Mason Libraries welcome these new colleagues:
- Priya Brenner, Access Services, Lead Circulation Assistant (part-time), Fenwick
- Kristina Dorsey, ILL/Document Delivery, Lending & Borrowing Assistant, Fenwick
- Susanne Everill, Reference/Media Assistant, Johnson Center
- Meghan Manahan,Â Director of Technical Services, Fenwick
- Jennifer Rinalducci, Reference, Art & Visual Technology Liaison Librarian, Fenwick
- Jessica Wolpert, Access Services, Evening/Weekend Circulation Assistant, Fenwick
Arlington Campus Library will be closed Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2 due to scheduled network and power outages.
Jennifer Barnes Bowie, assistant professor of government and politics in the Department of Public and International Affairs, is the 2009-10 Fenwick Fellow. The announcement was made by University Librarian John Zenelis.
Professor Bowie’s research project is titled “Explaining Decision Making on the United States Courts of Appeals: Do Circuit Courts of Appeals Judges Fear Reversal from their Circuit En Banc?” She intends to determine under what conditions federal circuit courts of appeals judges are concerned by reversal from their circuit en banc, meaning when all judges of the court hear the case. Bowie will present the results of her work in a public lecture sponsored by the Libraries in the fall or spring of the 2010-11 academic year.
The Fenwick Fellowship is awarded annually to a Mason tenured or tenure-track faculty member to pursue a research project that uses and enhances the University Librariesâ€™ resources while advancing knowledge in his or her field. The fellowship is recommended by a six-member selection committee comprising three instructional faculty members and three librarians.Â Fenwick Fellows receive use ofÂ a furnished office in Fenwick Library and an award of $5,000 to support the research project.
UPDATE: APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.Â THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE LIBRARIES’ GRA PROGRAM.Â (August 20, 2009)
The assistantships offer full-time graduate students the opportunity to work directly with Mason librarians on a variety of projects.Â Graduate students can also develop excellent research, teaching and customer relations skills, as well as gain in-depth experience using current academic research resources. Detailed information on the positions, compensation, and application process is available here. (updated 7/28/2009).