Michael Waldman

Michael Waldman

Assc Professor

CUNY Baruch

Department: Library

Areas of expertise: Library Management, Library Collections and Management, Transgender and LGBTQIA+ representation in library collections and access to libraries.

Email Address: michael.waldman@baruch.cuny.edu

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Michael Waldman is the Interim Chief Librarian at the Newman Library, Baruch College.

Education

M.L.S., Library Science, Syracuse University

M.A., Political Science, University of Florida

B.A., Public Admin., EAESP-FGV (Brazil)

Journal Articles

(2008). Building Bearcat. Library Journal, 133. 6-8.

(2004). Research and international news. Serials Librarian, 45(4). 71-80.

(2003). Freshmen's use of library electronic resources and self-efficacy. Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 8.

Book Chapters

(2011). Libraries and the Transgender Community. In E. Greenblatt (Ed.), Serving LGBTIQ library and archives users: Essays on outreach, service, collections and access (pp. 26-42). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Presentations

Waldman, M., & Hamlett, A. (2015, February 23). Electronic Quicksand: rethinking workflows for the digital librarian. ER&L: Electronic Resources and Libraries. Austin, TX

Francoeur, S., & Waldman, M. (2015, November 5). Teetering Between Two Systems for Managing Ebook Records. Charleston Coference. Charleston, SC

Waldman, M. (2014, October 18). Tagging as a Queer Practice. Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto.

Waldman, M. (2014, March 21). Access to transgender collections - revisiting the past - the power to name. Moving Trans* History Forward, University of Victoria Transgender Archives symposium. Victoria, Canada: University of Victoria, Canada.

Waldman, M. (2013, November 7). Let’s Talk About Streaming: Providing the Resources that Faculty and Students Request. Charleston Conference. Charleston, S.C.: Charleston Conference.

(2011, March 25). An Overview of e-Book Initiatives at Baruch College. Teaching and Technology Conference. Baruch College: Baruch College.

Mohan, K., & Waldman, M. (2010, March 26). Evaluating the Use of Kindles for Course Textbooks and Disseminating Course Material. 13th Annual Baruch Teaching and Technology Conference. Baruch College

Waldman, M., Ellis, L., Francoeur, S., & Ormsby, R. (2008, December 31). Bearcat search: Implementing federated searching at the Newman Library.. Teaching and Technology Conference, New York. New York, NY

Waldman, M. (2008, May 1). What are taxonomies, thesauri and folksonomies and why should I care?. GLBT Archives, Libraries, Museums, and Special Collections (ALMS), New York. New York, NY: GLBT Archives, Libraries, Museums, and Special Collections (ALMS).

Francoeur, S., Waldman, M., Ellis, L., Hartnett, J., & Ormsby, R. (2008, March 28). Bearcat search: Implementing federated searching at the Newman Library. Baruch Teaching and Technology Conference.. New York, NY: Baruch College.

Waldman, M., & Drabinsky, E. (2005, December 31). Classifying gender: The politics of classification in the Sylvia Rivera Law Project library collection. Trans Politics, Social Change and Justice. New York, NY: Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), CUNY.

Waldman, M. (2004, December 31). Libqual+ and collection development. 24th Annual Charleston Conference. Charleston, SC: Charleston Conference.

Waldman, M. (2002, December 31). Freshmen initiatives: Freshmen achievements in the use of electronic information resources. 5th Teaching and Technology Conference, Baruch College, New York. New York: Teaching and Technology Conference, Baruch College.

Waldman, M. (1999, December 31). Subject access in an online environment.. American Library Association Meeting,. New Orleans: American Library Association.

Waldman, M. Agrarian reform in Brazil: 1979-1990.. Third World Studies Association Meeting. Philadelphia: Third World Studies Association Meeting.

Other Scholarly Works

Waldman, M. (2009). Lawrence Lader. Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. vol.8

Waldman, M. (2002). Americo Paredes. Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. 1433-434.

Waldman, M. (2002). Wendell Chino. Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. 5119-120.

Waldman, M. (2000). Agrarian reform in Brazil: 1979-1990.

In Progress.

Waldman, M. (1998). Fundamentals of acquisitions institute teleconference: A report. Library Acquisitions: Practice and Theory. 22469-470.

Reviews

Waldman, M. (2012,January 1). Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders, by Joy Ladin. GLBTRT Newsletter.

Waldman, M. (2008,January 1). [Review of the book First person queer: Who we are (so far): A collection of personal essays, edited by R. Labonté and L. Schimel]. GLBTRT Newsletter. GLBTRT Newsletter, 20, Spring, 6.

