"Your library is so vibrant!” I appreciate it when visitors to campus share this sentiment, something I’m hearing with increasing frequency, because it shows that we’re truly a hub for the university community. We’re far more than just a building, though. At GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI), we’re the heart of students’ academic experience.
By integrating teaching, learning, and research services, GWLAI provides vital support at every point in the academic life cycle. It starts with our traditional focus—research. More than books and databases, GWLAI provides the tools and expertise to discover new knowledge by using specialized software and targeted research consultations. When faculty bring that knowledge to class, we partner with them to design significant learning experiences for students through teaching and course design support. In the classroom, whether online or on campus, GWLAI ensures a modern learning environment with the right technology to engage students. When students are struggling, they know that they can turn to GWLAI services to find help, along with a supportive place to acquire new skills in our extensive workshop program. Finally, as students translate their coursework into practical experience, we encourage deeper exploration by connecting them to undergraduate research opportunities