University News

GIS Software & Assistance Available at Gelman

The George Washington University - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:07
January 12, 2015

Would your data make more sense shown on a map?  Do you need to statistically analyze data over space?  

ArcGIS is a geographic information system system (GIS) that allows people to collect, organize, manage, analyze, communicate, and distribute geographic information.  Now you can learn and use this powerful software at Gelman Library! ArcGIS is available on all Gelman PCs (not Macs) and GIS specialist Kean McDermott is here to help you use it.  

Kean McDermott, GIS Specialist
email: keanmcd@gwu.edu
make an appointment: go.gwu.edu/ResearchHelp 
Ask for Kean during daytime hours at the Ask Us Desk

Libraries open at 10 a.m. January 12

George Mason University - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 06:39

Per the University’s announcement of a two hour delay due to inclement weather, Mason Libraries will open at 10 a.m. today, Monday, January 12. Online resources are available.

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Anne Lesher named as 2014 Belanger awardee

Catholic University - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:15

Anne Lesher, Reference Librarian, has been selected as the recipient of the Edward J. Belanger Jr. Staff Award for Excellence in Service for 2014.

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:

She juggles many hats and does it with a smile. She orders books for and physically maintains a large variety of collections. Her coordinating work involves a lot of training of a variety of library employees. She is a team player and flexible when changes in procedure are made or having to learn new technology. She works well with students and faculty at the desk and with faculty in her liaison departments. I find her to be a wealth of institutional history since she has worked for the University Libraries for over 20 years. When I need advice on how to tackle a project or just advice in general I find her.

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Mason Libraries Closed 1/6/2015

George Mason University - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:32

Due to inclement weather, the Mason Libraries are closed today, January 6.

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Mason Libraries open at Noon 1/6/2015

George Mason University - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 09:04

Due to inclement weather, Mason Libraries will open at Noon today, Tuesday, January 6.

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Mason Libraries open at 10 a.m.

George Mason University - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:29

Mason Libraries will open at the same time the University opens today:  10 a.m.

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SCRC Hours this Week

The George Washington University - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 15:08

The Special Collections Research Center will be open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays through January 12. Due to continued Winter Break hours at Gelman, we will not offer our Wednesday evening or Saturday morning hours this week. 

GW Digital Humanities Showcase

The George Washington University - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:04
January 5, 2015

February 20, 2015 (Participant deadline: January 20, 2015)
Hosted by GW Digital Humanities Institute & GW Libraries

Are you launching a Digital Humanities (DH) project and figuring out the next steps? Do you want to meet other people in GW who are interested in how the arts and humanities interact with digital media?

We invite members of the GW community to join a DH Showcase at Gelman Library. Each person (or team) will present a DH project or endeavor (in any stage of its production). This event will provide a venue to introduce your project to other people and receive feedback or advice while also making connections with people across GW community who might share similar interests. We hope that new conversations will open up about methods, tools, challenges, questions, and possibilities arising across projects.

Our definition of DH is broad and can entail anything from a database or tool to a blog or creative work, and we welcome presentations integrating online media or digital cultures into teaching in (or beyond) the space of the classroom.

If you are interested in taking part in this event, please contact Prof. Jonathan Hsy (Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Institute) at jhsy at gwu dot edu with your name, email, affiliation/title, and title of project(s) by January 20, 2015. 

Dissertation Writers’ Room Spaces Available

George Mason University - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 09:31

Apply now for a space in Fenwick Library Dissertation Writers’ Room (DWR). Mason doctoral students, who have passed their comprehensive exams and are in good standing with the University and the University Libraries, are eligible to request a space to use and store research materials in an assigned DWR space for one term. To apply for space in Fenwick Library DWR, complete this form and return it to the Fenwick Library circulation desk. Spaces in Fenwick’s DWR are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis (based on date/time submitted) until room capacity is filled.

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2015 Winter Break Hours

George Mason University - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 05:38

Happy New Year! Mason Libraries Winter Break Hours

Monday – Friday: January 5-9:  8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: January 10-11:  CLOSED
Monday – Friday: January 12-16:  8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: January 17-18: CLOSED
Martin Luther King Day: January 19: CLOSED

 

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