Hello, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Community!
I am the new Information Literacy Librarian in the Library, and I am really excited to be here! As a native New Yorker and raised by resilient Dominican parents, it is empowering to see myself represented in the diverse student body at John Jay. I began my career at the New York Public Library as supporting staff advancing to supervising librarian after completing a Master of Science in library and information science. For the past thirteen years, I have served New Jersey City University (NCJU) as Special Projects Librarian and Information Literacy Coordinator, rising to Head of Periodicals, Media, and Government Documents. During my tenure at NJCU, I completed a Master of Arts in educational psychology which prepared me to teach introduction and research level undergraduate psychology courses. To further my educational aspirations, I am pursuing doctoral studies at St. John’s University and my dissertation focus is on culturally responsive teaching approaches in library instruction. While new to John Jay, my CUNY origins commenced over a decade ago as a non-teaching adjunct reference librarian at the A. Philip Randolph Memorial Library at Borough of Manhattan Community College. I look forward to seeing many of you in the Library.