Applications are now being accepted for ACL’s Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position at HireMason for the fall 2015/spring 2016 academic year.
The GRA will be responsible for:
- Providing library research assistance to students, faculty, and visiting scholars.
- Assisting librarians with collection development & analysis, assessment, lit reviews, and other projects.
- Work with librarians to create tutorials for distance education courses in SPGIA and S-CAR.
- Assist with creation of a social media schedule and enhancing the Arlington Campus Library social media presence.
- Facilitating Zotero instruction to groups and individuals.
- Providing frontline public services, including reference and circulation.
- Assisting with other projects as assigned.
Learning Outcomes: At the end of this GRAship, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a high level of competency in creating and implementing search strategies and research plans using appropriate resources.
- Identify reliable and high quality research through critical evaluation.
- Apply classroom management techniques and curriculum design to teach research workshops.
- Express a comprehensive understanding of the role and functions of the Libraries within the research and teaching mission of the university.
- Assist faculty and students in locating, evaluating, and managing information or data for research projects of varying scope and content.
Hours: 20 hours a week, including Saturdays
Qualifications: Applicants must be registered as full-time graduate students, enrolled in at least 6 credit hours & in good standing for the full academic year. Must have a strong customer service orientation and the ability to interact with a variety of individuals & groups. Strong written and oral communication skills. Must be a self-starter and able to work independently. Willingness to participate in library outreach initiatives.
Preferred Qualifications: Academic library work experience; experience in searching print and online library resources; experience with social networking and messaging software; public speaking skills and abilities. Familiarity with Mason University Libraries’ website, library research tools and services, or a willingness to learn. Familiarity with programs based on Arlington campus.
Find out more information about the GRA position & submit applications at the HireMason website.
With the spring semester coming to a close today, ACL will operate under summer hours until the fall semester begins in late August. Find all Mason Libraries’ summer hours on the libraries’ website.
May 13th — 15th 9:00am — 6:00pm
May 16th & 17th CLOSED
May 18th — August 5th
Monday — Thursday 9:00am — 10:00pm
Friday 9:00am — 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am — 6:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm — 8:00pm
Memorial Day Weekend, May 23rd — May 25th CLOSED
4th of July Weekend, July 3rd — July 5th CLOSED
Last day of exams, August 5th 9:00am — 6:00pm
UPDATE: All of ACL’s spots in the DWR have been claimed for the Fall 2015 semester. Thank you to all who applied!
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 2015 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 form via the Libraries’ website: http://library.gmu.edu/for/students/dwr; applications are also available at the Library’sCirculation Desk. Turn your completed form in at the Circulation Desk or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Beth Roszkowski at email@example.com
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.
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.
Arlington Campus Library is closed today (3/5/15) due to weather. Online reference assistance will be available at http://library.gmu.edu/ask.
With Spring Break quickly approaching, please take a look at the adjusted hours for the Arlington Campus Library.
Sat., March 7th: CLOSED
Sun., March 8th: CLOSED
Mon. – Fri., March 9th – 13th: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sat., March 14th: CLOSED
For all other Mason Libraries’ Hours, please visit library.gmu.edu/spring-2015-hours
ACL will open at noon today due to weather.
Due to weather, the Arlington Campus Library will be closing at 1:00pm today, 2/21/15.
Virtual reference will be online from 1pm-5pm: library.gmu.edu/ask.
The Arlington Campus Library will be closing tonight (2/16) at 5:00pm. Please visit library.gmu.edu for future updates. All classes will be canceled at 4:30pm.