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 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 scope of library marketing and outreach. He is most interested in the analysis of language used to market the library. He has a keen interest in library jargon, library signage, and user experience design both in online and physical settings.

Polger has been working as a librarian since 2000 and been teaching college students since 2005. In his classes, he uses experiential learning to engage students. Polger uses dialogue, interaction, storytelling, and hands-on activities to faciliate learning. He is a "plain language" advocate and avoids library jargon whenever possible. He has been at the College of Staten Island since 2008.

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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
MarkAaron.Polger@csi.cuny.edu