Librarian of Electronic Reserves
. E-reserves have been shown to contribute to student engagement, retention, and success in both undergraduate and graduate learning. Faculty select peer-reviewed quality content that is available through the library to all matriculating students as part of their tuition fees. The bulk of items included in the e-reserves database includes a variety of proprietary subscription-based journal articles, book chapters, and e-books. Both faculty and I collaborate to ensure that assignments are posted in a timely fashion, adhere to copyright compliance, and are digitally accessible to all. Books and media may be recommended for purchase and requests fulfilled based on need, availability, and library budget. If you’re looking for your assignments on e-reserves, click the “Library Resources” link on your Canvas (course management system) page. In most cases, you will not need a password if you have already logged into the library system. (Faculty please refer to the Faculty Submissions Guide
). For problems with e-reserves, kindly contact me Stephanie Gross
or E-Reserves Help
YAIR (Yeshiva Academic Institutional Repository
). As Librarian of Scholarly Communications
, I identify and post academic work, both scholarly as well as creative, which has been produced by faculty and students. This important collection showcases and enables the sharing of that work with the global public free-of-charge (a.k.a."Open Access") to both creator of content and reader. All work is copyright- protected via Creative Commons license, and discoverable through Google and Ebsco Discovery. By the way, each item receives a unique 'handle', or permanent URL, which can be used in one's CV, job application, or social media (Think 'LinkedIn'). (See: Repository Guide
). The most popular of the collections are doctoral dissertations, honors theses, and student newspapers and journals. To explore the repository, click: Yeshiva Academic Institutional Repository
Online Chat Reference
Yeshiva University Libraries sponsors an online-reference service that is available to both students and faculty. (See:Ask The Library
). As a member of this team, I provide LIVE assistance in the use of library materials, be they of a technical or research nature. (Please view the tutorials created by our library instructor team: YU Libraries on YouTube
YU Student Library Research Award Committee
. Every spring, together with other library staff volunteers, I evaluate student papers on the skillfulness of both their writing and use of library materials. Reading student research greatly enhances my understanding of student methods of research, perception of library resources, and of course, personal academic interests. Interested in entering the contest? Please check out: Library Award
ALA Library Mentor
. I am passionate about librarianship and enjoy sharing my many years of experience with others. Through the American Library Association, I provide pro bono
mentoring to both current library students as well as to new librarians. Are you considering a career in library and information science? Why not contact me to and we can discuss choosing a library school, coursework involved, and employment opportunities?
Connect with me.
I look forward to getting to know you and facilitating your research experience. Please contact me to schedule an appointment at: Stephanie Gross
Stephanie is fluent in both English and Hebrew. She received her Bachelor's degree in English and a Certificate in Teaching EFL from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva. She was awarded a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science (MS-LIS) from Pratt Institute and a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English as a Second Other Language (MA-TESOL) from St. Michael's College. While in Israel, she taught English as a Foreign Language to high school students as well as to adults. She applies that experience today when instructing library users on information seeking and the use of technology.