Congratulations Librarians!

May 15, 2013 at 10:06 am Leave a comment

Congratulations to Communications and Development Librarian Joyce Garczynski and University Archivist and Digital Collections Librarian Nadia Nasr! Joyce has been promoted to the rank of Librarian II and Nadia has been awarded permanent status. Below is more information about each of their accomplishments.

Garczynski_JoyceSmallJoyce Garczynski (Master of Library Science, University of Maryland, College Park)
Communications and Development Librarian
Promoted to Librarian II

Joyce has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communication with a minor in History from Villanova University.  She earned a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania and the Master of Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.  Joyce joined Towson University in 2009.  She is the subject specialist liaison to mass communication, supporting faculty and students in that discipline.  Joyce is recognized as an outstanding teacher of information literacy.  In addition to her library instruction responsibilities, Joyce co-developed and team taught a Towson Seminar on mass media and medicine.  Joyce oversees all marketing efforts for Cook Library.  She chairs the library’s marketing committee; coordinates library events and outreach activities including national exhibits, workshops, book discussions, and guest speakers; creates promotional materials; obtains grants; and contributes to a variety of advancement and development activities.

Joyce’s scholarship includes journal and newsletter articles and numerous conference presentations.  She was awarded “Article of the Year” from Practical Academic Librarianship: The International Journal of the SLA Academic Division for her article “Making the Cut: Do Faculty Want to be Involved in Library Database Cancellation?”  Joyce was inducted to the Towson Academy of Scholars for her research on academic integrity at Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.  She received several other awards including “Best of Show Award” and “Best of Show Honorable Mention” from the Library Leadership and Management Association for public relations materials she developed.  In addition to her service on Cook Library and Towson University committees, Joyce is active in regional and national professional associations including Special Libraries Association, American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Maryland Library Association.

Nasr, Nadia - ArchivesNadia Nasr (Master of Library and Information Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi)
University Archivist and Digital Collections Librarian
Awarded Permanent Status

Nadia has a Bachelor of Arts in French (cum laude) with minors in Business and English, from Mississippi College, Clinton, MS.  She earned her Master of Library and Information Sciences from the University of Southern Mississippi.  After serving as a Librarian for the Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Program, Nadia joined Towson University in 2007.  Due to her innovation and professional promise, Nadia was awarded the title “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal in 2007.  Nadia provides leadership for all aspects of Towson University’s archives, special collections, and digital collections.  She participated in planning and designing the renovation of the university archives and special collections space in Cook Library, and she directed a comprehensive inventory and reorganization of the archives, manuscripts, and special collections to ensure preservation of and access to the materials.  Nadia manages all projects related to digitizing materials from the archives and special collections, making them accessible worldwide through the Cook Library website and other national digital collections.  Nadia developed and leads a model internship program for upper level undergraduate students from multiple disciplines to learn and work in the university archives and special collections for a semester.  In addition, Nadia conducts information sessions about the archives and special collections for university, alumni, and community groups.

Nadia’s scholarship includes numerous conference presentations, scholarly exhibits, and blog articles.  Her publications include “Renovating and Expanding Special Collections Facilities at Towson University, “published in Codex: The Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL; and “European Jewish Cultural Reconstruction: JCR Books in the BHI Rare Books Collection,” published in Maryland History and Culture Collaborative Newsletter.  Her articles “A Year on Facebook: Linking and Learning” and “White Gloves Sessions: Towson University Raises Awareness about Unique Collection” were published in the Society of American Archivist’s Archival Outlook.  Nadia was a founder of OCLC’s Eastern CONTENTdm Users Group and is active in the Society of American Archivists.


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