239B Ives Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Assistant Director, Research and Learning Services, Martin P. Catherwood Library
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (March 2017 – present)
Oversee department in developing, implementing, and assessing public service support to ILR, Cornell, and disciplinary communities, including reference, instruction, assessment, outreach, and liaison functions. With Director, plan and implement appropriate staffing patterns for current and new services. Supervise two academic librarians and two reference assistants. Serve as liaison and subject librarian to faculty, students, and practitioners in labor relations, law, history, and economics, with focus on research support, instruction, and outreach. Deliver in-person and remote research assistance, and teach library research sessions.
Coordinator of the Labor and Employment Research Team, Hospitality, Labor, and Management Library
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (January 2016 – February 2017)
Lead research team in developing, implementing, and assessing public service support to ILR, Cornell, and disciplinary communities, including reference, instruction, assessment, outreach, and liaison functions.
Assessment Coordinator, Hospitality, Labor, and Management Library
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (January 2015 – December 2015)
Developed assessment framework for Research and Learning Services department; promoted strategic integration of assessment and use of diverse methodologies and data sources to inform service design and implementation.
ILR Research Librarian, Martin P. Catherwood Library
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (February 2012 – December 2015)
Serve as liaison and subject librarian to ILR School and disciplinary community in labor and industrial relations, with focus on research support, instruction, and outreach. Deliver in-person and remote research assistance. Develop targeted tools and strategies to improve departmental services. Implement and assess curriculum-appropriate library instruction sessions. Trained and supervised student reference assistants (August 2012 – January 2014).
Research Analyst, Research and Negotiations Department
AFSCME District Council 37, New York, NY (May 2011 – February 2012)
Conducted contract, budget, and policy analysis in support of Union negotiations and initiatives. Aggregated and synthesized content for Department negotiators on labor-management and collective bargaining issues. Responded to agency and external inquiries on civil service testing, occupational classifications, and salaries. Maintained Department research library and resources on City agencies and personnel regulations.
Queens Library, Jamaica, NY (July 2008 – May 2011)
Provided reference and instructional support and reader advisory to diverse urban communities; collection development and materials ordering for print and multimedia; implemented collection-aligned programming and outreach. Stationed at Central Library, Steinway and Rochdale Village Community Libraries.
Librarian Trainee, Broadway Community Library
Queens Library, Jamaica, NY (April 2007 – June 2008)
Provided reference service and reader advisory for children, young adults and adults; instructed patrons on use of electronic resources and online catalog; participated in planning, leading and marketing library programming.
Reference Associate, Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
New York University, New York, NY (January 2008 – June 2008)
Provided in-person and telephone research support to academic and disciplinary communities; supervised library operations and student pages during evening hours; processed Printed Ephemera Collection.
Non-Print Assistant, Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
New York University, New York, NY (January 2008 – May 2008)
Processed and rehoused United Federation of Teachers Hans Weissenstein Negatives Collection; assisted Non-Print Curator with physical organization of ephemera and oversize collections.
Reference and Archives Intern, Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
New York University, New York, NY (September 2007 – December 2007)
Provided in-person and telephone research support to academic and disciplinary communities; described and arranged Democratic Socialists of America Audiocassette Collection; created EAD finding aid.
Case Manager, Carter Burden Luncheon Club and Senior Program
The Carter Burden Center for the Aging, New York, NY (June 2006 – March 2007)
Case-managed and coordinated Meals-on-Wheels program of 110 clients; instructed program members in computer use and electronic research skills; maintained print records for over 1,000 center members.
New Paltz, NY (September 2005 – December 2005)
Provided research support and document transcription for local historian and archivist.
Master of Arts, Labor Studies
City University of New York, School of Professional Studies – Murphy Institute, 2011
Capstone: “It Takes a Caravan: LSSI and the Privatization of Public Libraries”
Master of Science, Library and Information Science
Long Island University, Palmer School of Library & Information Science, 2008
Internship: Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University
Bachelor of Arts, concentration in Economics and Labor Studies
State University of New York, Empire State College, 2006
DelRosso, J. & Geraci, A. (2019). Public Sector, Public Access: State-Level Public Sector Union Contract Collections and Collaborative Opportunities for Academic Libraries. (Manuscript under review)
Geraci, A. & LaVoice, K. (anticipated 2019). New Look, Same Essence: The Changing Face of Reference Librarianship. In L. Reiter & D. Zabel (Eds.), Envisioning the Future of Reference: Trends, Reflections, and Innovations. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO.
Geraci, A., Drabinski, E., and Shirazi, R. (Eds.). (2019). Labor in Academic Libraries [special issue]. Library Trends 68(2).
