As a Long Island native, it is an honor to work for Touro College School of Health Sciences in Bay Shore NY. Being afforded the opportunity to interact with all of the aspiring professionals and assist them in their research as a librarian fills me with joy.
I became interested in the field of Library and Information Science when I returned to Stony Brook University to earn my Bachelors of Arts in Humanities as an adult student. I learned that I love information and assisting others in locating their own resources. As an undergraduate student, I was allowed to take two graduate level courses in Library Science and these cemented my love of the field and strengthened my resolve to continue my education. Attending Queens College in Flushing I earned my Masters of Library Science.
I grew up in Staten Island until I was around 10 years old when my father’s job took us to Maryland. I lived there until I was about 21, then moved back to the New York area but settled in Brooklyn instead of Staten Island because of its proximity to the city and its large center of Jewish life.
What languages do you speak?
I speak English (obviously) and am conversant in Hebrew; my understanding far outweighs my speaking ability when it comes to conversational Hebrew. I also can sign a little bit in ASL (American Sign Language). Continue reading →
Hello, my name is Dora Isakova. I moved to the US in 1997 from the former Soviet Union. I was born in Uzbekistan, in the city of Tashkent, and my native language is Russian. While in the former Soviet Union, I attended the Pedagogical Institute and received my BS in Education, after which I was certified as a teacher of elementary school and fine arts. In the US, I attended Touro College and received my BS in Human Services, with a concentration in Gerontology, in 2003. Continue reading →
My name is Nino Rtskhiladze (Tski-lad-ze), and I am the Library Assistant at Touro College Borough Park 45.
I was born in Georgia, and I live in New York with my family: My spouse and three teenage kids. I speak Georgian, Russian and English languages.
I graduated from Tbilisi State University in Georgia, where I got my BA in Oriental Studies. I also earned my MBA at GAU (Georgian American University).
I have worked at Touro college since February 27, 2017, and I really enjoy my job.
When I’m not working, I love to travel, read books, watch movies and spend time with my family. I love cooking and baking, but still, my favorite food is sushi. I love to play piano, and I also have a music education.
Over Memorial Day weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the annual conference of the Medical Library Association in Seattle, Washington. I was there to present a poster on a study my NYMC colleagues and I are currently undertaking, and also to learn from other librarians about trends in the medical library field.
I had never been to an annual conference before, and I was amazed at how packed the schedule was. Luckily, MLA created an app just for the conference, in addition to their print program, which was invaluable in keeping track of all the sessions offered. From the opening ceremony Saturday night until the end of my poster presentation on Tuesday afternoon, I was constantly on the move from one interesting program to the next! It would take a veerrry long blog post to cover everything, so I’ll just go over some highlights of my trip. Continue reading →
How’s it going Touro Community! My name is Keith, and I’m the newest librarian at the School of Health Sciences in Bay Shore. For those of you unfamiliar with our Long Island campus, here at Bay Shore we cater to both undergraduate and graduate students who are primarily enrolled in health sciences fields. The majority of students pursue programs such as: Biology, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician’s Assistant. The school also offers programs in Education and Special Education. Continue reading →
At 4:30 AM, on the morning of January 3rd, I swung my tired legs over the edge of my bed, dragged myself onto my feet, struggled into the sweats and sneakers I’d laid out the previous evening, forced a caffeinated pre-workout drink down my throat and stumbled out my door into the quiet chilly darkness. Continue reading →