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Tutor profile: James M.

James M.
Librarian and Researcher
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About James

About James
I am an experienced librarian and researcher who straddles the arts, sciences, and information science fields. My background is in history, but I work in the science center at a major research institution's library.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I teach between 15-20 hour-long bibliographic instruction and research skills sessions per semester. For these, the level can vary from undergraduate up through professional level researcher.
New York University
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Master's Degree
2016 - 2020
Long Island University
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2016 - 2018
Lewis & Clark College
Art History
Bachelor's Degree
2008 - 2012

Work Experience

Work Experience
Hunger Free America, New York, NY, Food Security Research Volunteer
2019 - Present
Identify and build relationships with state-wide data sources that collect reproducible information on food pantries, soup kitchens, and nutrition distribution centers for HFA’s centralized, national food security database. Collect, verify, clean, and submit program and source-level data into HFA’s system, to help 2020 revision of local Vermont and Kansas, “Statewide Guide to Food and Assistance.”
NYU Division of Libraries, Science Reference Associate
2017 - Present
Assist undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional level patrons with science and business research, reference, and collection inquiries in person, electronically, or by telephone. Participate in the development and delivery of marketing and outreach content and events, including a social media presence. Teach research instruction and develop tutorials as part of NYU’s Division of Libraries’ instruction program for undergraduate and graduate students. Create and develop pedagogically thoughtful library research guides for science...
Shortwave-stories.com, Information Specialist and Librarian for Data Mining & Management
2018 - 2018
Develop a library of one million public domain audio works. Research collections of online public domain audio repositories and databases. Develop a data management system with the company’s end goal and the user’s experience in mind. Mine and download thousands of audio files per week. Collect and clean files’ metadata. Attach subject heading/genre and collection metadata to files. Incorporate ID3v2.3.0 file tags into mp3s. Translate metadata and original files into a master repository.
New York University Division of Libraies, Science Reference Assistant
2017 - 2017
Provided a variety of reference, instruction, and consultation services, particularly for science, health science, and business-focused patron populations. Aided students and researchers in using PubMed, CINAHL, Web of Science, Scopus, and Embase. Revitalized and synthesized survey information on in-person consultation inquiries.
Columbia University Libraries, Ask A Librarian Intern
2017 - 2017
Delivered multidisciplinary online reference for Columbia’s Ask-A-Librarian service. Generated research briefs to inform research guides and decision-making for the Science & Engineering Library, as well as the Business & Economics Library. Led and conducted a research project that gathered and synthesized information on instruction and workshop classes for ten ivy league-plus science libraries over a five-year span.

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