Mark Eaton

Library and Media Center



Phone: (718) 368-6557
Office Location: L-208, Library and Media Center


MA, Religion, Queen's University, 2013

MISt, Library Studies, University of Toronto, 2006

BA, Religious Studies, McGill University, 2000

College Teaching

Kingsborough Community College, Library, 2014 - present

College of Mount Saint Vincent, Library, 2013 - 2014

London Metropolitan University, Library, 2006

Selected Publications and Presentations

(Peer reviewed publications)

Eaton, Mark. "DRYing Our Library's Webpage by Introducing Vue.js." Code4Lib Journal 55 (2023). Forthcoming.

Eaton, Mark. "On the Ethics of Working with Library Technology: the case of the Open Journal Matcher." Journal of Web Librarianship 16, no. 1 (2022): 68-78.

Eaton, Mark. "A Comparative Analysis of the Use of GitHub by Librarians and Non-Librarians." Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 13, no. 2 (2018): 27-47.

Eaton, Mark and Carlos Arguelles. "Usability Study for a Community College Library Website: A methodology for large-scale data gathering." Community and Junior College Libraries 23, no. 3-4 (2017): 99-113.

Eaton, Mark. "Seeing Library Data: A prototype data visualization application for librarians." Journal of Web Librarianship 11, no. 1 (2017): 69-78.

Eaton, Mark. "Religious Studies Encyclopedism: A recent history." The Reference Librarian 58, no. 1 (2017): 33-45.

Eaton, Mark. "Disciplining Yoga: Foucauldian themes in Sivananda yoga practice." Journal of Religion and Culture 25 (2015): 91-106.

(Non peer reviewed publications)

Eaton, Mark. "Makin' Bots: Using Hands-On Workshops to Teach Essential Coding Skills." Computers in Libraries 39, no. 7 (2019): 24-27.

Davis, Robin Camille, and Mark Eaton. "Make a Twitter Bot in Python: Iterative code examples." Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (2016): n. pag.

(Conference presentations)

"Scripting with Vue.js to Make Our Library's Website Better." 21st Annual CUNY IT Conference. New York, NY. December 2, 2022.

"The Challenges, Curiosities and Consternations of Running A Twitter Archive for Your College." Access Conference. Online. October 19, 2021.

"Lessons Learned While Building a Journal Discovery Tool." Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L 2021). Online. March 11, 2021.

"Open Journal Matcher: Open journal discovery for everyone." Open Science Conference (OSC 2021). Online. February 17, 2021. Poster session.

"Open Journal Matcher: Open journal discovery for everyone." Linux Conference Australia ( 2021). Online. January 23, 2021.

"Lessons Learned While Building an Open Source Journal Recommender Tool." 18th Annual CUNY IT Conference. New York, NY. December 5, 2019.

"Improving Workflows and Outreach with Python: Automating a new books LibGuide." Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL 2019), Cleveland, OH. April 11, 2019. Poster session presented with Julia Furay.

"Bot Literacy: Teaching librarians to make Twitter bots." Computers in Libraries, Arlington, VA. March 27, 2019. Presented with Robin Davis.

"Python for Beginners." American Library Association (ALA 2018), New Orleans, LA. June 22, 2018. Pre-conference workshop presented with Robin Davis.

"Website Usability Testing with Custom Tools in a Community College Environment." Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter Annual Conference (ACRL NEC 2018), Plymouth, MA. May 4, 2018. Presented with Carlos Arguelles.

"Build Your Own Twitter Bot: A gentle and fun introduction to Python." Code4Lib 2018, Washington, DC. Pre-conference workshop presented with Robin Davis. February 13, 2018.

"Accessibility in the Time of Limited Resources." 16th Annual CUNY IT Conference. New York, NY. December 1, 2017. Presented with Robin Davis, Stephen Klein and Junior Tidal.

"Mock Up, Test and Refine: An approach to usability testing." SUNY Librarians Association Conference (SUNYLA 2017), Stony Brook, NY. June 16, 2017. Presented with Carlos Arguelles.

"CUNY Libraries and Open Source: Wins and fails." Presented with 15th Annual CUNY IT Conference. New York, NY. December 2, 2016. Presented with Robin Davis, Stephen Klein, Junior Tidal, Leslie Ward and Stephen Zweibel.

"Data Visualization with the Primo APIs: Building an application to support librarians." Ex-Libris Northeast Users Group Conference (ENUG 2015), Waltham, MA. October 29, 2015.


Frick, Morgan. "Mark Eaton - A Non-traditional Path to Librarianship." Bulletin for the Study of Religion 50, no. 2 (2022): 49–52.

Awards Recognition, Distinctions and Grants

PSC-CUNY Research Award, 2021 - 2022

Google Cloud Platform Grant, 2020 - 2021

Stewart Travel Award, 2019

PSC-CUNY Research Award, 2016 - 2017

R. Samuel McLaughlin Fellowship, 2012 - 2013

Queen's Graduate Award, 2012 - 2013

James D. Lang Professional Development Award, 2007