GW Libraries and Academic Innovation supports numerous initiatives across campus to meet these goals:

  • Be the nexus for cross-disciplinary collaboration on campus.
  • Through tools, spaces, consultation, and collaboration, help the GW community explore, create, and discover information in new ways.
  • Build robust and unique specialized collections to attract world class scholars.
  • Building upon our demonstrated commitment to innovative pedagogy, develop methods for expanding the reach of research instruction across the curriculum, being responsive to the needs of GW's diverse student body.
  • Provide leadership on scholarly communication for the university.

Enriching the academic experience of scholars and spurring innovation at GW, initiatives spearheaded by Libraries and Academic Innovation represent broad and diverse opportunities to support the instructional needs of our faculty and enhance the learning resources for our students.

Provost Forrest Maltzman and Dean Geneva Henry at the STEMworks reopening event

Academic Commons

Academic Commons is a “one-stop shop” for academic resources and services across the university. GW offers a wide range of academic support, offered by a variety of departments and divisions. Supporting the academic experience, LAI connects students to the resources and service they need to succeed.

Learn more about Academic Commons
Faculty Lounge space

Faculty Lounge

The faculty lounge is a place to meet, share a coffee or tea, and make connections with faculty from a variety of disciplines.

The lounge also provides a space to host workshops and other activities to promote discussion of teaching strategies and ideas, promoting the university-wide initiative to support teaching.

Learn more about the Faculty Lounge
Geographic Information Systems workshop

Resilient Networks to Support Inclusive Digital Humanities

Resilient Networks to Support Inclusive Digital Humanities is a grant-funded initiative to address the challenge of providing diverse perspectives, shared pedagogical approaches, and partnerships between librarians, students, and scholars to advance digital humanities scholarship.

Learn more about Resilient Networks