Contributors

Meet the writers, editors and photographers featured in B2E.

Joy M. Banks

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Joy M. Banks, MSLS, is a consultant specializing in helping GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) organizations. With more than ten years of professional library and archive experience, her consulting strengths include project management and review; cataloging and digitization projects; documentation review and writing; and grant writing assistance. Joy currently serves at the Past-Chair of the Museums, Arts, & Humanities Division of SLA and is a member of the Florida & Caribbean Chapter.

Joy holds a MS in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a BA in English from Florida Southern College.

For more information on Joy, please visit her website.

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Colleen McClowry

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Colleen McClowry lives in Brooklyn, NY and is currently a Knowledge Manager at Spotify. Prior to joining Spotify, she worked as a corporate librarian at Adobe in San Francisco. Originally from Chicago, she holds a BA from DePaul University and a MS in Library and Information Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Ashley Candreva

Ashley Candreva

Ashley is a student at St. John’s University in Queens, NY who is currently working on her Masters in Library and Information Science with a concentration in archives. Ashley currently works as a Graduate Assistant in the St. John’s libraries and archives, and hopes to work in an institutional archive at a museum, special library, or academic library after her graduation in May 2017.

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Alexandra Gil

Alexandra Gil
Alexandra Gil studied engineering, film, and history as an undergraduate at Duke University and spent seven years as a practicing intellectual property attorney in New York. She recently earned her MLIS from LIU Palmer, where she completed a masters project exploring how academic institutions address intellectual property issues, with recommendations for cost-effective educational initiatives. She also completed an internship at the Library of William Cullen Bryant (Cedarmere), where she gained experience in assessing rare books, engaging in conservation activities, database building, and collection policy development. After attending her first SLA Conference this year in Philadelphia, she is excited to have the opportunity to become more involved with SLA.

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Siobhan McGuinness

Siobhan McGuinnessLiving in Waterford City, Ireland Siobhan gained her MLIS from University College Dublin in 2013.
Professional achievements include collaborating with Rudai23 and is currently part of the team for @uklibchat. Committees involved in is SLA Europe’s Digital Communication Committee and recently Siobhan became part of LMD’s Professional Development Committee.
Siobhan is SLA’s LMD Early Career Advancement Award Winner 2016, and she shall be travelling to Philadelphia in June to receive her award at SLA’s 2016 Conference.
Siobhan recently completed a Library and Records Management Internship with the Heritage Council of Ireland, gaining extensive experience in library collections management, archives, and records management, project initiation and scoping, publications management, and conference planning and organisation.
You can always find Siobhan at her twitter account: @shivguinn. 
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Robin O’Hanlon

Profile_PicRobin O’Hanlon, MIS, is the public services manager at the Levy Library at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Prior to her work at Levy Library, she was head of access services at University of California Merced and in access services at University of Western States in Portland, OR. O’Hanlon graduated with a Master of Information Studies from University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information. She has presented at regional and national conferences on staff training and on customer service in libraries.

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Davis Erin Anderson

Davis Erin Anderson is Community Engagement Manager at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). She received her Master of Science in Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute in 2013. Davis is proud to have received SLA’s Rising Star Award and to have been included in Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers Class of 2012.

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Rina Krautwirth

Rina KrautwirthRina Krautwirth graduated the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Queens College with a Master’s in Library and Information Science in May of 2015. She currently works in an academic library and interns for a digital manuscripts project. She majored in Biology as an undergraduate and later served as a volunteer research assistant in an Endocrinology laboratory and in a Cell Biology and Pathology laboratory. Her focus within her library studies has been on applying information science to the natural sciences and to medical research.

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Stella Sigal

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Stella is an MSLIS candidate student at Pratt Institute, with a concentration in archives, and is SLA@Pratt chapter President.  When not at Pratt, she works at both the Morgan Library and Museum and the Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She loves to bake in her spare time and to spend her Sundays at Fort Tryon Park.

