Congratulations and Welcome!

We are very excited to congratulate Professor Yearwood and Max Thorn on their recent promotions. Congratulations!

Simone Yearwood, Interim Associate Dean & Chief Librarian

Simone Yearwood
Simone Yearwood, Interim Associate Dean & Chief Librarian

We are pleased to announce that effective July 6, Simone L. Yearwood will serve as Interim Associate Dean and Chief Librarian of the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library.

We warmly welcome Simone Yearwood, a Queens College (QC) alumna, to her new position. Simone earned a BA in Sociology in 2004, a Master’s in Library Science in 2007, and a Master of Arts, Urban Affairs in 2009. An Associate Professor of Library, Simone began working at Queens College in 2011. In her current role as Deputy Chief Librarian, Simone represents the Library at all levels (campus, university, and national) on issues and policies relating to research and scholarly delivery and communication. She has leadership, management, policy, budget, planning, and implementation responsibilities. Her research focuses on information literacy, cross-training of library staff, patron-driven acquisitions, user experience, and leadership. In addition, she teaches an introduction to librarianship course and a research methods course as an adjunct associate professor for the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at Queens College. Many of us know Simone through her exemplary service as chair of the QC Academic Senate and as a member of the Strategic Plan Steering Committee.

Max Thorn, Substitute Instruction Librarian

Max Thorn
Max Thorn, Substitute Instruction Librarian

We are pleased to welcome Max Thorn as a full-time Substitute Instruction Librarian.

Max joined Queens College Library (QCL) on July 6, 2021, as the Substitute Instruction Librarian.  He received his Master of Library Science in 2020 from Queens College Graduate of Library and Information Studies program with a Certificate in Archives and the Preservation of Cultural Materials. Max received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Minor in English, Religion from Colorado College (Colorado Springs).

Max came to QCL as an Archives Instruction Graduate Fellow in spring 2019 where he created and led document analysis exercises for the Civil Rights Movement collection to teach archival literacy skills to undergraduate students. In the fall of 2019, Max was a Processing Intern for QCL where he surveyed and arranged a mixed media alumnus collection in addition to digitizing selected slides from the collection.

Max was able to use the skills he developed as an Instruction Fellow when he began as an Instruction Adjunct in 2019 at Queens College Library. His primary duties included teaching research and information literacy workshops for first-year students and leading workshops for faculty librarians on new pedagogy and curriculum. Max also assisted in revising the English 110 curriculum for an online environment blending synchronous and asynchronous instruction sessions.

We offer Max a warm welcome to the full-time position. Your remarkable skills will be a great addition to our team and the library. We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship.