Palmer Manhattan Information Session Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6 – 7 pm

Please join us at Palmer Manhattan on Dec. 2 for a chance to find out more about LIU Post’s Palmer School master’s degree in Library and Information Science offered in NYU’s Bobst Library. Learn about our dual degree with NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science and with several programs in NYU’s Steinhardt School. The MA and MSLIS earned through the dual degree lead to positions as subject specialists in academic and research settings. Palmer boasts a one-of-a-kind Rare Books and Special Collections area of study and a renowned program in Archives and Records Management leading to a certificate of advanced study. We offer training for school librarian certification within the 36 credits of our program and we offer courses in everything from information-related technologies to youth services, academic libraries, public libraries, and more.

The information session will be held from 6 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Avery Fisher Center on the 2nd floor of Bobst Library. For questions or to RSVP (preferred but not required) email Feel free to bring a friend! Hope to see you there!


Apply Now for December Graduation!

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for applying online for Dec. graduation (Jan. 2016 conferral) has passed. Please complete this application and scan it to or fax it to 212 995 4072. Check off MS for the Palmer degree. If you are also getting the Archives Certificate of Advanced Study, do the form a second time and check off CAS. Be sure to send both forms!

2016 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

2016 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

For current students and recent graduates of graduate programs in library/information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art or museum studies:

The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for the 2016 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award. The award grants $3000.00 to the selected recipient to support a 150 hour internship in an art library or visual resources collection.

The deadline for applications is December 4, 2015.

The Award will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the ARLIS/NA + VRA 3rd Joint Conference<> in Seattle, Washington, in March 2016.

Who May Apply
This internship aims to represent the multifaceted nature of our field by providing internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library/information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline.

For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website:

ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award Sub-Committee:
Philip Dombowsky (Chair)
Bailey Diers
Jennifer Garland
Gina Solares
Traci Timmons

You can do THAT with an MSLIS?

The Master of Science in Library and Information Science takes people to unexpected places, like Marvel Comics, Lucasfilms, the Conjuring Arts Research Center, the Ralph Lauren library, the N.Y. Daily News, the Frick, the Whitney, the American Museum of Natural History, the Met, MoMA, the Keith Haring Foundation, the N-Y Historical Society, Viacom, Sony, hospitals and media centers of all types and more. You already figured you could wind up in libraries, colleges, universities, elementary and secondary schools, but information everywhere needs managing and that’s what our graduates do! Every one of these places has recently hired Palmer grads.

Have you been thinking about this degree for years? Don’t fight it any longer! Take a look at the Palmer School where information managers (aka librarians) go on to work in so many exciting and rewarding careers.

Questions about the program? Check out this blog and/or email

LIU Palmer Introduces Newest Faculty, Fall 2015

Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science is pleased to introduce our newest faculty members.

Dr. Hsin-liang (Oliver) Chen joined the Palmer School faculty in Spring 2015. Prior to arriving at Palmer he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Missouri, and Indiana University at Indianapolis. Dr. Chen’s expertise covers the areas of Information Technology and Systems, and Digital Librarianship.

Dr. Chen’s research interests focus on the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to assist users in accessing and using information in different environments. His interest in these areas are guided in part by his previous experience as an art teacher and school librarian in Taiwan and a faculty member in higher education.  Dr. Chen has studied how college students search for art historical images to complete their course assignments, how museum practitioners use images for their job duties, how system designers should design online mathematics digital libraries for K-12 math education, and how college students learn from multimedia materials in an online information literacy class.

Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999, MA in Educational Communication and Technology from New York University in 1995, and BA in Library Science from Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taiwan in 1985.

Dr. Vincent M. Livoti joined the Palmer School faculty in the Fall of 2014.

Dr. Livoti is a Boston-area native. Prior to his arrival in New York he lived in Portland, Maine and worked for the University of Maine as an Assistant Professor. He previously taught in the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he also managed the Kresge Center for Teaching Resources.  Dr. Livoti is an alumnus of both Simmons College and Massachusetts State University. He moved to London for graduate studies before beginning his interdisciplinary doctoral research.

Having previously worked with Harvard University, The Museum of Science, Boston Children’s Museum and the Boston Center for Adult Education, Dr. Livoti brings a diverse range of human service experience to the Palmer School.

As a human service worker with over ten years in the field, Dr. Livoti is engaged with advocating for the underserved in the information sphere as well as scholarship exploring the expanding role of sexual minorities in American culture.

Dr. Livoti specializes in social action research and the underserved, inclusion practice and cultural competency, media analysis and information literacy, LGBT studies and queer theory, the diversification of resources for library and information centers, and youth services and developmental resources.

In spring 2015 Dr. Livoti revised the Palmer School’s Children’s and Young Adult Services curriculum. Dr. Livoti enjoys contemporary art and film, as well as exploring the expanses of Long Island’s natural beauty.

Dr. Wei Xiong will join the Palmer School of Library and Information Science as an assistant professor in Fall 2015.  Prior to LIU, he served as an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems at Northwest Missouri State University. Dr. Xiong holds a dual-bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering and Marketing from Hubei University of Economics, an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Dr. Xiong’s teaching interests include data mining (big data and its applications), information representation and retrieval, and digital libraries. His research involves a wide range of data mining applications in different domains, including behavioral-targeted advertising in business, automatic document classification in digital libraries, and early alert system for online course instructors in academia. He has worked as a data scientist in industry and has a funded grant proposal on data mining research.

Dr. Xiong is teaching a special topics course in Data Mining for the Information Professional in the Fall 2015. He is working on creating two courses focused on Information Analytics for the Spring 2016.

Please join me in welcoming our newest faculty members to the Palmer School.

Valeda F. Dent, Ph.D., MILS, MSW
Dean, University Libraries
Interim Director, Palmer School of Library and Information Science Long Island University Brookville, New York  11548
(516) 299 – 2307

Meet Palmer Alum Kristina Holzweiss, SLJ 2015 School Librarian of the Year

Congratulations to Palmer grad Kristina Hozweiss, named the
School Library Journal’s 2015 School Librarian of the Year!

“From her blog, entitled “Bunhead with Duct Tape,” to her maker space program called SLIME (Students of Long Island Maker Expo), SLJ’s 2015 School Librarian of the Year, Kristina Holzweiss, displays an energetic penchant for tinkering with traditional ideas…. ” Read the full article here!!

Suffolk School Library Media Association Awards Palmer Alumnae

Congratulations,  Bonnie Bredes and Sheila Cavooris Palmer School,
School Library Media Specialist Alumni!

The Suffolk School Library Media Association Presents to following awards:

SSLMA Librarian of the Year:

Bonnie Bredes, Center Moriches Secondary Library, Center Moriches UFSD

SSLMA Technology Grant Award:

Sheila Tobin Cavooris, Great Hollow Middle School, Smithtown CSD