Presentations

Amy Ballmer (Graduate Center) gave a presentation about the art journal De-coll/age: Bulletin Aktueller Ideen at the College Book Art Association’s 2nd Biannual Conference at Indiana University on January 14. Amy’s presentation was a spin-off from a PSC-CUNY funded research project.

Ellen Belcher (John Jay) was the co-organizer of the session “Present, Past and Future: Modern and Archaeological Bodies in Interpretation” at which she presented “Imagining the Body as a Sum of its Parts: Prehistoric Body-Parts & Modern Meanings” at a meeting of the Theoretical Archaeology Group in Berkeley, California, in May.

Jay Bernstein (Kingsborough) presented “Shamanic Knowledge: The Challenge for Information Science” at the First Annual Conference on Information & Religion at Kent State University on May 20.

Marta Bladek (John Jay) presented “Prava and Asbestos 2: Emigrant Encounters with Post-Soviet Reality in Gary Shteyngart’s The Russian Debutante’s Handbook and Anya Ulinich’s Petropolis” at the annual Modern Language Association convention in Los Angeles on January 6.

Robin Brown (Borough of Manhattan) presented, with Zhanna Yablokova, BMCC English professor, “Teaching Research Skills in Freshman Composition” during the annual conference of the Two-Year College Association–Northeast in Washington in November.

Jill Cirasella (Brooklyn) and Maura Smale (City Tech) presented “Open Access Scholarly Publishing: What, Why, and How” at the March 2 meeting of the CUNY Academic Council, which consists of the Chief Academic Officers of all CUNY campuses and staff from the CUNY Office of Academic Affairs.

Daniel Cleary (York) presented “Academic Library Collection Development, e-journals and Open Access” to the
management team of Queens Borough Public Library on May 24.

Dorothea J. Coiffe (Borough of Manhattan) presented “Films-on-Demand: Streaming Video Database” at BMCC’s Faculty Technology Day on March 31.

Kathleen Collins (John Jay) co-presented, with Susan Kriete of the New York Historical Society, “The Weekly Visitor, or Ladies’ Miscellany: An Overlooked Stalwart in Early Women’s Periodicals” at the Joint Journalism Historians Conference at NYU on March 12.

Daisy V. Dominguez (City) participated in a panel at the CCNY History Club Career Symposium on May 10.

Frank Donnelly (Baruch) presented “GIS in Every Library: Make It Happen” to the Map and Geography Round Table (MAGERT) at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington on June 26, 2010.

Arthur Downing, Christopher Tuthill, and Michael Waldman (Baruch) presented “An Overview of E-book Initiatives at Baruch College” at the fourteenth annual Baruch College Teaching and Technology Conference on March 25.

Robert Farrell (Lehman) presented “Developing a Credit-Bearing Course” at LILAC’s Creditable Strategies 2 program at Medgar Evers in February.

Stephen Francoeur (Baruch) presented “Tools for Reference Interactions” at a preconference workshop attended by 90 librarians before the ALA Annual Conference in Washington on June 25, 2010.

Yasmin Sokkar Harker (Law) was the co-chair of the Law Library Association of Greater New York’s (LLAGNY) “Bridge the Gap” program at New York Law School on April 8. She was instrumental in creating a public services track for a program geared towards preparing law students for transition to summer positions. It was the first time that “Bridge the Gap” has offered an option for those interested in public interest law. Douglas Cox and Raquel Gabriel (Law) presented programs in the public interest track: Doug on consumer bankruptcy, foreclosure, and mortgages resources and Raquel on the New York Family Court Act and domestic violence resources.

Stefanie Havelka (Lehman) gave a presentation as part of “Mobile Information Literacy Panel: Are You in the Know about Info to Go?” for the Metro Smart Phones and Mobile Computing Special Interest Group at Metro on May 6. Stefanie and Alevtina Verbovetskaya (Lehman) presented “Mobile Information Literacy: Let’s Use an App for That!” as part of “The Pocket Library: Trends in Mobile User Services,” a meeting of LACUNY’s Emerging Technologies Committee at the Graduate Center of May 12.

Randy Hensley (Baruch) gave a series of presentations about information literacy as part of Utah State University’s Provost Excellence in Teaching series on February 24.

Gerry Jiao (Baruch) was one of the presenters of “Gifted Education: A Mixed Methods Study of the Literature” at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Research Association in Mobile on November 4, 2010.

Rhonda Johnson (Hostos) presented “Why Copyright Matters in Higher Education” as part of the Copyright and Fair Use@CUNY forum at Borough of Manhattan on April 8.

Louise Klusek (Baruch) presented “A Tutorial for Oral Communication Students” at the CLASP (CUNY League of Active Speech Professors) Colloquium at Baruch on April 1.

Miriam Laskin (Hostos) presented “Free Online Citation Builders: BibMe and EasyBib” and “Barbara Fister’s Manifesto: Librarians Should Stop Teaching Citation Styles” at the March 3 meeting of the Metro Bibliographic Instruction Special Interest Group. The subject for the session was “The Citation Situation.”

