Iris Finkel is a reference and instruction librarian in the Leon and Toby Cooperman Library at the main campus of Hunter College. She earned a MSLIS from Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science, now the School of Information, and is currently earning credits towards a MA in Liberal Studies at the Graduate Center. At the Cooperman Library, in addition to reference, Iris is responsible for teaching information literacy in single or multiple sessions of freshman English classes. She also co-teaches a semester long course in information literacy, and has embedded in two upper level English courses. As a subject liaison to the Economics department, she supports faculty and students with research questions and builds the Library’s collection of resources for the department. Iris is a firm believer in the power of a democratic, open encyclopedia and encourages contribution to Wikipedia of accurate fact-based, citable information.

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