Faculty and Staff Accolades

 

In addition to our day-to-day work here in the Libraries, Libraries' faculty and staff are involved in a variety of activities on and off campus: conducting workshops, publishing articles, receiving grants, forming partnerships, serving as expert panelists, contributing to professional organizations, and many other endeavors. See below for what we are up to in 2017, and see here for what we did in 2016.


Jessica Bowdoin, Head, Access Services

  • Awarded 2017 Distinguished Library Faculty Award (April 2017).

Rebecca Bramlett, Special Collections Research Services Coordinator

  • Member, RBMS Conference Development Committee, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Association of College and Research Libraries (2017-19).
  • Member, RBMS Conference Planning Committee, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Association of College and Research Libraries (2018).
  • Co-Presenter, “Stronger Together: Collaboration in Special Collections Instruction,” Washington Research Library Consortium Annual Meeting (March 2017).

Christal Ferrance, Instructional Design Librarian

  • Co-Presenter, “Data Mining Virtual Reference Chats,” Washington Research Library Consortium Annual Meeting (March 2017).
  • Co-Presenter, “Standardizing and Managing Online Tutorials for Improved Learning,” Association of College & Research Libraries, Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland (March 2017).
  • Co-Presenter, "Assessing the Whole Hog: Virtual Reference Text Mining Analysis for Web Usability", Association of College & Research Libraries, Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland (March 2017).

Michael English, Online Learning Coordinator & Instruction Librarian

  • Co-Recipient, H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant, American Libraries Association (March 2017).

Steven K. Gerber, Music, Theater, and Philosophy Librarian & Adjunct Professor, School of Music

  • Editor, Johan Arnold Dahmen: Three Cello Sonatas, A-R Editions (February 2017). Dahmen was a Dutch-born orchestral cellist active in London from 1792 to 1812, and the edition is based on the holograph manuscript held in Mason Libraries' Special Collections Research Center.

Peggy Griesinger, Metadata Librarian

  • Organizer and Presenter, National Digital Stewardship Residency Symposium, Library of Congress (April 2017).
  • Presenter, Collections as Data Hack to Learn event, Library of Congress (May 2017).
  • Presenter, Building Successful Digital Programs at Small Institutions Pre-Conference Workshop, ALA Annual Conference (June 2017).

Stephanie Grimm, Art and Art History Librarian

Izzie Hunsburger, Reference, Instruction and Technology Specialist

  • Awarded Association of College & Research Libraries 2017 Support Staff Scholarship to attend ACRL Conference (March 2017).

Joi Jackson, Online Learning Library Specialist

  • Awarded Association of College & Research Libraries 2017 Support Staff Scholarship to attend ACRL Conference (March 2017).

Madeline Kelly, Head, Collection Development

  • Co-Presenter, “Collections Assessment: Developing Sustainable Programs and Projects”, Pre-conference workshop, NASIG Annual Conference (June 2017).

Denise Klasen-Lopez, Media and Online Services Specialist

  • Awarded Association of College & Research Libraries 2017 Support Staff Scholarship to attend ACRL Conference (March 2017).

Margaret Lam, Physical Sciences and STEM Data Librarian

  • Treasurer, Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division, Special Libraries Association (January 2016-December 2017).
  • Awarded ACRL 2017 Mid-career Librarian Scholarship to attend ACRL Conference (March 2017).
  • Co-Presenter, “Data Mining Virtual Reference Chats,” Washington Research Library Consortium Annual Meeting (March 2017).
  • Co-Presenter, "Assessing the Whole Hog: Virtual Reference Text Mining Analysis for Web Usability", Association of College & Research Libraries, Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland (March 2017).

Janna Mattson, Instructional and Social Sciences Librarian

  • Co-Recipient, H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant, American Libraries Association (March 2017).

Helen McManus, Public Policy, Government, and International Affairs Librarian

  • Co-Presenter, “Stronger Together: Collaboration in Special Collections Instruction,” Washington Research Library Consortium Annual Meeting (March 2017).

George D. Oberle, History Librarian

  • Appointed as University Affiliate Faculty, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University (February 2017).
  • Book Review, Möllers, Nina, and Bryan Dewalt, eds. Objects in Motion: Globalizing Technology, Artefacts. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2016, in CHOICE vol. 54 no. 5 (January 2017).

Genya O’Gara, Associate Director, Virtual Library of Virginia

  • Co-Presenter, “Determining Value: The Development of Evaluation Metrics for Shared Content,” ACRL Conference (March 2017).
  • Co-Presenter, “Collections Assessment: Developing Sustainable Programs and Projects”, Pre-conference workshop, NASIG Annual Conference (June 2017).

Anne Osterman, Director, Virtual Library of Virginia

  • Co-Presenter, “COUNTER Bootcamp: A Preconference about COUNTER Reports, SUSHI, and Usage Analysis,” ACRL Conference (March 2017).
  • Co-Presenter, “Determining Value: The Development of Evaluation Metrics for Shared Content,” ACRL Conference (March 2017).

Michelle Polchow, Electronic Resources Librarian

  • Secretary, Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (2015-2017).
  • Member, Data Task Force, Washington Research Library Consortium (2016-2017).
  • Co-Presenter, “Data Mining Virtual Reference Chats,” Washington Research Library Consortium Annual Meeting (March 2017).
  • Co-Presenter, "Assessing the Whole Hog: Virtual Reference Text Mining Analysis for Web Usability", Association of College & Research Libraries, Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland (March 2017).
  • Panelist, "Proven Strategies for Language Learning," EBSCO's Rosetta Stone Library Solutions (May 2017).

Beth Roszkowski, Team Lead Social Sciences & Head, Arlington Campus Library

  • Co-Presenter, “Unlocking Staff Potential: A New Approach to Training and Development,” Washington Research Library Consortium Annual Meeting (March 2017).
  • Co-Presenter, “Unlocking Staff Potential: A New Approach to Training and Development,” Washington Research Library Consortium Annual Meeting (March 2017).
  • Co-Chair, Academic Outreach Committee, University Libraries Section, American Library Association (2016-2018).
  • Member, Nominating Committee, University Libraries Section, American Library Association (2016-2017).
  • Member, Executive Committee, University Libraries Section, American Library Association (2016-2018).

Robert L. Vay, Archivist

  • Curator, “Chalkboards to Smartboards: Public Schools in the County of Fairfax and Fairfax City,” Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center (March–July 2017).

John W. Warren, Head, Mason Publishing/George Mason University Press

  • “Innovation and the Publishing Start-Up,” CHOICE (May 2017).

Patricia West, Head, Gateway Library

Aaron M. Wilson, Ordering Coordinator, Resource and Collection Management Services

  • Recipient, 2017 Young Alumnus of the Year, Washington Adventist University Alumni Association (April 2017).

John G. Zenelis, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian

  • Chair, Nominating Committee, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia – Library Advisory Committee (2017).