Change is coming: new library services platform

Later this month, Mason Libraries will launch a new library services platform as part of a multi-university implementation undertaken through the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC). We will be retiring our Voyager system, replacing a number of back-end systems with the Alma platform, and introducing a powerful, next-generation discovery system as well.

We are excited by the capabilities these new systems will put in the hands of Mason’s researchers. By virtue of our closer collaboration with the WRLC, we will also dramatically improve access to the collections and resources of all other Consortium member libraries, including several law libraries at member institutions that were previously outside the WRLC.

WRLC member libraries include: American University, Catholic University, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University, Marymount University and the University of the District of Columbia.

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Artist’s Talk on July 25

Join artist Nikki Brugnoli and curator Jennifer Lillis on Wednesday, July 25, 1:30pm in the Fenwick Main Reading Room for a discussion of Convergence, our current Fenwick Gallery exhibition. For more information, visit

Convergence focuses on the intersecting and overlapping lines of artist Brugnoli’s research over the last four years in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Disregarded, post-industrial structures from her past and present as well as widening horizons converge through a series of mixed media drawings, screen prints and photographs. These investigations are engaged meditations on memory and loss, abandonment and reconciliation.

First Class: Mason ’68 and Beyond

“First Class: Mason ’68 and Beyond” is now on display in the Special Collections Research Center’s exhibition gallery through September 2018.

“First Class” is an exploration of Mason’s history and a celebration of Mason’s students over the decades. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the class of 1968, four cases in the gallery are dedicated to the 1960s, with the remaining four cases dedicated to the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. On display are photographs, articles, and various memorabilia reflecting the growth and history of George Mason University.

“First Class” is curated by Bob Vay, Digital Collections and Exhibitions Archivist at the Special Collections Research Center. Bob has a BA in American Studies and an MA in History, both from Mason.