Sheidlower, Scott

Curriculum Vitae
Head of Circulation/Reserve/Archives & Evening and Weekend Librarian in charge
Associate Professor
Library

Phone: 718-262-2017
Office Location: AC-2G02
ssheidlower@york.cuny.edu

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
MLS  Queens College/CUNY  Library Science  1998-2000 
MA  New York University  Arts Administration  1982-1986 
MA  New York University  Art History  1978-1981 
BA  Hunter College/CUNY  Art History and Hebrew  1973-1978 

Prof. Sheidlower has published several biographical articles relating to various topics from terrorism to American cinema. He has just published a book on using humor to teach information literacy which he co-wrote with Joshua Vossler of Carolina Coastal University in Conway, South Carolina. He has presented at several conferences as both an invited keynote speaker and a panelist on topics ranging from humor and teaching in the library to working with the disabled in library settings.

Areas of Expertise

Information Literacy
Teaching Information Literacy Using Humor

Books in Field Of Expertise

Joshua Vossler and Scott Sheidlower. Humor and Information Literacy: Practical Techniques for Library Instruction. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2011. 145 p..

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Sheidlower, Scott. "Beyonce." Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present : From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-First Century. 1 2009: 177-178.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Epilepsy Foundation." Encyclopedia of American Disability History. 1 2009: 330-331.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Pintauro, Joe." Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States. 2 2009: 489-490.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Reich, Alan Anderson." Encyclopedia of American Disability History. 3 2009: 768-769.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Sutton, Percy." Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present : From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-First Century. 4 2009: 426-427.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Wolfe, George C.." Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States. 2 2009: 659-658.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Gittings, Barbara." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. 8 : 2006-2008 2010: 178-179.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Allen, Dede." Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia. 2 2011: 549-551.

Sheidlower, Scott. "American Antiquities Act of 1906." Encyclopedia of the US Government and the Environment: History, Policy, and Politics. 1 2011: 78-83.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Berkeley, Busby." Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia. 2 2011: 568-570.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Catlin, George." Encyclopedia of Native American History. 1 2011: 138-139.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Hamilton Fish Institute." Encyclopedia of School Crime and Violence. 1 2011: 221-222.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Landis, Carole." The Polish-American Encyclopedia. 1 2011: 263.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Muir, John." Encyclopedia of the US Government and the Environment: History, Policy, and Politics. 2 2011: 508-510.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Olmsted, Frederick Law." Encyclopedia of the US Government and the Environment: History, Policy, and Politics. 2 2011: 598-600.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Procter and Gamble." The American beauty industry encyclopedia. 2011: 235-237.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Rogers, Will." Encyclopedia of Native American History. 2 2011: 721-722.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Sendak, Maurice.." The Polish-American Encyclopedia. 1 2011: 477-478.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Solomon, T. J." Encyclopedia of School Crime and Violence. 2 2011: 446-448.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Zelazny, Roger Joseph." The Polish-American Encyclopedia. 1 2011: 562-563.

Sheidlower, Scott. "Thorpe, Jim." African American National Biography Online. 2012: .

Sheidlower, Scott. "Wilson, Dooley." African American National Biography Online. 2012: .

Sheidlower, Scott. "Communicating with the "prince" to win the war." The Machiavellian Librarian : Winning allies, combating budget cuts, and influencing stakeholders. 2013: 165-171.

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

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"Public Services Quarterly" 2007: 231-232.

"Versed: Bulletin of the Office for Diversity, American Library Association" 2007: 12.

"American Reference Books Annual" 2008: 248.

"American Reference Books Annual" 2008: 248-249.

"Public Services Quarterly" 2008: 57-58.

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"Public Services Quarterly" 2009: 132-133.

"American Reference Books Annual" 2010: 247-248.

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"Public Services Quarterly" 2010: 377-378.

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"Public Services Quarterly" 2012: 71-72.

"Public Services Quarterly" 2012: 252-253.

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"Public Services Quarterly" 2012: 341-342.

"Public Services Quarterly" 2013: 61-62.

"Public Services Quarterly" 2013: 137-138.

"Public Services Quarterly" 2013: 223-224.

"Public Services Quarterly" 2013: 318-319.

 

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" General Education and the Library: Using Information Literacy Standards to Facilitate Case-Based or Problem-Based Learning " May 5, 2006: 2nd Annual CUNY General Education Conference.

" Sticks and Stones: Words CAN Harm You! " October 13, 2006: 4th Annual Conference: University of Maryland Diversity Faculty Initiatives Network.

" Technology: More Efficient - Or Is It? " December 1, 2006: 5th Annual CUNY IT Conference.

" Edutainment with a Bun: Librarian as Stand-up Comic! " March 31, 2007: 13th ACRL National Conference.

" Information Quality: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle " October 5-6, 2007: Georgia Conference on Information Literacy.

" Teaching Disabled Students: Emphasis On Their Abilities, Not Their Disabilities " January 12, 2008: ALA/ACRL Instruction Section Current Issue Discussion.

" Strategies for Sleepy Students -- Humor " November 17, 2010: METRO B[ibliographic]I[nstruction] S[pecial]I[ntrerest]G[roup].

" Panel -- CUNY Library Accessibility " August 4, 2011: 3rd Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference.

" Communicate, communicate, communicate: the dyad of librarians and patrons " April 29, 2011: Academic and Special Libraries Division of the Nassau County Library Association.

" What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Information Literacy " September 23, 2011: Division of Academic and Special Libraries of the Suffolk County Library Association.

" Humor and Information Literacy " December 13, 2011: York College; School of Arts and Sciences; Fall 2011 Exhibition of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work: Faculty Book Publications.

" Humor and Information Literacy " May 11, 2012: 8th Annual CUE Conference.

" Building Community for the Future: Far Transfer and Information Literacy Instruction " June 7, 2013: 3rd Annual Connecticut Information Literacy Conference.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Professional Development Committee of LACUNY [Library Association of the City University of New York]: 2004-2007.

LACUNY’s Multicultural and Diversity Roundtable of the Library Association of the City University of New York: 2005-2006.

Bibliographic Instruction Committee of LACUNY: 2005-Present.

Disability Services Roundtable of LACUNY: 2005-Present.

LACUNY Institute: 2006-2007.

METRO BI SIG (Bibliographic Instruction Special Interest Group): 2007-Present.

Liaison between Association of Jewish Librarians [AJL] and New Members Roundtable of the American Library Association [ALA-NMRT]: 2011-Present.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

PSC; Alternate Delegate: 2009-Present.

PSC Executive Committee; York Chapter: 2009-Present.

PSC; Library Sub-committee on contractual Parity: 2010-Present.

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Sheidlower, Scott
Associate Professor
Library