I am a technical services librarian and also the subject specialist for English, Classics, Modern Languages, Russian and East European Studies, and the Valente Italian Library.
Because I have my doctorate in Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures, I write for the most part about Slavic librarianship, although I also write on issues concerning digital scholarship and the digital humanities, information literacy and scholarly communication. My research interests overlap with Beth Bloom, and the two of us have partnered on many projects together, the most recent being a grant funded by Google to investigate how undergraduates do research.
- PhD, Columbia University
- MLS, Rutgers University
- BA, Wesleyan University
- Creating the High-Functioning Library Space: Expert Advice from Librarians, Architects, and Designers. Libraries Unlimited, 2016.
- "Digital Trends and the Global Library Community." International Information and Library Review, 2016.
- "All Eyes on the Irish: Professors Consider How Their Descendants Have Left Their Mark on New Jersey." Courier Post, 2014.
The Irish American Experience in New Jersey and Metropolitan New York: Cultural Identity, Hybridity, and Commemoration.
Lexington Books, 2013.
- Hungarian, Czech and Polish Diaspora Collections in the U.S. and in the Homelands : a Guide to Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area. Slavic and East European Information Resources, 2013.
- Successful Strategies for Teaching Undergraduate Student Research. Rowman and Littlefield, 2013.
- "The Truth is Out: How Students REALLY Search." Proceedings of the Charleston Conference, 2013.
- The Polish Community of Wallington, N.J. Arcadia Publishing, 2013.
- "Academic Library Leadership, Second-Wave Feminism and Twenty-First Century Humanism: Reflections on a Changing Profession." Leadership in Academic Libraries Today: Connecting Theory to Practice. Rowman and Littlefield, 2013.
- "Web 2.0 and the Academic Library." Technical Services Quarterly, Vol. 27. Iss. 2. 2010.
- "Information Literacy: Discipline-Specific or Core Competency?" Slavic and East European Information Resources, Vol. 10. Iss. 2/3. 2009.
- Digital Scholarship. Routledge, 2009.
- The Vita Constantini as Literary and Linguistic Construct for the Early Slavs. VDM Verlag, 2009.
- East-Central European Collections of the New York Public Library Research Libraries. Vol. 9 (4) 2008.
- "Is the Revolution Over? Gender, Economic and Professional Parity in Academic Library Leadership Positions." College and Research Libraries, 2004.
- Fulbright Specialist Grant. Institution: American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan (2016)
- Association of College and Research Libraries Western European Studies Section /Slavic and East European Section Award (2014)
- Distinguished Service Award NJLA/CUS/Association of College and Research Libraries (2013)
- Google Research Grant. (2010)
- Dumbarton Oaks (Harvard University) Post-doctoral Fellowship ( 2009)
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, Sources of Russian and Soviet Visual Cultures, 1860-1935: Study, Teaching, and Education, New York Public Library (2008)
- Award for Distinguished Service to the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (2008)
- Fulbright Senior Specialist in Library Science. Institution: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zadar, Croatia (2007)
- Fulbright Senior Specialist in Library Science. Institution: Institut Marocain d'Information Scientifique et Technique, Rabat, Morocco (2003)