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  • Muhlenberg Library

    <p><span>A. E. Butler (MSLIS, Youth Services/ Information Services, Drexel University) is a Children's Librarian at the New York Public Library, where she delivers programs and services to children, tweens, and teens. She is also involved in outreach efforts to schools and &nbsp;<a href="http://www.nypl.org/help/community-outreach/services-for-persons-with-di... seniors. An avid reader, she reads 12-15 novels a month, ranging from <a href="http://nypl.bibliocommons.com/search?t=subject&amp;search_category=subje... to <a href="http://nypl.bibliocommons.com/search?t=subject&amp;search_category=subje... to <a href="http://nypl.bibliocommons.com/search?t=subject&amp;search_category=subje... fiction. When she does decide to put down her book, she enjoys creating collage, cooking, visiting old fashioned <a href="http://nypl.bibliocommons.com/search?t=subject&amp;search_category=subje... shops, and taking serendipitous walks (getting <a href="http://nypl.bibliocommons.com/search?t=title&amp;search_category=title&a....)</span><span> <br />
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  • Selection
    amiewright@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Amie is the Selection Supervisor for <a href="http://www.nypl.org/events/teaching-learning/mylibrarynyc">MyLibraryNYC</a>. When she is not creating <a href="http://nypl.bibliocommons.com/explore/teacher_sets?q=sets">teacher sets</a> or <a href="http://nypl.bibliocommons.com/search?t=userlist&amp;q=MyLibraryNYC&amp;c... for MyLibraryNYC</a>, researching and <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/author/1311">writing about the Common Core</a>&nbsp;(and other topics), or moonlighting as a New Yorker, she lives in New Jersey with her husband and dog, Buddy - where she spends far too much time looking for new sweaters for Buddy to wear.</p>

  • Kingsbridge Library
    alipinski@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Andrea Lipinski has been a young adult librarian longer than she's been anything else.&nbsp; She reads more teen books than grownup books, and contributes posts to the <a href="http://www.nypl.org/voices/blogs/blog-channels/sta">Stuff For the Teen Age blog</a> about graphic novels, fantastic fiction, and lots of other &quot;stuff.&quot;&nbsp; She has contributed to several young adult reference books, and currently reviews books and apps for <em>School Library Journal</em>.&nbsp; She recently started the Kingsbridge Library Teens Tumblr, with the help and guidance of her Teen Advisory Group. She produces the <a href="http://www.beabetterbooktalker.com/">Be a Better Booktalker</a> podcast and blog, in which she shares examples of her favorite technique for enticing reluctant readers.&nbsp; And she periodically appears as a guest on the <a href="http://cinefantastiqueonline.com/category/podcast/cinefantastique-podcas... Podcast</a> to discuss movies that are based on books.</p>

  • Central Collection Development
    awagstaff@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Andy Wagstaff is first and foremost a lover of great music, and secondly a librarian who works in collection development purchasing non-print formats for all the branches. He blogs about personal favorite albums in his blog series <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/author/andy-wagstaff"><em>Great Albums You May Have Missed</em></a>, and compiles a monthly <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/author/andy-wagstaff"><em>Best of Patron Requests</em></a> series, which highlights the most exciting music that is suggested by our patrons each month (<a href="http://www.nypl.org/collections/nypl-recommendations/recommend-book">submit your own request here!</a>). When not at work or listening to music, he makes his own: this may include <a href="http://www.myspace.com/boctokspacesounds">folk songs written by Russian Cosmonauts</a> about the loneliness of intergalactic space travel, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1612272586517.2086001.12273509... '80s hair metal tunes in the style of Simon &amp;&nbsp;Garfunkel</a>, or experimentally evoking the <a href="http://www.myspace.com/wwi1914">ashen and lifeless landscapes of WWI battlefields</a>.</p>

  • Battery Park City
    Anne_Barreca@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Anne Barreca is a librarian at Battery Park City Branch, where she spends her days planning and performing programs for the many children in the neighborhood, bringing people and books together, and making sure the shelves always have something of interest for everyone.&nbsp;She enjoys reading and blogging about&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/05/27/what-flavor-your-book">food</a>, cookbooks, <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2013/02/06/odettes-secrets-review">historical fiction</a>, digital photography, <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/04/28/octavia-boones-big-questions-about-l... literature</a>, vigilante movies, and&nbsp;zombies or other post-apocalypti<wbr></wbr>c scenarios (Hunger Games,anything by Cormac McCarthy, Margaret Atwood's sci-fi). When she isn't reading or blogging, she can be found running enough mileage to dust any mundane event with sparkly endorphins, doing yoga, making playlists to suit any occasion, or cooking for her potluck group. Her favorite call number is 641.5636 (<a href="http://nypl.bibliocommons.com/search?t=smart&amp;search_category=keyword... cookery</a>).</p>

