Gwen Vredevoogd

Academic Credentials

B.A., Edinboro University
M.A., Ohio University
M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh

Biography

Other Information

Liaison Areas

  • Literature & Languages

  • Education

Research Interests

Gwen Vredevoogd’s research interests include collection analysis and assessment, intellectual freedom issues, and the intersection of writing instruction and information literacy.

In addition to serving as a library liaison, Gwen Vredevoogd coordinates collection development and management in all formats to support the curriculum and research needs of the Marymount community, provides reference services, and information literacy instruction. Gwen joined Marymount University in 1997 as Reference Librarian/Outreach Coordinator and transitioned to collection development in 2001. Prior to coming to Marymount, she served as a Health Information Librarian and Adult Services Librarian at Montgomery County Public Libraries.

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Katharine Baldwin

B.A. Clemson University
M.A. in Library and Information Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison

Liaison Areas:

  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Theology and Religious Studies

Areas of Librarianship:

Access and Outreach Services: Oversees the implementation of technology systems and projects related to circulation,  and outreach and publicity for Library & Learning Services.

Research interests:

Hall has always been fascinated with technology in libraries. Currently she focuses on technology and access as a form of outreach in libraries.

Publications/creative works:

Since joining Marymount, Hall and her colleagues have implemented an open-sourced ticketing system, improving communication and workflows within the library. She and her colleagues have presented this project at conferences and also received a grant in November 2017 to further this project as a software package available for adoption at other organizations.

Hall has also served on an Association of College & Research Libraries Committee for the 2019 ACRL Conference, where she helped select and moderate Lightning Talk presentations.

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Hongqiang Yang

Academic Credentials

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, JiangSu University, P.R. China
M.S., Computer Science and Application, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.L.S., University of Maryland

Biography

Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Information Literacy

Research Interests

Mason Yang’s research interests include 3D printing, data visualization, augmented reality, mobile computing, and effective pedagogy in library instructions. During the first 4 years of his academic career, Mason Yang presented his research findings of different subjects at 6 professional conferences and co-authored an article with his colleagues on using mobile devices in the college classrooms. One of the presentations, “Augmented Reality and Next-Gen Libraries”, at the 28th Annual Conference of Computers in Libraries was named as one of “10 Stellar Presentations from Computers in Libraries 2013.”

Mason Yang has been working as the Electronic Services Librarian at Marymount University since Feb 2010. Before joining Marymount University, he worked as a Reference Librarian for the Loudoun County Public Library. After he graduated with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mason Yang worked as Assistant Mechanical Engineer and later Mechanical Engineer in different manufacturing companies.

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Jason Kiker

Library Associate – Outreach Services Access and Education, Library and Learning Services […]

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Linda Todd

Academic Credentials

RN St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing
BA Hartwick College
MLS Catholic University of America

Biography

 

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Liaison Areas

  • Malek School of Nursing Professions
  • School of Health Sciences

Linda Todd joined Marymount University in May 2017, and became the Reference Team Coordinator in Fall 2019. Previously she was the Life Sciences Librarian at the Catholic University of America where she managed the Nursing/Biology Library for eight years. Linda promotes easy access to library resources by assisting students/faculty with their research needs. Her areas of practice in nursing were Obstetrics/Gynecology, Emergency Department, and the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. Linda is active in the professional development group the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MAC). 

Teaching Area

Research Interests

  • Mindfulness in libraries

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Alison Gregory

Academic Credentials

B.A., Lycoming College
M.S. Library Science, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
M.S. Leadership & Management, Marymount University

Biography

Alison Gregory joined Marymount in July 2018 as University Librarian.  Previously, she worked as Associate Dean and Director of Library Services at Lycoming College, and she also has extensive experience in library instruction and outreach.  She has participated in the ACRL College Library Director Mentor Program and in the Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians.  Her focus at Marymount is on integrating Reinsch Library into the academic experience of students, and connecting Library & Learning Services to the University’s QEP of empowering students for service.

Other Information

Alison has been an active volunteer with the Virginia Library Association and the Pennsylvania Library Association.  She has presented on various information literacy and academic librarianship topics at Association of College & Research Library conferences, and has regularly presented at state and regional library conferences and workshops, and at multiple Lilly Conferences for Evidence-Based Teaching & Learning.  Alison is also a volunteer peer evaluator with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Teaching Area

  • Information literacy
  • Teaching with primary sources

Research Interests

  • Collaborative information literacy instruction
  • Academic library leadership
  • Mentoring within librarianship

Publications

2016   Gregory, Alison S., and Betty L. McCall. “Building Critical Researchers and Writers Incrementally: Vital Partnerships Between Faculty and Librarians.” In Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration across Disciplines, edited by Barbara D’Angelo, Sandra Jamieson, Barry Maid, and Janice R. Walker, 385-400. Fort Collins, CO: WAC Clearinghouse (ePub) and Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 2016.  

2015   Correll, Melissa A., and Alison S. Gregory. “The Times They Are A-Changin’… Again: Exploring the New Roles of Libraries in Higher Education – CRD Spring Workshop Recap.” Pennsylvania Library Association Bulletin, 70, no. 3 (July/August/September 2015): 9-10.

2014   Gregory, Alison S. “College & Research Division Conference Recap.” Pennsylvania Library Association Bulletin 69, no. 4 (October/November/December 2014): 10-11.

2013   Gregory, Alison S. “Standards at a Crossroads: Treading Revision Road.” Pennsylvania Library Association Bulletin 68, no. 3 (July/August/September 2013): 8.

2013   Gregory, Alison S. “Some Pinterest-ing Ideas for Academic Libraries.” Pennsylvania Library Association Bulletin 68, no. 4 (October/November/December 2013): 12-14.

2013   Broussard, Mary J. Snyder, Rebecca Wilson, Janet McNeil Hurlbert, and Alison S. Gregory.  “Faculty and Undergraduate Perceptions of Expertise within Social Media.” In Social Software and the Evolution of User Expertise: Future Trends in Knowledge Creation and Dissemination, edited by Tatjana Takševa, 227-246. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2013.

2010   Gregory, Alison. “Avoiding Certain Doom: Integrating Information Literacy Through Collaboration.” Pennsylvania Library Association Bulletin 65, no. 2 (March/April 2010): 13-15.

2010   Williamson, Jonathan, and Alison S. Gregory.  “Problem-Based Learning in Introductory American Politics Classes.”  Journal of Political Science Education 6, no. 3 (July-September 2010): 274-296.

2010   Chandler, Cullen J., and Alison S. Gregory.  “Sleeping with the Enemy:  Wikipedia in the College Classroom.”  The History Teacher 43, no. 2 (February 2010):  247-57.

2009  Gregory, Alison.  “An Eight Course Library ‘Meal.’” In The Library Instruction Cookbook. Ed. by Douglas Cook and Ryan Sitler. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2009.

1998   Gregory, Alison. “A Brief History: The Great Transition, 1947-1949.” Lycoming College Magazine 13, no. 3 (Summer 1998): 8-11.

1997   Gregory, Alison. “History of the Barbours Methodist Dream: 1938-1978.” The Chronicle: Journal of the Historical Society of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church 8 (Spring 1997): 31-41.

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