Kinyatti, Njoki

Overview

Curriculum Vitae

  1. 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 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    York College/CUNY  Associate Professor  Library  2004-Present 
    York College/CUNY  Assistant Professor  Library  1996-2004 
    York College/CUNY  Lecturer  Library  1992-1995 
    York College/CUNY  Substitute Lecturer  Library  1990-1992 
    Touro College  Chief Librarian  Library  1985-1990 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    Hunter College Library  Adjunct Reference Librarian  Library  1996-2011 
    Jersey City State College  Adjunct Reference Librarian  Library  1985-1987 
    LaGuadia Community College  Teacher Assistant  Department of Communication Skills  9/84-12/84 
    Essex County Community College  Adjunct  Department of Communication Skills  9/84-12/84 
  4. Non Academic Experience


    Place of Employment Title Date
    Kenya Mission to the United Nations  Chief Librarian  1979-1984 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Chair & Chief Librarian  2011-Present 
    Head of Collection Development and Budget Planning  2001-2011 
    Head of Circulation & Reserve  1995-2001 
    Evening & Weekend Librarian-in-Charge  1990-1995 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:

      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.

    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:

      "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.

  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

    "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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  9. Patents

    None

  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:

      Kinyatti, Njoki. "Women in Mali." Women Lives aroung the World: A Global Encyclopedia, Susan Shaw Ed, ABC-CLIO. Vol. 1 : .

      Kinyatti, Njoki. "Socioeconomic Issues of Elderly in Kenya." Sage Encyclopedia of Aging: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Meyer, Madonna Harrington Goslin, J. Geoffrey Eds., Sage Publications, Inc... : .

      Kinyatti, Njoki. "Patricia Hill Collins." Black Women Intellectuals in U.S. History, Hattie V. Williams Ed., Praeger Publishers. : .

    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:

      Kinyatti, Njoki. "Poverty in Eritrea." Encyclopedia of World Poverty 2nd Edition, Sage Reference Publishers. : .

      Kinyatti, Njoki. "Latino Prejudice and Discrimination." Encyclopedia of Latino Issues Today, Greenwood Press/ABC-CLIO. : .

    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

  12. Grants-In-Aid

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Chair & Chief Librarian of Library Department: 9/2011-present.

      Chair, Library Personnel & Budget Committee: 9/2011-Present.

      Library Personnel & Budget Committee: 1997-9/2011.

      Library Academic Program Review Committee: 9/2011-10/2012.

      Collection Development & Budget Planning: 2001-2011.

      Chair and serve on various Department Search Committees: 1997-Present.

      Subject Liaison to Sociology: 2014-Present.

      Subject Liaison to the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Departments: 2007-2014.

      Head of Circulation and Reserve Services: 1995-2001.

      Chair, Cataloging Search Committee: 2007.

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

      York College Personnel and Budget Committee: 9/2011-Present.

      College Personnel and Budget Subcommittee on Faculty Scholarship: 2012-Present.

      Chair, Library Committee of the Senate: 2009-2011.

      Teacher Education Advisory Committee: 2009-2010.

      York College Faculty Senate: 2007-2009, 2001-2004.

      Middle States sub-Committee: 2006-2007.

      Pluralism and Diversity Committee: 2006-2011.

      Academic Standards Committee: 2005-2007, 1996-2001.

      Campus Environment Committee: 1990 &1998.

      Curriculum Committee: 1994-1997.

      York College Library Reading Series Committee: 1992-1993.

      Elections Committee: 1992-1996.

      Faculty Marshal for Graduation Ceremony: 1993-1994, 1990-1991,.

      Freshman Advisor (Registrarion): 1992,1993,1994 -1995.

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

      CUNY Council of Chief Librarians: 9/2011-Present.

      CUNY Council of Chief Librarians Listserv Administrator: 9/2011-Present.

      CUNY Libraries' Acquisitions Committee:: 2001-2011..

      CUNY Libraries' Roundtable Collection Development Committee: 2001-2011.

      LACUNY Public Services Committee: 2007-2008.

      Delegate to LACUNY Executive Council: 2003-2009,1996-1997.

      LACUNY Circulation Committee: 1995-2001.

      Grants Committee: 1994-1996.

      Bibliographic Instructions Committee: 1994-1996.

      Electronic Information Services Committee: 1996-1998.

  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    Memmber of the American Library Association (ALA): .

    Member of Academic College Research Libraries (ACRL): .

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  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):
Kinyatti, Njoki
 

Kinyatti, Njoki
Associate Professor
Library