Senior College Laboratory Technician
Office Location: AC-3G03C
|Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday||9:00 am- 5:00 pm (On-Campus)|
|Wednesday||9:00 am- 5:00 pm (Remotely)|
|certificate||The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program)||HSR for Social & Behavioral Faculty, Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Scholars||2017-2020 (Record ID 24441169)|
|MLS||Queens College, The City university of New York||Library and Information Science||2014-2017|
|MS||Brooklyn College, The City university of New York||Information Systems||2010-2012|
|BS||York College, The City University of New York||Information Systems Management||1999-2003|
Mr. Sarwar's expertise consists in the field of computer science, library science, and information technology. As the Library Department's liaison to the IT Department, he facilitates communication between Academic and IT department Administrators and coordinates with them on technology-related issues. A core part of his current responsibilities involves the management of complicated and technical library resources and the assistance he provides to students and faculty. Being a Systems Admin, Mr. Sarwar coordinates the interface between the York College Library and electronic vendors/producers regarding information, products, and services. He observes a number of IT infrastructures powering the library department, including; network, hardware, and software— both on campus and remotely.
As a representative of the CUNY-YORK leadership, Mr. Sarwar's objective is to assist his colleagues responsible for CUNY-wide projects— on behalf of the PSC.
Areas of Expertise
- Extensive experience with academic applications, including MS 365, eLearning, and content authoring tools.
Proficient in working with a variety of platforms in IT, including Mac OS X, iOS, and Windows OS.
Experience in managing network systems, cloud services, programming languages, and databases.
Skilled in providing Remote Desktop Support.
Experience in managing Library Automation & Management systems.
Support library and digital classroom users with technical issues and troubleshooting.
Served as the liaison/point-person between the Library Department and the Information Technology (IT) Department for all IT issues, including troubleshooting, upgrades, and security concerns.
Books in Field Of Expertise
Sarwar, Mohammed Jahed. Kobita kotha bole. Dhaka, [Bangladesh]: Asiad, 2009. 65.
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Sarwar, Mohammed. "Modern equipment is now available at the York library to facilitate student services." LibWire, Newsletter Library.2023. from York College Library Spring 2023: .
Sarwar, Mohammed. "Queens Public Library: College Outreach Event." LibWire, Newsletter Library.2023. from York College Library Spring 2023: .
Sarwar, Mohammed. "York Library and IT Services Transforming into Virtual Services." LibWire, Newsletter Library.2022. from York College Library Spring 2022: .
Sarwar, Mohammed. "The Story Behind York College (CUNY) and Cisco Partnership." LibWire, Newsletter Library.2022. from York College Library Spring 2022: .
Sarwar, Mohammed J. "Dropbox's app is getting an update—turn your smartphone into a PDF scanner and record screen activity from your desktop." LibWire, Newsletter Library.2021. from York College Library Spring 2021: .
Sarwar, Mohammed J. "All CUNY students, faculty, and staff have access to applications and services in the outbreak of a COVID-19 pandemic" LibWire, Newsletter Library.2021." LibWire, Newsletter Library.2021. from York College Library Spring 2021: .
Sarwar, Mohammed J. "Library Technology Refresh: Latest Hardware/Software Upgrades.." LibWire, Newsletter Library.2020. from York College Library Fall 2020: .
Sarwar, Mohammed J. "Virtual & Remote Solutions: Virtual & Remote Solutions for Faculty & Staff." LibWire, Newsletter Library.2020. from York College Library Fall 2020: .
Sarwar, Mohammed J. "York College Library's IT Project Deployment." LibWire, Newsletter Library.2019. from York College Library Spring 2019: .
Sarwar, Mohammed J. "York College Library's IT Project Deployment." LibWire, Newsletter Library.2018. From York College Spring 2018: .
Sarwar, Mohammed J. "Five Major IT Projects—At a Glance." LibWire, Newsletter Library. 11 (1) 2017:12. From York College: .
Sarwar, Jahed. "Queens Library Card Drive 2016." LibWire, Newsletter Library. 10 (1) 2016:7. From York College: .
Sarwar, Mohammed Jahed. "Library’s Laptop Loan Program." LibWire, Newsletter Library. 9 (1) 2015:10.. From York College: .
Sarwar, Mohammed Jahed. "Library’s IT Upgrades: Making Good Services Better." LibWire: Newsletter Library.7 (1) 2013:9.. From York College: .
Sarwar, Mohammed Jahed. "York College Library’s IT upgrade." PASSWORD: Newsletter Library.6(1) 2012:8. From York College: .
Sarwar, Mohammed Jahed. "IT Tech Tip." PASSWORD: Newsletter Library.5 (1) 2011:5. from York College: .
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" The Queens Public Library Outreach Week was held on April 25, 2023, at York College, with Mr. Sarwar serving as the coordinator, liaison, and manager of the IT support " : .
" Mr. Sarwar created the library technology layout floor plan 'Library Computer and Technology Map' on June 27, 2013 to facilitate communication, reservations, and inventory. York College's library administration and information technology services reviewed the plan " : .
" CUNY-wide International Mother Language Day Event at York College, February 23, 2013: Traditional songs, dances, and poems were featured, The drama was directed and written by Mohammed Sarwar. Academic Affairs Update, April 2013, Volume VII, Issue 3, page 9 " : .
" Bengali New Year 1420 was celebrated beautifully with traditional music, dances, and poetry performed by the Bangladeshi Students Association. The drama was directed and written by Mohammed Sarwar. ACADEMIC AFFAIRS UPDATE (VOLUME VII, ISSUE 4) Page 9 " : .
" Mr. Sarwar's team was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by York College's Continuing and Professional Education Board Advisory for their poster presentation, which was held at the faculty dining hall on December 15th, 2015 " : .
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
Professional Staff Congress of City University of New York "Unsung Heroes Award": June 06, 2022.
10 Years of Service Award at York College: July 28, 2016.
Certificate of Appreciation from York College, Continuing & Professional Education: December 2015.
York College Student Government Association Leadership and Excellence Award: 2014-2015.
York College Student Government Association “International Mother Language Day” Leadership and Excellence Award: February 23, 2013.
Dean’s List Certificate of Academic Excellence from York College: 2003-2004.
Professional Staff Congress, PSC-CUNY Professional Development Fund, Information System Management. received awards in 2022- 2023: .
Professional Staff Congress, PSC-CUNY Professional Development Fund, Organization and Management: Public Libraries. received awards in 2016- 2017: .
Library Association of CUNY (LACUNY), Dália Leonardo Library School Scholarship. received the award on June 12, 2015: .