“First Class: Mason ’68 and Beyond” is now on display in the Special Collections Research Center’s exhibition gallery through September 2018.
“First Class” is an exploration of Mason’s history and a celebration of Mason’s students over the decades. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the class of 1968, four cases in the gallery are dedicated to the 1960s, with the remaining four cases dedicated to the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. On display are photographs, articles, and various memorabilia reflecting the growth and history of George Mason University.
“First Class” is curated by Bob Vay, Digital Collections and Exhibitions Archivist at the Special Collections Research Center. Bob has a BA in American Studies and an MA in History, both from Mason.
Convergence – a new exhibition by Nikki Brugnoli – opens today in Fenwick Gallery.
Convergence focuses on the intersecting and overlapping lines of artist Brugnoli’s research over the last four years in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Disregarded, post-industrial structures from her past and present as well as widening horizons converge through a series of mixed media drawings, screen prints and photographs. These investigations are engaged meditations on memory and loss, abandonment and reconciliation.
The exhibition will run through August 17. For more information, visit http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/exhibits/convergence/.
The University Libraries is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2018 Computers and Writing Conference, which will take place May 24 – 27 at George Mason University.
Computers and Writing is an annual conference dedicated to the study of the intersections between digital technologies, literacy, and writing. The theme for this year’s conference is Digital Phronesis: Culture/Code/Play. Often described as “practical wisdom,” phronesis represents an enactment of good judgment guided by both learned knowledge and lived experience. Phronesis comes from our histories, our education, and reflections on our experiences.
In addition to the Libraries providing sponsorship and space in Fenwick Library for conference sessions, Jen Stevens (Lead, Arts and Humanities Team) and George Oberle (History Librarian) were members of the planning committee for the conference.
Registration, schedule, and additional details at http://candwcon.org/2018/computers-and-writing-2018.
The Libraries is pleased to announce the publication of a six-volume set, Framing Information Literacy: Teaching Grounded in Theory, Pedagogy, and Practice, by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
The series is edited by Janna Mattson, Instructional & Social Sciences Librarian at Mason, and Mary Oberlies, Undergraduate Engagement Librarian and Assistant Librarian at University of Oregon (and former Peace and Conflict Studies Librarian at Mason). Janna, Mary, and other current and former Mason librarians (Theresa Calcagno, Maoria Kirker, Laura Jenemann, and Helen McManus) also contributed as authors
In conjunction with the release of Framing Information Literacy, ACRL is offering a series of six webinars corresponding with the topics of each volume. Mason Libraries’ Janna Mattson, Maoria Kirker, and Helen McManus are among the presenters.
Framing Information Literacy aims to address the teaching anxiety and insecurity librarians often experience in relation to providing instruction on information literacy. The series captures the knowledge and practice of fifty-eight teacher librarians and five teaching faculty from forty-one institutions – an invaluable tool to help others form their own approaches to teaching information literacy.
For more information, see ACRL’s recent press release and eLearning announcement.