Music in the Lobby November 20

The last Music in the Lobby concert of the Fall semester is set for November 20. “Brought to You by The Letter H” features selections by Haydn and Handel – and includes a harp! Join us in Fenwick Lobby from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and support your local Mason Music students – refreshments provided by Argo Tea Cafe.

Music in the Lobby is a partnership of Mason School of Music, Fenwick Library and Argo Tea Cafe. Coordinators are Professor June Huang, Director of Strings, Mason School of Music and Steve Gerber, Music Librarian, Mason Libraries. Music in the Lobby treats are provided by Argo Tea Cafe. Music in the Lobby concerts are approved for MUSI 300 credit.

Doing Digital History: Text Mining Presentation

The next DiSC Research Connections presentation, “Text Mining the Indian Claims Commission: Doing Digital History” will be held Tuesday, November 19, in 2001 Fenwick Library. Peter Jones, a doctoral student in History at Mason is the featured speaker.

Jones’ research analyzed the decisions of the Indian Claims Commission, a judicial body that operated from 1946 through about 1978 and attempted to right legal wrongs perpetrated by the United States on indigenous tribes. Analysis of these thousands of complex legal decisions also provide a case study in using online archival sources. In addition to discussing the history of the Indian Claims Commission, Jones will provide lessons from his workflow that may apply in your own research.

For more information, contact Wendy Mann,

DiSC Research Connections are organized by Mason Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC).

Web Usability Study 11/13-11/25

help us help you!

Periodically, Mason Libraries conducts tests of our website to make sure it is working and helping you with your needs. All current Mason students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate.  Participants can enter the drawing for a private study room in Fenwick Library during Finals!

what you’ll do
You’ll simply be asked to browse the libraries’ website for 15-20 minutes and asked for your opinion of your experience on the site.

where and when
Testing will occur periodically throughout November 2019. Visit and schedule a time to participate or provide your contact information to be added our list of potential participants. We will contact you at the beginning of each week that testing is happening to inform you of the dates, locations and times – so you can participate if interested.

more information: contact Janna Mattson,, 703-993-5874 or visit