Himmelfarb Headlines - September / October 2022

Director's Desk

Director's Desk, Laura AbateAs you begin or continue work on papers and projects, please remember that our Reference and Instructional team is here to support you. If you need help answering a question or finding a resource, please contact us via instant message (click the Ask Us button on Himmelfarb’s website), phone (202-994-2850), email (himmelfarb@gwu.edu), or by simply stopping by the library. For more in-depth consultations, our librarians are happy to schedule a consultation and can meet online or in person.

Himmelfarb continues to seek to provide full-text access to books required for courses. We do our best to provide online access to these materials, and can also usually acquire print copies if it’s useful to the class. Online access options for books vary widely depending on the publisher’s preferences; we can identify options and assess them per your course’s needs. Please contact Himmelfarb’s Collection Development librarian, Ian Roberts (imroberts@gwu.edu), with your book list to learn more.

Along with the ongoing growth and diversification of our book collections, Himmelfarb is continuing to expand our audiovisual collection. As needs and technology have changed over the past few years, we’ve moved to a streaming format for most materials so that Himmelfarb users can access these materials from any location. New streaming videos coming to Himmelfarb soon include On the Divide (2021), The Dirty War on the National Health Service (2019), and Atomic Homefront (2017). If you would like to request access to a film for your course or suggest one for Himmelfarb’s collection,  please contact Catherine Sluder (crharris@gwu.edu).

Himmelfarb provides support to the faculty, residents, staff, and students in GW’s three health sciences schools: the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, and the School of Medicine & Health Sciences.  Our librarians act as liaisons with specific departments, are embedded in in-person and online courses, and develop Research Guides to support departments, programs, courses, and specific subject areas. A librarian can visit your course either in-person or virtually to provide instruction that complements your course’s objectives. For support, you can contact your departmental liaison directly, or reach out to himmelfarb@gwu.edu so that we can get you to the right individual.

We look forward to working with you and a productive fall 2022 semester!

Many thanks,

Laura Abate
Director, Himmelfarb Library


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