SBU Libraries is excited to announce the newest member of our team, Laura Costello, our new Head of Research & Emerging Technologies. Laura comes to us from Columbia University Teachers College where she was the Head of Library Materials and Acquisitions. Previous to that, she worked as Materials Management/Acquisitions Librarian and Library Associate in reference at Columbia Teachers College. Laura earned her master’s degree in library science at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
While at Columbia Teachers College, Laura served in an interdisciplinary unit called the EdLab, which was focused on developing emerging technologies in libraries and education. Working with EdLab, she helped develop a new study room booking system using iPads and an innovative, active learning space as well as other technology focused projects. Laura is also an active blogger, posting about technology on the EdLab blog as well as other sites.
Welcome to the team Laura, and best wishes to you as you begin this newest chapter in your life!
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