Per the University’s announcement, Mason Libraries will open at 10 a.m. today, January 14.
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 email@example.com and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
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.
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.
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.