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Gelman 6th Floor Book Shift

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:22
October 16, 2014

If you’ve been on the 6th floor this fall, you’ve noticed that there are very full shelves and very empty ones.  Beginning on October 20th we will undertake a floor-wide shift to rebalance shelving space.

"Shifting" is the movement of volumes between shelves within a library building. The need to shift occurs because collections expand with little to no space available on adjacent shelves. Gelman’s 6th floor has reached the point in which all the volumes need to be relocated.  By the time the shift project is completed (before Thanksgiving), practically every volume will have been moved, some only a shelf away, and others many shelves away.

The shift project will progress backwards through the entire 6th floor. It will begin in the far right corner, the southwest corner, of the floor and will conclude with the PNs in the near left corner, the northeast corner of the floor.

Staff will cordon off one section of the stacks at a time while they move all the volumes on these shelves to their new locations. 

Books in the current work-zone, and those between, will be unavailable.  If you need a book from a work-zone, please complete and submit this formThe library will contact you when the book is ready for pick-up.  Most books will be retrieved within 24 hours, but books requested on Fridays may take 48 hours.

Please contact Jean A. Pec at jpec@gwu.edu with any questions.

Jack-o-Lit: Literary Pumpkin Carving with Faculty & Librarians

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:04
October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 28
3-4:30pm
Kogan Plaza/Mid-Campus Quad
#jack-o-lit

Bring your own pumpkin and sculpt your masterpiece in the company of GW's coolest faculty and librarians.  Carving implements will be provided along with cookies, cider, and nerdy-cool conversation. 

Judging begins at 4pm and prizes will be awarded for the best literary adaptation, best team (bring your friends), and best overall pumpkins.

Costumes aren't required, but are definitely encouraged!  Extra cookies and instant respect if you arrive dressed as any literary or classical character. 

The Library's Role in Academic Success: What PARENTS Need to Know

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 21:48
October 13, 2014

Saturday, October 18
11am -or- 1pm
Gelman Room 219

The modern library is much more than just books and a place to study.  Learn from teaching librarians how crucial the innovative services and technologies of the GW Libraries are to undergraduate success.

Hear in DC: Vernacular Music in the Nation's Capital

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:01
October 10, 2014

Thursday, October 16
2-5pm
Gelman Library, room 702
Free, no registration necessary

The DC Vernacular Music Archive at The George Washington University invites you to attend the opening exhibit and first annual symposium "Hear in DC: Vernacular Music in the Nation's Capital."

Covering bluegrass, folk, punk, and go-go music a panel of local artists and historians will discuss the homegrown music that makes Washington's cultural geography special. Moderated by Marc Eisenberg of the DC Music Salon, panelist include Andy Wallace, Ian MacKaye, Kevin Hammond, Kip Lornell, and Stephen Wade who will also perform. Following the symposium attendees are welcome to view the exhibit with items from Washington's influential music history.

Hear in DC: Vernacular Music in the Nation's Capital

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:47

Thursday, October 16 
2-5pm
Gelman Library, Teamsters Room (702)
Free, no registration necessary

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