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Elizabeth Tompkins
Assistant  Professor
Reader Services Librarian
Elizabeth Tompkins


Elizabeth Tompkins, M.L.S., M.S., manages electronic and reference services at the Robert J. Kibbee Library. She is the faculty liaison for business and office administration and technology. Elizabeth is a member of the CUNY wide Electronic Resources Advisory Committee (ERAC) and the SFX Committee. She also has been active as an executive council delegate (2006-2010) and treasurer (2008-2010) for the Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY). Since 2005, Elizabeth has been participating in Kingsborough’s Opening Door Learning Communities (ODLC). Prior to coming to Kingsborough, Elizabeth worked as a financial analyst in the banking industry, a public librarian, and a corporate librarian in financial services.


Information literacy workshops


Pratt Institute

 Masters in Library Science

Pace University

 Masters of Science (Accounting)

Syracuse University

 Bachelor of Science (Communications)

College Teaching

CUNY Kingsborough, Information Literacy Workshops, 2004 to present

Selected Publications and/or Other Resources

Tompkins, E. K. (2007). Think tanks and public policy research institutes: An annotated bibliography. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 26(2), 11-27.

Tompkins, E. K. (2009). Private pension plans: Internet sources for keeping current with developments and research. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 14(2), 159-174.

Tompkins, E. K. (2009). A reflective teaching journal: An instructional improvement tool for academic librarians. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 16(4), 221-238.

Tompkins, E. K. (2009). Somatic education: Gentle exercises for easier movement. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 13(2), 188-197.

Events and/or Key Dates

Research Interests

Emerging technologies for library services

Intersection of information literacy instruction and learning theories

Open access for scholarly publishing

Awards Recognition, Distinctions and Grants

Institutional Affiliations / Professional Societies

Personal Interests


Food politics

Somatic Education

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