Publications, Presentations, Professional Affiliations & More!


Portis, M., Detro, E.M., & Aronofsky, M. (2022). Voices from the field. In A. Hartsell-Gundy, K. Duckett, S. Morris (Eds.), Learning in action: Designing successful graduate student work experiences in academic libraries. Association of College & Research Libraries. 

Bowler, L., Aronofsky, M., Milliken, G., & Acker, A. (2020). Teen engagements with data in an after-school data literacy programme at the public library. In Proceedings of ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 28-1 October, 2020. Information Research, 25(4), paper isic2015. Retrieved from (Archived by the Internet Archive at


Education in an AI World – Roundtable for Information Professionals and Educational Technologists. NEIT (NYSAIS Education, Information & Technology Committee). January 26, 2023. [Co-facilitator].

Tweens, Teens & Tech Use: Integrating Conversations About Digital Media Consumption Through the Library. Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). December 9, 2021. Recording available here.

Co-presented with Mia Bruner, Emma Karin Eriksson, and Mary Mann. Fumbling Towards Radical Information Liberation with Prison Library Support Network. New York Public Library, September 2021. A version of this presentation also occurred at the Metropolitan Library Council (METRO) in June 2021. Recording available here.

Co-presented with Maggie Portis & Ella Milliken Detro, “Weeding ‘Wright’ : Engaging Graduate Students in a Meaningful Collection Development Process,” Association of Architecture School Librarians, 43rd Annual Conference, March 2021.

Co-presented with Genevieve Milliken, “Youth Data Literacy: ‘Exploring Data Worlds’ Tween & Teen Engagement Factors,” New York City Open Data Week, March 2019.

Blog Posts:

Hybrid Programming: Evaluating Takeaways from the Pandemic and Moving Library Services Into the Future” Blog Post, Association of Library Services to Children blog. June 11, 2022.

“Meaningful Technology in a School Library Environment” Blog Post, Association of Library Services to Children blog . August 14, 2021.

“Technology In Practice: Adapting To A Remote Learning Environment” Blog Post, Association of Library Services to Children blog. August 8, 2020.

Professional Affiliations:

Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC): Children + Technology Committee Co-Chair. 2020-Present.

NYSAIS Education, Information & Technology Committee (NEIT): Committee Member. 2022-Present.

Association for Independent School Librarians (AISL). 2018-Present.

Hudson Valley Library Association (HVLA). 2018-Present.

American Library Association (ALA). 2018-Present.

Professional Development & Certifications:

Licensed Notary Public. (2022-2026). Kings County, NY.

PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED (2021-2022). More information here.

Cornell Tech/STEMteachersNYC Computational Thinking in Elementary Classrooms (CTEC) Training (2021-2022). More information here.

Newsela Certified Educator Program (November 2021). More information here.

Minecraft Education Edition: Teacher Academy (March 2021). More information here.

KQED Media Academy for Educators: Podcasting & Audio Production for the Classroom (February 2021); Analyzing & Evaluating Media for the Classroom (November 2020). More information here.

Research & Projects:

Exploring Data Worlds: Exploring Data Worlds At The Public Library was an IMLS-funded project aimed at studying data literacy for teens, and specifically engagement levels during data literacy workshops at the public library. As part of my role as a research assistant (supervised by Dr. Leanne Bowler, Pratt Institute) during 2019, my responsibilities included:

  • coding workshop memos for teen engagement factors;
  • presenting findings, and co-facilitating a workshop with Pratt SI student Genevieve Milliken on using NYC open data sets (as part of NYC Open Data Week);
  • creating an open-source data literacy workshop playbook (expected published date summer 2019);
  • co-writing a paper with project supervisors on our findings (expected published date 2019-2020)


  • NEIT (NYSAIS Education & Information Technology), Mohonk Mountain House – New York, April 2022
  • ALA (American Library Association), Washington DC, July 2019
  • ULU (Urban Libraries Conference), Brooklyn NY, April 2018