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Coral Salomón

SalomonCoral Salomón was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She completed her Bachelors of Arts in International Relations, with concentrations in Latin America and Environment & Development, at Boston University. After graduating, she had the opportunity to work as a research assistant in Costa Rica where she georeferenced land-use maps of central Costa Rica for future academic reference. As a MLIS candidate, she is honing her skills in archiving, instruction and research with the hopes of promoting information literacy.

Coral currently works as a library reference and archives assistant at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College and is interning at the Democracy Now! Archives department.

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Raymond Pun

Ray Pun

Raymond Pun is currently the first year student success librarian in California State University in Fresno. Previously he was a reference and research services librarian in NYU Shanghai and a reference librarian in New York Public Library: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. With Davis Erin Anderson, he is a co-editor of the forthcoming volume tentatively entitled Career Transitions for Librarians: Getting A Job in Another Library to be published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2016

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Madalyn Baron

Madalyn Baron

 

Madalyn Baron is an Analyst with Interpublic Group’s Center for Marketing Intelligence. She earned her MSLIS from Pratt Institute in 2013, and Bachelors in Anthropology from SUNY Potsdam. She is an active member of SLA New York and METRO.

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Megan De Armond

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Megan De Armond is interested in archives (particularly born digital archiving, including institutional repositories), technology and how linked open data will impact library services and usage. She has experience working in museum environments and with a transit authority.

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Daniel Barron

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Daniel Barron is a student at the Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. He is the SLA NY Library School Liaison and an editor for Bridge to Excellence.

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Emily Drew

Emily Drew

Emily Drew is a Specialist for the New York Public Library, selecting material for the MyLibraryNYC Program. She received her MSLIS from Pratt Institute and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film from Purchase College. She currently serves on the Colleague Connection Committee and the Student Scholarship Committee for the SLA NY Chapter.

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Eric Dillalogue

Eric Dillalogue

Eric Dillalogue is an Assistant Director of Access and User Services at The New School Libraries. Sometimes labeled a “vampire librarian,” he works a 9pm to 5am shift and interacts with the academic creatures of the night. He holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from Drexel University. He serves as a member of the SLA NY Colleague Connection Committee and chairs the Ellis Mount Scholarship Committee.

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Sheryl Ramer

Sheryl Ramer GesoffSheryl Ramer is the director of the Health Sciences Library at Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine at Elmhurst Hospital Center. She promotes the library to health professionals, performs literature searches and teaches classes.

Sheryl has taught, “What are podcasts and what role can librarians play,” a webinar for the American Library Association. Her interview with Dr. Scott Weingart, host of EmCrit, a medical podcast, is online. She also tweets extensively about podcasts from @podcastlib.

She listens to podcasts up to 6 hours per week. Her favorite podcasts are NPR Fresh Air, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, 60 Second Science, LIVE from the NYPL, and Dear Sugar.

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Susan S. DiMattia

SUSAN S. DIMATTIA, consultant, educator and editor, served as President of SLA in 1999-2000. She has taught Introduction to the Information Professions, Special Librarianship, Library Marketing, Advocacy for Information Professionals, and Communications for Information Professionals at the Graduate School of Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute, and has been a guest lecturer on several occasions in graduate schools at Simmons, Rutgers, and Southern Connecticut State University. She worked for many years in the offices of Library Journal and has conducted consulting projects for a variety of content providers in the information field.

 

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Scott Bisogni

Scott BisogniScott Bisogni currently works in the Library and Archive Department of The American Bible Society in New York City. He has also done archival work at Columbia University and The Nassau County Photo Archives Center. He holds a MLIS from The Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University, with a Rare Books and Special Collection concentration and an Advanced Certificate in Archives and Records Management. He is also a member of the Freemasons and currently holds the position of Staff Officer for the Grand Lodge of the State of New York, where he is responsible for state wide educational programs and their instruction.

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