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.
Liz Beckman, Manuscripts and Archives Librarian, Special Collections Research Center
- Presenter, "'Stuck in the Middle with You': Advocating for Students, Interns, and Wage Employees as a Middle Manager in University Special Collections," Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Morgantown, West Virginia (April 2019).
Kathleen Bell, Grants, Planning, and Assessment Analytics Officer
- Participant, 2018 Minnesota Leadership Institute for Early-Career Librarians (July 2018).
Amanda Brent, Processing Coordinator, Special Collections Research Center
- Member, Program Committee, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Morgantown, West Virginia (April 2019).
Brittney Falter, Research Services Coordinator, Special Collections Research Center
- Moderator, "Engaging and Inspiring: Promoting Archives Through Social Interaction," Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Morgantown, West Virginia (April 2019).
- Presenter, "Tweet Others the Way You Want to be Tweeted," Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Morgantown, West Virginia (April 2019).
Steven K. Gerber, Music, Theater, and Philosophy Librarian & Adjunct Professor, School of Music
- Presenter, "Mentoring Novice Manuscript Editors," Music Library Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri (February 2019).
Stephanie Grimm, Art and Art History Librarian
- Panelist, “Comics for All: the Role of Libraries in Comics Culture and Scholarship,” Comics Studies Society Conference, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (August 2018).
- Co-Author, “Panel Problems: Issues and Opportunities in Webcomics Web Archiving,” Art Documentation: the Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America (Fall 2018).
Jo Ann Henson, Business & Economics Librarian
- Chair, CABAL - Capital Area Business Academic Librarians (2018-2019).
- Presenter, "Factiva - a tool for Business Research Instruction.” CABAL/BLINC (Business Librarians in North Carolina) Joint Annual Conference, Richmond, VA (July 2018).
Kim Hoffman, Lead, Science/Technology Team & Mercer Library
- Co-presenter, "Scholarly Connections: Leveraging Citation Data to Highlight Trends in Faculty Research," NIH Bibliometrics & Research Assessment Symposium, Poster B09, Day 2 (August 2018).
George D. Oberle, History Librarian
- Recipient, Research Fellowship, Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, 2019.
Beth Roszkowski, Team Lead Social Sciences & Head, Arlington Campus Library
Co-author, "Self-directed achievement: Building a culture of professional development." In C. Ippoliti (Ed.), The savvy academic librarian’s guide to technological innovation: Moving beyond the wow factor (2018).
Jen Stevens, Team Lead, Arts and Humanities
- Accepted, PhD in Writing and Rhetoric program, George Mason University.
Diana Tippett, Development Assistant
- Recipient, Certificate of Achievement: Outstanding Student in Virginia/West Virginia Program, Master of Science in Library Science, University of North Texas (April 2019).
John Zenelis, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian
- George Mason University Representative, Governing Board, Washington Library Research Consortium (2018-19).
- Member, Executive Committee, Governing Board, Washington Library Research Consortium (2018-2019).