New Material in the NEA Collection: The Papers of Buena Stolberg, President of the Department of Classroom Teachers
This past fall, the papers of Buena Stolberg, President of the Department of Classroom Teachers between 1960 and 1961, were adde
When you think of a library, what comes to mind? Surely, seemingly endless rows of books make the top of the list, perhaps followed by computers overflowing with databases. But our librarians and staff will tell you that libraries offers even more.
University Libraries holds a number of workshops that help students hone research skills, polish theses and dissertations, and flex their writing muscles. And these workshops are taught by instructors who really know their stuff. Check out a few of our current opportunities!
University Dissertation and Thesis Services (UDTS)
UDTS offers workshops to help students reach their graduation goals.
“At our Process workshop, we’ll talk about deadlines, procedures, and steps you’ll need to undertake to make sure you graduate on time,” said Sally Evans, University Dissertation & Thesis Coordinator.
“We offer a workshop on our Interactive Template, which is a Word document designed to make formatting your document simpler. At the workshop, we’ll walk you through it and show you how to use it.”
To sum it all up, Sally offers this slogan to those who are still on the fence about scheduling their UDTS appointment: “UDTS Workshops: Making You 100% More Likely to Graduate on Time!”
From class papers to theses, creating citations is part of college life. Software programs like Zotero make the process go more smoothly.
“I wish I’d known about Zotero when I was in grad school,” said Zotero instructor Sarah Cocks. “When you’re juggling multiple research papers for different classes, it’s so important to keep up with all your research and resources, and Zotero is really effective for managing all these sources.”
But Zotero can do more for students than citation legwork. “Though the citation-generation aspect is useful, I value Zotero as an organizational tool even more,” said Sarah.
What better time to discover Rosetta Stone, the preferred program for learning 30 languages, than International Week (March 31-April 9)? That’s when Mercer Library will hold a Rosetta Stone workshop, where our instructor will have you up and running in no time. Please check back with our calendar for upcoming Rosetta Stone events.
Request a Workshop
If you don’t find what you’re looking for on our workshop calendar, our instructors will customize an instruction session for any group of three or more. And, professors can request a workshop to be held during any regularly scheduled class. Think of this service as an on-demand way to bring quality workshops into your classroom or study group. Follow this link to get started.
As you can see, our instructors are excited about the workshops we offer because we know they can have a huge impact on students’ academic goals. Check our workshop calendar often to see where our offerings match your needs.
~Meg Rayford, Resource and Research Support Specialist
Teachers of Tomorrow, a student-run organization dedicated to supporting future educators enrolled at George Mason University, has organized their first annual book drive. They are seeking book donations for students of all ages, which they will donate to schools in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. Books that are new or in good condition are preferred.
The book drive will run from March 3 until March 31. Blue decorated boxes are placed in five locations on Mason’s Fairfax campus, including Fenwick Library. If you have any questions about the book drive or how you can be a part of Teachers of Tomorrow, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.