myMETRO Researchers 2012

View reports from our 2012 myMETRO Researchers below. Or you may return to the myMETRO Researchers Project page.

Occupy Wall Street

Darcy Gervasio (SUNY Purchase), Angela Ecklund (Rutgers), Arieh Ress (NYU)

The final deliverable is an annotated bibliography accompanied by an analytical introductory statement/discussion (a mini literature review). The resources they gathered were sent to the organizers of and OWS event on climate change, Connect the Dots. The group also co-authored a paper for Urban Library Journal entitled "Library Research for the 99%: Reaching Out to the Occupy Wall Street Movement."

Read the annotated bibliography here


Fashion Blogging

Marie Sciangula (SUNY Purchase), Kim Detterbeck (SUNY Purchase), Nicole LaMoreaux (SUNY FIT and LIM College)

The final deliverable includes a literature review, information gathering methodology, conclusions drawn from survey results, and overall observations about the research methods and information needs of fashion bloggers. The intended audience is primarily researchers/librarians working with/for fashion bloggers. This group presented their research at the ARLIS/NA 41st Annual Conference

Read the report here.


Lifelong Learning 

Susan Chute, Robert Weiss, Marilyn Kahn-Wilen, Rajni Misra

The final deliverable includes:

  • Definition of lifelong learning as it relates to the senior population and other demographics, with commentary based on current research, including the social component of programs.
  • Descriptions of current national initiatives.
  • Field research of local implementations: descriptions of selected Lifelong Learning sites in the METRO region.
  • Samples of senior initiatives in METRO area public libraries, including NYPL.
  • Overview of opportunities to learn at home (online, telephone).
  • Summary of libraries and lifelong learning in local communities and accompanying bibliography.

Read the report here


Social Media

Evelyn Shunaman (Queens College GSLIS), Judy Lee, Ann McGettigan

The myMetro Research Project helped Friends of PS 217 by providing research and guidance in the following areas:

  • determining methods to identify potential donors and other funding sources
  • using social media effectively in this effort
  • creating appropriate content for social media tools
  • identifying best practices (and lessons learned) from similar groups operating elsewhere

Read the report here