Jean Amaral

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Associate Professor
Library

EMAIL: jamaral@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: S-410D

Office Hours: I'm generally on campus Monday - Friday, 8am-4pm. Feel free to schedule an appointment with me if you're interested in meeting.

Phone: +1 (212) 776-6313

– 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)

Expertise

Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Pedagogy, Asset Pedagogies, Contemplative Pedagogy, Research, Community Outreach, Curriculum Design, Program Development, Grant Writing, Teaching, Public Speaking, LibGuides

Degrees

  • 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

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

Publications

  • 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

March 2020: Winner of Elton B. Stephens Company (EBSCO) Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award and grant. See related article.

Additional Information

You can find me on Twitter, @jamaral.