Library Programs² was planned and organized by the Summer 2014 class of Information Science and Technology 601, a graduate course in the Information Science program at University at Albany and our instructor, Carol Ann Germain.
Brieanna E. Chillious is pursuing her MSIS with a concentration in Archives and Records Management with the goal of achieving a career in Museum Librarianship. She is interested in Art History, Studio Art, Languages and Chemistry and spends much of her free time reading, painting or drawing. She grew up all over the world and has been able to use those experiences to inform her educational path.
Joelle Adler is a graduate of Hamilton College and is currently pursuing her MSIS in Library and Information Studies. As well as the material in her program, she enjoys studying creative writing and literature. She is considering a career in Children’s Librarianship in part due to her two younger sisters, who provide her with an interesting perspective on children.
Anne Matusiewicz has received a B.A. in literature from Bard College and an M.A. in medieval studies from the University of Connecticut. She has worked as an adjunct college instructor, researcher, legal assistant, secretary, library clerk, and tour guide. Anne is currently pursuing her M.S.I.S. in Library and Information Science, focusing on issues related to academic libraries such as information literacy. Her other interests include Dutch history in New York, historic and modern textiles, and living history. She has many unfinished novels.
Laurie Dreyer is a recent transplant to New York State from Northern California, where she earned a BA in International Relations from UCDavis. She has just started on the dual degree program at University at Albany in which she will earn an MS in Information Science and an MA in Public History. She has worked in public and academic libraries and archives and would like to explore self-directed learning in the public sphere.
Carol Anne Germain is an Information Literacy Librarian. She teaches information literacy courses, participates in reference, and develops web-based instructional resources. She is one of the co-creators of CitationFox, a citation tool developed at the University at Albany. Her research includes usability, URL persistence in academic resources, and information literacy.