Abby Kasowitz-Scheer was recently appointed head of Syracuse University Libraries’ department of Learning and Academic Engagement. She has been with the Libraries for 21 years, serving as head of Instructional Services and then Learning Commons librarian (later called Reference and Academic Engagement librarian).
In her various roles, Kasowitz-Scheer developed an information literacy program, provided training and support for instruction librarians, offered reference and instruction to students, coordinated the Libraries’ participation in virtual reference services, trained and mentored student employees, planned collaborative events for the University community, and served as liaison to the Honors Program, Office of Veterans and Military Affairs and the Office of Student Living. Kasowitz-Sheer received a master’s in library sciences from the School of Information Studies and master of science in instructional design, development and evaluation from the School of Education.
In her role as head of Learning and Academic Engagement, Kasowitz-Scheer will lead a department that provides in-person and virtual information, reference and patron technology support services, user experience initiatives, displays and activities in Bird Library’s Miron Learning Commons, and library student success and outreach programs and initiatives.
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