November 14: GIS Day @ Fenwick

Celebrate GIS Day 2018 in the Digital Scholarship Center, 2700 Fenwick Library and 2001 Fenwick Library. Hosting with the Department of Geography and Geoinformation, GIS Day festivities include

  • Career and Internship Fair
  • Keynote Presentations
  • Networking Reception
  • Student Research Poster Competition
  • Student Map Competition

Come join us!!! Register Now: ggs.gmu.edu/gis-day

Call & Response 2018: Borders

Call & Response, an annual exhibition of collaborations between writers and visual artists, in which ones calls and one responds. The result is a dynamic set of paired works of words and artistic media that resonate and speak to contemporary issues. The theme for the twelfth annual Call & Response is Borders.

Call & Response: Borders is on display from Wednesday, October 10 through Sunday, November 25, 2018 in Fenwick Gallery, housed in Fenwick Library on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus. An opening reception and panel discussion with the artists is scheduled for Wednesday, October 10 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. Reception refreshments provided by Argo Tea Cafe.

For more information, visit at http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/exhibits/borders.

#archivesmonth Archives Fair on 10/5

To celebrate Virginia Archives Month, Mason Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center hosts its first Archives Fair on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus, 2001 Fenwick Library, October 5 from 1 – 3:30 pm. This is your opportunity to see what local Virginia archival repositories have to offer, speak to archivists, learn more about archives and archival services, and to see what interesting records they hold! The following institutions will be at the Archives Fair:

For more information about the Archives Fair, contact Brittney Falter, bfalter@gmu.edu, 703-993-2058.

RFP for Course Redesign Using Open Ed Resources

How can you, as an educator, have increased control over your teaching materials, be more creative in the classroom, AND lower student costs? Use existing open educational resources (OER) or create your own materials!

Mason 4-VA, a state-funded initiative to support innovative and forward-thinking education, invites Mason faculty to submit a proposal for course redesign that integrates digital and freely accessible materials. The effort encourages the reduction or elimination of expensive textbooks either with individual or team produced digital works, or with existing digital content that is in the public domain, licensed Creative Commons, or available in databases to which the University Libraries subscribes.

Courses of particular interest are those that:

  • have high enrollment,
  • are required for majors,
  • count in the Mason Core, or
  • carry high textbook costs.

Applicants must be Mason full-time faculty that teach high-demand, highly-populated courses. Adjunct faculty may apply as part of a team. For example, a group proposal may contain an adjunct instructor and full-time faculty from a department. Teams representing multiple sections of a course are encouraged to apply.

Competitive grants will be awarded ranging from $1000-$5000, depending on the nature of the work and the level of team collaboration. Greater amounts will be considered for projects that develop original materials and have larger teams.

Deadlines:

Proposal deadline: October 15, 2018
Award notification: December 15, 2018
Funds distribution: January 15, 2019
Project completion:  June 30, 2019

The library is ready to support your use of OER content or answer your questions related to copyright and the Creative Commons licensing of your own materials. Contact your subject librarian or Aaron S. McCollough, Interim Director, George Mason University Press and Mason Publishing.

For more information and the link to the RFP visit: https://4va.gmu.edu/course_redesign/