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 has a keen interest in discourse analysis. His interest in library discourse extends to library web site vocabulary, library jargon, library signage, and promotional materials.
Polger has been a librarian since 2000 and has been balancing his career with teaching college students since 2005. He is a dynamic instructor who uses experiential learning to engage students. Polger uses dialogue, interaction, storytelling, and hands-on activities to foster learning and curiosity. He moved to New York City (from Canada) in 2008.