Maoria Kirker, Lead of the Teaching & Learning Team at the Libraries and adjunct faculty with the Honors College, received the Adjunct Teacher of Distinction Award. Teacher of Distinction commendations are awarded based on an instructor’s teaching innovation and excellence, commitment to their students, and mentorship activities, among other qualities. To read more about Maoria’s accomplishments and recognition from her students and colleagues, click here for an article written by Mariam Qureshi, Honors College Writing and Reporting Intern (and one of Maoria’s students).
Wendy Mann, Director of the Digital Scholarship Center, received the Distinguished Library Faculty Award. The Distinguished Library Faculty Award is awarded to a library faculty member in recognition of their professional accomplishments, embodiment of the Libraries’ organizational values, and support of the Mason scholarly community. To read more about Wendy’s accomplishments and recognition from her peers, click here for the Libraries’ announcement.
The Internet Archive has suspended waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in its lending library by creating a National Emergency Library. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later. For more information, see the Internet Archive’s announcement.
Congratulations to the following library faculty/staff for their service to George Mason University and/or the Commonwealth of Virginia. They will be recognized at the 2019 University Day Service Awards celebrations on April 2 (5-15 years of service) and April 4 (20+ years of service).
Jane Atwell, Resource Acquisition, Access and Resource Management
Erika Coronado, Resource Acquisition, Access and Resource Management
Cutrice Harris, Virtual Library of Virginia
Renee Prokop, Administrative Services, Office of the Dean of Libraries & University Librarian
Stephanie Westcott, Virtual Library of Virginia
Ian Fairclough, Metadata Services, Access and Resource Management
Mark Hoban, Access Services, Access and Resource Management
Elena Landry, Arts and Humanities Team, Learning, Research and Engagement
Taneisha Mazyck, Teaching and Learning Team, Learning, Research and Engagement
Debra Hogan, Office of the Dean of Libraries & University Librarian
Christopher Magee, Social Sciences Team & Arlington Campus Library, Learning, Research and Engagement
Teresa Kan, Sciences and Technology Team & Mercer Library, Learning, Research and Engagement
Heather Leadingham, Metadata Services, Access and Resource Management
George Oberle, Arts and Humanities Team, Learning, Research and Engagement
Edgar (Danny) Gomez, Metadata Services, Access and Resource Management
Robert Vay, Special Collections Research Center, Learning, Research and Engagement