This Friday: Library Block Party!

Come hang out with the libraries for a virtual chat on Friday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Relax and pour yourself a large mug of tea or coffee for this casual session. This session will start with a series of five-minute lightning talks from each of our departments followed by breakout rooms where you can ask follow-up questions about our resources and services, and find out how to start collaborating! Register at

Libraries celebrates Love Data Week 2022

Data is for everyone! Wait … data are for everyone? Either way, Love Data Week 2022 (February 14-18) is about how different folks use data.

Love Data Week is sponsored by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). This year’s theme focuses on the people side of data and asks questions like “What does data look like in different disciplines?” and “How about biases in data… who is ‘in’ the data and who is invisible?” Follow the activities on social media using #LoveData22.

In celebration of Love Data Week, the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) will be offering three short 30-minute workshops focusing on data tools. You can learn more and register at the links below.

Faculty Fridays with the Libraries

Curious about how Mason Libraries can support you in your research and instruction? Have questions about various services or resources? Join us this semester for Faculty Fridays with the Libraries, a virtual workshop series catered to your research and library-related instruction needs. In these workshops, we will introduce you to the tools, services, and people that will help you be a more efficient and organized researcher and instructor! You can view all of our upcoming workshops – from Google Scholar to Academic Publishing, and more – and register at

Academic Publishing for New Authors – virtual workshop on Nov. 4

The Mason Libraries STEM Team and the Mason Publishing Group are hosting a virtual workshop on academic publishing at 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 4. Submitting a paper for publication can be a daunting task unless you are familiar with the process. “Academic Publishing for New Authors” covers the publishing process from starting to write; identifying and selecting a journal; submitting your paper, and peer review. David Parsons, Publisher, Elsevier, is the presenter. Learn more and register here: