George Mason University

Subscribe to George Mason University feed
Updated: 1 hour 45 min ago

Expanded Hours: One Button Studio

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 09:12
One Button Studio, located in Gateway Library, is offering Saturday hours this semester. Mason students, faculty and staff can make an appointment to use the studio

  • Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: Noon – 4 pm

One Button Studio is a simplified video recording setup that can be used without any previous video production experience. The studio’s design allows you to create high-quality and polished video projects without having to know anything about lights and cameras. You only need to bring a flash drive with you — and push a single button.The lights, camera, and microphone are preconfigured, making it easy to record high quality video presentations.

For more information, please contact Sara Hudson at



Categories: University News

Scholarly Communication Survey

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 08:37

Mason researchers! What research tools do you use to accomplish your work? How do your research habits compare with those of scholars in other parts of the world? To identify trends at Mason, we seek your participation in the 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication Survey.

Mason Libraries will share our community’s anonymized dataset and produce a publicly available report. In addition, survey results will help Mason Publishing, part of the Mason Libraries, evaluate alternative metric (altmetric) services we might offer to help you track the attention your scholarship receives.

The Innovations in Scholarly Communication Survey ends February 10, 2016.

Categories: University News

Jan 29: Libraries Open at 10am

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 08:25

Mason Libraries open at 10 am today, Friday, January 29.

Categories: University News

Jan 27: Libraries Open at Noon

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 17:58

On Wednesday, January 27, all Mason Libraries will open at Noon. Virtual reference service will be online 10 am to 10 pm.

Categories: University News

January 26: Mason Libraries Status

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 17:35

On Tuesday, January 26, Gateway Library (Johnson Center) will be open 10 am – 4 pm. All other Mason Libraries are closed. Virtual reference service will be available 10 am – 10 pm. Online resources are available at

Categories: University News

January 25: Mason Libraries Closed

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 09:03
  • All Mason Libraries are closed today, Monday, January 25
  • Online resources are available at
  • Virtual reference is available today as scheduled
Categories: University News

Mason Libraries Closed 1/22-1/24

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:27

All Mason Libraries are closed January 22 through January 24, 2016.

Online resources and services are available at Virtual Reference service will be available as regularly scheduled.

Stay safe and warm, Mason Nation!

Categories: University News

New Fenwick Library Opens!

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 14:14

New year, new Fenwick! The new Fenwick Library opens January 19. After weeks of moving collections, equipment and staff, the facility provides

  • One unified full-service assistance desk, located in the first floor Atrium
  • A variety of new group study spaces and rooms which can be reserved for
    your use
     – equipped with white boards and monitors
  • Compact shelving for increased storage for print collections
  • MediaScape collaboration study rooms, in which up to 4 students can share their screens simultaneously
  • Self-serve laptop dispenser to check out computers for use in the library
  • State-­of-the-­art Special Collections Research Center
  • Enhanced device-­charging capabilities throughout the library
  • Presentation practice rooms equipped with technology (similar
    to the Gateway Library’s One Button Studio)
  • The Research Commons, featuring programming and support
    for individual and collaborative projects
  • Two exhibition/gallery areas for student and faculty art, as well as items from the Special Collections Research Center

The full move will be completed by March 2016, and the Cafe will open sometime in the Spring. Come in, explore, learn – see what’s in the new Fenwick Library for you!




Categories: University News

Workshops & Tours

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 14:41

Mason Libraries offer a variety of workshops to refresh and enhance research skills. In addition, tours of the new Fenwick Library will be offered. Check them out!

Categories: University News

Sneak Peeks: New Fenwick Library

Sat, 12/19/2015 - 07:40

Glimpse some of the new spaces in Fenwick! Learn about the move and more at

Study area, first floor

Study area, first floor.

Categories: University News

Congratulations Winter Grads!

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 07:21

Congratulations & Best Wishes from the University Libraries.

Categories: University News

Libraries Going Cashless

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 07:08

Mason Libraries are going cashless on January 19, 2016, and will accept Mason Money only for

  • Fines
  • Fees
  • Printing
  • Copying
  • Scanning

Mason Money is operated by the Mason Card Office. Mason Money Stations are located in each library. You can add on your Mason ID, or purchase a visitor’s card at a Mason Money Station. Visa, MasterCard, and cash denominations of $1, $5, $10, & $20 are accepted at Mason Money Stations only, and not library service desks. Questions? Contact the Mason Card Office. 

