Maura Smale

Headshot: Maura Smale (Photo credit: Alex Irklievski)

Maura Smale is the executive chief librarian of the Graduate Center. She was previously the chief librarian and a professor at City Tech, where she worked with library faculty and staff to empower and support City Tech students, faculty, and staff in their academic pursuits. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from New York University and an MLIS from Pratt Institute. She served as project director for the U.S. Department of Education Title V grant-funded project A Living Laboratory and co-director of the City Tech OpenLab. She is also a member of the steering committee of the CUNY Games Network. Her research interests include undergraduate academic culture, game-based learning, open educational technologies, scholarly communications, and critical librarianship.