Maura Smale

NYC College of Technology
Chief Librarian
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/Her

Bio: Maura Smale is Chief Librarian and Professor at the Ursula C. Schwerin Library, New York City College of Technology (City Tech), and faculty in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Smale was Project Director for the U.S. Department of Education Title V grant-funded project A Living Laboratory and Co-Director of the City Tech OpenLab, an open digital platform for teaching, learning, and collaboration. Her background in anthropology, archaeology, and library/information science is brought together in a multi-campus study of the scholarly habits of undergraduates at CUNY, with Mariana Regalado of Brooklyn College. Their latest book, Academic Libraries for Commuter Students: Research-based Strategies, presents librarians’ and researchers’ studies on commuter students’ library use at public colleges and universities around the U.S. Their book on how CUNY students use technology in their academic work, Digital Technology as Affordance and Barrier in Higher Education, was published in 2017.