Pauline Lynch Shostack
Professor, Library Department Chair
Hometown: Syracuse (Corcoran High School)
Education: B.S., Le Moyne College; M.L.S., Syracuse University
History at OCC: I was hired as the Electronic Resources Librarian in 2002. I managed Coulter Library’s media-reserve department, library website, and electronic resources until 2012. I am currently the Library Department Chair and I continue to manage the library website.
Favorite Student Story: I find it rewarding when we are successful at creating library experiences big and small that encourage life-long learning and community building outside the classroom that connects students, faculty, staff and local community members in ways they may not typically interact. One example of this is our Human Library event. Students have stated that they like “checking out” a person for a conversation about a particular topic. They find that they learn about the topic in a completely new and personal way.
Little-Known Fact: I love to play and create all kinds of games. I have created games for my neighborhood block parties, personal exercise-related games, and I even had the wonderful experience of creating a campus-wide game to celebrate our college’s 50th anniversary.
Meaningful Experiences Outside Education: I am the social media volunteer for the YMCA Folksmarch Walking Club. In this role I manage their Facebook and Twitter accounts. The part I enjoy most is helping members learn about and use social media.