Benjamin Turner

Associate Professor Academic Outreach and Engagement Librarian
MA Hunter College, CUNY, 2010MLIS The University of British Columbia, 1999BA (Hons.) Concordia University, 1999

Library user behavior. Library usability. Impact of library services on student research habits.

DNY 1000C Social Movements in New York

FYS: 1000C. Social justice issues in New York City.  

Dent, Valeda, et al. “Wayfinding Serendipity: The BKFNDr Mobile App.” The Code4Lib Journal, no. 42, Nov. 2018. Code4Lib Journal,

Turner B, et al. “Static Vs. Dynamic Tutorials: Applying Usability Principles to Evaluate Online Point-Of-Need Instruction.” Information Technology and Libraries, vol. 34, no. 4, 2015, pp. 30–54., doi:10.6017/ital.v34i4.5831.

Turner, Benjamin. “Promoting Information Literacy through Engagement with Wikikpedia.” The Global Librarian. Edited by Lisa Chow et al., METRO and ACRL/NY, 2013.

Improving Website Accessibility. Co-presented with Lois Cherepon. ACRL Core Webinar. February 8, 2022.  

Using Diversity Awards to Assess eBook Collections. ACRL Core Webinar. August. 25, 2021. 

“MOOCs: Hope or Hype?” Convened a discussion at METRO about Massive Open Online Courses with Nora Almeida (CUNY) and Luke Swarthout (NYPL). October, 2014.

Introduction to Web Usability for Libraries (With Lisa Chow). METRO. New York, NY. October, 2013.

New York State History Conference. Albany, NY. Gave a presentation titled “Engaging Students with Wikipedia.” November, 2012.

Westchester Library Association Conference. New York, NY. Gave an overview of QR Code, how it is created, and how it is presently being used by Academic and Public Libraries. May, 2011.

ALA Annual Conference. Washington, DC. Delivered a workshop with Dr. Phyllis Conn of the St. John’s History department titled “Beyond Library Guides: Using Libguides as a Platform for Student Research.” June, 2010.

Dreamland Pavillion Conference. Kingsboro Community College, Brooklyn New York. Co-delivered a Paper Titled “Plugging in to Brooklyn: Undergraduate Students, Online Sources, and Images of Brooklyn.” October, 2009.

METRO Library Association. New York, NY. Delivered a Workshop titled “Improving Library Web Content with Libguides.” March, 2009.

E-Literacy Conference. Glasgow, Scotland. Delivered a Workshop with Colleagues titled “Creating Web-Based Tutorials For Academic Libraries.” June, 2005.

Government & Politics; History; Physics; Speech, Rhetoric and Public Speaking