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Interested in 3D Printing? Take Our Survey!

The George Washington University - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 14:28
January 21, 2015

Are you interested in access to a 3D printer on campus? We are asking students, faculty and staff at GW to tell us if and how they might use a 3D printer for academic purposes. Should the libraries purchase a 3D printer for student/faculty use? Take our survey and help decide!

The Realities of Reality TV: A Talk with the Writers Guild of America, East

The George Washington University - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:24
January 16, 2015

Thursday, January 29 from 4-6pm
Gelman Library, Room 702
 
In reality television, hundreds of hours of footage are shot for a single episode. The resulting story is similar in its narrative structure to an episode of scripted television. Reality TV programs have a beginning, middle, and end, complete with character arcs, plots, conflict, and resolution. The difference between shows like Modern Family and Survivor is how the source material is generated. Reality writers don’t script each line for a professional actor to speak. Instead, these writers must use existing footage to work backwards from the ending in the most interesting way possible.

While reality television shows have quickly become popular with viewers and profitable for the networks, the writers who make these programs possible have not shared in the success. Unlike other television writers, most reality television programs are written without a union contract. As a result, these writers sometimes work long hours without health and pension benefits or minimum salary protections or residuals.

Non-Fiction Television Writers and Producers United, a project of the Writers Guild of America, East, is currently organizing those performing storytelling duties on non-fiction/reality TV shows in New York.  Justin Molito, Director of Organizing for the WGA-East and non-fiction television writer and producer Joe Danisi, will discuss the realities of the non-fiction television industry in a panel moderated by GW Labor Archivist, Tom Connors. 

Student Library Jobs

George Mason University - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 18:20

Welcome to Mason! Interested in working for us? All Mason Libraries post available student library jobs on HireMason.

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Delayed Opening: January 14

George Mason University - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 07:54

Per the University’s announcement, Mason Libraries will open at 10 a.m. today, January 14.

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Easy-to-Use System for Scheduling Librarian Appointments

The George Washington University - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 17:01
January 12, 2015

Making a research appointment is now easier than ever with our new scheduling system.  You choose the librarian and you choose the time—whether today or in 2 weeks.  Schedule your appointment in real time—no more emails or waiting for confirmation.  This system also makes is easy to cancel or rescehdule an appointment you've made.  Make an appointment today at go.gwu.edu/ResearchHelp.  

How to schedule an appointment:

1) Set up an account (1st time only) and log in.   

2) Choose a librarian.  If you don't know who you should see, most librarians can help you get started in any topic. More information about each librarian and their expertise is available in the appointment pop-up and on the Reference Directory

3) Look beside the librarian's name.  You'll notice some names are followed by a specialty or a location other than Gelman Library. Make sure you choose wisely.

4) Choose a time by clicking once on a white block of time.  Appointments must be scheduled in 60 minute blocks.

If you need an appointment on Saturday or Sunday, please send us an e-mail at refdesk@gwu.edu and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

 

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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