LACUNY Institute 2023


Thursday, May 11th

Opening Session (10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)

Plenary with Professor Sarah Aponte, Dr. Brenda M. Greene, and Dr. Christina Katopodis (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

Concurrent Panels (11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.)

Panel 1 (Individual Presentations)

“Making a Space for DEI – Exploring Social Justice, Intercultural Skills, and Professional Development in LIS”

Presenters: Rajesh Singh, St. John’s University & Elizabeth Macaluso, St. John’s University

“Unpacking Information Privilege & Diversity for Teacher Education Students as Professional Development Learning”

Presenter: Raymond Pun, Alder Graduate School of Education

“The Imposter Among Us: How Imposter Syndrome Among Racialized Information Professionals is Fueled by Diversity Discourses”

Presenter: Tina Liu, Wilfrid Laurier University

Panel 2 (Interactive Presentation)

“Making Publishing Less Painful: Shifting to a Relational Peer-Review Process”

Presenters: Nicole Pagowsky, University of Arizona Libraries; Sajni Lacey, University of British Columbia; Kristina Clement, Kennesaw State University & Lalitha Nataraj, California State University San Marcos

Panel 3 (Interactive Presentation)

“Peer Specialists and the Library”

Presenter: Sine Rofofsky, SUNY Schenectady

Concurrent Panels (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Panel 4 (Submitted Panel)

“Race and Racism in Academic Libraries”

Presenter: Curtis Kendrick, Binghamton University

Panel 5 (Individual Presentations)

“Workin’ Mom: Sharing My Story”

Presenter: Patty McGowan, Borough of Manhattan Community College Library

“Improving Disability Inclusion Through Professional Development”

Presenter: Carli Spina, FIT Library

“How Motivation and Increased Productivity Can Lead to Burnout”

Presenter: Madeline Ruggeiro, Queensborough Community College

Panel 6 (Alternate Session)

“Perspectives on Open Education and Professional Development”

Presenter: Melissa Chim, Excelsior University

Friday, May 12th

Concurrent Panels (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)

Panel 7 (Individual Presentations)

“Engaging in a Cross-Disciplinary Community of Practice to Build Scholarship”

Presenter: Michelle Ehrenpreis, Lehman College

“Turbo Charge Your Professional Development on an Award Committee”

Presenter: Aryssa Damron, DC Public Library

“Professional Development and Faculty Status for Librarians at the City University of New York (CUNY)”

Presenter: Janet Munch, Lehman College

Panel 8 (Submitted Panel)

“Racial Healing and Counterspace Support for BIPOC Library Employees”

Presenters: Katherine Freedman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Isabel Espinal, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; María Rios, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Anne Graham, University of Massachusetts, Amherst & Suenita Berube, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Panel 9 (Interactive Presentation)

“Improving Conversation: Assisting Hard of Hearing and Visual Impairments”

Presenter: Amy Dye-Reeves, Texas Tech University

Concurrent Panels (11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

Panel 10 (Interactive Presentation)

“Beyond the Paywall: Dominican Open Access & Open Educational Resources”

Presenters: Sarah Aponte, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, The City College of New York & Jhensen Ortíz, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, The City College of New York

Panel 11 (Interactive Presentation)

“Designing a Knowledge-Share Session to Support Informal Leadership”

Presenters: Linda Miles, Hostos Community College – CUNY & Susanne Markgren, Manhattan College

Panel 12 (Interactive Presentation)

“Should I Stay or Should I Go?”

Presenters: Danielle Apfelbaum, Farmingdale State College & Kathryn Machin, Farmingdale State College

Concurrent Panels (12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

Panel 13 (Interactive Presentation)

“Academic Librarians Becoming Open Access Publishers (and Advocates)”

Presenter: Mark Aaron Polger, College of Staten Island, City University of New York

Panel 14 (Interactive Presentation)

“Selfdetermined Learning: Unconferencing as a Tactic for Professional Development”

Presenters: Jen Hoyer, New York City College of Technology & Matt Herbison, Drexel University College of Medicine

Panel 15 (Interactive Presentation)

“Leaning into Our Differences: Creating inclusive mentoring experiences for librarians in the United States”

Presenters: Melissa Laning, University of Louisville Libraries; Tiffney Gipson-Goodwin, University of Louisville Libraries & Latisha Reynolds, University of Louisville Libraries

Closing Session (1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)