Maura A. Smale

I'm an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Library Instruction in the Library at New York City College of Technology, CUNY. I coordinate our information literacy and research instruction program, encompassing teaching, outreach, and collaboration with students and faculty at City Tech. I'm also a Co-PI for the U.S. Department of Education Title V grant-funded project A Living Laboratory, serving as Institutionalization Lead for the City Tech OpenLab, an open digital platform for teaching, learning, and collaboration.

My background includes a PhD in Anthropology and a Masters of Library and Information Science, which are brought together in one of my current research projects: a multi-campus ethnographic study of the scholarly habits and academic culture of undergraduates at CUNY. Other research interests include using games in teaching and learning, open access publishing and new models of scholarly communication, critical information literacy, and instructional technology.

Contact: msmale AT citytech DOT cuny DOT edu