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East German Poster Collection Exhibition

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:21

Special Collections & Archives latest exhibition “East German Poster Collection: Themes from the Early Years, 1940s-1960s” features selected posters from George Mason University Libraries’ East German Poster Collection. The exhibition is located on Floor 2, Wing C of Fenwick Library and is part of the campus-wide observance of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Acquired by the Mason Libraries in 2010, the East German Poster Collection encompasses more than 7,500 posters from the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), more commonly known as  East Germany. George Mason is the only university in North or South America to house such a large collection of cultural and political GDR posters.

“East German Poster Collection: Themes from the Early Years, 1940s-1960s” displays selected posters reflecting specific aspects of GDR life as well as the collection. Special Collections & Archives finding aids describe the various components of this collection:

For more information about this exhibition, the East German Poster Collection, or Special Collections & Archives, please contact Yvonne Carignan, ycarigna @gmu.edu

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Cool Space in a Cool Place!

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:15

Looking for a cool space to work with your group? Gateway Library now offers two Media:scape collaboration rooms. Media:scape rooms are located on First Floor, Gateway Library – in the alcoves on either side of the atrium behind the Gateway Service Desk. Media:scape space is great – you can work on group projects or assignments, and the spaces are equipped with hardware which connects up to 4 laptops to the LCD in each room. Moveable whiteboards are also available! Media:scape rooms can be reserved using the Group Study Room Reservation System – they’re listed under Gateway Library. Check ‘em out!

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Databases: Maintenance Alert

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:49

Two databases are affected:

BioOne: maintenance activities are planned for the website bioone.org on Friday, October 24, beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Content and services may be intermittently unavailable for up to four hours. [Vendor notice]

Emerald Insight: maintenance is scheduled to take place on Friday, October 24, between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. During this maintenance window, Emerald Insight will be unavailable for up to 1 hour. Please note that this may also affect some functionality on emeraldgrouppublishing.com. [Vendor notice]

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Fenwick Gallery Exhibit: Scenes from Behind the Wall

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:14

On November 9th, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down, reuniting people who had been separated since 1961 and beginning a process through which the starkly divided East and West Germany would be made one country again.

In honor of the 25th anniversary of this momentous event, Fenwick Gallery’s current exhibit, Scenes from Behind the Wall: Images of East Germany 1989/90, features a selection of photographs by Page Chichester (who grew up in Culpeper, Virginia) and German photographer Helmut Brinkmann. Read more

Fenwick Gallery is located on First Floor, Wing A, Fenwick Library. For more information about Fenwick Gallery, please visit fenwickgallery.gmu.edu

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Undergrad Research & Write-In Day: October 24

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:33

The Undergraduate Research & Write-in Day provides undergraduate students a quiet environment in which to write. A spacious room in the Gateway Library, Johnson Center, is the venue, allowing for quiet work, free from distractions. Support is available from both the Writing Center and Gateway Library staff to assist with research and writing needs during this event. Bring your own laptop, or use one of ours.  Coffee, water, and snacks will be available. Registration required.

For more information, please contact Kara Kiblinger, kkiblin2 at gmu.edu, 703-993-1142.

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Libraries Receive Gilbert and Sullivan Collection

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:17

Davie Stone and his wife, Ann, are giving their collection of Gilbert and Sullivan memorabilia, from original manuscripts to production materials to letters and personal effects of the two men and their partner, Richard D’Oyly Carte, to the University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives. The couple has also created the David and Annabelle Stone Gilbert and Sullivan Endowed Fund for cataloging and preserving the collection. Read more

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Writing & Productivity Day at the Arlington Campus Library

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:10

Sign up for the Arlington Campus Library’s Writing & Productivity Day! This half-day program will give you space to work along other Mason graduate students who are also serious about completing writing projects. A Learning Specialist from Mason’s Learning Services will give a brief presentation on writing productivity, and will be available for 15-minute one-on-one consultations to offer tips and strategies to increase your individual writing productivity. Topics can include improving concentration, goal setting, time management, and more.

Arlington Campus Library’s Writing Productivity Day will be held on Saturday, October 18. Space is limited to 10 participants; all graduate-degree-seeking George Mason students at the Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, and Loudoun campuses are eligible to attend. To participate, please complete the registration form.

The event will be held in the Arlington Campus Library’s instruction room. Please bring your computer, any other research materials you may need, and most importantly, your personal commitment to working diligently and productively.

For more information, please contact April Kelly,

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Fairfax Campus Turns 50

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:18

George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus turned fifty years old on September 14! On that day, George Mason College of the University of Virginia opened its doors to 356 freshman and sophomores. The faculty, which numbered fifteen, comprised seven full-time and eight part-time professors. Read more

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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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