Mason Libraries Research + Scholarship Showcase

The Mason Libraries Professional Development Committee announces a Research + Scholarship Showcase, to take place on June 11, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon in Fenwick Library, Room 2001. The event is open to all, and students are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

The showcase will highlight a number of interesting, innovative, and informative research and scholarship projects covering the gamut of librarianship and technology that library faculty and staff members are currently engaged with. The showcase will feature a lightning round presentation and Q&A, as well a number of “poster presentations” with opportunities to talk with the poster creators in an open setting.

We look forward to celebrating Mason Libraries Research + Scholarship with you!

New Tutorials from the Libraries

Looking for more info about research concepts or the research process? Or have questions about finding materials or using the Libraries’ tools and services? Check out our updated Tutorials page at http://library.gmu.edu/tutorials and explore topics from Grey Literature to Hosting a Film Night to using Zotero!

Do you have other questions? Come visit one of our campus locations. Our hours are posted and updated regularly. Make an appointment with one of our subject librarians who can provide personalized research assistance. Or, if you have questions but are unable to stop by, use our virtual reference hours.

We also offer 24/7 online access to electronic resources for Mason faculty, students, and staff – just use your Mason NetID and password. Check out our databases, e-books, e-journals, media, and more. To explore the 775+ databases we subscribe to, start with the A-Z database list.

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University Service Awards 2019

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).

5 Years

  • 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

10 Years

  • 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

15 Years

  • Debra Hogan, Office of the Dean of Libraries & University Librarian
  • Christopher Magee, Social Sciences Team & Arlington Campus Library, Learning, Research and Engagement

20 Years

  • 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

25 Years

  • Edgar (Danny) Gomez, Metadata Services, Access and Resource Management
  • Robert Vay, Special Collections Research Center, Learning, Research and Engagement

Henson to receive 2019 Distinguished Library Faculty Award

Jo Ann Henson, Business and Economics Librarian, has been selected for the 2019 Distinguished Library Faculty Award. With twenty years’ experience in the academic librarianship field, she is a highly skilled and dedicated professional. Henson will be recognized at the annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence, organized by the Stearns Center for Teaching and Excellence. This year the event is scheduled for Monday, April 15, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Center for Arts, Fairfax Campus.

Since 2012, Ms. Henson has been the Business and Economics Librarian at the George Mason University Libraries, and her tenure has been marked by her active involvement in forming key partnerships with the School of Business and the Department of Economics and providing support for their students’ and faculty’s research endeavors. In addition to research and reference support, she leads over 40 instructional sessions each semester as well as ensures the Libraries’ business and economics resources are current, up-to-date, and reflective of a broad array of disciplinary needs.

Prior to joining Mason, Henson was the Business Reference Librarian at Louisiana State University (LSU), where she was responsible for launching an annual “Meet Your Librarian” Day and for being the first librarian to schedule “embedded” office hours within the Business School. Prior to LSU, she worked as a librarian in both corporate and medical institution settings.

Read more about Henson’s accomplishments and nomination.