Leila Walker is the Emerging Technologies and Digital Scholarship Librarian. She oversees the creation and development of resources to support digital scholarship at Queens College, and invites partnership with faculty, staff, and students on their digital projects. In coordination with the Center for Teaching and Learning, she seeks out new opportunities to advance digital pedagogy, and leads and organizes training workshops. In 2018, she spearheaded the Open Educational Resources and Digital Literacy Faculty Fellowship, a grant-funded program that guides faculty in the responsible creation of OER courses. In 2018-2019, she is leading the OER initiative at Queens College, and providing library instruction for English, Drama, and Comparative Literature courses while Nancy Foasberg is on sabbatical.
Leila holds a PhD in British Romantic literature from the CUNY Graduate Center. Prior to joining the Queens College Library faculty, she taught in the English department and served as the Research Associate for Shelley and his Circle, a multi-volume scholarly publication of manuscript materials held in the Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle. She held a Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2015-2016.
Her research interests include the digital humanities, British Romantic literature, pedagogy, scholarly editing, and the history of the book.