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 this academic year, and visit our archives page for past accolades.


Margaret Lam, Physical Sciences & STEM Data Librarian

Diana Tippett, Development Assistant

  • Received her Master of Science in Information Science, with a concentration in Health Informatics, University of North Texas (August 2021)

Trevor Watkins, Teaching and Outreach Librarian

  • Presenter, A Model for Detecting and Rejecting Trolling in Conversational AI. 2022 ALA Annual Conference- Artificial Intelligence in Libraries: From training to Innovation (Presentation and Panel Discussion) 
  • Poster - Linsinbigler, V., Gourlay, K., Mattson, J., Watkins, T. (June 2022) Food for Thought: Connecting with Faculty Through Informal Learning. The Innovative Library Classroo
  • Presenter (invited), "Researching Behind and Beyond the Paywall," NEOACM's Remote Tech Talk 101, (March 2022)
  • Presenter, It takes a Village: Building Mason-Library's Orientation Conversational Agent through conversational marketing and human-machine interaction techniques using a multi-agent approach. SIG-AI Workshop at ASIS&T 2021, Salt Lake City, Utah (October 2021)
  • Participant & IMLS Fellow, IDEA (Innovation, Disruption, Enquiry, Access) Institute on Artificial Intelligence (July 2021)