DelRosso, J. & Geraci, A. (2017). The State of State-Level Collective Bargaining Agreement Collections in the United States. Labor Studies Journal. 42(3), 165-179.
Farrell, S., & Geraci, A. (2017). Librarians and Compensation Negotiation in the Library Workplace. Library Management. 38(1), 45-64.
Geraci, A. (2016). We Don’t Count: The Invisibility of Teaching Librarians in Statistics on Academic Instructional Labor. In N. Pagowsky & K. McElroy (Eds.), Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook, vol. 1. Chicago: ACRL Press.
Geraci, A., Hickey, D., & LaVoice, K. (2016). Getting the Patron to “Yes”: The Academic Librarian’s Role in Supporting Salary Negotiations. In C. Smallwood (Ed.), The Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
Geraci, A. (2015). Looking Ahead (and Back) to National Library Workers Day. Library Worklife. 12(1).
Geraci, A., & Withers, J. (2014, May 14). Catherwood Library Takes on the Books that Shaped Work in America. U.S. Department of Labor Blog.
Geraci, A., Dorning, J., Dunderdale, T., Farrell, S., Rubin, R., & Storrs, J. (2014). Advocating for Better Salaries Toolkit. American Library Association - Allied Professional Association.
Comito, L., Geraci, A., & Zabriskie, C. (2012). Grassroots Library Advocacy. Chicago: American Library Association.
Comito, L., Geraci, A., & Zabriskie, C. (2011). Grassroots Advocacy: Putting Yourself Out There. American Libraries, 42 (11/12), 34-36.
Geraci, A. (2009 March). Zines: From Brainscan to Ker-Bloom! [Review of the zine Brainscan, by Alex Wrekk]. LibraryJournal.com.
“Which Side Are You On? Academic Library Services to a Labor Movement in Decline and Resurgence.” Poster. ACRL/NY Symposium, New York, NY. December 2018.
“Can I Lose My Job for That? Intellectual Freedom and Employee Protections in the Library Workplace.” Moderator. ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. June 2018.
“Unprepared to Ask: Librarians’ Acquisition of Salary Negotiation Skills.” With S. Farrell. Poster. ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. June 2018.
“The Art of Asking: Salary Negotiation for Library Employees.” Panelist. ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. June 2018.
“Teaching Labor Information Literacy in an Information Avalanche.” Paper session. United Association for Labor Education Annual Conference, Seattle, WA. April 2018.
“The New Normal: Libraries Navigate Uncertain Times.” Moderator. ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. June 2017.
“The Art of Asking: Salary Negotiation for Library Employees.” Panelist. ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. June 2017.
“Librarians’ Experience with Negotiating Compensation In Academic Libraries.” With S. Farrell. Poster. ACRL 2017 Conference, Baltimore, MD. March 2017.
“Librarians as Labor: Lessons from Past and Present.” With E. Drabinski. Metropolitan New York Library Council Annual Conference, New York, NY. January 2017.
“Documenting Dispute: Who is Preserving the Record of Public Sector Collective Bargaining?” With J. DelRosso. ACRL/NY Symposium, New York, NY. December 2016.
“ALA 101 Orientation.” Invited panelist. ALA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. June 2016.
“Building Stronger Libraries through Collective Action.” Moderator. ALA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. June 2016.
“Librarians’ Experience with Negotiating Compensation Across Library Types.” With S. Farrell. Poster. ALA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. June 2016.
“New Members Roundtable 101.” Invited panelist. ALA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. June 2015.
“Advocating for a Library Future.” Moderator. ALA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. June 2015.
“The Art of Asking: Salary Negotiation for Library Workers.” Moderator. ALA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. June 2015.
“To Collect and Preserve: The State of State-Level CBA Collections in the U.S.” With J. DelRosso. SLA Conference & INFO-EXPO, Boston, MA. June 2015.
(accepted) “To Collect and Preserve: The State of State-Level CBA Collections in the U.S.” With J. DelRosso. Fighting Inequality: The Joint Conference of the Labor and Working-Class History Association and the Working-Class Studies Association, Washington, DC. May 2015.
“National Library Workers Day: Discussion on Librarian Salaries.” Invited panelist. DC Library Association. April 2015.
“Salary Negotiation: How to Make Your Next Offer Your Best Offer.” With J. Dorning. ALA New Members Roundtable Webinar. March 2015.
“Labor Management Cooperation.” Invited panelist. PADM 4120. NYU Wagner School of Public Service. January 2015.
“Earn What You’re Worth: Salary Negotiation for Library Workers.” Moderator. ALA Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV. June 2014.
