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.


Elyse Becker, Access Services Assistant, Access & Resource Management

  • Author, Necessary Sins, a historical novel published under her pen name, Elizabeth Bell (August 2019).

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

  • Secretary, Board of Directors, Reston Community Orchestra (2019-20 Season).
  • Presenter, "Open-Access Digital Dissemination of Musical Rarities from a Special Collection," Virginia Library Association Conference, Norfolk, Virginia (October 2019).

Wally Grotophorst, Associate University Librarian, Digital Strategies & Systems

Jocelyn Lewis, Head, Resource Acquisition, Access and Resource Management

Genya O'Gara, Deputy Director, Virtual Library of Virginia

Anne Osterman, Director, Virtual Library of Virginia

Trevor Watkins, Teaching and Outreach Librarian, Teaching and Learning Team