Faculty and Staff Accolades 2016

 

Elizabeth Beckman, Archives & Manuscripts Librarian

  • Session Chair, “Truth and Reconciliation in the Campus Archives,” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Annapolis, Maryland (October 2016). 
  • Presenter, “Acquisition, Preservation, and Processing the Buchanan Papers,” Celebrating Nobelity: A Buchanan Retrospective Exhibition Opening (October 2016).

Jessica Bowdoin, Head, Access Services

  • Co-Author, “TextSelect Revisited: The Evolution and Success of the Textbook Reserves Program at George Mason University.” Against the Grain vol. 28, no. 5 (December 2016).

Kathy Butler, Health Sciences Librarian

  • Co-Author, “Research consultation assessment: Perceptions of students and librarians.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 42(1), 83-86 (January 2016).
  • “Reviews of Science for Science Librarians: CRISPR-Cas9 Revolutionizes Gene Editing” in Science & Technology Libraries, DOI:10.1080/0194262X.2016.1208135 (August 2016).
  • Received Graduate Certificate in Science Communication (December 2016).

Jason Byrd, Head, Information Services

  • Co-Author, “Research consultation assessment: Perceptions of students and librarians.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 42(1), 83-86 (January 2016).
  • Co-Presenter, “Making Connections with One Button Studio,” Maryland Library Association Meeting (May 2016).
  • Panelist, “Combining Service Points for Greater Impact,” Washington Research Library Consortium Forum (Fall 2016).

Erika Coronado, E-Resources Specialist

  • Recipient, University Libraries’ Library Staff Excellence Award (Fall 2016).

Kimberly A. Edwards, Information Analyst

  • Presenter, “Oh, That’s Where That Went: Managing a Physical Inventory Using Microsoft Access,” Ex Libris Users of North America Annual Meeting (May 2016).
  • Co-Chair, D.C. ExLibris User Group (2016).
  • Co-Chair, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, Catalog Management Interest Group (2016).
  • Member, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, Monographs Board (2016).
  • Member, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, Planning Committee (2016).
  • Member, Voyager Product Working Group (2016).
  • Member, Library Information Technology Association, Program Planning Committee (2016).
  • Co-List Owner, MarcEdit Listserv (2016).
  • Board Member, Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (2016).

Michael English, Online Learning Coordinator and Instruction Librarian

  • Co-Presenter, “Embedding the Librarians, Embedding the Students: Creating a Community of Inquiry in Online Library Instruction,” NCLA College and University Section Virtual Conference (March 2016).
  • Co-Presenter, “Making Connections with One Button Studio,” Maryland Library Association Meeting (May 2016).

Ian Fairclough, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

  • Participant, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) Global Council, as an alternate delegate from the OCLC Americas Regional Council, Dublin, Ohio (April 2016).
  • Presenter, “What’s in a Name (Authority Record)?  Rose is a Rose, but is Rosie?”, Virginia Library Association Professional Associates' Forum, Williamsburg, Virginia (May 2016).
  • Participant, 2016 World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations, Columbus, Ohio (August 2016).

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

  • Presenter, “Behind the Benign: Contextualizing a Photograph of Girls Playing Recorders” (an interpretation of a 1933 photograph from Mason Libraries’ Special Collections that illustrates musical activities of Hitler Youth), Southeast Music Library Association Annual Meeting, Duke University (October 2016).
  • Along with Dr. Jesse Guessford, School of Music, awarded a $25,000 grant from Mason’s Students-As-Scholars program (December 2016). In Summer 2017, Gerber and Guessford will hire and mentor four undergraduate music researchers to create open-access performing editions of 18th- and 19th-century musical manuscripts at the Library of Congress.

Peggy Griesinger, Metadata Librarian

  • “Process history metadata for time-based media artworks at the Museum of Modern Art, New York,” Journal of Digital Media Management vol 4. no. 4 (2016).
  • Contributor, “Resource Guide for Underserved Student Populations,” as part of the American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders 2016 program. Peggy and her co-authors presented a poster about this resource at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida (June 2016).
  • Co-Presenter, “What Makes a Digital Steward: A Competency Profile Based on The National Digital Stewardship Residencies,” 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation, IPRES 2016, Bern, Switzerland (October 2016).

Claudia Holland, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Officer

Joi Jackson, Online Learning Library Specialist

  • Co-Presenter, “Embedding the Librarians, Embedding the Students: Creating a Community of Inquiry in Online Library Instruction,” NCLA College and University Section Virtual Conference (March 2016).

