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Jodi Shaw

Reference, Instruction and Outreach Librarian


Contact & Office Hours

Young Library, 101


Subject Specialties

English Language & Literature

Citation Management Software



M.L.I.S., Pratt Institute

B.A., Smith College

As part of the Smith Libraries Learning, Research & Technology group, Jodi conducts course-related library instruction for the English department, First Year Seminars and provides instruction and assistance in the use of citation management software. She also coordinates library outreach efforts and participates in user experience activities related to reference, research and instruction services.

Before she became a librarian, Jodi was a singer-songwriter. She performed in venues and on street corners and subway platforms domestically and abroad. She has lived in various parts of the United States, including a 16-year stint in Brooklyn, NY where she earned her MLIS and began her career as a librarian at Brooklyn Public Library.

She is an avid bicycle commuter, meditator, cinephile and poetry lover.

Research Interests

Sustainability, Contemplative Pedagogy, Embedded Librarianship, and Transportation.

Publications & Presentations

Shaw, Jodi. “Climate Change, Libraries, and Survival Literacy: A Practical Guide.” Paper presented at Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene: A Colloquium, New York, NY, May 2017.

Charney, M. and Jodi Shaw. “Facing the Future: Facilitating Climate Conversation at Your Library.” Workshop presented at Metropolitan Library Council, New York, NY, May, 2017.

Shaw, Jodi. “Planting the Seeds: Libraries and Librarians as Agents of Change Within Their Communities.” Panelist at the American Library Association Conference, Orlando, FL, June, 2016.

Shaw, Jodi. “Don’t Break a Leg: Children’s Librarian as Performer,” Public Libraries Online, April 22, 2016,

Jodi Shaw, “With a Twist: Old Works get a New Life at the NYPL,” Public Libraries Online, March 22, 2016,

Professional Affiliations

Coordinator, ALA Sustainability Round Table