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Mr. Rick Block
- LIS 510, 512, 705 (DACS/EAD), 763 (Metadata), 901 (Advanced Cataloging)
B.A., International Relations, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Rick Block is Metadata Librarian at Seattle University. He was previously Head of Special Collections Metadata and Cataloging at Columbia University. Rick has also worked at Auburn University, Brandeis University, Marquette University, Boston College, Tufts University, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Rick won the 2008 Library Journal Teaching Award. He also won the first annual Adjunct Faculty Recognition Award at Long Island University in 2007. Rick edits a column for The Serials Librarian titled Voices of the Future. This column publishes papers submitted as part of library school courses that professors recommend for publication. Rick is a past chair of the ALA/ALCTS Commercial Technical Services Committee and the Cataloging and Classification Section Committee on Education, Training and Recruitment for Cataloging. Rick has recently spoken on New Horizons for the Middle Manager, Resource Description and Access, and Recruiting for the Next Generation of Librarians. Rick also consults on technical services workflow, and provides training and workshops on cataloging and Library of Congress Classification. After 20 years on the East Coast, Rick now lives with his long-time partner in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (as Anthony Bourdain refers to it: up in the corner, unscrutinized!)
Cataloging and Classification, Metadata, Archival Description
- LIS 608 (Legal Sources)
- LIS 519 (Great Collections of NYC), 713 (Rare Books)
- LIS 901 (Digital Humanities), 611 (Film and Media)
Dr. Janet Gertz
- LIS 657 (Preservation)
Janet Gertz, Director of the Preservation and Digital Conversion Division of Columbia University Libraries, holds an MLS from Michigan and a PhD from Yale. In 2008 she received the Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services of the American Library Association. A former Chair of the Preservation and Reformatting Section of ALA, Janet is currently Chair of the New York Conservation/Preservation Program Executive Committee. She has participated in a variety of organizations, and has written and spoken on many aspects of preservation and digitization. In 22 years at Columbia she has managed over 50 projects for microfilming, digitization, and audio preservation and has (unfortunately) gained much experience with disaster response.
- LIS 657 (Preservation)
- LIS 652 (Exhibitions and Catalogs)
- LIS 510, 511, 609 (Business Sources)
Ms. Susan Ketcham
- LIS 510, 512, 517 (Emerging Web Technologies)
Susan E. Ketcham Susan E. Ketcham is a Professor and Public Services Librarian at Long Island University in the Instructional Media Center (IMC) department of the C. W. Post library. Prior to her current position, she was a cataloger for over 20 years at the Southampton Campus and a reference librarian at the Brentwood Campus. She coauthored the books “Digital Collections Worldwide : An Annotated Directory http://www.neal-schuman.com/digital-collections-worldwide (2011) and “Distance Learning for Higher Education: An Annotated Bibliography http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9781563088476 (2002); contributed a chapter to the book Introducing and Managing Academic Library Automation Projectshttp://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9780313296338 (1996); and writes book reviews for the Library Journal’s column Professional Media.
The courses she teaches for the Long Island University Palmer School of Library and Information Science are LIS 510 Information Sources and Services; LIS 512 Introduction to Organized Knowledge; LIS 517 Emerging Web Technologies; and LIS 610 Readers’ Advisory.
Additional information can be found on her LIU profile here.
- LIS 514, 517 (Emerging Web Technologies), 604 (Science/Tech Sources), 607 (Health Science Sources), 662 (Library Public Relations)
- LIS 728 (K-12 School Media)
- LIS 510
- LIS 610 (Readers’ Advisory), 662 (Library Public Relations)
Ms. Brita Servaes
- LIS 511, 605 (Social Science Sources)
MLS, Palmer School, LIU
MSc, Cultural Anthropology, University of PennsylvaniaEmail: email@example.comDescription
Brita Servaes started her librarian career at the amazing Research Library of the New York Public Library (“the one with the lions in front of it,” now called Stephen A. Schwarzman Building) where she worked as a reference and Native American collections librarian in the Reference Room on the third floor. Growing up professionally among the depth and breadth of the Research Collections and the challenges of incredibly diverse patrons has instilled in her a deep sense the importance of libraries as physical, cultural and social spaces in our society.
