, 2014. The timing of the actual approval may impact these projected dates.

 

Objectives

  • Transfer the Corcoran Library collection to GW’s Gelman Library.   
  • Relocate the entire Corcoran collection to the first floor of Gelman Library as an art & design unit.
  • Minimize the time that the Corcoran collection is unavailable.
  • Minimize the disruption to library patrons in both locations caused by the transfer.

Proposed Timeline

June 27          Transition team formed.

July 2              Cease new loans of Corcoran library materials.

July 15            Close Corcoran Library to all users and due date for return of Corcoran Library items currently on loan to patrons.

July 15 – August 16

  • Work with library moving company on logistics of the move.
  • Bring records for Corcoran Library items into the GW Libraries catalog.
  • Carefully prepare, pack, and label Corcoran library resources to facilitate ready access after moving.
  • Update systems to enable Corcoran materials to circulate from GW Libraries.
  • Prepare space at Gelman for Corcoran collection.
  • Prepare orientation and communication materials to educate Corcoran faculty and students about the resources of GW Libraries.

August 16 – September 1  

  • Begin physical move of the Corcoran collection.
  • Remove 40,000+ library items from current shelving units and load onto temporary shelving carts.
  • Disassemble Corcoran shelving.
  • Reassemble Corcoran shelving in its new location at Gelman Library.
  • Transfer and shelve library materials in new location at Gelman.

September 2

  • Corcoran Library materials will be available for use and circulation at Gelman Library.
  • Physically process each item, including addition of barcodes & collection labels.

Students Invited to Visit Marymount During Virginia Private Colleges Week

Marymount University - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:22
Students Invited to Visit Marymount During Virginia Private Colleges Week
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Students Invited to Visit Marymount During Virginia Private Colleges Week

Marymount University - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:22
Students Invited to Visit Marymount During Virginia Private Colleges Week
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Meet New SETH Professor Jennifer Steele

American University News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:33
A Q&A with education policy expert and new SETH professor Jennifer Steele.
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Negotiations with Iran: Three Questions with Professor Anthony Wanis-St. John

American University News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:02
Iran and six world powers recently failed to meet a self-imposed deadline to address Iran's nuclear program. Associate Professor Anthony Wanis-St. John, an expert on international negotiations, describes the prospects for a deal.
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SOC's Top Achievements of 2014...So Far

American University News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:41
2014 is shaping up to be a big year for the AU School of Communication.
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