Recent Press Releases & Announcements

Extra! Extra! Mason Libraries' Special Collections announces the university’s student newspaper exhibition
Posted February 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm
You might have heard of Broadside, but have you ever heard of Fraudside?. Read More!

C-SPAN Gifts Its Organizational Records and Historical Archives to the University Libraries
Posted November 11, 2013 at 3:30 pm
C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) has gifted its organizational records and historical archive to the George Mason University Libraries. Read More!

The 1,000th Dissertation or Thesis by a Mason Graduate Student Published in MARS Is... Drum Roll Please...
Posted November 11, 2013 at 10:02 am
The George Mason University Libraries published Mason's one-thousandth "ETD" or electronic thesis or dissertation in the Mason Archival Repository Service (MARS) operated by University Libraries. Read More!

Library Addition Accommodates Evolving Research and Study Needs
Posted November 8, 2013 at 5:02 am
George Mason University students, faculty and staff soon will have a daily reminder of what the finished Fenwick Library on the Fairfax Campus will look like. Renderings of the completed project will be hung on the fencing around the construction site. Read More!

Mark Koyama Named 2013-14 Fenwick Fellow
Posted September 27, 2013, at 3:10 pm
Mark Koyama, assistant professor in the Economics Department and Mercatus Center Senior Scholar, is the University Libraries' Fenwick Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year, John Zenelis, university librarian, has announced. Read More!

Student Assistant at Mason Libraries Wins Marvel's Create a Comic Book Character National Contest
Posted September 18, 2013, at 4:10 pm
As any well-read DC Comic fan knows, Barbara Gordon is a librarian by day and Batgirl by night, and when her mobility is challenged, she becomes Oracle, using her library skills to mine all sort of data to support her fellow female superheroes in the field. Read More!

Randolph and Ellen Lytton Donate Historical Artifacts To Their Northern Virginia Collection
Posted September 16, 2013, at 4:20 pm
It is not unusual for retiring professors to donate their book collections, amassed over a career, to their university's library. Read More!

New Libraries Exhibition Shows Depth of Special Collections and Archives
Posted September 6, 2013, at 4:01 pm
A new exhibition in the University Libraries' Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) challenges any assumption that special collections are only for historians. Read More!

University Libraries Announce a New Endowment: The John N. Warfield Endowment for the Libraries
Posted April 23, 2013, at 4:01 pm
University Libraries announces The John N. Warfield Endowment for the Libraries established by Rosamond A. Warfield, widow of Dr. John N. Warfield. Read More!

Unique 220-year-old Mason Family Account Book Acquired by Special Collections & Archives, University Libraries
Posted April 22, 2013, at 3:03 pm
The George Mason University Libraries is proud to announce the acquisition of an important late eighteenth century manuscript with handwritten entries by the George Mason family. Read More!

The George Mason University Libraries Announces The Partners for Livable Communities Archives Documenting Over 30 Years of Creating Quality of Life
Posted: March 20, 2013, at 4:01 pm
Partners for Livable Communities (Partners), the Washington D.C.-based national nonprofit organization, recently gifted to the University Libraries thirty years of the organization's materials and resources about restoring and renewing communities. Read More!

George Mason University Libraries' Data Services Help Researchers with Datasets and Data Tools
Posted: March 20, 2013, at 4:02 pm
Visitors to George Mason University Libraries' Fenwick Library might be surprised at what they find on the first floor of Wing C: the offices and laboratory of Data Services, a group established by the Libraries to assist Mason researchers using quantitative, qualitative, statistical, or geospatial data. Read More!

The University Libraries Acquires the Hollin Hills Archives Documenting the Development and Livability of the Historic Neighborhood
Posted: March 14, 2013, at 4:00 pm
The Hollin Hills neighborhood was once part of The Hollin Hall Plantation, originally owned by George Mason IV. Now, George Mason University Libraries is entrusted with materials documenting the innovative development, architecture, and... Read More!

Wendi D. Slagle donates Margaret Armstrong Book Covers to Special Collections & Archives Decorative Binding Collection
Posted: February 20, 2013, at 4:50 pm
University Libraries is now home to a collection of book cover art by one of America’s greatest book cover designers: Margaret Armstrong (1867-1944).  Through a gift of faculty member Wendi D. Slagle, the University Libraries Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) is proud to curate nearly 50 books with Armstrong’s landmark covers.  Read More!

Professor Paden donates a Notable Africana Collection
Posted: December 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm
"A traveler who never tires of asking questions will never lose his way." This old African proverb explains how Dr. John N. Paden, a noted Africanist, has managed to travel so far., Read More!

Mason Students Make History with Website in More Ways Than One
Posted: November 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm
The historians spent months poring through boxes of yellowed files and black and white photos, Read More!

University Libraries Debuts New Search Tool Called inPrimo
Posted: November 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm
With a single search, inPrimo can locate, books, databases, digital collections and more, whether Mason-owned or not. Read More!

Mason Establishes Open Access Publishing Fund
Posted: October 24, 2012 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: October 22, 2012 at 2:32 pm
Faculty, postdoctoral fellows and registered graduate students are eligible to apply to Mason’s Open Access Publishing Fund for assistance with article processing fees required by some Open Access journals.  Read More!

Fenwick Library Gets Ready to Expand
Posted: October 12, 2012
The largest library in Masons libraries system is the subject of an expansion project that will double the total space of the existing building. Read More!

Ghassan Husseinali Named 2012-13 Fenwick Fellow
Posted: September 4, 2012
Husseinali is assistant professor of Arabic and the director of the Arabic minor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. Read More!

University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Launches George Mason University: A History
Posted: August 21, 2012
The web portal is a digital exhibition detailing eras in Masons 60-year development in Northern Virginia. Read More!

Oral History Program Tells Mason's Story Through the People Who Lived It
Posted: August 9, 2012
University Libraries Special Collections and Archives started the oral history program to add richness to its collections of historical records, photographs and media pertaining to the university. Read More!