Scholarly Activities of Library Faculty 2011-2012

Scholarly Activities of Library Faculty 2011-2012

The CSI Library Faculty continue to be active in scholarly activities which include publishing articles and books, seeking grants to support their research, and participating in regional, national, and international conferences and symposia. Below are some highlights of their accomplishments during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Conference Presentations

Professor Jonathan Cope co-presented with Professor Richard Flanagan (CSI), in November 2011, entitled New media and  information literacy in the study of American politics, at the Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Professor Wilma Jones presented a paper at the American Library Association in June 2012 entitled “From Studies to Stacks, Food to Facts: Using Data and Information to Plan the Changing Face of the Academic Library.”  In April 2012, Professor James Kaser presented a paper at the American Culture Association Conference in Boston, MA entitled “The Willowbrook State School in Popular Consciousness and Public Memory.” In October 2012, he was also invited to present a paper at the New York Archivist’s Roundtable  entitled “The Willowbrook State School: Navigating the Shoals of Scandal and the Emotional Needs of Stakeholders” in New York City. Professor Linda Roccos presented a paper entitled “More e-Books and e-Textbooks for College Courses: Collaboration with Librarians can Encourage College Faculty to Recommend Ebooks as well as print books” at the 31st Annual Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, held in Charleston, South Carolina. Professor Mark Aaron Polger co-presented, with Professor Karen Okamoto (John Jay College, CUNY) , a conference paper entitled, “Blending, Mixing, and Processing: Strategies Used to Engage Students in the Classroom” at the LOEX Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio.  H also co-presented a webinar with Karen entitled, “Marketing Through A Library Instruction Class” through the The Education Institute in Toronto, Canada. Lastly, he sat on a panel discussion at Rutgers University School of Information entitled “Future of Academic Libraries” and also spoke in a panel discussion on the CUNY Shanghai Library Faculty Exchange Program with other CUNY Library faculty. Professor Judy Xiao presented a paper in Croatia at the Digital Age 2012 Conference entitled “Collaborating for Student Success: A Model for Librarian Embedding in Faculty Blackboard Courses.”


Professor Ewa Dżurak published two articles. One is entitled, “Antecedents of Warsaw Public Library.” in Library and Information History. In addition, she also wrote an encyclopedia article on Sula Benet in the The Polish American Encyclopedia. Professor Wilma Jones co-authored an article with Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith, entitled “Nah We Yone- A grassroots Community Based Organization in New York City: Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned” in the journal International Journal of Migration, Health, and Social Care. Professor James Kaser published two encyclopedia articles. One is entitled “Benny Goodman” and the other is entitled “John Phillip Sousa”, both in the encyclopedia Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture. Professor Mark Aaron Polger co-authored an article with Professor Karen Okamoto (from John Jay College, CUNY),  entitled “Off to Market We Go: A Content Analysis of Marketing and Promotion Skills in Academic Librarian Job Ads” in the journal Library Leadership and Management. He also co-authored a book chapter entitled “Selective (and Subtle) Marketing of Library Instruction” from the book Marketing Your Library: Tips and Tools, edited by Carol Smallwood and Kerol Harrod, McFarland Publishing.  Professor Amy F. Stempler published an article entitled, “Isaac Edward Kiev: Early Leader in American Judaica Librarianship”, in the journal Judaica Librarianship. She was also invited to give a talk entitled “New York’s Forgotten Jews: Discovering the Jews of Staten Island” at the Jewish Historical Society of New York in New York City.

Compiled by:

Wilma L. Jones, Ph.D.
Professor and Chief Librarian
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