Mason students! Win a Gateway Study Room! How? Take a selfie in your favorite study space/place, tag it with with #StudyingAtMason and post it on
- twitter @gatewaylib
- Instagram @gatewaylib
Deadline is May 4. The winner will be selected at random from all submissions on May 5. Need more information? Contact Sara Hudson, shudson7 at gmu.edu, 703-993-3471.
Finals can be a stressful time, but taking a break to relax can help improve focus and productivity. Take a time-out for YOU at the Gelman Relaxation Station on Monday, May 4.
Grab a healthy snack and enjoy some stress-busting activities.
Gelman Room 219
8pm, 8:15pm, 8:30pm & 8:45pm
Free, 15–minute sessions of guided meditations to help you relax & give your brain a break.
When final exams end the library takes a little break to prepare for the summer semester. If you'll be using the library during the interterm, please note that there is no 24-hour access. 24-hour access will resume with the Fall 2015 semester.
Tuesday, May 13: Close at midnight
Wednesday, May 14 - Friday, May 16: 7:30am to 7pm*
*Service desks will close at 5:45 pm.
Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18: Noon - 6pm*
*Check Out desk open noon to 5:45 pm. All other service desks closed.
It’s Mason Day – and look who’s here! Heading to the #Mason50 celebration, George Mason and his Mason Peeps dropped by to see how the new Fenwick Library Addition is coming along. First things first for the Mason Peeps: George is showing them floor plans and renderings to get them ready to tour the new space. Stay tuned for more adventures! #FenwickSneakPeeps #GetReady2Move
Monday, April 27
Gelman Library, Room 702
Join Professor Christopher Klemek and the students in History 2020 as they uncover the layers of history around campus in DigitalDC, an interactive website telling the story of Foggy Bottom through documents, images, and oral histories.
The project is the culmination of the students' semester-long research project, making use of the resources at Gelman's Special Collections Research Center as well as numerous other archives around the city.
Read more about the 2014 event and unveiling of the website in the GW Today article "DigitalDC Brings Washington Alive at the Click of a Mouse."
Celebrate Preservation Week! On Monday, April 27, The University Libraries’ Preservation Department is showcasing “The Conservation of John Green’s A Short History of the English People.” Part of a gift from Philip M. Teigen, who donated a substantial collection of rare John Richard Green volumes to the Libraries in 2008, the exhibit highlights the work of conservator Ethel Hellman in restoring these unique and valuable items. Ms. Hellman will speak about this project on Monday, April 27 at 3:00 p.m in Special Collections and Archives, Floor 2, Wing C, Fenwick Library. The exhibit is on display through May.
Dr. Yehuda Nir and Dr. Bonnie Maslin Exhibit Hall
Gelman Library, 7th floor
The Remembering the Holocaust: A Story of Loss, Love and Survival exhibit was created by GW's class on “Holocaust Memory." This exhibit is based on the experiences of two extraordinary young Polish Jews, Norman and Amalie Petranker Salsitz, most of whose relatives were murdered in the Holocaust but who, by their courage and wits, survived, got married, came to America, raised a family and wrote a gripping memoir, Against All Odds. The many photographs and documents they saved, and their utter devotion to memory, enabled them to amass and document a collection that is utterly unique and that forms the basis of this exhibition. It tells their story as well as the story of a world that was and is no more.
Read more about the exhibit and the opening, addressed by Esther Dezube, the daughter of the Salsitzes; Steven Lerman, the Provost of George Washington University; the students who created the exhibition; and the course’s instructor, Walter Reich, GW’s Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor, who is a former Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: GW Student Exhibit: A Story of Holocaust Survival ‘Against All Odds’: “Remembering the Holocaust” captures the stunning life of Norman and Amalie Salsitz
This exhibit is made possible by a Faculty & Staff Innovation Grant from the Shenkman Career Services Fund.
The DC Africana Archives Project is seeking five George Washington University and Howard University students to serve as processing assistants for the upcoming summer and fall semesters. Students who work as processing assistants for DCAAP will receive a wealth of training and experience in archival processing and Africana history and culture. Students will also be introduced to influential administrators and curators serving at museums, universities, cultural centers, libraries and research institutions across the region. Please see the attached job description for details, and contact Alexandra Krensky, Project Archivist, with any questions at email@example.com.
DCAAP Student Processor Job Announcement.3.23.15.pdf
Thursday, April 23
Gelman Library Room 708 (Global Resources Center)
Please join us at Gelman library for International Student Coffee Hour co-hosted by the Global Resources Center and the International Services Office.
Take a tour of the Global Resources center, chat with a specialist about your research and global interests and enjoy a snack with your ISO friends!