Many library workshops are also being offered in real time via WebEx and you can participate fully in these sessions from your home, office, or anywhere you have a computer and internet access. Online or in-person, library workshops are free for GW students, faculty, and staff. Below is a list of upcoming workshops set up for remote attendance:
Tuesday, November 1
Find and Use Open Access Images in Your Thesis or Dissertation
Friday, November 4
Basics of Graduate Research
Tuesday, November 8
Building a WordPress Portfolio
Thursday, November 10
Exploring Beyond Gelman: Advanced Research Skills
Citation Chasing and Cited Reference Searching
Keeping Up With New Research
Friday, November 11
Take Charge of Your Stuff: Citation Management with RefWorks, Zotero & Mendeley
Monday, November 14
Tuesday, November 15
How Do I Cite This?: Understanding MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles
Friday, December 9
Crossing the Finish Line: Uploading Your Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD)
The National Churchill Library and Center (NCLC), located on Gelman's 1st floor, officially opened on October 29! This space is now open for study whenever Gelman is open.
The new space features 20+ new tables and 50+ new chairs. Most of the tables in the main room have electrical outlets built in. Restrooms are located inside the NCLC.
Stop by the NCLC anytime to view an interactive digital exhibit on Winston Churchill or to browse a selection of books by and about him.
During the first three weeks of November, the University Libraries will be conducting a short LibQUAL+® survey to measure library service quality and identify best practices.
Please help us so we can help you. When you voiced your concerns about noise levels in the new Fenwick Library building, we listened – the Pick Your Spot campaign and designated study zones were the result. We would like you to share your thoughts with us again.
The goal of the University Libraries is to foster innovation, originality, and imagination by qualitatively managing access to scholarship and information, providing expert consultation in the research process, actively teaching the effective and critical use of information, and disseminating research and scholarship through publishing endeavors.
We appreciate your honest assessment on whether we are achieving these goals, and LibQUAL+® is one tool that will help us measure our impact.
LibQUAL+® was developed by the Association of Research Libraries to help libraries better understand user perceptions of library service quality. Since 2000, more than 1,200 libraries have participated in LibQUAL+® (including Mason), which enables us to assess our service quality in comparison with that of our peer institutions. As an institution designated with the highest Carnegie Research classification, this input is vital.
Mason faculty and students will be randomly selected to take the survey. The data collected from the surveys will be held confidentially and reported to the University Libraries anonymously.
Check your e-mail on November 1 to see if you were chosen.
Saturday, October 29
National Churchill Library and Center, 1st Floor, Gelman Library
Join us for an open house celebrating the opening of the National Churchill Library and Center (NCLC) on the first floor of Gelman Library. This is the first major research facility in the nation's capital dedicated to the study of Winston Churchill and his role in 20th century history and in the world today. Tour our new space and learn about how the NCLC is supporting research and leadership programming at GW and beyond. Please feel free to drop by any time during our Open House.