Megwalu, Anamika

Curriculum Vitae
Coordinator of Electronic Resources/ Library Webmaster/ Weekend Reference Librarian
Assistant Professor
Library

Phone: 718-262-2302
Office Location: AC-3G07
AMegwalu@york.cuny.edu

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Long Island University  Information Studies  2014 
MS  Florida State University  Library and Information Science  2006 
BA  University of Guelph  Information and Computing Science  2004 
BS  McMaster University  Mathematical Science  2002 

Prof. Megwalu has conducted research and published articles on teaching strategies, Science lessons for elementary school students, and use of Second Life in teaching and learning. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as The Reference Librarian, and Science and Children. She has written reviews in CHOICE, ARBA, and is a peer-reviewer for the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Prof. Megwalu is the Subject Editor of Computer and Information Technologies for RCL/ ACRL. Currently she has been involved in continuing her research on the use of social networking tools in scholarly communication.

Besides teaching and research, Prof. Megwalu is also involved in public service concerning literacy for the underprivileged. In 2012, she organized a book drive and helped establish the first-ever library through African Library Project for the children of Mikundi Primary School in Malawi.

Areas of Expertise

Online Scholarly Communication
Information Seeking Behavior in Digital Environment
Blogs: Classification and User Relevance Criteria
Teaching Strategies for librarians

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Megwalu, Anamika. "Practicing Learner-Centered Teaching." The Reference Librarian (peer-reviewed journal). 55(3) 2014: 252-255.

Megwalu, Anamika. "Academic Social Networking: Beneficial or Not?." LibWire. 8(1) 2014: 7-8.

Megwalu, Anamika. "Undergraduate Research, Part II. A Technique for Synthesizing Information.." The Reference Librarian (peer-reviewed journal). 54(4) 2013: 349-352.

Dasgupta, Anamika. "Undergraduate Research, Part I: Reading Scholarly Articles.." The Reference Librarian (peer-reviewed journal). 54(2) 2013: 177-180.

Dasgupta, Anamika. "More than just a reference libarian.." The Reference Librarian (peer-reviewed journal). 54(1) 2013: 78-80.

Dasgupta. "Does pedagogy matter to librarians?." DisCover. 3 2011: 87-91.

Dasgupta, Anamika. "Are E-books Ready for Academic Libraries?." PASSWORD. 5(1) 2011: 6.

Dasgupta, Anamika. "Electronic Resources: An Update." PASSWORD: News from York College Library. 4(1) 2010: 5.

Dasgupta, Anamika. "Teaching and Learning in Second Life: A Pilot Study." DisCover. 2(1) 2009: 97-109.

Dasgupta, Anamika. "Databases: An Update." PASSWORD: News from York College Library. 3(1) 2009: 4.

Dasgupta, Anamika. "Water in Disguise." Science and Children (peer-reviewed journal). 46(4) 2008: 28-31.

Dasgupta, Anamika. "24/7 Reference cooperative: A global network service." Library High Tech News. 24(7) 2007: .

Dasgupta, Anamika. "Second life: An introduction of an emerging technology to CUNY libraries." News from CUNY Libraries. 26(1) 2007: .

Dasgupta, Anamika. "Developing an international children’s library collection: Issues and laudable suggestions." Webjunction. 1(3) 2005: .

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Dasgupta, Anamika. "Biography of Alex Kurczaba." Encyclopedia of Polish American History and Culture. 2011: 2.

Dasgupta, Anamika. "Biography of John J. Bukowczyk." Encyclopedia of Polish American History and Culture. 2011: 2.

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"American Reference Books Annual Online" 2008-Present: .

"CHOICE" 2007-Present: .

"Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology" 2013-Present: .

 

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Next Generation Literacy: Creating Everyday to the Academic " 2014: 2014 Into the Next Generation: The Future of Information Literacy Conference.

" Organized the 10th Annual SSP Librarian Focus Group " 2014: Society for Scholarly Publishing.

" Moderated the webinar, e-books: Distribution Channels, Acquisitions and Management " 2013: Society for Scholarly Publishing Fall Webinar Series.

" Academic Social Networking: Features, Issues, and Challenges " 2013: 9th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society.

" Chaired the themed session, "Technologies in Health Services" " 2013: 9th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society.

" Blog Search Engine and Directory: A Study on User Relevance Criteria " 2010: Connections 2010 Conference, University of Western Ontario, Canada..

" Teaching and Learning in Second Life " 2009: 2nd Annual CETL SoTL Poster Session, York College/ CUNY.

" Privacy & Libraries: Where are We Now? " 2008: LACUNY Dialogues, CUNY’s Lehman College.

" Who moved my desk?: Future reference plat-forms " 2007: LACUNY Institute 2007: Technology with a face: High tech meets high touch, CUNY’s Baruch College.

" Lexis Nexis: Beta Version " 2007: Metro’s Bibliographic Instruction Special Interest Group, Metropolitan New York Library Council.

" Lexis Nexis: Beta Version " 2007: York College Library.

" How to use Athena Library Catalog " 2006: St. Athanasius School.

" Redefining Literacy for a Global Digital Society " 2006: Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

2014 Honorary Representative for the Ph.D. in Information Studies. Long Island University: 2014.

Accepted the invitation from Anne Doherty, the Project Editor of the Resources for College Libraries of ACRL/ Choice to become the Subject Editor of Computer and Information Technologies for Resources for College Libraries: Career Resources.: February 2013 - Present.

2013 Graduate Scholar Award for having demonstrated significant scholastic achievement and leadership skills, 9th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society: 2013.

2009 Elizabeth O’Reily Scholarship. Long Island University, New York.: 2009.

Grants-In-Aid

Long Island University Conference Grant, To present my research titled, Academic Social Networking Sites: Features, Issues, and Challenges at the 9th Internation Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society. 2013: $500.

2012 LACUNY Professional Development Travel Grant, To attend the 2013 Association or Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference. 2012: $500.

Society for Scholarly Publishing Travel Grant, To attend SSP Annual Conference. 2012: $1000 + Free Registration.

Long Island University Conference Grant, To present my research titled, Blog Search Engine and Directory: A Study on User Relevance Criteria.. 2010: $500.

LACUNY Professional Development Grant, To attend the ASIST 2010 Annual Conference. 2010: $500.

York College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Title III Faculty Research Grant. 2009: $3000.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Member of the Education Committee, Society for Scholarly Pubishing: 2012 - Present.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Subject Editor of Computer and Information Technologies for Resources for College Libraries: Career Resources: 2013-Present.

Coached First Year Reader Debate Team (Meeting of the Minds): April 2014 - Present.

Organized a Book Drive for the African Library Project in order to establish the first ever library for Mikundi Primary School in Malawi, Africa.: Feb. 2012 - May 2012.

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Megwalu, Anamika
 

Megwalu, Anamika
Assistant Professor
Library