I earned my MLIS from Long Island University CW Post Campus in 2010. It was the thrill of a lifetime for me, I felt that everything that had come before prepared me for this moment. I was ready to go out in the world and make my mark! After working for two years on the reference desk at B. Davis Schwartz Memorial library and my internship at Stony Brook HS Library it was clear to me how much I loved librarianship, working with colleagues and making contributions to the scholarship of the students. I recently had the opportunity to do some teaching which I found very rewarding.
I love to help students advance their education by helping to provide them with the tools that they will need for a successful academic experience and ultimately a satisfying career. I have a great love for technology, although it constantly challenges me and for the health sciences. Ultimately I realized my great love of academia and my need to continue to grow intellectually and academically led me to this career path.
I graduated from Queens College with a major in Sociology, and took 14 education credits along the way. I am married to Bob Dembin with an adult son Russ of whom I am very proud and from whom I continuously learn and who is pursuing his Masters at Brooklyn College.
I have recently begun a position as Learning Resources Manager at Strayer University-Lawrenceville campus. I have relocated to Pennslvania and love my new position and apartment. I even adopted a cat whom I have named Kissa which is a translation of the Finnish. I am about to embark upon the pursuit of my second Masters in Education with a concentration on Adult Learners and Technology. I am eagerly looking forward to it and hope to bring ideas to this website.
Working on this blog brings me great joy as does teaching and helping students negotiate their way around the non-user friendly databases, which I have called the Google Generation. The idea is to work with the students, not try to change their lifelong relationship with search engines on the web.