Rebecca Adler Schiff
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MA, New York University
MSLS, Pratt Institute
BA, Brooklyn College
Biography / Academic Interests
Professor Adler Schiff came to the college Library in 1985, immediately taking on the position of Coordinator of Media Services. In the years following, she assumed a number of other responsibilities, including the position she currently holds, Coordinator of Reference Services. In addition, she serves as the Library liaison to the campus’s Office of Disability Services, committed to providing students with disabilities full access to library resources through assistive technology. She also serves as the Library liaison to the Education Department. In this latter post, she collaborated with members of that department in creating and maintaining a K-12 texts collection. Over the years she’s written as many as thirty plus reviews of educational documentaries for the database, Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO), which also appear in WorldCat. Her scholarly activities and publications center on the nature of technology and information literacy. The research in this area is presently focused on the so-called, “meta-literacies,” exploring the true nature of information in the current digital environment.
Scholarship / Publications
Selected publications include:
Adler Schiff, Rebecca. 2009. “Information Literacy and Blind and Visually Impaired Students.” Urban Library Journal 15.2 (Spring): 62-72. http://lacuny.org/ulj/index.php/past-issues/45-issue-152-2009.
Adler, Rebecca. 2003. "The Librarian in the Trench: The Workaday Impact of Information Literacy." Portal: Libraries and the Academy 3 (3): 447- 458.
Adler, Rebecca. 1999. “Installation of an Adaptive Workstation: Platform Challenges.” In Accessible Libraries on Campus: A Practical Guide for the Creation of Disability-Friendly Libraries, edited by Tom McNulty, 171-175. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.
Adler, Rebecca. 1998. “How Little We Know.” College and Undergraduate Libraries 5 (2):131-138.