  • Seward Park Library
    arouyer@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Anne Rouyer is currently a Supervising Young Adult Librarian at the Seward Park Branch Library and has worked at the New York Public Library for 13 years. She is a member of the Young Adult Library Association and has served on the <a href="http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/quickpicks">Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers</a> booklist committee and will serve on the <a href="http://www.ala.org/yalsa/morris">William C. Morris YA Debut Author</a> committee in 2012. She contributes reviews and reading lists to the Seward Park Bibliocommons page and different NYPL blogs, including: <a href="http://www.nypl.org/voices/blogs/blog-channels/sta">Stuff for the Teenage</a> and <a href="http://www.nypl.org/voices/blogs/blog-channels/bibliofile">Biblio File</a>. She watches way too much TV, is obsessed with pop culture, loves books that involve romance, history, mystery and the paranormal and she is a certifed Anglophile (see blog entries on <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/09/16/waiting-downton-abbey">Downton Abbey</a> and the <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/04/20/royal-wedding-book-list">Royal Wedding</a>).</p>

  • Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, LPA
    Arlene_Yu@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Arlene Yu is a Specialist in the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image. She received an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard/Radcliffe College and an M.S. in Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute. Arlene blogs about all things dance, although she has a particular fondness for ballet, ethnic dances, and ballroom dancing. In fact, when not pursuing her library career, Arlene can be found wearing lots of makeup, glittery costumes, and a fake tan in her other persona as a competitive ballroom dancer.</p>

  • AskNYPL

    <p>I'm a librarian at Ask&nbsp;NYPL, and have worked in this department since July of 2001. I spend my days answering questions via telephone, chat, e-mail, and sometimes even in person. It's hard work, our department is always busy and everyday I have to think outside of the box, but it's good, honest work, and I think what we all do here at Ask NYPL helps to make this city and world a nicer place in which to live.</p>
    <p>Keep bringing on your questions!</p>

  • Mid-Manhattan Library, Art and Picture Collections
    billy_parrott@nypl.org's picture

    <p><span>Billy Parrott is&nbsp;</span><span>the&nbsp;Managing Librarian of the Art and Picture Collections at the Mid-Manhattan Library.</span>&nbsp;<span>In 2008 he received the Bertha Franklin Feder Award for Outstanding Service in Librarianship. W</span><span>hen not reading books or looking at pictures he writes blog posts and he collects photographs of people he does not know.</span></p>

  • Library for the Performing Arts, Music Division
    bkosovsky@nypl.org's picture

    <p>I'm the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts for the Music Division. &nbsp;My interests center around film music, musicals, incidental music for dramas, opera, bibliography, music theory, manuscripts and archival collections&mdash;I have interest in many varied things.&nbsp;</p>
    <p>I first started working at The New York Public Library in 1974 as a page for the Music Division. &nbsp;I returned in 1985 and have been working here ever since.</p>

  • Technology Training Program (TTP)
    brandymcneil@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Brandy McNeil is the Technology Training Manager for the New York Public Library and the visionary of the NYPL TechConnect program. &nbsp;In addition to her managerial duties she still teaches technology classes, writes the AppVice blog and does posts for the @NYPLTechConnect twitter account. &nbsp;Widely known amongst her peers as &quot;Gadget Girl&quot;, she aims to make every New Yorker as tech savvy as &quot;she&quot;. &nbsp;Brandy holds a BA degree from CUNY's Hunter College and an MBA degree from Walden University.&nbsp;</p>

  • Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Carmen_Nigro@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Carmen Nigro has a B.A. in History, Masters in Teaching Secondary Social Studies, and Masters in Library and Information Science. She has great interest in the quirkier elements of history and teaching people to become great researchers.</p>

