Donate Used Books, CDs, DVDs for a Good Cause

The Arlington Campus Library will be collecting used books, CDs and DVDs in support of Turning the Page, a nonprofit organization that works to engage and empower parents of DC public school students.  To raise funds for programs, they collect and sell donated items of all genres and for all ages at their store, Carpe Librum, which is located at 1030 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036.

A collection bin for donations is located just inside the Arlington Campus Library in Founders Hall and will be available until at least May 13th.  The end of the semester is the perfect time to assess the collections on your shelves or in your offices and to donate for a good cause!

Download Turning the Page’s informational flyer here.

Book Display on Environmentalism

This post was written by our GRA, Melanie Weyant, in conjunction with the books she chose to display in the library.

The new book display at the Arlington Campus Library celebrates Earth Day!  Each year Earth Day is held on April 22 and marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Mason’s Arlington Campus will be celebrating Earth Day in a variety of ways, including a Go Gaga for Green event on April 25.

The collection includes materials related to Earth Day, sustainability, and environmentalism. There are books on sustainable economic development, the political economy of the environment, possible environmental collapse, eco-activism, sustainable urban transport, climate change, and the future of environmentalism.

I decided to create this display on Earth Day because the environment is a factor in a multitude of fields, including the programs here at the Arlington Campus.  Whether the focus is on sustainable art, environmental conflict, or green urban transport, we all have a connection.

Visit the Arlington Campus Library to see the display and learn more about environmental issues through the library’s collections.

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Sign Up for Spring Workshops

The Arlington Campus Library’s workshop schedule for the spring 2015 semester is now available at library.gmu.edu/workshops. This semester features classes such as library basics, Zotero, and writing literature reviews. Also included in the line-up is a research orientation session on using resources available at the Library of Congress, followed by a tour, on Feb. 27.

Check out the full list, as well as other workshops on the Fairfax and Prince William campuses on the Libraries’ workshop schedule.

Back from Break

ACL is open again! As a reminder, here are our intersession hours:

Mon. – Fri., Jan. 5th – 9th: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Sat. & Sun., Jan. 10th & 11th: CLOSED

Mon. – Fri., Jan. 12th – 16th: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Sat. & Sun., Jan. 17th & Jan. 18th: CLOSED

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 19th: CLOSED

Our regular semester hours will be changing slightly beginning on Jan. 20th.

Regular Hours (January 20 – May 18):

Monday – Thursday………………………..9:00am – 11:00pm
Friday………………………………………….9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday……………………………………..10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday……………………………………….12:00pm – 8:00pm