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Workshop on Reproducible Research Practices

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:50

Have you heard about the reproducibility crisis in science (e.g, in AAAS and The Economist) and worry about false positive results? Ever wondered how you could increase the reproducibility of your own work? Join us for a workshop on reproducible research, hosted by the Center for Open Science (and other collaborators as applicable). Learn about factors that contribute to the reproducibility crisis, and techniques and tools you can incorporate into your workflow to increase the openness and reproducibility of your work.

  • Date: Monday, October 6, 2014
  • Time: 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Gateway Library (Johnson Center), Room A-228
  • RSVP recommended; space is limited

For more information, contact Wendy Mann, wmann at gmu.edu

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One Button Studio Now Open!

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 06:46

Located in Room 134-I Gateway Library, Johnson Center, the One Button Studio is a simplified video recording setup that can be used without any previous video production experience. The design of the studio allows you to create high-quality and polished video projects without having to know anything about lights and cameras. You only need to bring your flash drive with you and push a single button. Read more

For more information about One Button Studio, contact Jason Byrd, jbyrd10 at gmu.edu

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Welcome, Mason Alums!

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:12

University Libraries welcome back all Mason alums this weekend! Stop into Fenwick Library to view the new exhibit from Special Collections and Archives, “Fairfax Campus Turns Fifty“, and see the way we were when we moved from Bailey’s Crossroads to Fairfax. Take a stroll through the new Fenwick Gallery. Take a look at the New Fenwick Addition progress, too – in person and online! Walk through the Johnson Center and see what’s happening in the newly re-named Gateway Library.

University Libraries has other collections and items of interest for you:

Welcome back – and welcome to the Mason Libraries! We’ve changed, too!

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Reagle Named 2014-15 Fenwick Fellow

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:29

Colin James Reagle, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the Volgenau School of Engineering, has been named the Fenwick Fellow for 2014-15.

Reagle’s research project, “The Role of Renewables in George Mason University’s Future Energy Portfolio”, sets out to examine the hurdles the university faces toward reaching the 2025 Virginia renewable energy mandate’s statewide goal of 15 percent and then exceeding the state’s minimum beyond 2025. Read more

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Book Sale LAST DAY: $5/bag

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:28

Mason Libraries’ Book Sale ends today, September 15. 10am to 4pm, Johnson Center Rooms 234, 243 + 244. Everything must go: hardcover and paperback books! journals! LP records! videos! $5.00 per bag – all you can carry!! For more information, contact Jennifer Smith Hamilton, jhamilta at gmu.edu, 703-993-3701. See you there.

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New Research Resources: August 2014

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 16:16

Check out the new online resources added to George Mason University Libraries’ collections in August 2014. You can also search for all recently added items via the Mason Classic Catalog. Mason students, faculty and staff are welcome to suggest library purchases.

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Special Collections & Archives Re-opens 9/8

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:24

Special Collections & Archives re-opens with regular hours on Monday, September 8, 2014.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Fenwick Gallery Exhibit: Call + Response 2014

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 17:52

The latest exhibit to be unveiled in Fenwick Gallery features collaborations between visual arts and creative writing students at George Mason University. This exhibit marks the 6th annual exchange  –  “Call + Response” — curated by professors Helen Frederick (School of Art) and Susan Tichy (English Department) as part of the annual  Fall for the Book celebration. The Call + Response theme this year is “In 24 hours, everywhere the dawn rises again.”

Artists and writers were placed into pairs, with one as “caller” and the other as “responder.” Come and see the work each pair produced from their collaboration, ranging in medium from poetry to painting, artists books, photography, printmaking, video and more. The exhibit will be displayed in Fenwick Gallery through early October.

For more information about Fenwick Gallery, please contact Jenna Rinalducci, Art & Art History Librarian, jrinaldu at gmu.edu.

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Check it out: Self-serve Media

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:26

Mason students, faculty and staff may now browse Gateway Library’s media collection. Previously shelved in closed cabinets and retrieved by library staff, you can now see what’s available, select what you want to borrow, and check it out at the first floor service desk. The media collection is located on the second floor, Gateway Library (Johnson Center). Questions? Please contact the Gateway Library service desk at 703-993-9060.

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Mason Libraries Book Sale!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:36

Mason Libraries are hosting a Book Sale! A variety of subjects in hardcover, paperback and – media! Details:

Where:  Johnson Center, Rooms 234, 243 & 244 (2nd Floor)

When:

  • Thursday, September 11 & Friday, September 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Monday, September 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Prices:

  • Hardcover $ 3.00
  • Media $2.00
  • Paperback $1.00

For more information, contact Jennifer Smith Hamilton, jhamilta at gmu.edu, 703-993-3701. See you there!