  • Oral History Archive, Jerome Robbins Dance Division
    CassieMey@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Cassie&nbsp;is a Special Formats Processing cataloger, and she is currently honored and excited to be processing the Merce Cunningham Dance Audio Collection. From 2009-2013, she was the archive assistant for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division's Oral History Archive. Cassie received her MSILS degree from Pratt Institute in December 2012, having completed an IMLS <a href="http://www.brooklynvisualheritage.org/">Project CHART</a> fellowship at the Brooklyn Historical Society from 2011-2012 as part of her coursework.</p>
    <p>Alongside her archival career, Cassie is a lifelong dancer who continues to perform professionally in New York, throughout the U.S., and abroad. She is currently dancing with <a href="http://gametophyte.org/">Dean Moss</a> in the <a href="http://gametophyte.org/gametophyte/johnbrown.html"> johnbrown project </a>. Formerly, Cassie worked with <a href="http://molissafenley.com/">Molissa Fenley</a> from 2002-2011 as a frequently featured soloist in the company. Cassie received her BA in Dance from Mills College in 2001.</p>

  • Epiphany Library
    chasitymoreno@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Chasity Moreno has been with The New York Public Library for over 17 years and is currently a librarian in Manhattan.She is passionate about books and writing and hopes to one day be a published author.</p>

  • Assistant Conservator for Paper, Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division

    Denise Stockman has been with The New York Public Library for 5 years. She has an MA in Conservation from Buffalo State College. Her previous experience includes fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum; and internships at The Museum of Modern Art, The Barnes Foundation, The National Galleries of Scotland, The Brooklyn Museum, and The Smithsonian.

  • Manuscripts and Archives Division
    dbertolini@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Diana Bertolini grew up in <st1 st="on" city="">Middlebury</st1>, <st1 st="on" state="">Vermont</st1> and graduated from <st1 st="on" place=""><st1 st="on" placename="">New York</st1> <st1 st="on" placetype="">University</st1></st1>&rsquo;s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, with a concentration in Musical Theatre and Literature. While working as a researcher on the books <i>The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II</i> and <i>Broadway: The American Musical</i>, Diana discovered archives, and applied to the Pratt Institute, where she received a Masters in Information and Library Science. She began her career at NYPL in 2005 as an intern for the Wilson Project, where she was subsequently offered a full time job. At the Wilson Project and at the Manuscripts and Archives Division, where she has worked since 2008, Diana has processed over 30 archival collections from the Billy Rose Theatre Division, the Music Division and the Manuscripts and Archives Division. Musical theatre is Diana&rsquo;s primary focus, but she also has expertise in straight theatre and classic <st1 st="on" place="">Hollywood</st1> films. In addition to her scholarly interest in musical theatre, Diana is also a singer who performs at various cabaret venues in the city.</p>

  • Site Advisor, Aguilar Center for Reading and Writing
    Elaine_Sohn@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Elaine Sohn is the Site Advisor at the Aguilar CRW, where students and tutors learn&nbsp;together 6 days each week in small groups. Elaine supports 35 tutors and 125 students and loves to share the excitement of the Aguilar CRW activities which take place each day! &nbsp;Some of her blogs detailed the activities of a <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/10/17/digital-photography-aguilar-crw">dig... photography class</a>, <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/09/16/aguilar-crw-opens-bang">the fall opening of the center</a>, <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2010/06/22/thank-you-aguilar-volunteer-tutors">... literacy tutors</a> and her<a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/11/07/pen-pals-are-wonderful-new-friends"> students' pen pal project</a>. &nbsp;Elaine blogs because she's been encouraged to do so by her family, her management, and her colleagues &mdash; and because she knows that what's happening at 174 East 110th Street is worthy of shouting about!&nbsp;</p>

  • Children's Center at 42nd Street
    Elizabeth_Bird@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Elizabeth Bird is New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist.&nbsp; She blogs about children's literature regularly at <a href="http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/">A Fuse #8 Production</a> and has reviewed professionally for <em>Kirkus, TimeOut Kids New York</em>, and <em>The New York Times</em>.&nbsp; Ms. Bird is the author of <em>Children's Literature Gems: Choosing and Using Them in Your Library Career </em>as well as the picture book <em>Giant Dance Party </em>and the upcoming <em>Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature </em>due out in August 2014.</p>

  • Youth Educational Services

    <p>Emily is the Manager of Children's Educational Programming for the New York Public Library.&nbsp; Her interests include children's literature and literacy, art and crafts, museums and museology, and travel.</p>

