Tuesday, September 22, 2015: New Fenwick Fellow’s Research Explores 14th Century Fashion
Posted September 22, 2015
A medieval society in which men were issued fines for their pants being too short and women were fined for their sleeves being too long has more in common with modern day capitalism than you think. Read More...
Monday, March 2, 2015: Applications for Fenwick Fellow Now Being Accepted
Posted February 27, 2015
The Fenwick Fellowship is awarded annually to a Mason faculty member to pursue a research project that uses and enhances the University Libraries’ resources while advancing knowledge in his or her field. Tenured, tenure-track, and term (multi-year appointment) faculty at George Mason University are eligible and encouraged to submit proposals. See Application Instructions. Read More...
Generation Open: Mason Takes a Closer Look at the Effects of Access for All
Posted October 29, 2014 3:45pm
Many students at George Mason University are part of the generation that’s accustomed to getting the information it needs instantly—anytime, anywhere. This month, the global issue over whether Generation Open’s increasing access to free, online resources will change traditional teaching practices, comes to the forefront at George Mason University. Read more
International Open Access Week, October 20-26
Posted October 28, 2014 9:15am
Various activities designed to educate our community about open educational resources and publishing open access, among other topics, will be held...Read more
Gilbert and Sullivan Collection to Make its Home at Mason
Posted October 28, 2014 9:00am
George Mason University benefactor David Stone has spent years amassing a treasure trove 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. Read more
Fenwick Library to be completed winter 2016
Posted October 27, 2014 3:52pm
According to the Fenwick Focus website, the exterior on all five stories of the building is expected to be fully enclosed by Thanksgiving. Read more
Gateway to Success
Posted October 27, 2014 3:45pm
Mason’s library is showing off their new Gateway library options to students. Mason has its very own Gateway library that gives students access to hundreds of streamline files and media. Students can stream feature films, documentaries, speeches on audio and hard copies of media. Read more
One Button Studio Brings New Opportunities for Video and Presentations
Posted September 26, 2014 3:45pm
Lights, camera, action! With the simple push of one button, George Mason University Libraries is making it easier for faculty, students and staff to achieve a wide range of goals—at no cost. Read more
Check It Out: Mason Libraries' TextSelect Lowers Education Costs
Posted September 26, 2014 3:45pm
Textbooks are expensive, but George Mason University Libraries is expanding a program to help make some required textbooks more affordable and accessible... Read more
Colin Reagle Named 2014-15 Fenwick Fellow
Posted September 17, 2014 3:45pm
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 ... Read more
University Libraries Receives Collection of Historic Books
Posted June 26, 2014 3:30pm
“Thou haft here a compleat collection of several Works of Mr. John Locke, which were publish’d in his life-time either with or without his name to them” begins the newest addition to George Mason University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives.Read More!
Archivist Robert Vay - Mason's "De Facto University Historian" - Makes History with the University Libraries First Distinguished Library Faculty Award
Posted June 25, 2014 12:15pm
It seems appropriate that the library faculty member who has been referred to by his nominators as “the de facto university historian” and as “the archivist of the university” has been selected to make history as the first ever recipient of Mason’s Distinguished Library Faculty Award. Read more!
Extra! Extra! Read All about Mason’s Student Newspapers
Posted February 24, 2014 10:34am
You might have heard of Broadside, but have you ever heard of Fraudside? A new exhibition on display in the Fenwick Library on the Fairfax Campus features archived materials from George Mason University’s student newspapers. 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!
George Mason Descendant Visits University
Posted July 22, 2013 at 5:01am
During a visit to George Mason University on July 16, George “Ross” Mason was invited to view the 220-year-old Mason Family Account Book held by University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives. 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!