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We offer both general and discipline-specific library research training sessions for students, faculty, and staff, in order to familiarize them with library resources and give them an introduction to basic research techniques. Training can be held in the library training room, in your classroom, or even at a satellite location. We can also meet online via WebEx/eLearn. Sessions held during your regular classtime will reach the most students and we will target sources and services for your particular needs.

Williams Staff Member

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Office:  1313
Phone:201 216 XXXX
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Romel Espinel

I have more than 6 years of experience working in colleges and universities teaching & developing technology for college students to become critical thinkers about information and media literacies, using active and problem-based instruction. I am active leader in developing educational resources for online use by all members of the Stevens community.

Education:

Pratt Institute, MS, Library & Information Science, 2009, • Beta Phi Mu Theta
Rutgers University, MA (in progress)
New Jersey City University, BA 1990-1994
 

Research & Publications

• Espinel, R. (2016). Question Authority and be An Authority: The Future Belongs to Us.  Forthcoming Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook. Association of College & Research Libraries Press.

• Espinel, R., Valenti, A. (2015, January).  Roads? Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads: Paving Your Own Path with Open Source Library Guides.  VALE New Jersey Annual Users' Conference 2015.  Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey.  Breakout session.

Espinel, R., Beninghove, L., Orlofsky, V.L., Horowitz, E. (2014, January).  Flipping the Script: Using Videos as Instructional Tools to Flip the Information Literacy Class.  VALE New Jersey Annual Users' Conference 2014.  Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey.  Breakout session.

Espinel, R. & Beninghove, L. (2013) Getting Dirty: Students Dig Though Achives to Discover a City and Their University and Create Web-Based Library Media. Poster Presentation at New Jersey Library Association 2013 Conference.

•Espinel, R., Deptula, M., & Wilkins. (2013) Presence and Value of Mobile Apps in the New Jersey Academic Environment . Virtual Academic Library Association Annual User's Conference. January 4, 2013.

•Espinel, R. & Stoler, D. (2012). Search & Destroy: Students as Agents of Knowledge Sharing through Library Displays . A paper given at the First Annual Berkeley College Conference on Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking. October 20, 2012.

• Espinel, R. (2012) Mobility Now! Or the Importance of Developing a Mobile Library Website Poster Presentation. 2012 New Jersey Librarian Association Annual Conference

• Espinel, R. (2010) Non-Linear Learning for A New Generation of Students Poster presentation. Virtual Academic Library Association (VALE) Winter 2010 Conference.

Library Service

Web Services Librarian
Stevens Institute of Technology  -  August 2012 – Present (2 years 9 months)Hoboken, NJ

  • Design & manage the Samuel C. Williams Library's web pages and social media.
  • Conduct research for human computer interactions
  • Develop and Implement usability testing of students, faculty and Stevens Community
  • Coordinated collaboration with Marketing and Information Systems for best practices and standards
  • Teach library classes in information literacy and critical thinking
  • Developed workshops for information searching, accessing and evaluating sources
  • Developed instructional media, specifically videos for off-campus student access
  • Coordinated the implementation of course-specific library guides using libguides

Reference & Instruction Librarian
Berkeley College  -  February 2009 – August 2012 (3 years 7 months) NYC, NY

  • Liaison to English and General Education Departments
  • Active & problem-based learning instruction for onsite and online classes
  • Delivered electronic tutorials using Jing and Camtasia screen capturing software.
  • Built interactive presentations for online instruction
  • Proficient in delivering ACRL Performance Standards and Outcomes for Information Literacy
  • Programmed curriculum for online and onsite English courses
  • Integrated iClicker devices for instruction and assessment
  • Libguides committee member for implementation and development
  • Information Literacy Committee member
  • Developed and promoted information literacy programs for the college community

Information Architect and Web Designer Internship
Association of College and Research Libraries - Summer 2008

  • Designed and upgraded ACRL's Scholarly Communication web page by using open source Drupal content management system;
  • Responsible for building community website that integrated many Web 2.0 functions;
  • Migrated and organized content from previous standard HTML site to Drupal site
  • Conducted competitive analysis, user interviews and arranged card sorting for developing label systems and taxonomies;
  • Site launched in November 2008.


Instruction Librarian Internship
Barnard College Library September 2007 - December 2007

  • Assisted senior librarian in instructional practices of librarians
  • Researched Instructional assessment practices

Leadership

• Co-Chair Technology Committee - New Jersey Library Association-College & University Section
• Member - Association of Colleges & Research Libraries Innovations Committee (2009-2011)
• Member - VALE NJ Users’ Conference Organizing Committee (Fall 2009)
• President - School of Information and Library Science Student Association - 2008 – 2009

Professional Societies

•American Library Association (ALA)
•Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
•American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
• New Jersey Library Assoication

 

Leah Loscutoff

Archives and Special Collections Librarian

Phone: 201.216.5416

Fax: 201.216.8319

 

Course Reserves

Certain items that prove to be high-demand/high-usage are housed separately from the regular collection and have a shorter borrowing period to facilitate fair access. Selected titles are entered into the Reserve Collection at the request of faculty or Library Staff and are shelved behind the Circulation Services desk. Reserve books can be borrowed for 2 hours and can only be used in the Library. Faculty seeking to place Library Books on reserve must complete a Reserve Book Form. The Library will then take care of either pulling books from the shelves or ordering them if necessary. Forms should be completed as thoroughly as possible. Forms and material should be sent to the attention of John Cruz.

Below is a listing of our Reserve Materials.

Reserve Course Materials

Reserve course materials include homework assignments, examination questions & answers, old examinations, etc., that faculty have placed on Reserve in order to provide convenient access for their students. These materials, arranged by Course #, can be borrowed for 2 hours and can only be used in the Library. Faculty wanting to place course material on reserve should complete a Course Material Reserve Form and submit it along with the material being sent to the Library. Please note that it is important that all items on the form be completed as thoroughly as possible. Forms and material should be sent to the attention of John Cruz.

Reserve Periodicals

A small number of popular periodical titles are kept at the Circulation Desk for a current rolling 3-month period. Reserve periodicals can be borrowed for 2 hours & can only be used in the Library.

 

Study & Meeting Rooms

Library Study and Meeting Room Information

The S.C. Williams Library has 10 study rooms for individuals or groups between 4 and 10 and are available to all Stevens students, faculty, and staff.  Please read the room policy pages for additional information.

Media Room 209

Gift of the Class of 2010

Table seating up to 10 people
Minimum 4 people required
Interactive board
Special dry-erase markers, interactive pen, batteries, and eraser available at the Circulation Services Desk.

Group Study Room 210

Table seating up to 10 people
Minimum 4 people required
White board
Large east-facing window
Flat screen display for laptop connection

Study Room
309

Each room seats up to 4 people
Minimum 2 people required
Quiet study only
South-side of hallway

Study Rooms
311

Each room seats up to 4 people
Minimum 2 people required
Quiet study only
South-side of hallway

Study Rooms
312, 314, 316, 318

Each room seats 2 students
North-side of hallway
Quiet study only
Window in door

Study Room 310

Seats 1 student
North-side of hallway
Quiet study only

 

NEW!!

Burchard Team Room, 127-B
Burchard Team Room, 127-B

 

Seats up to 10 students.
Hours:
Monday through Friday:
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please read the policies for this study area here

 

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