– Associate Professor/Open Knowledge Librarian at BMCC/CUNY (2014-present)
– Assistant Professor/Emerging Technologies Librarian at Queensborough Community College (2012-2014)
– Research and Instruction Librarian, Antioch University New England (2006-2012)
Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Pedagogy, Asset Pedagogies, Contemplative Pedagogy, Research, Community Outreach, Curriculum Design, Program Development, Grant Writing, Teaching, Public Speaking, LibGuides
- M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, San Jose State University
- M.A., English and American Literature, University of Virginia
- B.A., Economics and English, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Research and Projects
- OER/ZTC Courses Are Saving BMCC Students Thousands of Dollars and Energizing Pedagogy (2019)
- BMCC Now Offers Textbook-Free Criminal Justice Degree (2018)
- BMCC Leading the Way in CUNY OER Effort (2017)
- BMCC Joins Nationwide Initiative to Create Open Educational Resource (OER) Degree Programs (2016)
- Mapping Student Days: Collaborative Ethnography and the Student Experience
- A Asher, J Amaral, J Couture, B Fister, D Lanclos, MS Lowe, M Regalado, …
Collaborative Librarianship 9 (4). 2018.
- A Decade of Research at Urban Commuter Colleges. J Amaral, M Regalado, MA Smale. Academic Libraries for Commuter Students: Research-Based Strategies, 69-83. 2018.
- Online Learning with In-Person Technology: Student & Faculty Experiences in Hybrid/Online Courses at CUNY. MA Smale, M Regalado, J Amaral. 2018.
- From textbook affordability to transformative pedagogy: Growing an OER community. J Amaral OER: A field Guide for academic librarians, 51. 2018.
- A Day in the Life: Practical Strategies for Understanding Student Space-Use Practices. A Asher, J Couture, J Amaral, M Smale, S Lowe, D Lanclos, M Regalado, et al. Proceedings of the 2016 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective …. 2017.
- Faculty Online Questionnaire Protocol, Undergraduate Scholarly Habits Ethnography Project. MA Smale, M Regalado, J Amaral. 2016.
- Community College Library 2030 Pre-Focus Group Activity. J Amaral. 2016.
- Community College Library 2030 Focus Group Protocol. J Amaral. 2016.
- Building a Human Rights Curriculum to Support Digital Service-Learning. J Maloy, C Comeau-Kirschner, J Amaral. Learning the language of global citizenship : strengthening service-learning …. 2015.
- Student Online Questionnaire Protocol, Undergraduate Scholarly Habits Ethnography Project. MA Smale, M Regalado, J Amaral. 2014.
- Community College Student and Faculty Information Needs and Information Seeking: an Ethnographic Study. J Amaral. 2014.
- Faculty Personal Learning Environment Interview Protocol. J Amaral. 2014.
- Faculty Library and Technology Questionnaire. J Amaral. 2014.
- Student Library and Technology Questionnaire. J Amaral. 2014.
- Student Personal Learning Environment Interview Protocol. J Amaral. 2014.
- Student Information Diary Interview Protocol. J Amaral. 2014.
- Faculty Information Diary Interview Protocol. J Amaral. 2014.
- Follower is the New Leader, or Leading from Anywhere. J Amaral. 2009
- The impact of televised sports on adult nonfiction sports publishing. J Amaral. 2006.
Honors, Awards and Affiliations
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