April 22, 2009
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
As part of National Library Week, George Mason University Libraries, in partnership with the Washington Research Libraries Consortium (WRLC), are designating April 15, 2009 as Preservation Awareness Day. Mason Libraries will unveil an exhibit, â€œProlonging our Treasures through Preservationâ€.Â The exhibit is on display in Fenwick Library, 2nd Floor, Wing A through the end of May.
To also celebrate Preservation Awareness Day, Special Collections & Archives will unveil a short film, The FUNdamentals of Book Care in 5 Easy Lessons featuring a special guest appearance by Mason Men’s Basketball coach, Jim Larranaga. The film provides informative lessons about preservation and proper book care, and offers a special behind the scenes look at the Libraries’Â preservation lab.
Johnson Center Library, Arlington Campus Library and the Mercer Library/Prince William will be participating as well; each library will have a poster outlining the Top Ten Reasons to Preserve the Library Collections and will be showing The FUNdamentals of Book Care in 5 Easy Lessons. Check us out on April 15th!
The university community is invited to participate in planning for the new Fenwick Library addition. The following Open Forums for students, faculty and staff members are scheduled at the Johnson Center Library Instruction Room, Room 228:
Faculty & Staff
Open Forum participants will meet with the project team, consisting of representatives from the University Libraries, Facilities and the architectural firm Shepley Bulfinch. If you cannot attend the Open Forum meetings, please tell us what you think by posting your comments to newlibrary.gmu.edu.
University Libraries staff members were recognized for their years of University service at the annual Service Awards breakfast celebration on April 7, 2009.Â Library honorees are:
Congratulations, best wishes and thanks for all you do for the Libraries and the University!