  • Fulbright Visiting Artist

    <p>Fotis Flevotomos is a Fulbright visiting artist at the New York Public Library. While in NYC, he will be engaged in provoking interest in and discussion around the value of art for people with low vision. Flevotomos had previously exhibited some of his work and spoken at Mid-Manhattan Library &nbsp;in June 2011 as part of an artist panel for Low Vision and Blindness Resource Day.</p>

  • Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division
    francisdougherty@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Time travel is possible within the narrow bounds of my studio. It is remarkable that this can be accomplished with such primitive accessories. Wires and cables are sometimes strewn about reminding me of the Chris Marker film La Jet&eacute;e. I have had the privilege of moving through time with many artists, through their early choreographies and refining rehearsals. I have watched the curtain open on their stage performances.</p>
    <p>Currently, I am a Moving Image Preservation Specialist for the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division. I have also worked at the Donnell Media Center and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image. While earning a BFA in Photography at the University of Delaware I made my first investigations in film after seeing the work of Maya Deren. This was followed by an MA in Film and Video with emphasis on screenwriting from the American University where my mentors were Arnost Lustig and Boleslaw Michalek.</p>

  • Jefferson Market Library
    fcollerius@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Once a famous movie star, Frank Collerius is currently the Library Manager at Jefferson Market. He started as a trainee in the Bronx, at the Soundview branch, and then worked at the Epiphany and Yorkville branches. Frank was an undergraduate at The New School for Social Research and received his MLS from Pratt. Frank is a graduate of the very first NYPL Leadership Academy, and was the recipient of the 2006 Feder Award.</p>

  • St. George Library Center

    <p>Gregory Zeidner has been with the NYPL since 2006.&nbsp; He currently the teen librarian at the St. George branch.</p>

  • Head of Registrar Services, Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division
    isabelstauffer@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Isabel Stauffer joined the NYPL&nbsp;in 2011 as the Head of Registrar Services. She has been a Registrar throughout her career and has worked in many different museums both in New York City and in her native Brazil. She has a BA&nbsp;in Museum Studies from the University of Rio de Janeiro and a MA&nbsp;in Museum Studies from New York University. As a Registrar she has been responsible for organizing exhibitions and art shipments around the world and has traveled as a courier to many destinations making sure collection items are safe and sound at all times. The NYPL Registrar's Office is part of the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division and is responsible for the movement and safekeeping of the Library's special collection items when these objects are part of in-house exhibitions, outgoing loans, or shipping between the different Library buildings. </p>

  • AskNYPL
    jsouce@nypl.org's picture

    <p>J. Souc&eacute; has served in The New York Public Library for more than a decade, as both a Systems Analyst and Reference Librarian. He is a 1998 recipient of the American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship. He has been recognized for exceptional commitment and dedication by NYPL in 2005, and is the 2012 recipient of the Jean M. Campbell Award for Excellence in Reference Service. In his spare time he enjoys chess and painting.</p>

  • Ask NYPL
    jaquelinewoolcott@nypl.org's picture

    A native North-westerner, Jaqueline has a strong love for sweatshirts and little understanding of umbrellas. She joined AskNYPL as an MLIS intern from Rutgers University in 2010 and hasn’t looked back. Upon graduating she received specialties in Digital Libraries and Knowledge Management. Jaqueline enjoys all things reference and learning creative ways to find information. Outside the library, she tries to stay outdoors always navigating ‘old school’ with her wits, a compass, and a map. Failing this, you’ll find her lamp-side with a book, some chai, and her cat.

  • New Dorp Library
    Jennifer_Gaeta@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Thank you for joining in on this late night broadcast&mdash;We bring you now to our field reporter who has all the coverage on <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/author/jennifer-gaeta">Jennifer Gaeta..</a>.&nbsp;</p>
    <p>Jennifer Gaeta hails from New Dorp, the land of multi-tasking. She has been a clerk in the branch since 2008, along with all her regular duties she is a General of the New Dorp Teens Army &amp; the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/newdorplibrary">Social Media Butterfly</a>. Along with writing her passion is art. She has held 3 Art Galleries in which her own work was displayed, along with works from her co-workers and the teens from her programs. Since she began blogging she covered topics like <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/09/29/new-dorp-librarys-2011-art-gallery">The Art Gallery</a> reviews and Monthly program reports for New Dorp Library. Her best works are her ongoing interviews about bands such as: <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/06/07/do-you-want-know-secret-interview-ab... Beatles</a>, <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/09/20/give-glee-a-chance">Glee</a>, <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/08/02/put-your-cherry-chapstick-kiss-inter... and <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/04/06/interview-about-nirvana">Nirvana</a>...
    <p>All we could get from her was a quick comment: &quot;With all the things I've done I would've been nothin' with out my partner in crime <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/author/robert-arrighi">Bobby 'Safety' Pins</a>.&quot;</p>
    <p>That's all folks.</p>