 

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Apply Now! Dissertation Writers Rooms

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:34

Mason Libraries provide two Dissertation Writers Rooms (DWR) for Mason PhD students who need dedicated space for dissertation work on the Fairfax or Arlington campuses. Mason doctoral students, who have passed their comprehensive exams and are in good standing with the University and the University Libraries, are eligible to request a space to use and store research materials in assigned DWR space for one term. Applications are now being accepted.

  • To apply for space in the Arlington Campus Library DWR, complete this form and return it to the Arlington Campus Library service desk (2nd Floor, Founders Hall).
  • To apply for space in Fenwick Library DWR, complete this form and return it to the Fenwick Library circulation desk.

Spaces in each of the DWRs are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis (based on date/time submitted) until room capacity is filled.

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Connect with Arlington Campus Library!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:06

Welcome to Mason Libraries!  We’re celebrating Welcome Week at the Arlington Campus Library (2nd Floor, Founders Hall) with a raffle, student swag and treats!

What do you love about the library? Tell us! Enter the Arlington Campus Library’s Starbucks Gift Card Raffle! How??

The Gift Card drawing will be held on Friday, August 29. Winners will be contacted via social media. And…there’s more!! Free library swag and some yummy treats will be available during Welcome Week, too. Stop by Arlington Campus Library – see what’s in it for you! 

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Get centered! Gateway Library Open House August 26

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:58

Welcome to Mason Libraries and a new school year! Gateway Library, located in the Johnson Center, is hosting an open house for new students on Tuesday, August 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. Stop by for some light refreshments, meet Gateway staff, celebrate our new name and new look, and discover what’s in it for you. Get centered – at Gateway Library!

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Food for Thought at Fenwick: Welcome Graduate Students!

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:59

Welcome to the University Libraries!
Mason graduate students are cordially invited to meet subject librarians and other research specialists at our Food for Thought at Fenwick Graduate Students Open House. You can get an overview of key research resources, services and tools, tour Fenwick Library, and enjoy a free boxed lunch supper. (Limited supply. Don’t miss out!) Discover what the University Libraries have for you – and your success at Mason.

  • Fenwick Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • September 3
  • 4 to 7 p.m.
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Welcome, Mason Nation!

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:38

Happy New (School) Year! Mason Libraries faculty and staff at Fenwick Library, Gateway Library, Arlington Campus Library, and Mercer Library/Prince William welcome you to the Libraries and the University. We look forward to working with you on your papers, projects and other research needs…just ask! We’re at your fingertips!

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TextSelect: Required Textbooks on Reserve

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:30

Mason Libraries’ TextSelect program provides required course textbooks for required classes. Textbooks priced more than $50.00 are purchased by the libraries. This popular collection now includes required textbooks for the following 100, 200, 300 & 400 level required courses:

  • Required General Education classes
  • Required School of Business classes
  • Required Conflict Resolution classes
  • Required Economics classes
  • Required Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Health and Nursing classes

TextSelect also includes selected textbooks under $50.00 as well as selected graduate-level textbooks for these programs (above). TextSelect textbooks are placed on 2-hour reserve in the Gateway Library, located in the Johnson Center, Fairfax Campus. Check the the Mason Libraries Catalog or the Course Reserve Catalog to find TextSelect textbooks on reserve. Students may also suggest a textbook purchase.

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Hamilton Selected for International Staff Exchange

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:47

On August 8, Jennifer Smith Hamilton, Gifts Coordinator, was selected as one of two University staff members to participate in George Mason’s Global Professional Staff Exchange Program. The program provides an international professional development exchange experience for staff that will enhance global awareness, encourage cross-cultural perspectives, and broaden professional expertise through direct in-service experience. Jennifer will work abroad for a week at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Read more

 

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Course Reserves Changes: Fall 2014

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:45

During the summer, Mason Libraries developed and implemented a new course reserves process to better serve Mason students and faculty. The goals are to simplify student access to e-Reserves, to streamline the reserve request process for faculty, and to provide a more consistent course reserve experience across all campuses. Changes include:

  • Students now access their e-Reserves directly through their course pages on Blackboard.
  • Faculty now place all course reserve requests through ILLiad.
  • More detailed information for faculty on using the new process is available at Course Reserves (Instructors).

Questions? Need assistance? Please contact your campus reserves staff:

  • Nicholas Hofmann or Vittoria Perrone (Fairfax)
    • 703-993-9043, ereserve @ gmu.edu
  • Richard Plaskus (Prince William)
    • 703-993-7539, pwlres @ gmu.edu
  • Jane Zhang (Arlington)
    • 703-993-8229, aclres @ gmu.edu
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August Intersession Hours

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:50

Mason Libraries open hours will change August 8 – August 24 for the intersession.

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Database Maintenance: Wiley Online Library & The Cochrane Library

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:46

On Saturday, August 9, access to the Wiley Online Library and The Cochrane Library will be disrupted for maintenance from 5:00 am – 9:00 am. [Vendor Notice]

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