Megwalu, Anamika

Overview

Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education


    DegreeInstitutionFieldDates
    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


    InstitutionRankFieldDates
    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 EmploymentTitleDate
    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

    RankDates
    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. "Encouraging Transliteracy Through Reference Instructions." The Reference Librarian (peer-reviewed journal). 56(2) 2015: 157-160.

        Megwalu, Anamika. "Transliteracy: A holistic and purposeful learning.." The Reference Librarian (peer-reviewed journal). 55(4) 2014: 381-384.

        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:

      Megwalu, A.. "Academic social networking: Users’ information behavior.." Academic Librarianship: Current issues in libraries, information science and related fields. 39 2015: 185-211.

      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:

      "End Note Basic Software. (Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries)" Forthcoming in 2015: .

      "Using Massive Digital Libraries. (ARBA)" Forthcoming in 2015: .

      "Chandos Publishing" 2015-Present: .

      "The origins of mathematical words: a comprehensive dictionary of Latin, Greek, and Arabic roots. (Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries)" 2014: .

      "The International Year of Statistics (Statistics 2013). (Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries)" 2013: .

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

      "How to find out anything by Don MacLeod. (Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries)" 2012: .

      "Center for Media Literacy website (www.medialit.org/). (Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries)" 2012: .

      "Handbook of Research on Mobility and Computing: Evolving Technologies and Ubiquitous Impacts. (ARBA)" 2011: .

      "Encyclopedia of software engineering. Auerbach Publications. (Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries)" 2011: .

      "Theses and Dissertation Database. Proquest. (Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries)" 2009: .

      "Critical Mention iTV database. Proquest. (Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries)" 2009: .

      "Information Communication Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Hershey, Pa., Information Science Reference. (ARBA)" 2009: .

      "Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence. Information Science Reference. (ARBA)" 2009: .

      "Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration. Information Science Reference. (ARBA)" 2008: .

      "The Firefly Junior Visual Dictionary. Firefly Books. (ARBA)" 2008: .

      "Digital Information and Knowledge Management: New Opportunities for Research Libraries. (ARBA)" 2008: .

      "Information Industry Directory: An International Guide to Organizations, Systems, and Services Involved in the Production and Distribution of information in Electronic Form. (ARBA)" 2008: .

      "Information Security and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Hershey, Pa., Information Science Reference. (ARBA)" 2008: .

      "Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications. (ARBA)" 2008: .

      "Multicultural and ethnic children's literature in the United States. (ARBA)" 2008: .

  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

    "Transliteracy: All Things Being Equal (with co-presenter: Christina Miller)" 2015: May Day Teaching & Learning Showcase, CETL, Queens College/ CUNY.

    "Welcome to the York College Library(with co-presenters: Christina Miller and Todd Simpson)" 2015: York College Professor 101.

    "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 Strategic Planning Committee (Adhoc): March 2015-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

      Curriculum Committee: Feb. 2015-Present.

      First Year Reader Program Committee: February 2014 – Present.

      Teacher Education Advisory Committee: May 2009 – Present.

      Meeting of the Minds: 2014.

      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

      Electronic resources Advisory Council: July 2007 – Present.

      SFX Committee: July 2007 – Present.

      LACUNY Executive Committee Alternate: Sept. 2013 – Present.

      LACUNY Emerging Technologies Committee: 2014 - Present.

      LACUNY Inter Library Loan Roundtable: 2013 - Present.

      Math Support for Undergrads: April 2009 – Present.

      CUNY Central Electronic Resources Librarian Search Committee: 2014.

      LACUNY’s Dalia Leonard Scholarship Committee: Oct. 2013 – 2014.

      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