This book display was created by ACL Graduate Research Assistant, Ernest Ogbozor, who has written the description below.
This month’s book display features books donated by Kenneth W. Thompson. The displayed books are part of the 5700 items including 3000 monographs covering world history, international relations, diplomatic relations, military history, law, the American presidency and international education donated to the George Mason University Libraries.
Thompson is a renowned academician and practitioner in international politics. He taught and served as the director for the Miller Centre for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. He also worked for several years with the Rockefeller Foundation, where he rose to become the vice president for international programs.
The display comes at a time when the U.S. foreign policy and international politics has come under critical review following the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Syria and Egypt. The display provides resources on works that explores how the U.S. interacts with foreign nations and set standards for its organizations, corporations and individual citizens.
Visit the Arlington Campus Library to learn more about American foreign policy and international politics through the Kenneth W. Thompsons collections.
During the week of Spring Break, ACL will be open the following hours:
Sunday, March 9: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm (regular hours)
Mon., March 10 – Fri., March 14: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 15: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm (regular hours)
For a complete list of other Mason Libraries’ hours, click here.
Have a great Spring Break!!!
Next week ACL will host a special orientation session on how to do research at the Library of Congress on Thursday, Feb. 27th, followed by a Tour at the Library of Congress on February 28th. As always, the orientation and tour will be led by librarian Darren Jones, who works at the Library of Congress. Space is limited for these sessions and registration is required.
Click here to register for the Orientation.
Click here to register for the Tour.
Welcome all new and returning students to the Arlington Campus for the Spring Semester! If you have previously visited the library, you might notice something different the next time you stop by.
In order to help streamline our services, the Reference Desk has merged with the Circulation Desk (the big desk located immediately to your right upon entering the library).
We hope that regardless of what kind of help visitors may need (checking out a book, finding an article, getting help with research), you can ask for assistance at just one location, instead of trying to decide where to go on your own.
While this change is still a work in progress, we hope that this desk consolidation will minimize confusion about where to ask for help, and that we can provide better service to our users.
Although ACL will be returning to regular semester hours this Saturday and Sunday, the library will be closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 20th.
Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 21st, which is also the first day of the Spring 2014 semester.
Just a heads up that ACL will be operating on inter-session hours (9:00am – 6:00pm) this coming Thursday and Friday (12/19 & 12/20) and will be closed for winter break from 12/21 – 1/1/2014.
Find out the complete details on our hours page.
Have a happy and safe winter break!
As of today, all of the spaces have been claimed for the Dissertation Writers’ Room in ACL.
Thank you to all the PhD students who submitted applications!
Mason PhD students in need of dedicated space for dissertation work on campus now have the option to apply for exclusive access to the Dissertations Writers’ Room (DWR) in the Arlington Campus Library in Founders Hall. The room features four assigned work spaces and secure storage for research materials. Subscriptions to the room will run from the start of Spring through Summer 2014 semesters.
Interested students who have passed their comprehensive exams and are in good standing with the University Libraries are qualified to apply. Departmental verification of a student’s academic standing is needed to complete the application form. Spaces in the DWR will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until room capacity is met.
Download the application form here and return to the ACL’s Circulation Desk while there are still spaces left! Applications are also available at the Circulation Desk to pick up in person.
Thanksgiving Break Hours:
Wed., Nov. 27th …………………….. 9:00am – 12:00pm
Thurs., Nov. 28th (Thanksgiving) ………….. CLOSED
Fri., Nov. 29th ……………………………………CLOSED
Resume Regular Semester Hours on Sat., Nov. 30th
Just in case you were wondering, Mason Libraries will be operating under regular semester hours on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. This means that the Arlington Campus Library will be open from 9:00am – 11:00pm, as usual.
If you don’t have to work Monday, come study in the library!