Madeline Kelly, Head, Collection Development

  • Co-Author, “TextSelect Revisited: The Evolution and Success of the Textbook Reserves Program at George Mason University.” Against the Grain vol. 28, no. 5 (December 2016).
  • Presenter, “What is “Good Enough” Collection Assessment?”, ASERL Collection Assessment Practices Webinar (February 2016).
  • Book review, Getting Started with Demand-Driven Acquisitions for E-Books. Journal of Web Librarianship, vol. 10, no. 2 (April 2016).
  • Book review, Data Visualizations and Infographics. Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 42, Issue 3 (May 2016).
  • Book review, Library Management in Disruptive Times. Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 42, Issue 4 (July 2016).
  • Co-Presenter, “Monographic Collections Analysis Webinar” for Virtual Library of Virginia members on the results of a multi-year monographic shared collection analysis (September 2016).
  • Chair, VIVA RFT Committee for E-Book Acquisitions (May–October, 2016)
  • Presenter, “VIVA Skills Inventory & Directory of Expertise,” Virtual Library of Virginia Annual User Group Meeting (October 2016).
  • Co-Presenter, “Valuing Consortial Resources: A Framework for Assessment,” Charleston Library Conference on the VIVA Value Metric Task Force and Development of Holistic Assessment Grids for Evaluating Consortial E-Resources (November 2016).

Maoria Kirker, Instruction and Assessment Coordinator

  • Presenter, “Teaching Squares: Shaping Up Instruction through Peer Observation,” Washington Research Library Consortium Annual General Meeting, Arlington, Virginia (March 2016).
  • Co-Presenter, “Librarian-Instructor Partnerships: Empowering Students to Share their Research with the Community,” 8th Annual Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference, Fairfax, Virginia (September 2016).
  • Co-Presenter, “One-Minute Papers: Acclimating Librarians to Student Learning Assessment in Library Instruction,” Poster Session, Association of Research Libraries’ Library Assessment Conference, Arlington, Virginia (November 2016).
  • Chair of ACRL’s Instruction Section Awards Committee (July 2016 – June 2017).

Phat Le, Lead Systems Technician

  • Recipient, University Libraries’ Library Staff Excellence Award (Spring 2016).

Andrew Y. Lee, Social Sciences Librarian

Taneisha Mazyck, Stacks Manager/Student Supervisor

  • Recipient, George Mason University’s Exceptional Support Award (November 2016).

George D. Oberle, History Librarian

  • Completed PhD dissertation, Institutionalizing the Information Revolution: Debates over Knowledge Institutions in the Early American Republic (2016).
  • Book Review, Richards, Robert J., and Lorraine Daston, eds. Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions at Fifty: Reflections on a Science Classic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016, in CHOICE Vol. 54 no. 2 (October 2016).
  • Book Review, Rader, Karen A, and Victoria E. M. Cain. Life on display: revolutionizing U.S. museums of science and natural history in the twentieth century. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014, in CHOICE (May 2015).

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

  • Co-Author, “Sharing the Spotlight: Open Access Publishing and Undergraduate Research,” in K. Smith and K. Dickson (Eds.), Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication: Implementation. Rowan Littlefield (2016).
  • Co-Author, “Changing the Conversation: Using Agile Approaches to Develop and Assess Collections Holistically,” Charleston Conference 2015 Proceedings (2016).
  • Co-Author, “The Evolution of Collaborative Collection Development within a Library Consortium: Data Analysis Applied in a Cultural Context,” in B. Doherty (Ed.), Space and Organizational Considerations in Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations. IGI Global (2016).
  • Book Review, Edward M. Corrado and Heather Lea Moulaison’s Digital Preservation for Libraries, Archives, & Museums in Archival Issues (2016).
  • Co-Presenter, “An Open Textbook Approach to OER: VIVA and The Open Textbook Network,” VLA Annual Conference (October 2016).
  • Presenter, “The Digital Public Library of America and the Commonwealth: Exploring Options for a Virginia Service Hub,” VLA Annual Conference (October 2016).
  • Co-Presenter, “Valuing Consortial Resources: A Framework for Assessment,” Charleston Library Conference on the VIVA Value Metric Task Force and Development of Holistic Assessment Grids for Evaluating Consortial E-Resources (November 2016).

