Powers, Meredith

Overview

Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education


    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 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    York College  Instructor  Library  08/2017- 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    Teachers College, Columbia University  Librarian  Library  06/2014-09/2015 
    City College of New York  College Assistant  Library  10/2011-06/2014 
  4. Non Academic Experience


    Place of Employment Title Date
    Brooklyn Public Library  Librarian  09/2015-08/2017 
    Frick Art Reference Library  Intern  09/2014-05/2015 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Reference Librarian / Instructor  08/2017- 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:

      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. .

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

      Costello, L., Powers, M., & Haugh, D. "Pedagogy & Prototyping in Library Makerspaces." The Makerspace Librarian's Sourcebook. 2017: 29-49.

    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:

      "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.

  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

    "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.

  9. Patents

    None

  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:

      Powers, M. & Hooten, M.. "LDA topic models and LCSH." . : .

  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

    Fecke Endowment Scholar: 2015.

    Dália Leonardo Library School Scholarship: 2014.

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    PSC-CUNY, Topic Modeling & Library of Congress Subject Headings. 2018: $5,248.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Planning and Assessment Committee: 2018-.

      Adjunct Reference Librarian Search Committee: 2018.

      Open Educational Resources (OER) Committee: 2017-.

      Co-Editor LIBWIRE (Library newsletter): 2017-.

      Web Committee: 2017-.

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

      Committee on Library and Technology: 2018-.

      Common Reader Committee: 2017-2018.

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

      LSP Communications Committee: 2018-.

      LSP Eresources Management Working Group: 2018-2019.

      SFX Committee: 2018-.

      STEM Initiative Discussion Group: 2018-.

      Electronic Resources Advisory Committee: 2018-.

      LACUNY Institute Planning Committee: 2017-2018.

  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. 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-.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

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