Kinyatti, Njoki

Curriculum Vitae
Chief Librarian
Associate Professor and Chair
Library

Phone: 718-262-2021
Office Location: AC-3G04
nkinyatti@york.cuny.edu

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
MPA  John Jay College of Criminal Justice  Public Administration  1996 
BA  John Jay College of Criminal Justice  Sociology  1977 
MLIS  St. John's University  Library & Information Science  1979 

Prof. Kinyatti has published numerous articles in reference books. Her research interests focus on gender discrimination in education and violence in Africa with a special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).  She is also interested in administration in academic libraries and school libraries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Areas of Expertise

Gender education and violence in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
Library research
Library Administration

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Elder Abuse." Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence and Abuse. 1 2013: 136-140.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Africa and School Crime and Violence." Encyclopedia of School Crime and Violence. 1 2011: 199-203.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Gender and School Crime and Violence, College." Encyclopedia of School Crime and Violence. 1 2011: 7-11.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Violent Nonsexual Crimes, College." Encyclopedia of School Crime and Violence. 2 2011: 510-513.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Houston, Charles Hamilton." Encyclopedia of African American History, Leslie M. Alexander and Walter C. Rucker, Ed. (ABC-CLIO. 3 2010: 810-813.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Johnson, Larry D." Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Basketball. 2005: 239.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Jones, Eddie C." Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Basketball. 2005: 241-242.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Martin, Kenyon Lee." Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Basketball. 2005: 317-318.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Kemp, Shawn T." Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Basketball. 2005: 254.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Gibson, William Frank." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. 6 2004: 175-177.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Jackson, George Anthony." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. 6 2004: 249-250.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Pryor, Richard Franklin Lenox Thomas." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s. 2 2003: 223-224.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Chisholm, Shirley Anita." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s. 1 2003: 174-176.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Carroll, Diahann." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s. 1 2003: 151-152.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Jones, Marion Lois." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures. 1 2002: 492-494.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Ashe, Arthur Robert, Jr.." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures. 1 2002: 42-44.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Weaver, Robert Clifton." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. 5 2002: 607-609.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Clarke, John Henrik." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. 5 2002: 120-122.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Maynard, Robert Clive." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. 3 2001: 367-369.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Hale, Clara McBride ('Mother Hale')." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. 3 2001: 242-244.

Kinyatti, Njoki. "Robinson, Glenn." Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Basketball. 2005: 402-403.

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"American Reference Books Annua (ARBA)l" 2004-2008: .

"American Reference Books Annual" 2008: vol. 39, 129-130.

"American Reference Books Annual s Annual" 2008: Vol. 39,.

"American Reference Books Annual" 2007: Vol., 39, 130-131.

"American Reference Books Annual" 2005: Vol. 36, 142.

"American Reference Books Annual" 2005: Vol. 36,169.

"American Reference Books Annual" 2005: Vol. 35, 150.

"American Reference Books Annual" 2004: Vol. 36, 149.

"American Reference Books Annual" 2004: Vol. 35, 127.

 

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Attended "Leadership Institute for Academic Library Managers." The theme of the conference was to prepare academic librarians to become highly skilled and successful in: planning; making effective decisions; how to implement strategies; how to cope conflict with resolution and how to encourage employees to reach high performance levels: Siena College Institute for Leadership Development, Loudonville, New York " July 27- August 1, 2014: Academic Library Leaders, including those aspiring to leadership positions.

" Attended 11th Columbia University Symposium held at Columbia University. The theme of the conference was, “Leaders Everywhere: Fostering Leadership across the Academic Library Organization,” and the morning keynote speaker was Elliot Shore, Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Mr. Shore discussed the notion of competency trap that is applied to organizations since 1980, and emphasized that it can be applied to individuals. In his Keynote, Mr. Shore also drew on the ARL’s strategic thinking and design process in which he has been engaged and his work in leading with the Leading Change Institute and Other leadership programs. The second speaker, Mr. Jerilyn Veldof spoke about “Leadership Development in Action: Changing Lives, Changing Libraries. In his speech Mr. Veldof shared stories of individual transformation and growth, discussed the impact of leadership development at the library level, and addressed what it takes to sustain a multi-pronged approach for developing leaders across the library. The third session was a panel discussion on “Leaders Everywhere,” led by three people. The discussions covered a wide range of issues, including but not limited to: professional identity, leadership outside of a management role, the role of leadership and/or mentorship on ones’ career trajectory, reskilling, re-engagement with the profession, reinvention, barriers and strategies, the question of self-determination within the confines of an organization, and how to push from the middle. I found these discussions very engaging and informative. " March 21, 2014: Academic Library Directors.

" “You know what you Write, but Do you Know Your Rights? Understanding and Protecting your Rights as an Author,”; Prof. Jill Cirasella, CUNY Graduate Center, New York " March 7, 2014: York Faculty.

