Monday, October 26
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 and most creative carving.
Costumes aren't required, but are definitely encouraged! Extra cookies and instant respect if you arrive dressed as any literary or classical character.
In This Issue:
- Take the WRLC Survey – 10/14 to 11/4
- Notice: Library Staff Orientation at the WRLC Date Changed
- Service Uptime Monitoring
- Digital Practices Committee becomes the Digital Practices Interest Group
- SAVE ME: Digitizing Audiovisual Materials
- Event: International Open Access Week October 19-25, 2015
- Save the Date: 2016 WRLC Annual Meeting
- Event: Assessing Impact: Altmetrics
- Event: Potomac Technical Processing Librarians 91st Annual Meeting "Exploring Linked Data"
- Event: Does Copyright Still Matter for Academic Authors?
- Event: OCLC Regional Member Forum
Special Collections & Archives Fall exhibition, A Life in Focus, takes a look at The Oliver F. Atkins Photograph Collection. A Life in Focus: A Look at the Oliver F. Atkins Photograph Collection exhibition runs through December 2015 in Fenwick Library, Wing A, 2nd Floor.Oliver F. Atkins was a professional photographer from the 1930s until the late 1970s. During his prolific career, Atkins worked for several news organizations, the American Red Cross, The Saturday Evening Post, and the White House. He also covered the Second World War and Korea as well as the American political and cultural landscape during the 1950s and 1960s. Some of his subjects included several American presidents and other world leaders.
In 1969, Atkins became the personal photographer of President Richard M. Nixon and Chief White House Photographer. Of his many images of President Nixon, the series documenting Nixon’s White House meeting with Elvis Presley on December 18, 1970, is the most famous and the most frequently requested item from this collection. Held in the University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives Department, Fenwick Library, The Oliver F Atkins Photography Collection covers the years 1943-1975, and contains more than 60,000 images. The digitized collection is available bit.ly/AtkinsExhibitionSCA
For more information, please contact sca.gmu.edu
GW Libraries 2015-2016 Student Liaison
B.A. International Affairs Candidate, 2017
office: Gelman Library, Room 220 (beside The Writing Center)
The Student Liaison helps to keep the library connected to student library users. Yesenia is here for you when you have complaints, concerns, or questions. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by her office.
Thursday, November 5
Gelman Library, Room 219
Let GW Libraries and GW Career Services help you in developing a professional online persona. We'll show you all the resources GW Libraries can provide to help with your career or graduate program search, reveal how to optimize a LinkedIn profile, and teach you how to build an online portfolio in WordPress to show off your skills and experiences. Please bring your own laptop to this workshop. Please RSVP here.
Wednesday, November 4
Gelman Library, Room 702
Director of the Freedom of Information Act Project Nate Jones of the non-government, non-profit National Security Archive will lead a workshop on how journalists, historians, or any person can file successful FOIA requests to the federal government. His two-hour workshop will share the tactics the Archive has learned from the 50,000-plus FOIA requests and appeals that it has submitted. Jones will utilize real examples of FOIA requests, appeals, and releases to demonstrate how to pry government documents into the public domain and allow Americans to know what their government is up to. This workshop is free and open to the public.