SmartStart + Fenwick Open House 9/3

Get ready to research! Stop by SmartStart + Fenwick Open House on September 3! From 1 – 4 p.m., library staff will be available in Fenwick Library Atrium at our SmartStart Event Hub to show you how Mason Libraries can help you succeed. Learn about subject librarians, course reserves, TextSelect, checking out books, searching for articles, and more. Stop into the Library 100 workshop (2 – 3 p.m.) and learn the basics about navigating the Libraries’ resources and services.

Be sure to explore Fenwick during the Open House! Learn about Special Collections Research Center, Digital Scholarship Center, Music Library, Fenwick Gallery, Media, Interlibrary Loan, SP@RC Lab – and meet subject librarians. There will be a drawing for THREE SmartStart PRIZES, so come and see what’s in Mason Libraries for you! 

Archives Month Open House 10/31

On Wednesday, October 31 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Special Collections Research Center is holding an Archives Month Open House with a display of some of their  archival oddities as well as Archives Month themed materials (including the announcement of the REMIX contest winners). Everyone and anyone is encouraged to attend! Light refreshments will be served outside of the seminar room.

SmartStart + Fenwick Open House

Get ready to research! Stop by SmartStart + Fenwick Open House on September 4 from 1-5 p.m. and discover how Mason Libraries can help you succeed. Learn about subject librarians, course reserves, checking out books, searching for articles, and more. Visit departments, too: Special Collections Research Center, Digital Scholarship Center, Music Library, and SP@RC Lab.

There will be a drawing for a prize, so be sure to come and see what’s in Mason Libraries for you!

Artists’ Book Open House and Artist’s Talk: March 7

Join us for an Artists’ Book Open House and Artist’s Talk on Wednesday, March 7 from 1:30-3:00pm in our Special Collections Research Center (Fenwick 2400). For this open house, SCRC will artists’ books that center on themes of language, meditation, and the spatial elements of books arts, particularly as exemplified in Islamic and Indian arts and texts.

At 2:00pm, artist and current Mason MFA student Kate Fitzpatrick will lead a conversation on the selected artists’ books, and discuss how these works relate to her own artistic practice and interests. Fitzpatrick’s recent work, Asemic Manuscript, is on display in Fenwick Gallery through March 16th.

Curious about artists’ books? This is an opportunity to learn more about this unique publication medium, to have hands-on interaction with the collection, and to hear how current Mason students and researchers are using artists’ books as a source of visual, formal, and thematic inspiration. Learn more about artists’ books from the Mason Artists’ Book Infoguide.