  • Jefferson Market Library
    jennybaum@nypl.org's picture

    <div>Jenny Baum has contributed to the article &ldquo;<span><a href="http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/handbook-research-practices-outcomes-v... Presence in Virtual Worlds</a></span>&rdquo; in the <a href="http://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-practices-outcomes-virt... of Research on Practices and Outcomes in Virtual Worlds and Environments</span></em></a>. In her free time, she has been known to watch too much <a href="http://nypl.bibliocommons.com/search?t=smart&amp;q=reality television&amp;commit=Search&amp;searchOpt=catalogue">reality television</a>.</div>

  • Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library For the Performing Arts
    jmegraw@nypl.org's picture

    <p>When not shepherding researchers through the treasures of the Library For the Performing Arts, Jeremy Megraw&nbsp;is <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/author/jeremy-megraw">blogging about them</a>.&nbsp;He is the recipient of the 2012 Ruth and Arthur Feder Award for Service to the Library's Public. Off-desk time is spent in his Photograph Librarian cap, cataloging the Theatre Division&rsquo;s 2 million-strong photograph collection in the <a href="http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm">Digital Gallery</a> and occasionally blogging about the random marvels he encounters there. His leisure time is spent frolicking with his kids, reading literary and speculative fiction, and sneaking in episodes of Scandinavian TV crime dramas. Current obsessions include 19th-century Vaudeville, cinema, narrative theory, and forensic entomology.</p>

  • Mid-Manhattan Library, Art and Picture Collections

    <p>&nbsp;Jessica Cline is a librarian with the Art and Picture Collections of the Mid-Manhattan Library. She blogs about fine arts, design and poetry and leads book discussions through The Reader&rsquo;s Den.</p>

  • Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Rare Book Division
    jessica_pigza@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Jessica has worked at NYPL since 2007, and she is currently the assistant curator in the Library's Rare Book Division. She shares details on the rare, the curious, and the wonderful in the world of <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/division/rare-books">Rare Books</a>, and she also writes on handmade material culture, DIY, and handicrafts at <a href="http://www.nypl.org/voices/blogs/blog-channels/hand-made">Hand-Made</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

  • Morris Park

    <p>I work with the teens at the Morris Park Branch Library. I blog for the branch and I&nbsp;enjoy writing about books and the wonderful programs that we offer here at the library. I am mostly a fiction lover weather for teens&nbsp;or adults so those are&nbsp;the books I usually choose&nbsp;to critique. Sad stories full of teen angst are my favorites. However, I also love writing about food memoirs, and in my estimation,&nbsp;food is definitely the tie that binds all humans.&nbsp;</p>

  • Grand Central Branch Library
    jflood@nypl.org's picture

    <p>John Flood has been a librarian with The New York Public Library since 1993.</p>

  • Music Division, Library for the Performing Arts

    <p>&nbsp;Jonathan Hiam is the Curator of the American Music Collection and The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. &nbsp;He has been with LPA since 2008.</p>

  • Chatham Square Library
    karenginman@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Karen has been with the New York Public Library since 2009. &nbsp;Prior to becoming a librarian, she was a certified teacher of French and English Literature for 8 years. Karen enjoys curating and hosting <a href="http://bit.ly/almodovar-nypl">film series</a>.&nbsp; When blogging, she writes about places she <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/06/17/reading-list-new-orleans">visits</a>... the <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/03/19/mystery-picasso-film">art</a> she enjoys. &nbsp;Come visit Karen at <a href="http://www.nypl.org/locations/chatham-square">Chatham Square Library</a>!</p>

  • Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Collection Strategy
    kgisonny@nypl.org's picture

    Karen Gisonny is Helen Bernstein Librarian for Periodicals at the New York Public Library. She is curator of the Library's collection of small press books, contemporary poetry, and serials. She collaborates with CLMP and Academy of American Poets to host programs highlighting these collections and also coordinates the Helen Bernstein Book Award for excellence in Journalism.