Anne Osterman, Director, Virtual Library of Virginia

  • Co-Author, “The Evolution of Collaborative Collection Development within a Library Consortium: Data Analysis Applied in a Cultural Context,” in B. Doherty (Ed.), Space and Organizational Considerations in Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations. IGI Global (2016).
  • Co-Presenter, “ICOLC Collaborative Usage Statistics Initiative,” ICOLC North America (April 2016).
  • Co-Author, “Introduction to Usus, a Community Website on Library Usage, and a Discussion about COUNTER 4,” Serials Librarian (June 2016).
  • Co-Presenter, “An Open Textbook Approach to OER: VIVA and The Open Textbook Network,” VLA Annual Conference (October 2016).
  • Co-Presenter, “COUNTER: Consistency, Clarity, Simplification and Continuous Maintenance,” Charleston Conference (November 2016).

Michelle Polchow, Electronic Resources Librarian

  • Book Review, Amy Affelt's The Accidental Data Scientist: Big Data Applications and Opportunities for Librarians and Information Professionals, in Against the Grain (April 2016).
  • Guest Lecturer, “Licensing Library Resources: Compliance, Negotiation and Adaption in Academia,” Copyright and Licensing Institute, Department of Library and Information Science, Catholic University of America (July 2016). 
  • Book Review, James Powell and Matthew Hopkins’ A Librarian’s Guide to Graphs, Data and the Semantic Web, in Against the Grain (September 2016).

Beth Roszkowski, Lead, Social Sciences Team and Arlington Campus Library

  • Recipient, University Libraries’ Distinguished Faculty Award (April 2016).
  • Co-Presenter, “Unleashing Staff Potential: Professional Development Through Self-Directed Achievement,” Maryland Library Association Meeting (May 2016).

Stephanie Smith, Collection Development Assessment Specialist

  • Recipient, George Mason University’s Exceptional Support Award (November 2016).

Jen Stevens, Team Lead, Arts and Humanities

  • Member, ACRL Literatures in English Section Membership Committee (2016).
  • Co-Presenter, “Mapping Artists' Books through the Digital Humanities,” College Book Art Association 2016 Conference, Nashville, Tennessee (January 2016).
  • Book Review, The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature, CHOICE #53-2469 (February 2016).
  • Review, MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest interface), CHOICE #53-3317 (April 2016).
  • Book Review, Spaces for Reading in Later Medieval England, CHOICE #54-1517 (December 2016).
  • Invited to serve as a Field Bibliographer for the MLA International Bibliography. The Modern Language Association (MLA) is the leading professional and scholarly organization for literature scholars; both teaching faculty and librarians serve as Field Bibliographers for its MLA International Bibliography database.

Joy Suh, Geospatial Resources Librarian

  • “From Traditional to Crowd and Cloud: Geospatial Data Services at GMU,” in L. Kellam and K. Thompson (Ed.), Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice, American Library Association (June 2016).

Robert L. Vay, Archivist

  • Presenter, “Mason: the First 15 Years,” College of Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni Event (June 2016).
  • Guide, History Tour of Fairfax Campus for Communication and Marketing Division (October 2016)
  • Presenter, “Revolutionary Patriots: Mason’s Classes of 1968-1986,” School of Business Alumni/Faculty Holiday Reception (December 2016).
  • Presenter, "66 Years in 20 Minutes: A History of George Mason University," Fr. Rosemary Zagarri's HNRS 240 class "George Mason in Memory and in History" (December 2016).

Patricia West, Head, Gateway Library

  • Co-Presenter, “Embedding the Librarians, Embedding the Students: Creating a Community of Inquiry in Online Library Instruction,” NCLA College and University Section Virtual Conference (March 2016).
  • Co-Presenter, “Making Connections with One Button Studio,” Maryland Library Association Meeting (May 2016).
  • One of 42 participants selected for the American Library Association Leadership Institute, a four-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders (June 2016).

John Zenelis, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian

  • Member, Substantive Change Committee – University of Houston, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges (September 2016).
  • Chair, Nominating Committee, Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (2016).

The Special Collections Research Center team created the following exhibits in 2016:

  • Collections of Distinction: Primary Source Materials in the George Mason University Libraries (March-April 2016).
  • When We Were "This Year's George Mason": Mason's Run to the Final Four (April–June 2016).
  • Adventures with Edie: Discovering the Edith McChesney Kerr Photographs (June-August, 2016).
  • C-SPAN: Bringing Politics to the People (August–October 2016).
 
  • Celebrating Nobelity: Thirty Years Later (October 2016–February 2017).