Library Faculty/Staff profile for wallyg

Wally Grotophorst

Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Systems
Digital Strategies and Systems (DSS)


BA, History Western Carolina University
MA, Management Central Michigan University
MSLS University of Tennessee-Knoxville


What I do at Mason Libraries

Provide overall leadership in the University Libraries for digital technologies.    Responsible for visualizing, planning, developing and deploying information technologies across George Mason University's library system, including hardware, software, technology platforms, security, adherence to industry and professional standards, and digital preservation.    Provide administrative guidance and support for several areas in the library:  Digital Technologies and Services Group; the Assessment and Planning Office; Mason Publishing Group and the Digital Scholarship Center.

Selected Publications

Panelist, “We Need To Talk About OER Discovery,”  2020 Open Education Conference, November, 2020

Guest speaker, SPARC LibOER meeting, May, 2020

Recipient of George Mason University Outstanding Achievement Award for the Mason OER Metafinder, October 2019

Presentation, The Mason OER Metafinder.  OpenEd Week, NOVA.  March 2019

”Hiding in Plain Cite: The Growing Importance of Content Neutrality in Library Discovery Services,” Participant in panel.  ALA annual meeting, Chicago, June 2013.

“Discovery: An Update” Presented national webinar for Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), looking at the implications of discovery systems.  July, 2011. 

Academic Research Portals: Integrating Librarians and Academic Programs, CNI Presentation, December 2008

Contact Information: 
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Fenwick Library