Queensborough Community College
Vikki C. Terrile is an assistant professor at Queensborough Community College, the City University of New York (CUNY) where she serves as the public services and assessment librarian and co-coordinator of information literacy. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Wells College, a master’s degree in library science from Long Island University, a master’s degree in urban affairs from Queens College (CUNY), and is currently a doctoral candidate in education at SUNY, the University at Buffalo. Vikki has been a librarian for twenty-five years, and her recent research projects include the information practices of Renaissance Faire performers and artisans, how shelters and other temporary housing providers receive library services, and how making and crafting is being explored in the Disney Star Wars universe. She is currently completing her dissertation on how youth services librarians understand "the library" and "the homeless" as symbolic objects and how these understandings impact library services to families in homeless situations.