Libraries seek Fenwick Fellowship proposal judges

The Office of the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian is seeking three instructional faculty, including former Fenwick Fellows, to evaluate the 2021 Fenwick Fellowship proposals this summer. The exact time frame will be determined once the review committee is formed; however, the goal is that the Fellow selection process be completed by the first week in August. Ideally, we seek individuals from the university’s various schools and colleges (especially those that have been under-represented on the review/selection panel in the past), to work alongside three librarian evaluators.

The Fenwick Fellowship is awarded annually to a George Mason faculty member to pursue a research project that uses and enhances the University Libraries’ resources while advancing knowledge in his/her field. Up to two Fellowships of $5,000 each may be awarded for research materials and assistance; program guidelines include funding for a second fellowship for a project proposal that specifically aligns with the Libraries’ initiatives in the area of digital scholarship.

Judging proposals will not take up much of your time. This year faculty members are requested to review the applications and then virtually attend or call into a meeting lasting no more than one hour to choose the winning proposal(s). Please contact your subject librarian ( if you would like to be considered or if you have any questions. 

Libraries’ System Maintenance May 29-30

From 9 p.m. Saturday, May 29 through 9 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 2021 (24 hours), the main Mason Libraries Search feature, Journal Search, Leganto, and My Library Account will be unavailable due to system maintenance. This includes all WRLC institutions as well. 

Individual databases WILL BE available for searching. To locate databases by subject, please visit the Subject Guides.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

ProQuest TDM Studio: Data Visualizations

TDM Studio is ProQuest’s text and data mining platform. This platform enables researchers to create datasets using licensed ProQuest content and analyze those datasets by running Python or R scripts in an accompanying Jupyter Notebook. A component of TDM Studio is Data Visualizations, a platform for researchers with little to no coding experience. Data Visualizations is accessible to any member of the Mason community. To get started, go to Go to Click log in to TDM Studio. Click create an account. Enter your Mason email address; click create account. You will receive an email at your Mason account. Click the link in the email to confirm the creation of your account. Learn more about this platform or contact for more information.

George Mason University Libraries Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) supports the interdisciplinary teaching and learning needs of digital scholarship for current Mason students, staff and faculty, by providing digital research support in the areas of: