It’s Mason Day – and look who’s here! Heading to the #Mason50 celebration, George Mason and his Mason Peeps dropped by to see how the new Fenwick Library Addition is coming along. First things first for the Mason Peeps: George is showing them floor plans and renderings to get them ready to tour the new space. Stay tuned for more adventures! #FenwickSneakPeeps #GetReady2Move
Celebrate Preservation Week! On Monday, April 27, The University Libraries’ Preservation Department is showcasing “The Conservation of John Green’s A Short History of the English People.” Part of a gift from Philip M. Teigen, who donated a substantial collection of rare John Richard Green volumes to the Libraries in 2008, the exhibit highlights the work of conservator Ethel Hellman in restoring these unique and valuable items. Ms. Hellman will speak about this project on Monday, April 27 at 3:00 p.m in Special Collections and Archives, Floor 2, Wing C, Fenwick Library. The exhibit is on display through May.
The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty is the fifth of fourteen comic operas with music by Arthur Sullivan and book by W. S. Gilbert. Unlike all their other collaborations, which were first performed in London, Pirates received its official premiere in New York at the Fifth Avenue Theatre on 31 December 1879. Well over a century later, The Pirates of Penzance remains one of the most popular of the Gilbert & Sullivan operas, and indeed one of the most frequently performed works in all musical theatre. This exhibit traces its history from its earliest productions to the present day. The Pirates of Penzance will be performed April 24-26 by George Mason University’s School of Music in the Harris Theatre. The exhibit in Fenwick Library (2nd Floor, Wing A) runs from April 6-May 1.
Joy Suh, Geospatial Resources Librarian, Data Services Group, has been selected to receive the 2015 Distinguished Library Faculty Award. Ms. Suh will be recognized for this outstanding achievement at Mason’s annual Celebration of Teaching event on April 13, 2015, in the Center for the Arts.
Recognized by her colleagues for her enthusiastic and tireless support of Mason’s students, faculty, and staff, Ms. Suh embodies both commitment to George Mason University and academic research librarianship. During her sixteen years of service at Mason, she has fulfilled several professional roles with great success, starting as the Government Information librarian, expanding to Geography and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and more recently assumed a broader role encompassing data management and curation, the closely aligned area of e-research, as well as data analysis and representation in technical, social sciences and humanities disciplines. In all those endeavors, Ms. Suh exemplifies service-oriented librarianship through her in-depth expertise in her academic subject areas and her myriad professional skills.