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Archive of Past Library Events

These are past events, they have already happened, don't try to go to them! Take a look at our Upcoming Events page for a current list.

Exploring Beyond Gelman: Advanced Research Skills

How do you know what research is out there? How can you discover what is available beyond the GW Libraries? Be sure with a comprehensive search of all published book literature using Worldcat. This workshop is best for disciplines that write books, especially the humanities and social sciences.

Date and Time:
Friday, March 3, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Research at the Next Level
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Alcohol Skills Training Program

Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) is a program designed to discuss GW's drinking culture and to foster a conversation with students about how to reduce their risks if they choose to consume alcohol. Please complete this form to reserve your seat. Contact prevention@gwu.edu with questions or for more information.

Date and Time:
Friday, March 3, 2017 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Training
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
BASICS of Graduate Research

What is a literature review, and what information do you need to begin one? Librarian Zach Elder will give you tips on how to begin your search, discover keywords, and narrow your topic. Save time and frustration by discovering how to find the right databases and resources for your discipline using GW Libraries’ tools.

Date and Time:
Friday, March 3, 2017 -
1:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Research at the Next Level
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Zotero In-Depth

Once you've done all that research how do you keep track of it? Do you wish you had a way to keep all your citations in one place? Come learn about Zotero, "a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite and share your research sources."

Date and Time:
Friday, March 3, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Citations Made Simple Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Citation Chasing & Cited Reference Searching

How do you build on someone else's research? How do you find the research they used? Librarian Dorinne Banks will show you how to chase down those citations like a pro in this short workshop.

Date and Time:
Friday, March 3, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Research at the Next Level
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
The Logic of Citations

Are you baffled by how to cite your sources and why it is even necessary? This short workshop will clear up the confusion and help you understand the fundamentals of citation, as well as the particular expectations of the MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. Librarian Tolonda Henderson will discuss both print resources (books, journal articles, etc.) and digital resources (web pages, etc.).

Date and Time:
Friday, March 3, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Citations Made Simple Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Lecture

Join the GW History Department for the 2017 Elmer Louis Kayser Memorial Lecture! Dr. Fred Cooper, Professor of History at New York University, will be giving his lecture titled "Locating Citizenship: Empire, Nation, Federation". Citizenship today, many scholars maintain, is located in nation-states, in communities smaller than the state, and in structures larger than the state. It is rigid and exclusionary or else it is flexible. Some scholars think that the social protections afforded citizens by nation states is one of the great political achievements of the last century and should be defended against all challenges. Others see a "post-national citizenship" more reflective of the reality of people's mobile lives. In fact, the ambiguity of where citizenship is located is not particularly new. This talk looks at conceptual issues in the study of citizenship and the historical question of where it has been located.

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 2, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Learning Activities: Expanding the Repertoire

Get some new ideas for classroom activities. A guided activity will introduce you to a wide range of instructional methods, classroom assessment techniques, and collaborative learning techniques. Follow up resources provided.

The Teaching & Learning Fundamentals Series is hosted by the University Teaching & Learning Center. Learn how to design courses and assignments for significant learning, as drawn from the Course Design Institute.

These sessions are paperless, please bring a computer.

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 2, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 301
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Teaching & Learning Fundamentals
Event Type: Faculty
Developing Engaging Presentations

Join GW Libraries and Librarian Mandy Gooch for a session on creating presentations for school projects, interviews, or anything! In this workshop you will learn a few tips and tricks for keeping your audience captivated, telling your story, finding resources, and moving beyond basic presentation templates. First come, first served seating.

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 2, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: ONLINE ONLY
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
The Big Stick

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Dr. Eliot Cohen for a discussion of his new book, The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force.  

Dr. Cohen is Robert E. Osgood Professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  From 2007-2009, he served as Counselor of the Department of State.  His many books include Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime, in which he examined the war leadership of Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, and others.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Workshop

Reduce risk and liability at events with alcohol by learning how to throw a responsible party. In this workshop, we will review the Procedures for Events with Alcohol and answer questions about how to register an event with the university.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Intro to 3-D Modeling with Tinkercad

Discover the amazing possibilities of 3-D modeling in this introduction to Tinkercad, a free, browser-based CAD software. You will learn how to create 3-D models from scratch and import existing models to modify. Feel free to bring your own laptop or you can borrow a Chromebook at the workshop.This concise and hands-on introduction will last about 45 minutes. No RSVP is required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 214
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Collaborating Using GitHub

Github is a popular platform for sharing and collaborating on open-source code, data, and much more. This workshop will introduce you to using Git and Github for version control, collaboration, and showcasing your work.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Staging & Pacing Course Assignments

Want to lead students through a complex project or series of assignments but aren’t sure how? This session looks at scaffolding, pacing, and timing principles that provide a roadmap to success.

The Teaching & Learning Fundamentals Series is hosted by the University Teaching & Learning Center. Learn how to design courses and assignments for significant learning, as drawn from the Course Design Institute.
 

Date and Time:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 301
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Teaching & Learning Fundamentals
Event Type: Faculty
Shaping Your Professional Online Presence

A polished online presence can help you not only pass a potential employer's Google search, but also get recruited for jobs you want. Featuring LinkedIn and Twitter, plus Facebook.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

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