Bio: Stephanie Gross has been an electronic reserves librarian atsince 2004. Her work involves detailed item description, as well as data management and copyright control. She is committed to excellence in her work and engages in frequent participation in a wide range of library associations. She is intrigued by developments in areas such as copyright law, equal access, electronic publication, diversity and lifelong learning. She has lived in the and taught English as a Second Language. Foreign language acquisition is a subject close to her heart. She has studied French at the graduate level at both the as well as Middlebury College French School. She speaks, reads and communicates effectively in both biblical and contemporary Hebrew, having completed her BA and Teaching Certification from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. She holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute.
Mentoring : She is currently a formal mentor to librarians and library students through the Association of College and Research Libraries/ New York Chapter as well as the Association of Jewish Libraries. She contributes frequently to scholarly communication in librarianship, such as the Hasafran listserv, Twitter (NYLibrarians), and blogosphere New York Librarians Meetup blog. She also holds a Master of Arts in English as a Second Other Language from St. Michael’s College and enjoys working in a collegial environment with those from varying backgrounds from across the globe.
Professional service: Stephanie is active in several local as well as national professional library associations. She is currently serving on the executive board of The New York Library Club, Inc. She is also outgoing chair of the Association of Jewish Libraries Mentoring Committee. She is the organizer of the NY Librarians Meetup, a networking group for librarians and library students from all fields of the profession. She is committed to professional development, libraries, librarians and librarianship as well as well as the students and patrons of these institutions.