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Texas A&M-Kingsville professor receives peer reviewer award

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Texas A&M University-Kingsville Professor Victoria Packard was recently given the Peer Reviewer Extraordinaire Award from Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT). The award honors the hard work and generous donation of MERLOT members’ time, energy and enthusiasm directed toward the growth and development of the organization.

Packard has been at the university and the Jernigan Library since 1998, starting as the government information and cartographic librarian. Since 2010, she has been the coordinator of instructional services and distance learning. Packard also serves as the supervisor for the funding information network for non-profits grants and teaches a class in information literacy.

To get the award the peer reviewers have completed Getting Reviewers Accustomed to the Process of Evaluation (GRAPE) Camp and worked with the editors to complete their reviews on a timely basis.

MERLOT is an international initiative enabling faculty to integrate technology into higher education. It is an online community of faculty and institutions collaborating to increase the quantity of high quality, web-based, interactive teaching and learning materials.


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