“Strategic Corporate Research.” With B. Densmore, J. Lingel, and M. Morrone. Occupy Wall Street Labor Outreach training. New York, NY. December 2012.
“Current Labor and Economic Conditions for Music and Musicians.” Panelist, with A. Burgard. Music: Parts and Labor - NYU Department of Music Graduate Student Conference. New York, NY. April 2012.
“Introducing Grassroots Library Advocacy.” With L. Comito and C. Zabriskie. ALA Editions Webinar. August 2012.
“Grassroots Library Advocacy.” With L. Comito and C. Zabriskie. Public Library Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. March 2012.
“We Will NOT Be Shushed: Grassroots Library Advocacy.” With L. Comito and C. Zabriskie. ALA Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA. June 2011.
“Compensation, Access, and Theft: Copyright in the 21st Century.” Panelist. NYC Anarchist Bookfair. New York, NY. April 2011.
“Best of Reference 2010: Thrifty Reference.” With C. Bennett, J. Gellman, M. Vertsman, and H. Persad. NYLA Annual Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY. November 2010.
“Taking Back Wall Street: DIY Corporate Research for Activists and Mediamakers.” With K. Okamoto. NYC Grassroots Media Conference. New York, NY. May 2009.
Selected Cornell Presentations
“CUL Liaison Trip: Princeton and Rutgers.” With S. Cohen. Reference and Outreach Forum. August 2016.
“Liaison Support to an Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program.” Lightening talk. Cornell University Library Career Development Month. Ithaca, NY. April 2016.
“Career Development Strategies for Early Career Librarians.” Panelist. Cornell University Library Career Development Month. Ithaca, NY. April 2016.
“To Collect and Preserve: The State of State-Level CBA Collections in the U.S.” With J. DelRosso. Cornell University Library Career Development Month. April 2016.
“Volunteering: The Ultimate Networking Experience.” Panelist. Cornell University Library Career Development Week. Ithaca, NY. April 2015.
“RLS Customer Service Survey.” With K. LaVoice and S. Kendrick. Reference and Outreach Forum. November 2014.
“Capitalism’s Archives: Navigating Historical Company and Industry Resources.” Cornell ILR School History of Capitalism Summer Camp. July 2014 and July 2013.
“To Collect and Preserve: The State of State-Level CBA Collections in the U.S.” With J. DelRosso. Cornell University Library Career Development Week. April 2014.
“MOOCs at Cornell.” Panelist. Reference and Outreach Forum, April 2014.
“CUL: A New Perspective.” With D. Blackaby, K. Dowgiewicz, and M. Taichman. Cornell University Library Career Development Week, April 2013.
Hospitality, Labor, and Management Library/Catherwood Library
Catherwood Reference Assistant Search Committee (chair, March 2018 - June 2018)
Catherwood Reference and Collections Assistant Search Committee (chair, March 2018 - June 2018)
Catherwood Collection Development Assistant Search Committee (chair, January 2018)
Catherwood Library Website Working Group (October 2013 – Present)
Kheel Center Research Archivist Search Committee (September 2017 – December 2017)
Liaison Hot Team (chair, May 2016 – February 2017)
Customer Service Survey Hot Team (January 2014 – December 2014)
Catherwood Research Assistant Search Committee (June 2014 – July 2014)
HLM Business Research and Instruction Librarian Search Committee (March 2014 – August 2014)
HLM Research Coordinator Search Committee (June 2012 – October 2012)
Union Days Planning Committee (March 2012 – Present)
ILR Strategic Planning, Research Excellence Subcommittee (October 2015 – October 2016)
Cornell University Library
Associate University Librarian Search Committee (December 2017 - April 2018)
PSEC Instruction Committee (July 2016 – Present; chair, July 2018 - Present), Assessment Sub Team (July 2016 - Present; chair, July 2016 – June 2018), LibGuides Sub Team (July 2018 - Present)
Liaison Program Steering Committee (co-chair, July 2016 – Present)
Citation Management Working Group (July 2014 – Present)
Business, Labor, and Similar Topics (February 2012 – Present)
Olin Library Social Science and Geospatial Data Librarian Search Committee (September 2017 – December 2017)
Discovery and Access Advisory Group (July 2015 – July 2017)
Mann Library Head of Research Services Search Committee (August 2016 – December 2016)
LibGuides 2.0 Working Group (December 2013 – December 2014)
Reference and Outreach Committee (July 2013 – June 2016; co-chair, July 2015 – June 2016)
Economic Status of Librarians Committee (July 2012 – December 2015; chair, July 2014 – December 2015)
Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Title-Holder Representation (April 2018 - March 2019)
American Library Association, Reference and User Services Association
AFL-CIO/ALA Labor Committee (July 2012 – June 2018; co-chair, July 2014 – June 2018)
