Mark Aaron Polger
Mark Aaron Polger is the First Year Experience Librarian at the College of Staten Island (CSI), City University of New York (CUNY). His responsibilities include promoting library services and resources to first year students and providing library instruction classes to first year students. He is also one of the instructor's for LIB 501 (Beyond Google: Research for College Success), the 1-credit elective Information Literacy course taught in the department.

He is a member of the College's New Student Orientation (NSO) Committee and coordinates the library's involvement in NSO. Mark is also a committee member of implementation team for CSI's Foundations of Excellence - First Year Focus, at the College.

Polger's research interests fall within the intersection of library marketing and user experience design. He is most interested in how users experience the library through various promotional strategies. He enjoys investigating how users interact with library web site vocabulary, library signage, and library promotional materials.

Polger has been a librarian since 2000 and has adjuncting as a college instructor since 2005. He is a dynamic instructor who uses experiential learning to engage students. Polger's brand of teaching includes dialogue, discussion, interaction, storytelling, hands-on activities to foster learning and curiosity. He also brightens all his classes with multicoloured handouts.

When he is not teaching or "librarianing", he likes to speedwalk, cycle, run, watch TV, and play with his cats. His favourite colour is purple. Polger is originally from Montreal, Quebec (Canada) and he moved to New York City in 2008.

Mark Aaron's bookshelf: read

For One More Day The Short History of a Prince The Book of Ruth Middlesex Sex and the City The Edible Woman

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Mark Aaron Polger
Assistant Professor
Instruction / Reference Librarian
College of Staten Island /CUNY
2800 Victory Boulevard, 1L-109
Phone: 718.982.4065