Professor Falloon is a native of Staten Island and currently heads the Acquisitions unit of the Library at the College of Staten. This unit is integral in maintaining and developing the libraries collections, both digital and print, in support of the needs of the academic community. Prior to coming to CSI, Professor Falloon served as Technical Services Administrator at Ocean County College Library in Toms River, NJ and as Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development at Saint Peter’s University Libraries in Jersey City, NJ. She has also interned at the College of Staten Island Library after graduating with an MLIS from Rutgers’s School of Communication and Information Science (SCIS). While at CSI, Professor Falloon worked on the Benevolent Society for Retarded Children Collection through the Library’s Archives & Special Collections, with a prior history working with developmentally disabled children on the Island. In addition to her MLIS, Professor Falloon has a master’s degree in Education with an Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology from Seton Hall University. Her research interests and specialties include investigating patron driven acquisitions, emerging technologies in libraries, collection management and development in libraries, and making libraries user friendly for special populations. She is currently the library liaison to the Center for Student Accessibility at the College of Staten Island.

Degrees

MLIS, Rutgers University

Ed.S, Seton Hall University

MA, Seton Hall University

BA, Wagner College

Scholarship / Publications

Bennett, D.; Brangiel, J.; Falloon, K. et.al (2014). Serials Spoken Here: Reports of Conferences, Institutes, and Seminars. Serials Review, 40(4), 267-286.

Dzurak, E., Falloon, K., & Cope, J.  (2015, September  21). The Challenge of Evaluating and Developing an Interdisciplinary Collection, e.g. East Asian Studies at the Public College, The Importance of Being Earnest: Charleston Conference Proceedings, Charleston, SC., 2014. West Lafayette, IN:  Purdue University Press.

Dzurak, E., Falloon, K. A., & Cope, J. (2015). Evaluating and planning for interdisciplinary collection development: a case of an East Asian collection at the College of Staten Island Library. Collection Building, 34(2), 51-58.

Falloon, K. (2015). A Case Study in Practice: Providing Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities at the College of Staten Island Library. Advances In Librarianship, 40, 89-107.

Falloon, K. A. (2016). Accessibility and Inclusion Issues in Library Acquisitions: A Guideline to Evaluating and Marketing the Accessibility of Library E-Resources. The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion 1(1). Retrieved from https://publish.lib.umd.edu/IJIDI/article/view/314

Falloon, K.  (2017, October 27). Rolling with PDA and DDA: How Academic Libraries Can Use Patron-Driven and Demand-Driven Acquisition Techniques to Build Library Collections With Minimal Management and Budget. Charleston 2016 Conference Proceedings. West Lafayette, IN:  Purdue University Press.

Falloon, K.  (2017, October 27). Keeping Up Accessibility Practices and How It Relates to Purchasing and Collection Development in Academic Libraries: A Case Study at the College of Staten Island Library. Charleston 2016 Conference Proceedings. West Lafayette, IN:  Purdue University Press.

Wolverton, R. E., Davidson; K, Blanchet K.A., Verminski, A.; Falloon K.A, et. al. (2017). E-Resource Round Up: A Multimodal Approach to Accessibility Compliance for E-Resources.  Journal Of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 29(3), 180-197. doi:10.1080/1941126X.2017.1340727

Mulliken, A. & Falloon, K. (Publication anticipated in 2019). Blind Academic Users' Experiences with Obtaining Full Text and Accessible Full text of Books and articles in the United States: A Qualitative Study. Library High Tech.