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Professor Jane Dorfman

Professor Jane Dorfman has served as a reference librarian in various academic and special libraries including Columbia University and The New York Botanical Garden. During her career she has curated exhibits and collaborated on museum quality publications. She holds a B.A. in History and Archaeology from Hunter College, MLS and M.Ed from Columbia University and an archival certificate from the Palmer School of Information Science.

Professor Nancy Foasberg

Prof. Foasberg is an Assistant Professor and Humanities Librarian at Queens College. She joined the library faculty in 2008 and holds a Master's degree in English from California State University, Chico and a Master's degree in Library Science from Drexel University. She is the bibliographer for English, Comparative Literature and Drama, Theatre and Dance and also has experience in teaching composition.

Professor Subash Gandhi

Prof. Gandhi is an Associate Professor & Science Librarian at Queens College. He holds a Master's degree in Library & Information Science and also a M.Sc. degree in Geology from the University of Western Ontario (Canada). He has extensive and diverse teaching experience from several university libraries. As an instructor for this course, he has developed an ideal course outline and hands-on exercises for potential students from all disciplines and backgrounds. He is confident that after completing this course, the students will be:

  • Self-reliant in searching the CUNY Catalog;
  • Able to search other electronic databases;
  • Knowledgeable in basic techniques of Internet searching, including search engines;
  • Able to use advanced research skills to compete their class assignments and research projects.

Professor LuAnn Lupia (adjunct)

Prof. Lupia is an adjunct instructor at Queens College. She holds an MLS from Queens College and a MA in Education from the George Washington University. She's been an adjunct librarian at Queens College and Brooklyn College. While at Brooklyn College she assisted in the development of research guides for undergraduate and graduate students. At Queens College, Prof. Lupia taught the 1-credit Library 100 course as well as freshman orientation sessions. Before she was a librarian, she taught Spanish at the secondary level.

Professor James Tasato Mellone

Prof. Mellone is an Associate Professor of Library and Social Sciences Librarian at the Queens College Libraries. He is the bibliographer for Anthropology, Asian Studies, Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology. Professor Mellone holds an MLS in Information Science & Policy from the University at Albany, an MA in History from Binghamton University, and a BA in History from St. Joseph's College (NY). A member of the library faculty since 2000, his previous positions include Reference/Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Hofstra University and Head of Interlibrary Loan at Binghamton University. His research interests are in modern European history and western intellectual history. Professor Mellone teaches the 2-credit course LIB 150: Fundamentals of Library Research in the Social Sciences.

Professor Faithe Scobbo

Professor Scobbo holds a New York State license in Education, and has eight years of teaching experience in New York City's public schools. She has designed and delivered library instruction courses for high school and college students. In addition to the Masters of Education from Hunter College, she holds the MLS from Queens College and two Masters degrees from New York University's Graduate School of Public Service. She is particularly committed to the mission of the SEEK program and to serving its students. She is currently an adjunct librarian at Queens College Libraries, serving in Interlibrary Loan.

Professor Evelyn Silverman

Professor Silverman holds an MLS from Queens College. Until her recent retirement, for many years she was a full time Reference librarian at Rosenthal Library, Queens College. There she participated in the Library's Instructional Services programs, teaching many bibliographic instruction sessions as well as Lib 100. Her work also included assisting students and faculty in the Research office and heading the Resource Sharing department.

Professor Simone Yearwood

Prof. Yearwood is an Assistant Professor and the Head of Access Services and Resource Sharing Librarian at Queens College. She is the bibliographer for Urban Studies. Professor Yearwood joined the library staff in April 1997, holds a BA in Sociology, MLS, and a MA in Urban Affairs, all from Queens College. In addition to teaching the 1-credit Library 100 course, Professor Yearwood is an adjunct Assistant Professor with the Graduate School of Library and Information Science department where she teaches the 3-credit course LBSCI701: Foundations of Library and Information Science and LBSCI721: Introduction to Library Public Services.

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Prof. Nancy Foasberg
Coordinator of Instructional Services

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