Research Assistants Attend Library Workshop

Several School of Business graduate research assistants  attended an early October workshop entitled “Introduction to Library Resources” to learn about cutting-edge materials available at Mason’s world-class Fenwick Library.

Jo Ann Henson PhotoshopJo Ann Henson, business and economics librarian, conducted the two-hour workshop that reviewed the library’s offerings, especially the expanded collection of databases and video resources.

Henson used the hypothetical research topic of “accounting fraud” to lead the group on an exploration of  library resources that could be used to gather advanced research.

Laurie Meamber, area chair and associate professor of marketing, encouraged her graduate research assistant to attend the workshop. “I think it’s a good idea for graduate students, whether they are employed to do research or not, to become aware of the incredible resources offered at our library,” said Meamber. “For my research purposes, I’ve found the library to be invaluable for finding data on such topics as domestic and international consumer behavior, and marketing analytics, including geographic data analysis.”

Henson encouraged the workshop attendees to schedule individual follow-up appointments with her to focus on specific research interests.

Jo Ann Henson can be reached at

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Mary Crowson

Mary Crowson is a program operations specialist for the Research Partnerships and Grants Initiative within George Mason's School of Business.

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