Michael joined Syracuse University in 2001, and has worked in both academic and non-academic library and research environments since the early 1980s. He holds a bachelors degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, a master of arts in broadcasting from San Francisco State University and an MLIS degree, with emphasis on academic librarianship, from the University of Texas at Austin. He has also served on the adjunct faculty at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, instructing both undergraduates and graduate students. Prior to his arrival at Syracuse, Michael was a reference librarian at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Michael’s focus in academic librarianship has included the convergence between audiovisual media and librarianship, administration and assessment of academic libraries and the changing nature of library instructional services.
Contributions to Books
Gathering Information, 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College: The Know-How You Need to Succeed. (2012)
Getting Information From Published Sources, The Maxwell Manual for Good Citizenship: Public Policy Skills in Action (2007)
Creating the customer driven library: Building on the bookstore model.[book review], LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal (2007)
Information Literacy Instruction in Higher Education: Trends and Issues (with Abby Kasowitz-Scheer), ERIC Digest [ED465375]. Syracuse University: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology (2002)
Students today face a daily explosion of information resources and the challenge of using these...