Pop-Up Pantry Donation Drive

Help stock the Mason Pop-Up Pantry! Gateway Library is sponsoring a donation drive from March 31 through April 8.  Drop off your pantry donations at either Gateway Library or Fenwick Library service desks. You will receive a chance to win a Panera Gift Certificate! (One chance per each item donated).

What does the Pantry need?

  • Granola Bars
  • Rice, Pasta
  • Chips, Drinks, Soy Milk
  • Crackers & Cereal
  • Seasonings
  • Toiletries, Cleaning Supplies, Detergent, Dish Soap
  • Pens, Pencils, Paper Clips
  • Canned Fruit & Meat
  • Gummies
  • Paper Towels
  • Tofu, Organic Items
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Bottled Water
  • Gloves
  • Kleenex (Boxes)

For more information, please contact Allison O’Connor, Gateway Library, aoconnor @ gmu.edu

Gilbert & Sullivan Exhibition Opening

The University Libraries is excited to announce the opening of a major Gilbert & Sullivan exhibition, “Oh, Joy Unbounded…”: A Celebration of Gilbert & Sullivan, featuring items from the David and Annabelle Stone Gilbert & Sullivan Collection.

The Mason community is invited to join us for an exhibition opening celebration from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 in the Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center on the second floor of Fenwick Library (Room 2400). The program will open with remarks by Rick Davis, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and will include a tour of the exhibition by David Stone, who we have to thank for amassing this stunning collection of Gilbert & Sullivan memorabilia.

Three galleries in Fenwick Library are dedicated to displaying items from the Stones’ remarkable collection, which will be on view through May. The exhibition is part of a larger celebration of the famous duo, which the Libraries and the College of Visual and Performing Arts are coordinating at Mason. In addition to the exhibition, there will be performances and a scholarly forum. Additional information about the exhibition may be found here, and tickets for performances and the forum may be purchased here.

Faculty Workshop: Open Educational Resources

Concerned about high textbook costs for your students? Frustrated with the limitations of the published textbook you have been using in your course?

Explore possible alternatives by attending a workshop and writing a book review of an open textbook. Receive a $250 stipend for your efforts!

Mason faculty and instructors are invited to attend an Open Textbook Workshop on Friday, March 24, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM at Fenwick Library, Fairfax Campus, Room 1014 A & B. The University Libraries, Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence, and Office of Digital Learning proudly sponsor this workshop. Registration is required.

Stipends will be distributed to faculty based on the availability of open textbooks for review and a desire for wide representation of courses (discipline and level). Stipend recipients must write and submit a short book review (form provided) within six weeks after the Open Textbook Workshop.The reviews will benefit other faculty considering adoption of affordable course content. For examples of book reviews, please see those posted on the Open Textbook Library (OTL) website.

When you complete the Open Textbook Workshop Registration Form, please identify an open textbook in your discipline from the Open Textbook Library (OTL) that you are interested in exploring; search the OTL list for possible options.

If you have any questions about the Open Textbook Workshop, selecting a textbook for review, or Open Educational Resources in general, please contact Claudia Holland, Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian in the Mason Publishing Group, University Libraries, at (703) 993-2544 or chollan3@gmu.edu.

Workshop: Publishing Strategies, Tools, and Services

Interested in publishing your scholarly work? Join the Libraries for an informative workshop on Wednesday, April 12, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Fenwick Library Instruction Room 4010. Please register if you plan to attend.

Collaborating with a publisher starts before your manuscript is submitted. Geared toward early career authors this workshop will explore a visual outline of the editorial and production process supporting the publication of your article or book, and discuss the benefits of electronic publishing’s global reach. The core of this workshop, conducted by Mitch Moulton from Springer/Nature, will highlight the online tools and services freely available throughout the publishing process including:

  • How to develop wider relations by locating other experts in your field
  • How to find the right journal or editorial contact
  • Learning modules to help you write, submit, and publish your manuscript or become a peer reviewer.

Sponsored by SP@RC and Mason Publishing Group, the workshop will also feature a tour of SP@RC by Jason Byrd (Head, Information Services) and a discussion on the benefits of open access by Claudia Holland (Scholarly Communication and Copyright Officer).

For more information, please contact Leigh Ann Skeen, lskeen at gmu.edu, 993-2673.