Faculty and Staff

List of Library faculty and staff members.

Department Chair

Kinyatti, Njoki
Kinyatti, Njoki
Professor
P:718-262-2021
O: AC-3G04

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.


Full-Time Faculty

Diao, Junli
Diao, Junli
Substitute Assistant Professor
P:718-262-2302
O: AC-3G02B
Professor Diao’s current research interests focus on the intersection of library, history and writing through the lens of comparative perspective. His research covers reinvestigation and reevaluation of traditional classification schemes from a cultural perspective, rethinking of cataloging librarians’ roles in the age of library digitalization and career deprofessionalization, history of Romanization of Chinese language and related issues in the Library of Congress, and Chinese writing and its impact on Chinese libraries in the course of its history.

Drobnicki, John
Drobnicki, John
Professor
P:718-262-2025
O: AC-3G02A

A historian by training, Prof. Drobnicki writes on both historical and library-related topics, and has also contributed biographical profiles to various subject encyclopedias. He has long been interested in the subject of controversial materials in libraries, particularly Holocaust-denial literature.


Megwalu, Anamika
Megwalu, Anamika
Associate Professor
P:718-262-2034
O: AC-3G01

Prof. Megwalu has conducted research and published articles on teaching strategies, use of Second Life in teaching and learning, and academic social networking. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as THE REFERENCE LIBRARIAN and SCIENCE & CHILDREN. She has written reviews for CHOICE and ARBA. Prof. Megwalu is a peer-reviewer for the JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. Prof. Megwalu is the Subject Editor of Computer and Information Technologies for RCL/ ACRL. Currently, she has been continuing her research on the use of social networking tools in scholarly communication.

In addition to teaching and research, Prof. Megwalu is also involved in public service; in 2012, she organized a book drive and helped establish the first-ever library for the children of Mikundi Primary School in Malawi through African Library Project.


Miller, Christina
Miller, Christina
Assistant Professor
P:718-262-3809
O: AC-3G05A
Christina Miller is a school media specialist and York Library's High School Librarian; York College Library serves as the library for the Queens High School for the Sciences at York College. In addition to sharing her expertise in information sources and search methods with York's students, Miller is a reviewer for VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES (VOYA).

Sheidlower, Scott
Sheidlower, Scott
Associate Professor
P:718-262-2017
O: AC-2G02

Prof. Sheidlower has published several biographical articles relating to various topics from Beyonce to history. He has published a book on using humor to teach information literacy which he co-authored 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 disabled patrons in library settings.


Simpson, Todd
Simpson, Todd
Assistant Professor
P:718-262-2022
O: AC-3G01C
Prof. Simpson is the Electronic Resources Coordinator and institutional repository administrator at York College Library. With a background in the humanities current research interests include organization, access and preservation of performing arts resources.

Skir, Holly
Skir, Holly
Substitute Instructor
P:718-262-2018
O: AC-2G03

Su, Di
Su, Di
Professor
P:718-262-2031
O: AC-3G05B

Research interests include library instruction, information literacy, reference databases, Internet resources, classical music, violin pedagogy, business and finance, and sports. Published three books, several articles, and biographical essays relating to these fields.


Tzanova, Stefka
Tzanova, Stefka
Assistant Professor
P:718/262-2037
O: AC-3G01B
Professor Tzanova is the Science Librarian. Her research interests include scientific literacy, science education, history of science and technology, STEM information sources and reference databases, patent searches and scholarly communications. Professor Tzanova has a strong background in the hard sciences and holds Master's degrees in engineering and library science.

Professor Emeriti

Machalow, Robert
Machalow, Robert
Professor Emeritus
P:718-262-2034
O: AC-3G05
Young, Hope
Young, Hope
Professor Emerita
P:718-262-2034
O: AC-3G05

Part-Time Faculty

 Adeshina, Tokunbo, Adjunct Lecturer

 Krepp, Kenneth, Adjunct Assistant Professor

 Lucas, Pamela, Adjunct Lecturer

 Todman, Anthony, Adjunct Associate Professor

College Laboratory Technician

 Sarwar, Jahed, Senior College Laboratory Technician

Staff

 Avila, Grace, Higher Education Assistant

 Dunne, Rose, CUNY Administrative Assistant

 Hilton, Travis, CUNY Office Assistant

 Jorge, Thelma, CUNY Office Assistant

 Main Number, Library, Main Number

 Meyers, Vickitoy, CUNY Office Assistant

 Previl, Lesly, CUNY Office Assistant