George Mason University
Settling our brains for a long winter’s nap, iMasonLibraries, our chat reference service, will be offline December 18, 2013 – January 12, 2014.
Mason Libraries IM reference service is online today, December 10, from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.
On Tuesday, December 10, Fenwick Library is open 24 hours. Johnson Center Library, Arlington Campus Library and Mercer Library/Prince William are CLOSED.
On Tuesday, December 10, Fenwick Library is open 24 hours. Johnson Center Library, Arlington Campus Library and Mercer Library/Prince William will open at 10:30 am.
Mason doctoral students who need dedicated space for dissertation work may apply for exclusive use of the new Dissertation Writers’ Room (DWR) in the Arlington Campus Library (Founders Hall). The DWR features four assigned work spaces and secure storage for research materials. Dissertation Writers’ Room access will be provided Spring through Summer 2014 semesters.
Interested students, who have passed their comprehensive exams and are in good standing with the University Libraries, are qualified to apply. Departmental verification of a doctoral student’s academic standing is required to complete the application form. Spaces in the DWR will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until room capacity is met.
Download the application form and return to the Arlington Campus Library’s Circulation Desk while there are still spaces left! Applications may also be obtained in person at the ACL Circulation Desk. For more information, contact April Kelley, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-993-8057
Mason Libraries begin longer open hours this weekend. Good luck on finals!
Tempus fugit – carpe diem! Today, December 5, is the last day to
- Enter the JCL Library Deluxe Study Room drawing
- Register for the JCL Undergraduate Research & Write-In Day
From Wednesday, December 4 at 11:00 pm until Thursday, December 5 at 6:00 am, water will be shut down in Fenwick Library to cut, cap and remove a portion of the water main. In addition, Fenwick Library’s B-tower and C-tower heating and hot water systems will be shut down to install insolation valves for the current heating system. The water main shut down will also affect Robinson Hall.
These shut downs will not affect the fire alarm system.
For any questions or concerns, please contact Rick Jenson at 703-898-1641, email@example.com, or Garrett Vaughan at 703-568-1569.
C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) has gifted its organizational records and historical archive to the George Mason University Libraries. C-SPAN has also committed funding for a two-year project relating to the materials, which will encompass processing, physical and intellectual organization, selective digitization and construction of a scholarly research portal.
The C-SPAN collection comprises historically significant, unique and unpublished materials including both physical and digital records. Other materials include outreach and educational files, photographs, clippings and memorabilia. The libraries’ scholarly research portal will provide links to C-SPAN’s video library — its archive of televised programs — thus establishing connections between C-SPAN’s history and its public programming. Read more
Is your paper done? Johnson Center Library and The Writing Center are hosting an Undergraduate Research & Write-In Day on Monday, December 9, from Noon to 5:00pm. The Undergraduate Research & Write-in Day offers students a structured environment in which to write their final papers. The JC Library Instruction Room (Room 228) is the venue, allowing for quiet work, free from distractions. JC Library and Writing Center staff will be available to assist undergrads with research and writing needs during the event. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s laptops.
Fenwick Library is testing an added service for Mason students! During Reading Days and Final Exams, December 8 through 17, 2013, Fenwick will be open 24 hours on the days and dates as follows:
- Sunday, December 8 : Open at 9:00 am**
- Monday – Thursday, December 9 – 12: Open 24 Hours**
- Friday, December 13: Close at 11:00 pm**
- Saturday, December 14 : 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
- Sunday, December 15: Open at 9:00 am**
- Monday & Tuesday, December 16 – 17: Open 24 Hours**
- Wednesday, December 18: Close at 6:00 pm**
** During Midnight-7:30am:
- Mason security guards will be on duty in the building.
- ONLY Mason students, faculty and staff will be allowed to enter and are required to show a valid Mason ID card at the door.
- Regular Fenwick Library services including circulation, reference, interlibrary loan, data services, special collections, etc. will not be available.
- George Mason University Print Services will NOT be staffed.
- For more information, please call 703-993-2240.
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