Tinamarie Vella joined the J-School’s Research Center in September 2007. She oversees the day-to-day operations and is responsible for circulation, reserves, interlibrary loans, cataloging, electronic resources, and institutional repository services.
Tinamarie is active in the American Library Association, where she was named an emerging leader in 2011; the Asian Pacific American Librarian Association; the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking; the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Roundtable, and the New York Library Association.
Her academic focus is on research trends, diversity, leadership and cultural studies. She is currently co-writing a book for Rowman & Littlefield on using Twitter to build library communities.
She earned a Master of Library and Information Science from Long Island University, a Master of Arts in English from CUNY’s Brooklyn College, and a B.A. in English from Pace University.