Tutor profile: Mason B.
Experienced and knowledgeable library services instructor
Mason is a dedicated librarian and information professional with an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Florida State University. Mason is privileged to serve as the Librarian (Forensic Sciences) at the Defense Forensic Science Center at Fort Gillem, GA. He is a strong advocate of lifelong education and learning, bringing his passion to providing outstanding information services to learners of all ages. Mason served in the Military Intelligence branch of the U.S. Army as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. He served as a...
Taught resume writing, boolean searching, literature review, and library services at Strayer University, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, CenterScope Technologies, Throckmorton Library, the St. Louis VA Medical Center, Fort Leavenworth, and the Defense Forensic Science Center
Florida State University
Library and Information Science
2006 - 2008
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1988 - 1992
Defense Forensic Science Center at Fort Gillem, GA, Librarian (Forensic Sciences)
2020 - Present
Executes for full scope of library operations, administration, and management such as managing information resource selections, budget and procurement, facility, and space allocation for the library. Effectively manages of library SharePoint page, digitization of resources, library systems and applications. Updates and builds the virtual library resources of the Defense Forensic Science Center. Trains and instructs employees about utilizing library services in OCO expeditionary environments world-wide. Performs liaisons with user groups,
Army University, Fort Leavenworth KS, Acquisitions Librarian
2019 - 2020
Served as the acquisitions professional and determined feasibility and ROI of information resources including databases, ebooks, monographs, digital and print subscriptions and serials for a new Army University Library System (AULS) consortium. Provided effective information resources on-time and in-budget while supporting the formation of a new library group based on the US Army Centers of Excellence across the U.S. Consulted regularly with subject matter experts and contracting for library acquisitions, audiovisuals, electronic resources...
St. Louis VA Healthcare System, Medical Librarian
2015 - 2019
Served as the expert professional information specialist and has full delegated authority and responsibility for developing, managing, and administering a comprehensive medical library program while supervising all aspects of daily operation of the Medical Library Evaluated and acquired ebooks, books, electronic and print subscriptions to provide valid, up to date reliable medical information used to provide the best possible outcomes for veteran patients Consulted regularly with subject matter experts and contracting for library...
Throckmorton Library, Ft. Bragg NC, Systems Librarian
2014 - 2015
Served as the Throckmorton Library’s expert librarian and team leader for the General Library Information System (GLIS) Developed, reviewed, and revised circulation, acquisitions, cataloging and automation requirements, plans and policies resulting in efficient workflows and a user-friendly library experience Maintained a public and organizational web presence by updating database access for customers Assembled and analyzes statistics on database access and usage
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