Ourida Oubraham, director of the Samuel C. Williams Library, is pleased to announce the appointment of Victoria Ludas Orlofsky as the new Instruction & Scholarly Communication Librarian. Ms. Orlofsky will be responsible for teaching graduate and undergraduate information literacy classes as well as designing and implementing a scholarly communication program within the library. The scholarly communication program will facilitate discussions about the latest developments in the academic publishing process, including topics like copyright, authors' rights, open access, intellectual property, and more.
Vicky comes to the library from Pratt Institute's Brooklyn Campus Library, where she worked as the Evening and Weekend Public Services Assistant. In this position she coordinated the school-wide library user satisfaction survey, worked with the library's instructional technologies, and supervised the circulation and reference student workers.
A New Jersey native, Vicky graduated from Pratt Institute's School of Information & Library Science in 2012, where she co-authored a conference paper on ebooks in academic libraries. She also received an M.A. in Liberal Studies from the Graduate Center (City University of New York), and a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University. For more information, see Vicky's profile page here.