  • Science, Industry and Business Library
    kljohnson@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Twelve years at SIBL&mdash;reformed serial career-changer&mdash;seeking to better illuminate SIBL's collections, services and happenings.</p>

  • Director, Science, Industry and Business Library
    kmcdonough@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Kristin McDonough is the daughter of a librarian and the mother of one, too. Over the course of her four decade career, she has been lucky enough to serve the libraries of two great New York institutions &mdash; the City University of New York, on the College of Staten Island and Baruch campuses, and NYPL where she opened SIBL in 1996. 42 years of creative colleagues, vibrant collections, and curious clienteles have convinced her that libraries are the ultimate connectors. More often than not her posts celebrate these connections.</p>

  • Communications & Marketing
    laurarietz@nypl.org's picture

    Laura Rietz is a Digital Media Producer for NYPL's Communications & Marketing department. When she's not curating content for the nypl.org homepage or shooting and editing videos for NYPL's YouTube channel, she enjoys eating adventurous food, incurring overdue fines at the Mid-Manhattan Library, and acting like a fool with her tiny Boston Terrier/Chihuahua mix, Chloe. She once finished third in her elementary school spelling bee, eliminated for misspelling "interpret." It haunts her to this day.

  • Reference and Research Services
    llampasone@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Lauren has been at NYPL&nbsp;since 2004, and has experience in both reference work and technology training. As the digital producer in Reference and Research Services, she helps to support staff blogging at NYPL. She has also blogged about <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/07/19/recipes-reluctant-camper">camping</a>, <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/09/13/library-way">quotations</a>, <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2013/06/06/national-doughnut-day">doughnuts</a>, <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/07/30/trivial-pursuit-useless-information"..., and <a href="http://www.nypl.org/voices/blogs/blog-channels/ereading-room">e-books</a>. In 2011, Lauren was a recipient of the Bertha Franklin Feder Award for Outstanding Service in Librarianship.</p>

  • Children's Center at 42nd Street
    llareau@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Louise Lareau is a second generation librarian that hails from a small blueberry farm in Quebec.&nbsp; She is the only member of her family without a green thumb.&nbsp; Louise has been working at NYPL since 1997 and is currently the Managing Librarian at the <a href="http://www.nypl.org/locations/schwarzman/childrens-center-42nd-street">C... Center at 42nd Street</a>.&nbsp; Louise was nine when she discovered the <a href="http://nypl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/17314743052907_tales_of_a_fourth... of a Fourth Grade Nothing</a> by Judy Blume.&nbsp; It is still one of her favorite books and no matter how old she gets, Peter and Fudge&rsquo;s antics still make her laugh.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

  • Science, Industry and Business Library
    mcohen@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Madeleine Cohen is the assistant director of NYPL's Science, Industry and Business Library. She has an MA from the City University of New York Graduate Center, where she specialized in the intersection of technology and society. She also has an MLS from Queens College, City University of New York. She has worked at NYPL for more than 20 years.</p>

  • Science, Industry and Business Library
    magdalenechan@nypl.org's picture

    <p>Magdalene Chan is a librarian and a career coach at SIBL.&nbsp; Prior to joining the Library, she was a career counselor at the Borough of Manhattan&nbsp;Community College, CUNY, and a school guidance counselor in New York City public schools.&nbsp; She holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Queens's College, CUNY, and received her Master's degree in Counseling Education from NYU and her Master's degree in Library and Information Science from Long Island University.&nbsp; She did some research on International Education on a doctoral level at NYU.</p>

  • Mid-Manhattan
    mariannavertsman@nypl.org's picture

    Marianna became a librarian to satisfy her own esurient, insatiable and omnivorous curiosity. When not answering questions from the public, she still questions everything. Her occasional inability to answer a self-imposed inquiry relating to a logically muddled and obscure subject made her susceptible to frequent episodes of existential angst. To distract herself from a state of semi-permanent cognitive dissonance, she has developed a number of esoteric obsessions. They currently consist of platypuses, personality disorders, poetry, Common Core, military history, oratory, snobbery and contemporary Russian literature.