Categories: University News

Winter Break: Library Services

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 11:06

University Holiday Break, December 19, 2015 – January 3, 2016

  • All Mason Libraries are closed

Winter Intersession, January 4 – 15, 2016

  • Gateway Library (Johnson Center), Arlington Campus Library and Mercer Library (Science & Technology Campus) will be open Monday through Friday, January 4 – 8 and January 11 – 15, 2016.
  • Fenwick Library will be CLOSED January 4 – 18 and is expected to open on January 19, 2016.
  • All Mason Libraries are closed on Monday, January 18, 2016.

Library Services Available: January 4-8 and January 11-15, 2016

Check Out / Pick Up / Return / Reference

  • Gateway Library: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Arlington Campus Library: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Mercer Library: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Virtual Reference: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 Online Resources & Services

Categories: University News

Mason Libraries Exam Hours

Sat, 12/12/2015 - 09:29

Mason Libraries final exam hours are posted here. Fenwick Library will extend hours starting Sunday, December 13 at Noon and will close on December 18 at 7 p.m.

Categories: University News

Fenwick Library Fire Alarm Shutdown

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 18:55

From Wednesday, December 9 until Friday, December 11, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, the fire alarm system for Wings B & C of Fenwick Library will be shut down for maintenance.  A fire watch will be posted in accordance with university standards.

For questions or concerns, please contact Rick Jensen at 703-898-1641.

Categories: University News

Fenwick Move: Bound Journals

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 09:39

Bound journals, currently located in Fenwick Wing A, Floor 1 & 2, are being moved to the new Fenwick Addition this week. Need an item that’s been moved? Request it at 

For more information about #FenwickOnTheMove, visit

Categories: University News

Fenwick Bound Journals Moving

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 09:31

Bound journals, currently located Floor 1, Wing A, are being moved to the new Fenwick Addition this week. Need an item that’s been moved? Request it at 

For more information about #FenwickOnTheMove, visit

Categories: University News

Fenwick Library Alert: 12/03/15

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 13:20

On Thursday, December 3, Fenwick Library Wings B & C will be closed for Fire Safety Testing from 10:00 p.m. to Midnight.

  • Wing A will remain open
  • No access to the stacks or Fenwick Study Rooms in Wings B & C from 10:00 p.m. to Midnight.
  • Please use Gateway Library for group study

For more information about the move into the Fenwick Library Addition, visit

Categories: University News

Arlington Graduate Writing Group 12/4/15

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 18:18

Arlington Campus Library is hosting a trial session of a graduate writing group on Friday, December 4, 9:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Modeled on the popular Friday writing group on the Fairfax Campus, the Arlington Graduate Writing Group is designed for all Mason PhD and Masters students from all disciplines who seek group accountability as well as a quiet space to write. Students should bring their coffee, laptop, a set of goals, and a commitment to arrive on time and stay for the entire session. The group will begin with a short conversation about goals, and end with a short wrap-up on accomplishments. The remaining time is dedicated to writing. Learn more about it!

By registering for this event, you are committing to:

  • Arrive on time at 9:30 a.m. and to stay for the session’s duration until 1:00 p.m.
  • Turn off access to Facebook, online games, and other computer/online-based distractions during writing time
  • Minimize phone distractions by limiting texting and phone calls to scheduled break times
  • Contribute to a supportive writing community among fellow participants
  • Register Now!

Helen McManus, Public Policy, Government & International Affairs Librarian, will coordinate the December session. The library is planning to hold a weekly Arlington writing group beginning in January 2016.


Categories: University News

Thanksgiving Hours

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 15:24

Happy Thanksgiving, Mason Nation! Mason Libraries Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Wednesday, November 25

  • Fenwick Library  8:00 a.m. to NOON
  • Gateway Library 8:00 a.m. to NOON
  • Mercer Library    8:00 a.m. to NOON
  • Arlington Campus Library 9:00 a.m. to NOON

Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Holiday

  • All Mason Libraries CLOSED

Friday, November 27, Thanksgiving Holiday

  • All Mason Libraries CLOSED

Mason Libraries Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

Categories: University News