Waldman, M. (2006,January 1). [Review of the book The future is queer: A science fiction anthology, by R. Labonté and L. Schimel]. GLBTRT Newsletter, 18, (Winter), 9.

Research Currently in Progess

Waldman, M.(n.d.). International newspapers in database research. In Progress.

Waldman, M.(n.d.). Survey of freshmen and information literacy. In Progress.

TitleFunding Agency SponsorStart DateEnd DateAwarded DateTotal FundingStatus
Gender and the library catalogPSC-CUNY 4007/01/200906/30/20105314Completed
Honor / AwardOrganization SponsorDate ReceivedDescription
Poetry masterclass with Jericho BrownPoet's House2019Accepted to a poetry writing masterclass taught by Jericho Brown. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon 2019) is a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award in the Poetry category.

Department

Committee NamePosition RoleStart DateEnd Date
Executive CommitteeCommittee Member5/1/2018Present
Web Oversight CommitteeCommittee Member1/1/2002Present
Executive CommitteeCommittee Member9/1/2007Present
Newman Library Institutional Repository Working Group11/1/2014Present
Curriculum CommitteeCommittee Member7/1/2015Present
CUNY-Wide NOTIS/CUNY+ Serials and Acquisitions Representative and Co-Chair1/1/1998Present
College Personnel and Budget CommitteeCommittee Member9/1/20088/31/2012
LibQual+ Survey Project CommitteeCommittee Member1/1/200312/31/2004
Department Secretary1/1/199912/31/2001
LACUNY Delegate1/1/199912/31/1999
LACUNY Alternate Delegate1/1/199912/31/1999

College

Committee NamePosition RoleStart DateEnd Date
The Bernard M. Baruch College Association Board Committee MemberPresent
Ad Hoc Honorary Degree Committee MeetingCommittee MemberPresent
Bernard M. Baruch College Auxiliary EnterprisesCommittee MemberPresent
Baruch College Academic CouncilCommittee MemberPresent
CUNY-Wide NOTIS/CUNY+ Serials and Acquisitions Representative and Co-ChairPresent
Web Oversight CommitteeCommittee MemberPresent
Executive CommitteeCommittee MemberPresent
Newman Library Institutional Repository Working GroupPresent
Executive CommitteeCommittee MemberPresent
Days of WelcomeVolunteer8/23/2021
Curriculum CommitteeCommittee Member8/31/2016
Committee on Collegiate Athletic ActivitiesCommittee Member6/30/2016
College Personnel and Budget CommitteeCommittee Member8/31/2012
LibQual+ Survey Project CommitteeCommittee Member12/31/2004
Committee on Collegiate Athletic Activities12/31/2002
College Honors Committee12/31/2002
Department Secretary12/31/2001
Commencement CeremonyMarshal12/31/2001
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Awards12/31/2000
Committee on Financial Aid12/31/2000
LACUNY Alternate Delegate12/31/1999
Spring Freshman Phonathon12/31/1999
LACUNY Delegate12/31/1999

University

Committee NamePosition RoleStart DateEnd Date
Task force on reopening CUNY (physical) librariesTask Force Member5/1/2020Present
CCL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task ForceCommittee Member8/25/2023Present
Council of Chief LibrariansCommittee Member6/1/2023Present
Alma Acquisitions Working GroupCommittee Chair7/1/201910/31/2020

Professional

OrganizationPosition RoleOrganization StateOrganization CountryStart DateEnd DateAudience
Electronic Communications Committee of North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)Member1/1/2000Present
Baker and TaylorBoard of Advisors of a Company1/1/1999Present
New York Technical Services Librarians Member1/1/1999Present
SALALM: Seminar on the Acquisitions of Latin American Library MaterialsMember1/1/1998Present
NISO CCLIP Organizational Strategy and Governance Working GroupCommittee Member3/1/2023PresentInternational
American Library Association, CORE Leadership and Management CommitteeMember7/1/20236/30/2025National
New York Technical Services Librarians (NYTSL)Board of Directors of a CompanyNew YorkUnited States10/1/20146/30/2016
Transgender Studies QuarterlyReviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer11/1/201412/5/2014
LACUNY Institute 2000 Planning Committee12/31/2000
New York Library AssociationMember1/1/199812/31/1999
Medical Library AssociationMember1/1/199712/31/1998

Public

OrganizationPosition RoleOrganization StateOrganization CountryStart DateEnd DateAudience
Transgender Health Advisory Board, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center MemberNew YorkUnited StatesPresentLocal
TransTexts: Exploring Gender in Jewish Sacred TextsBoard MemberNew YorkUnited StatesPresentInternational
Animal Care Centers of NY / Community Board 11, East HarlemVolunteerNew YorkUnited States7/1/20163/13/2020Local