Welcome to my web site. I am currently on Fellowship Leave for the
2011-2012 academic year, so contact me with any comments or questions
via the modes listed on my
My current research and Leave agendas focus on Educational
Technology pedagogy useful for librarianship. They further the
information published in my articles on this
communication technology infusion in 21st century
librarianship: proposing a blended core course that matters."
and "Cross-disciplinary prospecting:..."
active involvement in the
American Library Association, including a
stint on ALA /APA Councils and a recent appointment to the ALA Education Committee.
I have also just been elected as the Communication Officer of the
(International Federation of Library Associations), Audiovisual and
Multimedia Section. I just presented a peer-reviewed
paper on North American Academic Library Media Services at the August
2011 Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
"Media Services in North American Academic
In the summer of 2011 I
also had the privilege to enjoy the grant I was awarded by the U.S.
Department of Education
Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program.
"Religious Diversity in the Maghreb: Morocco and Tunisia."
Following that grant, I am continuing to develop a digital case study,
"Lessons from the Maghreb: Exploring a Diverse
Morocco and Tunisia," based on my travels during
the 2011 "Arab Spring" and "Jasmine Revolution." It is
an example of the type of educational content that librarians can
develop and provide to the students and partner subject faculty we
collaborate with daily. I hope that Queens College, other CUNY,
and indeed faculty beyond CUNY will incorporate into their course
activities as it can be a great curriculum resource for a broad array of
disciplines such as Religious Studies, International Affairs, African
Studies, etc. Please feel free to use this open resource.
In Dec. of 2011, I also
gave a short presentation on the
lessons learned from the 'Great Flood'
of 2004 in the Rosenthal Library at Queens College.
The CUNY Task Force on copyright guidelines, for which I was the
inaugural chair, released
the new web pages,
(C)opyright@CUNY for CUNY and I also served as the Business Manager for
the Urban Library Journal, a publication of the Library
Association of the City University of New York. I am a visiting Asst.
Professor in the Pratt Institute School of Library and Information
Studies and also at
the Queens College graduate program where I deliver a course on
technology infusion in librarianship.
current personal activities include dabbling in ceramics, (centering on
the wheel builds character and patience!), volunteering with the
Children's Aid Society, traveling, enjoying my little family and eating!