Join us as Mason Libraries celebrate GIS Day!Â The Libraries’ annual GIS Open House will be held Wednesday, November 17, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in Government Documents, Floor 1, Wing A, Fenwick Library.Â As part of the overall University celebration of GIS Day, library staff, led by Joy Suh, Government & Geographic Information Liaison Librarian, will share the outcome of a recent collaborative humanities project,Â “Web Mashup: Using Google Maps API for Folklore Stories.” There will also be refreshments, quizzes, prizes, and more!Â For more information on Mason’s GIS Day activities, please visit http://infoguides.gmu.edu/gisday. See you there!
Beginning November 8, 2010, George Mason University Libraries will be conducting a library service quality survey of faculty. Developed by the Association of Research Libraries, LibQUAL+ is a web-based survey that assesses library service quality from a userâ€™s perspective. This assessment will help the University Libraries respond to your expectations for library services, collections, and space and is a follow-up to faculty feedback provided using the LibQUAL+Â instrument in 2006. It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete the online survey, assuming a normal computer environment. The LibQUAL+ survey will be e-mailed to a randomly selected group of Mason instructional and research faculty.
University Libraries will award George Mason University Bookstore gift certificates valued at $200, $100, and two $50 to survey respondents who provide an email at the end of the survey (providing your email is voluntary and wonâ€™t be used for anything other than the prize drawing). These gift certificates will be distributed to the winners at the end of the fall semester.
The survey will remain open through December 3, 2010. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Chris Dixon, Assessment, Planning & Organizational Development Coordinator at 3-2016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate National Novel Writing Month at Fenwick!Â In collaboration with the Mason English Departmentâ€™s Creative Writing Program, Masonâ€™s budding novelists can invoke their muses in the Fenwick Novel Nook.Â Located in the Reference Room, Floor 1, Wing B, the Fenwick Novel Nook provides reserved space for Mason Novel Writers on Mondays, 4:40pm – 6:00pmÂ throughout November.Â Bring your laptop or your legal pad…and your story line!Â For more information, contact Jen Stevens, English Liaison Librarian (email@example.com).