Maria Kiriakova

Maria Kiriakova

Asst. Professor / Collection Development Librarian
Phone number: 
Room number and address: 
L 133 (Haaren Hall)


Queens College of the City University of New York - MLS, 1997
New York University - Ph.D. coursework in German Literature, 1994-1995
New York University - MA in German Literature, 1994
Moscow Institute for Foreign Languages - BA in German Studies and Pedagogy, 1987


I have been a Reference Librarian at Lloyd Sealy Library since 1997 and I assumed the duties of the Collection Development Librarian in 2002. I teach bibliographic instruction classes and help students at the Reference desk and online with their questions. I also assist faculty in selection and acquisition of monographic materials for their teaching and research. 
I serve as a liaison to the International Criminal Justice major and the Public Management department.  

Scholarly Work

Chapters in Books:
Kiriakova, Maria, 2010. Teaching Controlled Vocabulary to ESL Students by
    Looking into Everyday Life Surroundings. In: H. Gold (Ed.). Teaching Non-
    Traditional Learners: Tools for Creative Instruction
(pp. 75-81). Library Instruction 
    Publications, Pittsburgh, PA.
Kiriakova, Maria, 2011. International Criminal Justice: Printer and Electronic Media,
    Journals, and Professional Associations. In: M. Natarajan (Ed.). International 
    Crime and Justice
(pp. 495-503). Cambridge University Press, New York, NY.

Articles (peer-reviewed):
Kiriakova, Maria, Fall, 2002. Death Penalty in Russia (1917-2000): A Bibliographic
    Survey of English Language Writings. International Journal of Legal Information
    vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 1-45.
Kiriakova, Maria, 2002. Central Booking: the Literature of Law Enforcement, 2000-
    2002 (a special supplement). Law Enforcement News, vo. 28. no. 576.
Articles in trade publications:

Kiriakova, Maria, Karen S. Okamoto, Mark Zubarev, and Gretchen Gross, 2010. "Aiming
    at a Moving Target: Pilot Testing Ebook Readers in an Urban Academic Library." 
    Computers in Libraries
30, no. 2: 20-24.
Encylcopedia articles:
H. W. Kushner (Ed.), 2003 and 2007. Encyclopedia of Terrorism. Sage, Thousand 
    Oaks. Articles on Anarchism; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Federal 
    Emergency Management Agency; Wall Street Bombing, 1920; National Security 
P. Eisenstadt (Ed.), 2004. Encyclopedia of New York State. Syracuse University Press, 
    Syracuse. Articles on Prison Industry and Labor; Nursing Home Scandals; Fitch-
    Creche; Contract law; YMCA.

Research Summary

My research interests encompass international criminal justice, information literacy, and literature.