Congratulations Librarians!

April 27, 2016 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

Congratulations to our four newly-promoted librarians!

Promotion to Librarian III

Mael_Elaine_0Elaine R. Mael (M.L.S., Columbia University, NY)

Elaine Mael earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from City College of New York and her Master of Library Science from Columbia University in 1976. She joined Towson University in 2008 as cataloging librarian for cataloging sound recordings, CDs, DVDs, and music scores. Due to her extensive experience with the former Baltimore Hebrew University’s Joseph Meyerhoff Library, Ms. Mael provided valuable insight and expertise during the move of the Meyerhoff collection to Towson and its integration with Cook Library’s collections. Her article, “When One Plus One Remains One: the Challenges and Triumphs of Merging Two University Libraries” detailed the complexities of the project. Ms. Mael is the subject specialist and liaison to Jewish Studies. She works closely with Cook Library’ Special Collections department, and her scholarship includes publications and presentations focused on special collections related to the Holocaust and the Jewish Cultural Reconstruction program.

Ms. Mael serves on committees of Cook Library and of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Library Consortium. In addition to membership in American Library Association and the Association of Jewish Libraries, Ms. Mael serves on the board of Baltimore’s Women’s Institute of Torah.


TOMLINSON_Carissa0003Carissa Tomlinson (M.L.I.S., Dominican University, MN)

Ms. Tomlinson earned a Bachelor of Arts in women’s studies from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities and the Master of Library and Information Science from Dominican University, MN in 2007. Ms. Tomlinson joined Towson University in 2008 as emerging technologies librarian. Now coordinator of student engagement and outreach, Ms. Tomlinson provides leadership for Cook Library’s proactive engagement with students across the university and through organizations including the Honors College, SAGE Program, Academic Achievement Center, the Writing Center, and Student Government Association. She developed and leads the “A-List” program, the Albert S. Cook Library Leadership Institute for Students, through which students serve as peer research coaches and library ambassadors.  Ms. Tomlinson provides information literacy instruction tailored to courses in her liaison areas, health sciences and women’s studies, and Towson Seminars. She created the TSEM faculty development program to support faculty teaching in TSEM. Her scholarship includes presentations and publications on cognitive development theory and information literacy, student leadership programs, critical thinking for the research process, role of the library in the first year experience, and academic libraries and student retention.

Ms. Tomlinson serves on several library and university committees including University Senate.  She has held leadership positions in the Association of College and Research Libraries, including founder and convener of the First Year Experience Discussion Group and of the Health Sciences Interest Group.  She is a frequent contributor of book reviews for CHOICE and was a member of the New England Journal of Medicine Library Advisory Board. In addition to her librarian responsibilities, Ms. Tomlinson is a first year experience adviser.


Promotion to Librarian II

Miller-KimberlyKimberly Miller (M.S.I., University of Michigan, MI)

Ms. Miller received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from The College of Idaho in 2008 before earning her Master of Science in information from the University of Michigan in 2012. She joined Towson University in 2012 as research and instruction librarian for emerging technologies. In 2015 her title was changed to Learning Technologies Librarian to more accurately reflect the scope and emphasis of her responsibilities. Ms. Miller provides leadership in Cook Library for developing and implementing technology applications for library instruction, research, and resources. In addition to her technology leadership, Ms. Miller teaches information literacy, provides research assistance, develops the library’s psychology collection, and serves as library liaison to the psychology department. Her scholarship is in the areas of instructional technology, information literacy instruction, and digital technologies. She has published articles, book reviews, and website reviews and has presented at numerous national and regional conferences. She is a peer reviewer for MERLOT, the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching.

Ms. Miller serves on numerous Cook Library, Towson University, and University System of Maryland and Affiliated institutions Library Consortium committees. She is secretary of the Association of College and Research Libraries Maryland Chapter and serves on two national committees of the American Library Association’s Association of College and Research Libraries. Ms. Miller is currently a student in Towson’s instructional technology doctoral program in the College of Education.


ZUKOWSKI_AdamAdam Zukowski (M.S.L.I.S., Simmons College, MA)

Mr. Zukowski earned a Bachelor of Arts in English for Stonehill College, MA and in 2012 was awarded the Master of Science in library and information science by Simmons College, MA. He joined Towson University in 2012 as Cook Library’s first metadata librarian. Mr. Zukowski provides the leadership for planning and implementing metadata for Cook Library’s expanding digital collections. He manages the metadata program, develops customized metadata schema, creates metadata for Towson’s unique collections, and trains library staff in metadata principles, process and application. His work enables students, faculty and researchers worldwide to discover and access Cook Library’s digital resources via the Internet. In addition to his highly specialized work, Mr. Zukowski teaches information literacy and serves the department of mathematics in liaison and collection development roles. Most recently, Mr. Zukowski has taken the leadership role in establishing and managing the library’s institutional repository, ScholarWorks@Towson. His scholarship focuses on topics related to metadata and digital resources.

Mr. Zukowski serves on several committees for Cook Library and the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Library Consortium. He is active in the American Library Association on the ALA Resolutions Committee and in the Association for Library Collections and Technical Service



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