University Records Management Workshops

University Records Management is offering a number of virtual workshops for staff and faculty throughout the fall, including Records Coordinator Training, Building Internal Records Policies and Practices, and quick Retention Review sessions focused on specific records types (such as Academic and Research Records, Human Resources and Fiscal Records, and Administrative and Miscellaneous Records).

University Records Management offers these workshop to assist the Mason community, as improper handling of university records can affect audits, accreditation, litigation, and more. Each workshop is limited to ten attendees. Please see dates and times below, and register at the associated link. All workshops are available on the Libraries’ calendar.

Records Coordinator Training. This workshop will introduce records management basics, a review of local and federal laws that govern information management within the University, services available to University departments and offices, electronic records and data management, and creating internal records policies for individual departments. Records Coordinators will receive materials from this workshop to share with their departments. 

Building Internal Records Policies and Practices, Part 1. This two-part workshop builds on fundamental records management concepts introduced in “Records Coordinator Training.” In addition, Part 1 will cover record life-cycle procedures, and establishing record-keeping protocols in the event of an emergency. The workshop aims to ensure that Mason staff are confident in correctly identifying and applying those principles to ensure their department’s daily business practices are compliant with University Records Center regulations.

Quick Review of Academic and Research Records. This workshop will cover the retention periods for common academic and research records. Attendees will learn how to appraise their records, set retention periods, and learn about the appropriate methods of disposition for both analog and digital records.

Quick Review of Human Resources and Fiscal Records. This workshop will cover the retention periods for common HR and fiscal records. Attendees will learn how to appraise their records, set retention periods, and learn about the appropriate methods of disposition for both analog and digital records.

Quick Review of Administrative and Miscellaneous Records. This workshop will cover the retention periods for common administrative and other miscellaneous records. Attendees will learn how to appraise their records, set retention periods, and learn about the appropriate methods of disposition for both analog and digital records.

Library Events/Workshops Status

Updated March 17, 2020

Check ’em out: Online Library Workshops March 16 – May 2

  • Research Poster Design Online
  • Zotero Online
  • Library Basics Online
  • Uncovering Conspiracy Theory
  • Level Up ENGH 302 Online
  • Using Census Data

Canceled Library Events/Workshops

  • March 17, Sharin’ of the Zines, Fenwick
  • March 19, Marchives Madness, Fenwick
  • March 20, WAC Faculty Write-In, Fenwick
  • March 24, Kaveh Akbar, Visiting Writer, Fenwick
  • March 25, Music in the Lobby, Fenwick
  • April 1, Edible Book Festival, Fenwick
  • April 6, Data Planet workshop
  • April 6, Mason Press Book Launch, Fenwick
  • April 8 + 9, Pathway Studio workshops, SciTech + Fenwick

Postponed Library Events/Workshops 

  • March 24, DiSC Research Connections, Noel Johnson presentation, Fenwick

GIS Day on November 13

GIS Day, an annual event hosted by the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, will take place on Wednesday, November 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fenwick Library.

This year’s theme is “The Intersection of GIS and Drones,” and will feature student work and competitions, employer vendors, and guest speakers.

For a full schedule of events, visit https://cos.gmu.edu/ggs/gis-day/.

For Mason Graduate Students: GRADReCon 2019

Graduate Student Life and Mason Libraries have partnered with other departments on campus to once again offer the annual Graduate Research Connections (GRADReCon) workshops on Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1 in Fenwick Library.

Build your productivity, research, and writing skills with a smorgasbord of workshops on topics essential to your graduate study success at Mason. Topics include funding, writing literature reviews, publishing, grant writing, data management, and more. Learn, share, and meet old and new colleagues. Bring a laptop – bring a friend!

Attendance also provides opportunities to win a drawing for a Spring 2020 reserved graduate study carrel. For more details and the full two-day schedule, visit https://infoguides.gmu.edu/gradrecon.