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|MA||Queens College||Data Analytics & Applied Social Research||2022|
|MLIS||Pratt Institute||Library & Information Science||2015|
|BA||City College of New York||Psychology||2013|
|certificate||New York State Certification||Public Librarian||2017|
Areas of Expertise
- User Experience
Young Adult Librarianship
Books in Field Of Expertise
Powers, M. & Costello, L.. Reaching Diverse Audiences with Virtual Reference & Instruction: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019. .
Costello, L. & Powers, M. (Eds.). Developing In-House Digital Tools in Library Spaces. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2017. .
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Chapters in Field Of Expertise
Costello, L., Powers, M., & Haugh, D. "Pedagogy & Prototyping in Library Makerspaces." The Makerspace Librarian's Sourcebook. 2017: 29-49.
Reviews in Field Of Expertise
"Library Journal" Sep 2018: p60.
"Library Journal" May 2018: p80-83.
"Library Journal" Apr 2018: p73.
"Library Journal" Mar 2018: p105-106.
"Library Journal" Mar 2018: p99.
"Library Journal" Jan 2018: p118-119.
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" York Library Summer Research " July 5, 2022: Presentation for York Undergraduate Summer Research Program. York College, Jamaica, NY.
" Jazz History in Queens: Selections from the archives [Book display] (Co-creator Todd Simpson) " July 1, 2022: York College Library, Jamaica, NY.
" Library Resources for Research Practice " July 8, 2021: Presentation for York Undergraduate Summer Research Program. York College, Jamaica, NY.
" Welcome to The York College Library (Co-Presenters Junli Diao, Meredith Powers, Di Su, Stefka Tzanova) " March 25, 2021: York College Prof. 101 (York College).
" York Library: Research Resources & Process " July 9, 2020: Presentation for York Undergraduate Summer Research Program. York College, Jamaica, NY.
" Reading Black [Book display] (Co-creators Todd Simpson & Joshua Peach) " February 2020: York College Library, Jamaica, NY.
" Welcome to the York College Library. " January 22, 2020: Presentation to new faculty at Professor 101. York College, Jamaica, NY.
" Research Practice: Using Library Resources " July 11, 2019: Presentation for York Undergraduate Summer Research Program. York College, Jamaica, NY.
" Revolution in the Rear View: A Look Back at the 60s (with Todd Simpson) " October 2018: York Library Exhibit.
" Research Practice: Using Library Resources " July 2018: Presented for the York College Undergraduate Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY.
" ALA Sustainability Round Table orientation: Lightning rounds! (Moderator) " June 2018: Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
" Creating & Modifying Open Educational Resources: A Cost Benefit Analysis for Low-Budget, No-Budget Libraries (Poster Session) " October 2017: Presented at the Stony Brook University Open Access Symposium, Stony Brook, NY.
" LITA Top Tech Trends (Co-presenters Ken Varnum, Cynthia Hart, Bill Jones, & Gena Marker) " January 2017: Presented at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference, Atlanta, GA.
" LIS Career Panel " November 2016: Presented at Department of Library and Information Science, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY.
" Pokemon Go to the Library " August 2016: Presented at Brooklyn Public Library’s Annual TeacherLab Workshop Series, Brooklyn, NY.
" Digital Privacy: Hands-on Tactics and Tools for Libraries (Co-presenter Bex Hurwitz) " August 2016: Presented at the Metropolitan New York Library Council, New York, NY.
" 3D Printing and Education (Co-presenters Laura Costello & Dana Haugh) " October 2015: Presented at the New York Library Association's Annual Conference and Trade Show, Lake Placid, NY.
" Gettin’ GIFfy with It (Co-presenters Laura Costello & Dana Haugh) " October 2015: Presented at the New York Library Association's Annual Conference and Trade Show, Lake Placid, NY.
" Building the Future of Libraries with #Homemade Digital Tools Poster Session (Co-presenter Laura Costello) " June 2015: Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
" Service Experience Design Discussion Facilitation " June 2015: Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
" Crowdsourcing Culture: Instagram as Curation, Participation, and Documentation " April 2015: Presented at the Personal Digital Archiving Conference at New York University, New York, NY.
" Web Archiving Art Resources (Co-presenters Sumitra Duncan, Molly Seegers, Seth Persons, Caitlin Harrington, Tali Han, & Annalise Welte) " November 2014: Presented for the Society of American Archivists, New York, NY.
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
Fecke Endowment Scholar: 2015.
Dália Leonardo Library School Scholarship: 2014.
PSC-CUNY, Topic Modeling & Library of Congress Subject Headings. 2018: $5,248.
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
ACRL/IS Diversity and Inclusion Task Force: 2018-2019.
YALSA Research Committee: 2018-2019.
Chair, ALA SustainRT Programming Committee: 2017-2019.
"Problem Solved!" Column Editor. Serials Review: 2017-2018.
Brooklyn Public Library Technology Training & Curriculum Committee: 2017.
Brooklyn Public Library Young Adult Web Steering Committee: 2015-2016.
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