  • Ask NYPL

    <p>Matthew J. Boylan is a Senior Reference Librarian with ASK&nbsp;NYPL of The New York Public Library</p>

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    <p>Maura Muller is the Volunteer Manager at The New York Public Library since 2000. She is active in the New York Association of Volunteer Managers and the Volunteer Program Managers of NYC's Cultural Institutions. In her spare time she homeschools her son and is an Eagle Watch volunteer for the Basha Kill Area Association and a volunteer 4H activities leader.&nbsp;</p>

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    <div>I like to attend the terrific programs for children and teens that The New York Public Library provides, and I am <i>very </i>happy to have the opportunity to blog about them to inform the public. Let me know what you think of my blogs!</div>
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    <div>In addition to working in public libraries in and around the New York City and Philadelphia area, I have also worked in academic libraries, corporate libraries, and have been a solo librarian for a synagogue, music school, and preschool. I love public libraries and having the opportunity to provide information services to those who need it most.</div>
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  • Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
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    <p>A graduate of Goldsmiths College, London, and the Pratt Institute, Philip is interested in research of all kinds, particularly in genealogy, and building history. He currently teaches classes in New York City house history research, and immigration as it pertains to genealogical research. He was formerly a recommended researcher at the&nbsp;Brooklyn Historical Society.</p>

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    <p>Children's Librarian at the Jefferson Market Branch Library</p>

  • New Dorp Library
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    <p>Rob Arrighi is a small speck in the universe. Since the universe is expanding, Rob's place in the universe is getting smaller and smaller. This has no correlation to how inconsequential his blogs are. The one saving grace is that his blogs are mercifully short and mildly entertaining. If you feel froggy, <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/author/robert-arrighi">jump</a>.</p>

  • Francis Martin Branch Library
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    <p>Ruth Rodriguez is currently a Senior Librarian at the Francis Martin Branch Library&nbsp;in the Bronx. When she is not working at her branch, she is visiting other branches and borrowing books. Her favorite pastimes include reading children's books, looking up information on <a href="http://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases">databases</a>, and <a href="http://nypl.bibliocommons.com/search?t=keyword&amp;search_category=keywo... in her studio in Harlem. She is also a fan of writing in third person.</p>

  • Learning & Development Specialist, Office of Staff Development
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    <p>Shawn Donohue is a Learning and Development Specialist at NYPL with a focus on technology training for NYPL Staff. Besides working in the fields of education, training and technology, Shawn has a deep love of music.&nbsp; Having written extensively on his own, Shawn contributes to the&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.nypl.org/voices/blogs/blog-channels/popular-music">Popular Music Blog Channel</a></em> with a focus on the <em><a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/author/shawn-donohue">Great Music You Might Have Missed</a></em> NYPL Blog Series. &nbsp;Having written hundred's of <a href="http://www.glidemagazine.com/articles/52198/the-white-stripes.html">music reviews</a>, <a href="http://www.glidemagazine.com/articles/56812/the-rough-seven-give-up-your... interviews</a>, and <a href="http://www.rockthebodyelectric.com/">launched his own site focused on popular music</a>, Shawn has been actively following the popular music scene for years and brings a unique voice to NYPL Blogs. &nbsp;Not only a critic, he has also <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angels-Vagabonds/271063019599096">creates music</a> and hopes to bring a life long fan perspective to shaping tunes. &nbsp;</p>

  • Mulberry Branch
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    <p>Sherri Liberman joined the New York Public Library in 2005, and currently resides at the Mulberry Street&nbsp;branch as a Senior Librarian. She is the author of the reference book <em><a href="http://nypl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/19113999052_american_food_by_the... Food by the Decades</a>&nbsp;</em>and <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Historical-Azerbaijan-Atlases-Central-Middle/dp/B0... Historical Atlas of Azerbaijan</a></em>. She has never been to Azerbaijan, but if ever the opportunity arises, she will surely blog about it.</p>

  • 125th Street

    Stephanie Pamphile has been with The New York Public Library for almost seven years. She started as a Librarian Trainee while attending Queens College. Stephanie was a recipient of the Irene Diamond Scholarship, which funded her MLS pursuit. She is the children's librarian at the 125th Street Branch Library. In her spare time, she researches cool places in New York City for family-oriented fun and is an avid fan of Doctor Who and Sherlock.

  • Special Formats Processing, Library for the Performing Arts

    <p>Tara D. Kelley, MLIS, is the Audiovisual Specialist for the Mikhail Baryshnikov Archive at Library for the Performing Arts. She is an alumna of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at George Eastman House and the recipient of their 2011 Pordenone Fellowship.&nbsp;</p>