srzweibel (at) gmail (dot) com

Professional Experience

Hunter College: Visiting Lecturer
Oct. 2012-Present

  • Planned, built, and deployed a mobile, responsive library catalog for CUNY+, including custom API
  • Developed a web application to track and analyze reference data (frequency, length, and nature of questions) to inform personnel and resource management; in use across Hunter College Library system
  • Wrote a macro to automate catalog record deletion, saving thousands of hours of cataloging labor
  • Provide reference research service to graduates and undergraduates at the Health Professions Library
  • Teach information literacy classes to nursing students on search strategy, Medline, CINAHL, APA, Refworks, Zotero
  • Co-chair, LACUNY Emerging Technologies Committee
  • Lead workshops to teach programming (Python, JavaScript) to CUNY librarians

Adjunct Reference Librarian
Sep. 2010-Oct. 2012

  • Developed and piloted an RFID book inventory solution, using a programmable microcontroller

New York University: Adjunct Reference/Cataloging/Virtual Reference Librarian
Sep. 2010-Jan. 2013

  • Provide reference service to students, faculty, and staff at Bobst Library
  • Answer virtual reference questions via email, IM, and text 
  • Created original catalog records for the Tamiment Library collection of rare radical literature 
  • Generated original and complex copy catalog records of works written in English, French, German, & Spanish

Columbia University: Intern, Special Collections Metadata and Cataloging
Nov. 2009-Aug. 2010

  • Designed project to reclaim ‘lost’ items in collections, wrote instructional documents for implementation
  • Generated original and copy catalog records for the Gillette collection of rare 17th and 18th century pamphlets
  • Cataloged the Avery Library’s collection of architectural literature

Queens Library (Broadway Branch): Page
Apr.-Nov. 2009

  • Sorted and shelved various library materials according to Dewey Decimal Classification
  • Recovered items requested by patrons at other branches of the library system for ILL


Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Specializing in Digital Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center
Expected Graduation 2015

  • Exploring the intersection between computational methods and humanities inquiry

MSLIS, Palmer School of Long Island University
Aug 2010

  • Selected Coursework: Information Literacy Instruction, Online Information Retrieval Technology, Metadata, Website Architecture, Statistics

Bachelor of Liberal Arts, St. John's College, Santa Fe
May 2008

  • Rigorous collaborative study of primary source material in Western philosophy, mathematics, science (including laboratory work), and literature
  • Emphasis on critical thinking and analysis; evaluations based on essay writing, constructive class discussion, and oral examination


  • Library Research sessions for Nursing 702: Nursing Research
  • Information Literacy sessions for Nursing 700: Foundations of Nursing Science
  • Information Literacy sessions for Nursing 380: Undergraduate Nursing Research

Publications & Presentations

  • Zweibel, S., & Lane, Z. (2012). Probing the Effects of Policy Changes by Evaluating Circulation Activity Data at Columbia University Libraries, The Serials Librarian, 63(1), 17–27.
  • Zweibel, S. (2013). Augur for Reference Desk Statistics. Presented at METRO Reference SIG, September 2013, New York, NY.
  • Zweibel, S. (2013). Building a Library Catalog API. Presented at METRO Code4Lib SIG, April 2013, New York, NY.
  • Zweibel, S., Davis, R. C., Tidal, J., & Verbovetskaya, A. (2013, December 6). Life with Pi: Microcomputing in academia. Presented at CUNY 12th Annual IT Conference, New York, NY. Handout available at
  • Zweibel, S., & Stevens, G. (2014). DH Box: A Computer Lab in the Cloud. Presented at Hunter ACERT, May 2014, New York, NY.
  • Zweibel, S., Gold, M., & Smyth, P. (2014, December). DH Box: A Push-Button Computer Lab. Presented at CUNY 13th Annual IT Conference, New York, NY.
  • Zweibel, S., Gold, M., Smyth, P., & Cooney, C. (2015, January). DH Box: A Push-Button Computer Lab. Presented at METRO Annual Conference 2015, New York, NY.


Python, JavaScript, Clojure, PHP, C♯
Web Technologies:
CMSs and Digital Repositories:
WordPress, Drupal, Omeka, Blackboard
Database Management:
MySQL, PostgreSQL, Access
MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver
Library Management Systems
Ex Libris Aleph, OCLC Connexion, OCLC EZproxy, Voyager
Dublin Core, RDA, MODS, MARC21, AACR2
French (Intermediate), Ancient Greek (Reading)

Member ALA, ACLR