Fenwick Library opened in 1967 with wings B and C opening in 1974
and 1983, respectively. The 1990s saw the opening of the Johnson Center Library (1995) and major new libraries at the Prince William
(1997) and Arlington
(1999) campuses, George Mason University Libraries has grown
into a truly interdependent system of a research center and a gateway
library in Fairfax along with full-service facilities, each with a
unique identity, at our other campuses. With the opening of Founder's Hall
at the Arlington Campus (January 2011) and the move of the Arlington
Campus Library to this new building as well as preliminary planning
toward renovation of space for the Johnson Center Library, the University Libraries' collections continue to grow with them both within the library and electronically.
The Resources and Collection Management Services Division (RCMS) has primary responsibility for the entire spectrum of processes dealing with the collection: identifying, locating, ordering, recording, processing, and maintaining bibliographic control of all research materials, as well as providing public service for some collections. RCMS is also responsible for the research materials budget and its wise stewardship. RCMS strives to ensure provision of the best possible collections of research materials in all formats for its users throughout the university community, undergirding the University's goals of strong support of learning, teaching, and research.
John C. Walsh
Associate University Librarian for RCMS