Julie Lim and Raquel Gabriel (Law) were panelists for “The Post-Racial Law School: Acknowledging Different Voices” as part of the Third National People of Color Conference: Our Country, Our World in a “Post-Racial” Era, at Seton Hall University Law School in September 2010. Julie was also a speaker and panelist at Breaking In: New Law Teachers Pipeline Project. The May 20 workshop was co-sponsored by CUNY Law School, the Law School’s Center for Diversity in the Profession, and the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) and was held at the Graduate School of Journalism. Raquel was also the moderator for the panel “Admissions, Curriculum, Academic Support, and the Mission Statement of a Law School: Taking Action to Increase Opportunities for Students of Color” during the Society of American Law Teachers’ (SALT) Conference Teaching in a Transformative Age: The Law School of the Future in Honolulu on December 10-11, 2010.

Jin Ma (Baruch) presented “Collaborative Tagging” to the LACUNY Junior Faculty Research Roundtable and the LACUNY Professional Development Committee on December 17 at the Graduate Center.

Karl Madden (Medgar Evers) presented, with Sean Henry of Frostburg State University, “Kill Me Before I Bite Again”: Psychodynamics of Barnabas Collins and Dark Shadows” as part of the 2011 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference in San Antonio on April 23.

Janet Butler Munch (Lehman) presented “At Home in the Bronx: The New York Catholic Protectory” at a January meeting of the Westchester County Genealogical Society in Ardsley. In April Janet led a discussion of Dan Barry’s Pull Me Up: A Memoir for the CUNY Irish-American Studies Book Club at the Graduate Center.

Karen Okamoto (John Jay) co-presented, with Nathan Hosburgh, a paper on electronic delivery methods at the 2011 ILLiad International Conference in Virginia Beach in March. Also in March, with Mark Aaron Polger (Staten Island), she chaired a roundtable discussion and presented a poster on library outreach at the 2011 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) National Conference in Philadelphia.

Ryan Phillips (Baruch) presented “SLA-NY Offers Bloomberg Basic” to the Employment Task Force and the Business and Finance Committee of the New York Chapter of the Special Libraries Association at Baruch on August 24, 2010.

Mariana Regalado (Brooklyn) and Maura Smale (City Tech) gave a poster presentation entitled “Feeling Like a Third Wheel?: Leveraging Faculty-Student-Librarian Relationships for Student Success,” with collaborators Andrew Asher and Susan Miller (ERIAL Project), at the ACRL National Conference in Philadelphia on March 31.

Kenneth Schlesinger (Lehman) presented “Cuba Book Project: Innovative Ways to Support Cuban Libraries” at the Cuba Futures: Past and Present symposium at the Graduate Center in April.

Scott Sheidlower (York) gave the keynote address “Communicate, Communicate, Communicate: The Dyad of Librarians and Patrons” at the Nassau County Library Association on April 29.

Alycia Sellie (Brooklyn), with Matthew Goins, presented “The Rights of Readers and the Threat of the Kindle” at the ACRL Annual Conference 2011 on April 1. The presentation was repeated June 14 at Metro.

Maura Smale (City Tech) presented “A Living Laboratory: Redesigning General Education for a 21st-Century College of Technology,” with City Tech colleagues Matthew Gold, Shelley Smith, and Richard Hanley, at the CUNY General Education Conference at York College on May 13.

Larry E. Sullivan (John Jay) co-presented, with Kimberly Collica, a paper on “Why Retribution Matters: Progression not Regression” at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference in San Francisco in November 2010. A specially bound 2002 revised edition of his book, Forlorn Hope: The Prison Reform Movement, was featured in 2010 at Yale University’s Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library exhibition of the book art of Richard Minsky. Sullivan’s book, in a cage and chains with binding painted with white and black stripes symbolizing a prisoner’s uniform, represents the Eighth Amendment in Minsky’s Bill of Rights Series and is featured prominently in the recently published catalog of the exhibition, Material Meets Metaphor: A Half Century of Book Art by Richard Minsky.

Jennifer Tang (Hostos) presented “Wonder Woman: 70s Feminist Icon or Victim of Covert Sexism?” as part of Hostos’ Women’s History Month celebrations on March 8.

Amanda Timolat and Michael Waldman (Baruch) presented “It’s Not Netflix: Licensing and Streaming Films via the Library” at the fourteenth annual Baruch College Teaching and Technology Conference on March 26.

Cynthia Tobar (Graduate Center) presented “Omeka as a Tool for Developing Digital Projects” for the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative spring meeting on February 9 at the Graduate Center.

Lauren Yannotta and Brian Lym (Hunter) presented “Put the Pencil Down: Using Student Podcasts to Assess Learning in a For-Credit Research Course” at the ACRL 2011 Conference in Philadelphia.


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