Brita then became a social sciences subject specialist (with various subject constellations) at Johns Hopkins University and later New York University. Currently she is undergraduate services librarian at The New School in Manhattan, where she enjoys collaborating with faculty on teaching research skills to college students. Brita loves to remind students that New York City is one of the most awesome “reference desks” in the world, with an incredible abundance and variety of libraries, archives, museums, bookstores and experts at our disposal.
- Member, American Library Association
- Member, Association of College and Research Libraries
- LIS 608 (Legal Sources)
Dr. Michael Stoller
- LIS 516 (Collection Development)
B.A., University of Minnesota
M.A., MPhil., PhD, Columbia University
Dr. Michael Stoller is Director of Collections and Research Services for New York University Libraries, where he is responsible for coordination of collection development throughout the Division of Libraries, for preservation of the Libraries’ collections and for research services in Bobst Library’s Humanities & Social Science Center, the Coles Science Center, the Fales Library & Special Collections, the Tamiment Library & Wagner Labor Archives, the University Archives, the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Library, the Institute of Fine Arts Library, and the Studio for Digital Projects and Reseerch. He administers a materials budget in excess of $16 million, staff and operating budgets in excess of $5 million and oversee research services to students and faculty of the nation’s largest private university. Successfully led grant applications to the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Collection Development, Grant Writing
- “Anselm of Lucca and Wibert of Ravenna: A Lost Text of the Libelli de Lite Found,” forthcoming in Archivum Historiae Pontificiae.
- “Collection Development and Survival in the ‘Mostly Digital’ Library,” In: Against the Grain 18.4 (September 2006).
- “A Decade of ARL Collection Development: A Look at the Data,” In: Collection Building 25.2 (2006) 45-51.
- “Building Library Collections: It’s Still about the User,” In: Collection Building 24.1 (2005) 4-8.
Marco Sueiro Bal
- LIS 716 (Audio Preservation)
- LIS 741 (Public Libraries)
Ms. Jean Uhl
- LIS 629 (Tech in School Media)
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B.A., English, 1995, LIU/C.W. Post
M.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, 2003, LIU/C.W. Post
M.L.S. Palmer School, LIU/C.W. Post
Jean Uhl is a full-time faculty librarian in the Instructional Media Center (IMC) where she works with students studying education, student teachers, school media specialists and classroom teachers. Her areas of specialty include K-12 curriculum materials, children’s literature and classroom technology. She is a certified Smart Board trainer. Jean is also a member of the adjunct faculty of the Palmer School of Library and Information Science. She enjoys working with future librarians and embraces their vision of the profession.
Jean has two adult children and lives with her husband in South Huntington, New York.
- Co-author “Developing a Model for Library Service to Homeschooled Students” Children and Libraries, An American Library Association Publication. Spring 2011 (peer-reviewed)
- Co-author “Homeschooling: Exploring the Potential of Public Library Service for Homeschooled Students” Journal of Library Administration and Management, Spring 2009 (peer-reviewed)
- Author “The Curriculum Materials Center: Library Support for a Teacher Education Program.” Collection Building, 26 (2007) 44-48 (peer-reviewed)
- Co-author “Transition Mentoring: The Transmission of a Professional Culture”. JLAMS: Journal of Library Administration and Management, (Spring 2006) 20-36 (peer-reviewed)
- Author “The American Juvenile Collection: A Historical Study.” Collection Building, 23 (2004) 118-121 (peer-reviewed)
- LIS 511, 606 (Info Lit and Library Instruction)
- LIS 608 (Legal Sources)
- LIS 512, 901 (Advanced Cataloging)