Powers, Meredith

Powers, Meredith

Curriculum Vitae
Head of Electronic Resources

Phone: 718-262-2018
Office Location: AC-3G05A


Degree Institution Field Dates
MA  Queens College  Data Analytics & Applied Social Research  candidate 
MLIS  Pratt Institute  Library & Information Science  2015 
BA  City College of New York  Psychology  2013 
certificate  New York State Certification  Public Librarian  2017 
Meredith Powers is a reference and instruction librarian, and she brings experience from a range of library settings—including academic, public, and museum services—to York College Library. She has a background in technology training, providing library services for underserved populations, grant writing, and program evaluation. Research interests include information literacy, young adult services, library assessment, and using data driven strategies for library management.

Areas of Expertise

User Experience
Digital Privacy
Data Science
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

" 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

Chair, ALA SustainRT Programming Committee: 2017-2019.

ACRL/IS Diversity and Inclusion Task Force: 2018-2019.

YALSA Research Committee: 2018-2019.

"Problem Solved!" Column Editor. Serials Review: 2017-.

Brooklyn Public Library Young Adult Web Steering Committee: 2015-2016.

Brooklyn Public Library Technology Training & Curriculum Committee: 2017.

Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T): 2018-.

Association of College and Research Libraries / Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter (ACRL/NY): 2016-.

Library Information Technology Association (LITA): 2015-.

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA): 2015-.

American Library Association (ALA): 2013-.

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO): 2013-.