Cheryl Kohen, 2012
- Emerging Technology Librarian, Library Services. As Emerging Technology Librarian, my role is to assess, improve, and implement technology that provides a positive in-person and virtual library experience for Daytona State College users.
- DSC employee since November 2010
Degrees and schools where awarded:
- Master’s in Library and Information Science, Simmons College, 2009
- Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy, Simmons College, 2006
- Beta Phi Mu member, International Honors Society in Library Science
- Awarded membership into the DSC Leadership Development Institute, second year.
- Published paper: Graydon, B., Urbach-Buholz, B., Kohen, C. (2011) A Study of Four Textbook Distribution Models. EDUCAUSE Quarterly (EQ). 34.4.
- Publishes a professional advice column for the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science Graduate School online newsletter, InfoLink, since 2011-2012.
- Publishes reviews for the American Library Association’s publication Choice Reviews, since 2008 to present.
Outside interests: Some of my outside-of-work titles include half marathoner, proud poodle owner, and cupcake baker. I also enjoy spending as much time as possible with my family and friends.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? Worked as a Career Resource Librarian at Simmons College, in Boston, MA.
What professional projects are you working on right now? A big part of my daily work is managing social media and other online applications to market library services, create discovery and promote information literacy. Most recently, we’ve been developing discipline-specific Research Guides to provide resource support for all of the academic programs at DSC. Additionally, I’m part of the final QEP committee.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? The overall welcoming culture of the community. I genuinely enjoy coming to work and seeing my coworkers. DSC has done a good job of hiring both smart and friendly individuals!
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? Eventually, I’d like to pursue a doctorate in eLearning and higher education. My most recent goal is finishing a certificate program in Web Design and Programming I recently enrolled in at UCF.
In life? I’ve always enjoyed writing. While I am published in various journals/newsletters, I’d like to pursue writing a book. A former colleague of mine and I have thrown around the idea of publishing a career book for new library professionals, so we’ll see!
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: My complete lack of navigational skills. I am directionally challenged, though ironically, am constantly asked by strangers for directions. Even when I was visiting Paris years ago, I kept getting asked in French where things where, and I had to admit that not only did I not know where anything was, but I took Spanish in high school!
Last book read: “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Sweet, with zest.
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be: John Cusack from 1985, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling.
The Daytona State of Mind to me is: Empowering a community of lifelong learners.