Geneva Henry, who arrived just a month before GW renovated the building’s main level with sleek new furniture and more powerful desktops, said the upgrade allows the University to rethink the library’s primary purpose.
the renovations are about six years in the making, after administrators, faculty and students pressured GW’s top brass to make Gelman a priority. Here’s a look back at how the Gelman renovations came to be.
Gelman Library will officially close off its basement entrance Monday, with all visitors entering through Kogan Plaza for the first time in the building’s 40-year history.
Correction appended The University is holding town hall meetings this week for staff and faculty to help GW pick its next head librarian. The four candidates vying for the post will each present their ideas and field questions from participants. The first meeting, introducing Martin Halbert, the University of North Texas’s dean of libraries, drew […]
Andrea Stewart, a two-time alumna, will replace long-serving University Librarian Jack Siggins when he retires in August.
University librarian Jack Siggins announced Monday that he will leave his post August 31 after 15 years at GW. He will continue to serve as a special adviser to Provost Steven Lerman through December 2013.
Officials are “assessing the situation,” University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said. Mineral, Va. – the location of the quake’s center – is about 87 miles southwest of D.C. The rattling shattered potted plants at Gelman Library caused books to fall of shelves, shutting down the library for the rest of the day.
Sixty-three boxes of Robert Kennedy’s papers will open to the public in his brother’s presidential library this year, but many in the family are still convinced RFK’s history needs a home of its own.
tudents paid tribute to Nir’s life and accomplishments Tuesday, unveiling an exhibit as part of their course, “Remembering the Holocaust.” The exhibit, based on Nir’s memoir, “The Lost Childhood,” is now on display on the seventh floor of Gelman Library as part of the Kiev Judaica collection.