Library faculty recognized at Celebration of Teaching Excellence

Maoria Kirker and Wendy Mann were recognized at the 2021 Celebration of Teaching Excellence today, an annual event hosted by the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning at Mason.

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.

Students helping students: new Re:Search podcast

A new podcast from the Teaching and Learning Team’s Peer Referral Coaches has launched!

Have you ever thought, “I know the Library exists, but how can they help me beyond accessing books?” Then the Re:Search podcast is for you! Join us every Thursday for a new episode.

If you need help navigating the library website, want research tips and a focused look into various services, or just want to learn more about the resources available to you through the University Libraries, this podcast will share helpful information and tips for our Mason community.

You can learn more about the podcast here, and you can subscribe to the podcast on SoundCloud here.

Interested in learning more about our Peer Referral Coaches? Peer Referral Coaches (PRCs) are academic student employees hired by the Mason Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Team to assist in carrying out various research activities, providing peer-to-peer research assistance, facilitating library and research workshops, and more! You can meet our current group of coaches here.