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.