Welcome Silvia Cho, as Resource Sharing Librarian

After nine years working in the GC Library as the GC Library’s interlibrary loan department Supervisor and Manager, we are happy to congratulate Silvia Cho, the newest member of the Library faculty. Silvia holds a Master’s in Library Science from Queens College, a M.A. in Liberal Studies (International Migration track) from the CUNY Graduate Center, and is fluent in both Spanish and Korean.

As Resource Sharing Librarian, Silvia will continue to provide high quality interlibrary loan services to the entire Graduate Center community, supporting student and faculty research on a daily basis. Additionally, Silvia works to expand access to library materials through partnerships, consortial sharing networks, and other initiatives. She is the library liaison for the Ph.D programs in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures (LAILAC) and Linguistics, offering instructional support and collection development in these fields.

We’re also excited to share that Silvia’s work is evident in the field of librarianship at large – as the current Co-Chair for METRO’s ILL Committee, her efforts have a wider impact throughout New York City. She previously served as a peer advisor within the library resource sharing collaborative IDS Project, and co-authored a book chapter Sharing Digital Collections and Content, that notably won the inaugural ALA RUSA-STARS Publication Recognition Award in 2019.

Silvia’s research interests include the role of library resource sharing in combating systemic inequities relating to access and the production of information more broadly. As always, Silvia welcomes questions and research inquiries about resource sharing, or within her subject areas of LAILAC and Linguistics, and may be reached at – jcho@gc.cuny.edu .

We’re so very glad to welcome Silvia into this new role, and are appreciative of her continued work to help the GC community obtain materials towards the highest standard of scholarship and research. Congratulations, Silvia!

About the Author

Elvis Bakaitis is currently the Head of Reference at the Mina Rees Library. They're also proud to serve on the University LGBTQ Council, and as a board member of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies.