Megwalu, Anamika

Overview

Curriculum Vitae

  1. 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 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    York College/ CUNY  Assistant Professor  Library  2011-Present 
    York College/ CUNY  Instructor  Library  2007-2011 
    St. Athanasius School  Library Teacher  Library  2006-2007 
    Florida State University  Library Graduate Assistant  Library  2005-2006 
    McMaster University  Circulation Desk Clerk  Library  2001 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience


  4. Non Academic Experience


    Place of Employment Title Date
    Florida State University  iTec User Services Coordinator  2004-2005 
    Canadian Crossroads International  Web Designer  2002-2003 
    McMaster University  Application Developer  2000-2001 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Coordinator of Electronic Resources  2007-Present 
    Library Webmaster  2007-Present 
    Head of Interlibrary Loan  2013-Present 
    Weekend Reference Librarian  2011-Present 
    Head of Interlibrary Loan  2011-2012 
    Reference Evening/Weekend Librarian  2007-2010 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        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: .

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:

      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.

    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:

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

      "CHOICE" 2007-Present: .

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

  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. 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).

  9. Patents

    None

  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Department P&B Committee: 2013-Present.

      Library Web Committee: 2007-Present.

      Library Newsletter Committee: 2007-Present.

      Redesigned the Library website in collaboration with the Library Web Committee and College Web team: 2012.

      Co-organized and conducted a library tour for the high students participating in the 9th Annual Math and Science Expo: 2012.

      Conducted self-study and written reports on Acquisitions, Collection Development, and Electronic Resources for the Annual Program Review of the Library: 2012.

    2. Service to the School
    3. Service to the College

      First Year Reader Program Committee: February 2014 – Present.

      Teacher Education Advisory Committee: May 2009 – Present.

      Liase with the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in developing library collection: 2007 - Present.

      Liase with the Department of Teacher Education: 2007 - Present.

      Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Advisory Board: 2007-Present.

      Admissions Committee (Senate Standing Committee): 2012 - 2013.

      Senate (Secretary of the Senate): 2011-2012.

      Logic and Explanation FIG: Feb. 2009 – 2011.

      GenEd Taskforce Committee: Sept. 2008 – 2010.

      Curriculum Committee: 2007-May 2010.

      Information Literacy Fig Leader: Sept. 2008-Jan. 2009.

      Curriculum Committee Secretary: Sept. 2008 - Dec. 2009.

      Cataloger Search Committee: 2007.

      Tech Fee Committee: Feb. 2007-June 2007.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University

      CUNY Central Electronic Resources Librarian Search Committee: Feb. 2014 – Present.

      LACUNY’s Dalia Leonard Scholarship Committee: Oct. 2013 – Present.

      LACUNY Executive Committee Alternate: Sept. 2013 – Present.

      Electronic resources Advisory Council: July 2007 – Present.

      SFX Committee: July 2007 – Present.

      Math Support for Undergrads: April 2009 – Present.

      PSC-CUNY Grant Reviewer: 2008-2009.

  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

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

  15. 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.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      Information Literacy   
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):
Megwalu, Anamika
 

Megwalu, Anamika
Assistant Professor
Library