" Attended LACUNY 75, the 75th anniversary celebration of the Library Association of the City University of New York, held at the Baruch College Vertical Campus. Keynote speaker was Dr. Kenneth T. Jackson (Jacques Barzun Professor in History and Social Sciences at Columbia University), whose talk was “Empire City: How Density, Toleration, Diversity, and Public Institutions Created the World’s Greatest Metropolis.” " June 12, 2014: Library Faculty.

" Attended Faculty Development Workshop, “Mentoring and Promotion to Full Professor,” York College/CUNY, Jamaica, NY. " May 15, 2014: Faculty at Associate Professor Rank.

" Attended “Information Literacy to Empower: Theory and Practice: LACUNY Institute: CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY " April 4, 2014: York Faculty.

" “Panelist for Discussion on Black History Month Forum: The Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela,” York College/CUNY, Jamaica, NY " February 2, 2014: York College Community.

" Participated in “Resolving Conflict: A Leadership Approach,” CUNY Professional Development Program, CUNY Office of Human Resources Management, CUNY Central Office 42, New York, NY " February 27-28, 2014: managers and Directors.

" 2014 participated in monthly meetings for “Professor 201 Workshop,” offered by the Office of Academic Affairs: York College/CUNY, Jamaica " 2013-2014: Faculty at Associate Professor Rank.

" Attended “Understanding the Politics and Context of Predatory Journals,” Co-sponsored by the York College Library and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL); presented by Prof. Monica Berger, Electronic Resources Librarian at CUNY City Technology: York College/CUNY, Jamaica, NY . " March 6, 2014: York Faculty.

" Organized and invited Prof. Jill Cirasella, an Instruction Librarian at Brooklyn College to Present on “Of CUNY, By CUNY, for CUNY: How we all Benefit from Open Access and Why we need an Institutional Repository,” Co-sponsored by the York College Library and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL);York College/CUNY, Jamaica, NY " February 14, 2013: York Faculty.

" Attended “Reading and Learning Strategies for College Students,” presented by Prof. Christina Miller and Prof. Sandra Urban, Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning; York College/CUNY, Jamaica, NY " May 9, 2013: York Faculty.

" Attended “The History and Future of Librarian Faculty Status, LACUNY Dialogues, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY " May 10, 2013: Library Faculty.

" Participated in Professor 201 " 2013-2014: York College/Associate Professors.

" Attended “Reading and Learning Strategies for College Students " May 9, 2013: York Faculty.

" Attended the Library Association " April 4, 2013: CUNY Library Faculty.

" Organized and invited Prof. Jill Cirasella, Instruction Librarian at Brooklyn College to Present on “Of CUNY, By CUNY, for CUNY: How we all Benefit from Open Access and Why we need an Institutional Repository,” Co-sponsored by the York College Library and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) " February 14, 2013: Faculty.

" Participated in Academic Leadership Retreat " January 8, 2013: Depatment Chairs and Directors.

" Attended Library Association of the City University of New York’s 2012 LACUNY Institute, held at the CUNY Graduate Center. The theme of the program was “Library Technology and the Future of Libraries: Held at CUNY Graduate Center " June 1, 2012: CUNY Libarry Faculty and Librarians from other institutions including Public Libarries.

" Attended Provost Second Annual Research Conference held at York College, held at York College " Fall 2012: York College Community.

" “Attended Women’s Leadership Colloquium: Women in the Military & the next generation, held at York College " April 4, 2012: York College Community.

" Invited by President Keizs to attend “Women’s Leadership Conference,” held at Hunter College " October 28, 2011: CUNY Community.

" Attended “Summer Workshop for New Department Chairs,” offered by Office of Academic Affairs, York College " Sept. 29, 2011: Department Chairs.

" Attended Fourth Annual Academic Leadership Retreat, “Listening, Learning and Leading: Towards Enhanced Educational Experiences,” held at York College " January 11, 2011: Department Chairs and Directors.

" Attended “Ebook Access and the Challenges, Technologies,” held at CUNY Graduate Center " January 28, 2011: CUNY Library Faculty.

" Attended “Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion, Portfolio Processes: Faculty Development Workshop: York College York College " Apr. 30, 2010: Faculty.

" Attended “Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion, Portfolio Processes: Faculty Development Workshop, hled at York College " May 9, 2008: York College Faculty.

" Attended the LACUNY Winter Membership Meeting which featured a presentation by LaRoi Lawton (Bronx CC), “The Library Association of the City University of New York: Its Past, Present and Future Impact on CUNY Libraries,” held at the Hunter College School of Social Work. " Dec. 14, 2007: Librarians.

" Attended, American Library Association Annual Conference: Washington D.C. " June 23-27, 2007: Librarians, educators and vendors.

" Attended “Information Literacy: Reaching Diverse Populations,” LACUNY Institute, Baruch College " May 18, 2001: Librarians.

" “Information Literacy: Laying the Foundations,” LACUNY Institute: Baruch College " May 19, 2000: Librarians.

" Digital Libraries: Planning, Managing, and Adapting to Change,” LACUNY Institute: Baruch College " May 19, 2000: Librarians.

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