This fall, Arlington Campus Library will be offering a series of Open Writing Labs in the library’s Instruction Room, which will be open from 9:00am – 10:45pm. The Open Writing Labs will provide a quiet place to work on your papers and assignments while in the library.
All you need is your own laptop and something to work on. Feel free to stop in for part of the day, or camp out for the entire time. The first Open Writing Lab will be held this coming Tues., Sept. 16th and will be followed by two other days: Wed., Oct. 22nd & Tues., Dec. 2nd.
On Tues., November 18th, the library will host a Research & Write in Day from 3:00pm – 10:00pm, which will offer the help of the Writing Center, Data Consultants, and Librarians as you work on your research projects.
Mark you calendars and sign up at http://library.gmu.edu/workshops. Drop ins are welcome as well!
All University Libraries will be closed on Labor Day, which is tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 1st.
Arlington Campus Library will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 2nd at 9:00am. For a complete listing of library hours, visit the libraries’ hours page for Fall 2014.
Love in a Coffee Cup, green_kermit. Flickr.
Connect with ACL Online and enter our Free Coffee Raffle!
What do you love about the library? Tell us for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card.
There are three ways to enter ACL’s Starbucks Gift Card Raffle. You can either:
Take a selfie while you’re in the Arlington Campus Library for an extra raffle entry!
The raffle will be held on Friday, August 29th. Winners will be contacted via social media.
Also, stop by the library on the 2nd floor of Founders Hall for some free library swag and some yummy treats during Welcome Week!
PhD students in need of dedicated space for dissertation work on campus now have the option to apply for exclusive access to the Dissertation Writers’ Room 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 are for the Fall 2014 semester.
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 here and return it 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.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Beth Roszkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder that the Libraries will operate under August Intersession hours starting tomorrow, August 8th.
As for ACL, the intersession hours will be:
August 8th: 9:00am — 6:00pm
August 9th & 10th: CLOSED
August 11th – 15th: 9:00am — 6:00pm
August 16th & 17th: CLOSED
August 18th – 22nd: 9:00am — 6:00pm
Our regular hours will resume on Saturday, August 23rd.
Enjoy the rest of summer and we’ll see you in the fall!
ACL will close at 6:00pm this Thursday, July 3rd and will re-open on Saturday, July 5th at 10:00am. For all other Mason Libraries’ hours, visit the library hours’ page.
Have a happy and safe Independence Day and weekend!
2007 July 4, Washington DC Fireworks. Photo from the Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2010630446/
Please excuse our noise while our staff completes an inventory of our books on the 3rd floor. You may hear some beeping as books are scanned, so please plan accordingly.
The process should not take any longer than 2 weeks, and will most likely be finished sometime next week.
Silber, Irina Carlota. Everyday Revolutionaries Gender, Violence, and Disillusionment in Postwar El Salvador. New Brunswick, N.J: Rutgers University Press, 2011.
This summer, ACL is highlighting a collection of e-books on social and political movements around the globe. Mason Libraries’ provides access to over 600,000 electronic books that students, faculty and staff can read online, whether it’s at home or on the go. Those who aren’t Mason-affiliated may visit the libraries in person to read an e-book while on campus.
E-books are great for distance education students and faculty as well. The convenience of finding and reading a book instantly for a class saves students time that would have been spent trying get to campus, find a parking spot or hop on a shuttle from the Metro, and then actually search for the book on the shelves.
Our Distance Ed librarian, Tina Adams, has a helpful e-books guide for faculty that helps parse out the many ways of accessing online materials from a variety of library resources.
For the e-books showcased in our display, you can search the Mason catalog at library.gmu.edu and access them online. Just look for the location status that says: “Available Online through Mason Libraries” and follow the link. On the next page, scroll down to the “links” section to connect to the e-book. You will have to enter your Mason username and password in order to access from off-campus.
For a complete list of e-books on display, check out the handy bibliography that we’ve provided on social and political movements around the world. Read the Social and Political Movements bibliography (PDF).
Take a look around and get familiar with the new design. While the site somewhat resembles the old site, some content has moved or has changed. If you see anything odd or encounter any broken links, please leave a comment on the comments page, so that the web team can investigate and resolve the issue.
As it is still a work in progress, hopefully any kinks will be worked out by the end of summer so that the page will be all set for Fall 2014.
If you plan on taking any summer classes in Arlington, or just want to do some research, check out our hours below. For all other Mason Libraries’ hours, visit the main hours page.
Download the PDF for ACL’s Summer Hours 2014
May 14th, 15th, 16th: 9:00am — 6:00pm
May 17th & 18th: CLOSED
Monday – Thursday: 9:00am — 10:00pm
Friday: 9:00am — 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am — 6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am — 8:00pm
May 24th, 25th, 26th: CLOSED
July 3rd: 9:00am — 6:00pm
July 4th: CLOSED