John Sessions Memorial Award Committee (July 2015 – July 2017, chair, July 2016 – July 2017)
American Library Association – Allied Professional Association
Standing Committee on the Status and Salaries of Library Workers (July 2011 – June 2015, July 2017 - Present; chair, July 2013 – June 2015, July 2018 - Present) Research Subcommittee (July 2017 - Present; chair, July 2015 – July 2016)
UALE Northeast Regional Summer School for Union Women
Planning Committee (2013 – Present)
Instructor (2014 – 2016, 2018)
South Central Regional Library Council
Advocacy Advisory Committee (July 2013 – May 2015)
Reference Services Review
Ad-hoc Peer Reviewer (2013 – 2016)
NYLA Best of Reference Committee (2009 – 2010)
NYC Summer Reading, TriLi Adult Summer Reading Program Committee (2009)
Tompkins County Workers’ Center. Board of Directors (January 2014 – March 2016; chair March 2015 – March 2016)
Urban Librarians Unite. Board of Directors (2012 – 2014); Coordinator and founding Member (2009 – 2012)
Local 1321 Queens Library Guild. Budget Action Committee; coordinated Save Our Own Fund (2008 – 2011)
NYC Zine Fest. Co-organizer (April 2009 – July 2009)
ABC No Rio Zine Library. Volunteer Zine Librarian (2008 – 2011)
Mid-Hudson Collective Space. Co-founder and volunteer coordinator (2004 – 2005)
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace, Cornell University (May 2, 2019)
Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Classrom, Cornell University (April 2019)
Atlas-ti Software for Qualitative Data Analysis, Cornell University (October 2018)
Building Teams and Leading Change (Harold D. Craft Leadership Program 2), Cornell University (October 16-19, 2018)
Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager, Cornell University (November 27-28, 2017)
Leading Cornell, Cornell University (October 2016 – April 2017)
It Depends on the Lens: Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Staff Search Process, Cornell University (March 23, 2016)
Harold D. Craft Leadership Program, Cornell University (January 25-29, 2016)
ARL Library Liaison Institute, Cornell University (June 2015)
Management Academy: Effective Recruiting and Hiring, Cornell University (May 20, 2014)
Management Academy: How to Create Effective Presentations, Cornell University (December 3, 2013)
Online Instruction, Library Juice Academy (January 2013)
Multi-week online course for librarians on instructional design, assessment, and pedagogy for online learning.
Management Institute for Academic Professionals, Cornell University (October 2012 – February 2013)
Multi-week, certificate-bearing program for academic supervisors that covers legal compliance, Cornell HR policy and procedures, conflict resolution, and supervisory best practices.
ACRL Cornell Instruction Immersion Program, Cornell University Library (May 21-24, 2012)
Crucial Conversations, Cornell University Library (May 2012 – June 2012)
Multi-week course on navigating workplace communication and providing constructive feedback.
Costing Out a Contract, ILR School, Cornell University (November 2011)
Multi-week online course for union negotiators focusing on costing demands and contract scenarios, including calculating multi-year increases and premium options through role-play and individual exercises.
CUNY Women’s Leadership Conference, City University of New York (October 29, 2010)
University-wide student leadership development event; selected to attend by CUNY SPS Dean.
American Library Association, 2007 – Present
Community of Industrial Relations Librarians, 2012 – Present
Working Class Studies Association, 2014 – Present
United Association for Labor Education, 2016 - Present
Cornell University Library Liaison Travel Award, 2016
Awarded $1400 for travel to peer industrial relations libraries with S. Cohen.
SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship, 2015
Eligible as contract-side librarian, awarded for extraordinary performance in librarianship, service to the university and profession, and scholarship and continuing professional growth.
AAUW Certified Salary Negotiation Facilitator, 2019
New York State Public Librarian Certificate, 2008
United Association for Labor Education, 2018 - 2019
Beyond the Numbers, 2018
American Library Association Annual Conference, 2011 – 2018
Metropolitan New York Library Council Annual Conference, 2017
American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, 2013 – 2016, 2019
ACRL/NY Symposium, 2016, 2018
Joint Conference of the Labor and Working-Class History Association and the Working-Class Studies Association, May 2015
Justice in the Home: Domestic Work Past, Present, and Future Conference, October 2014
Labor and Working-Class History Association National Conference, June 2013
Public Library Association Biennial Conference, March 2012
New York Library Association Annual Conference, November 2010
Geraci February 2019