Professor Jane Dorfman
Professor Jane Dorfman has served as a reference librarian in various academic and special libraries including Columbia University and The New York Botanical Garden. During her career she has curated exhibits and collaborated on museum quality publications. She holds a B.A. in History and Archaeology from Hunter College, MLS and M.Ed from Columbia University and an archival certificate from the Palmer School of Information Science.
Professor Nancy Foasberg
Prof. Foasberg is an Assistant Professor and Humanities Librarian at Queens College. She joined the library faculty in 2008 and holds a Master's degree in English from California State University, Chico and a Master's degree in Library Science from Drexel University. She is the bibliographer for English, Comparative Literature and Drama, Theatre and Dance and also has experience in teaching composition.
Professor Subash Gandhi
Prof. Gandhi is an Associate Professor & Science Librarian at Queens College. He holds a Master's degree in Library & Information Science and also a M.Sc. degree in Geology from the University of Western Ontario (Canada). He has extensive and diverse teaching experience from several university libraries. As an instructor for this course, he has developed an ideal course outline and hands-on exercises for potential students from all disciplines and backgrounds. He is confident that after completing this course, the students will be:
- Self-reliant in searching the CUNY Catalog;
- Able to search other electronic databases;
- Knowledgeable in basic techniques of Internet searching, including search engines;
- Able to use advanced research skills to compete their class assignments and research projects.
Professor Galina Letnikova (adjunct)
Prof. Letnikova holds a Master of Arts degree in Education from Moscow State Linguistic University and an MLS from Queens College. From 2002 to 2009, she was an Assistant Professor and Internet Librarian at Lehman College, CUNY. She taught Library Instruction classes and created various handouts and exercises for the basic English 110 classes, Music classes and specialized Literature classes. Since Fall 2009, she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science of Queens College, CUNY. She teaches courses in Reference Services and Resources (General and Social Sciences). Her research interests embrace usability studies of academic library Web sites in their relation to the assessment of the users' information literacy skills.
Professor Diane Lipken (adjunct)
Prof. Lipken is an adjunct instructor at Queens College and a part-time reference librarian at Iona College. She holds an MLS from Queens College, an Ed.M in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education/Counseling from Columbia University, and a BA and MA in history from Rutgers University. Previously, she was an adjunct librarian at Lehman and Brooklyn Colleges. She also worked for many years in college student services, including counseling disadvantaged students at a community college.
Professor LuAnn Lupia
Prof. Lupia is an adjunct instructor at Queens College. She holds an MLS from Queens College and an MA in Education from the George Washington University. She worked as a part-time reference librarian at Queens College and Brooklyn College. Before becoming a librarian she taught Spanish at the secondary level in New York and in Maryland.
Professor James Tasato Mellone
Prof. Mellone is an Associate Professor of Library and Social Sciences Librarian at the Queens College Libraries. He is the bibliographer for Anthropology, Asian Studies, Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology. Professor Mellone holds an MLS in Information Science & Policy from the University at Albany, an MA in History from Binghamton University, and a BA in History from St. Joseph's College (NY). A member of the library faculty since 2000, his previous positions include Reference/Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Hofstra University and Head of Interlibrary Loan at Binghamton University. His research interests are in modern European history and western intellectual history. Professor Mellone teaches the 2-credit course LIB 150: Fundamentals of Library Research in the Social Sciences.
Professor Simone Yearwood
Prof. Yearwood is an Assistant Professor and the Head of Access Services and Resource Sharing Librarian at Queens College. She is the bibliographer for Urban Studies. Professor Yearwood joined the library staff in April 1997, holds a BA in Sociology, MLS, and a MA in Urban Affairs, all from Queens College. In addition to teaching the 1-credit Library 100 course, Professor Yearwood is an adjunct Assistant Professor with the Graduate School of Library and Information Science department where she teaches the 3-credit course LBSCI701: Foundations of Library and Information Science and LBSCI721: Introduction to Library Public Services.
Professor Jeffrey Zahn
Prof. Zahn is an adjunct instructor at Queens College as well as the Librarian in charge of the Townsend Harris High School Library. He has taught humanities, writing and ESL courses at Hostos Community College, Lehman College and Bronx Community College. He holds a BA and MA in English from City College, NY, an MA in TESOL from Hunter College, CUNY, and has an MLS from Queens College, CUNY.