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About Anamika Megwalu

Anamika Megwalu is an Academic Liaison Librarian at San Jose State University. She has conducted research and published articles on teaching strategies, the use of Second Life in teaching and learning, and academic social networking. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as The Reference Librarian and Science & Children. She has also written reviews for CHOICE and ARBA (American Reference Books Annual). Dr. Megwalu is a peer-reviewer for the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and the Subject Editor of Computer and Information Technologies for RCL/ ACRL. Currently, she has been continuing her research on the use of social networking tools in scholarly communication.
In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Megwalu is also involved in public service; in 2012, she organized a book drive and helped establish the first-ever library for the children of Mikundi Primary School in Malawi through the African Library Project.


August 2016 - Present Librarian, San Jose State University University Library
February 2016 - August 2016 Research & Instruction Librarian, Stanford University ‐ Lane Medical Library
August 2015 - December 2015 Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute - Main ‐ School of Information
February 2007 - December 2015 Assistant Professor/Librarian, York College ‐ Library
September 2006 - January 2007 Library Teacher, St. Athanasius School ‐ Library

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2014 - 2015 Member, CUNY Central Librarian Search Committee
2014 - 2015 Member, First Reader Program, York College
2013 - 2015 Member, Library Personnel & Budget Committee
2012 - 2015 Member, Admissions Committee (York College Senate Standing Committee)
2012 - 2015 Member, Education Committee, Society for Scholarly Publishing
2012 - 2015 Member, Society for Scholarly Publishing Education Committee
2011 - 2015 Member, Association for Library and Information Science Education
2010 - 2015 Member, Curriculum Committee, York College
2007 - 2015 Member, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, York College
2007 - 2015 Member, Electronic resources Advisory Council, CUNY
2008 - 2011 Member, GenEd Taskforce, York College
2008 - 2009 Secretary, Curriculum Committee, York College
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Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Honorary Representative for the Ph.D. in Information Studies, Long Island University.
  • Graduate Student Award from Technology, Knowledge, and Society: Common Ground Publishing (2012) for significant scholastic achievement and leadership skills.


2014 PhD, Long Island University ‐ Information Studies
2006 M.S., Florida State University ‐ Library and Information Studies
2004 B.A., University of Guelph ‐ Computing and Information Science
2002 B.S., McMaster University ‐ Mathematical Science

Book Chapters (2)

Books (1)

Peer-Reviewed Articles (17)

Newsletter Articles (4)

Webinars (1)