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In 2001, it was announced that York College, a senior college in The City University of New York, would have a high school on its campus beginning in September 2002, and the new school, Queens High School for the Sciences at York College (QHSSYC), would be using the York College Library. The York administration provided funds to the Library to hire an adjunct librarian in 2002 who would be the primary person dealing with QHSSYC. A few years later, the Chief Librarian successfully argued that the Library be allowed to recruit a full-time school library media specialist, the first position of its kind in CUNY. York’s School Library Media Specialist provides outreach, reference, and instruction (especially in digital resources) to QHSSYC students.


This work was originally published in "Enhancing teaching and learning in the 21st-century academic library: Successful innovations that make a difference," edited by Bradford Lee Eden.



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