Alevtina Verbovetskaya is the Web & Mobile Systems Librarian in the Office of Library Services at the City University of New York. In this role, she is responsible for maintaining the CUNY libraries’ discovery tool, OneSearch, as well as managing the web interface of the CUNY Catalog. She is also in charge of maintaining the department’s Drupal-powered support site, which includes customizing modules & themes and writing patches for existing code.

Allie has a unique mix of library training coupled with technical know-how. She studied Computer & Information Science at Brooklyn College before going on to obtain her Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from Rutgers University. As such, she is adept at bridging the technical and library aspects of projects, including the communication gap between technical jargon and librarian lingo.

Prior to joining the Office of Library Services, Allie was the substitute Electronic Resources/Technical Services Librarian at the Ursula C. Schwerin Library of New York City College of Technology. While in this role, she gained extensive knowledge of library systems (such as link resolvers, integrated library systems, cataloging tools, and more) that have proved invaluable in her current position, where she aids in troubleshooting and resolving problems related to these university-wide systems.

Previously, Allie was the substitute Instructional Technologies Librarian at the Leonard Lief Library of Lehman College, where she planned and designed a webcomic to support the library’s information literacy program. At the same time, she also wrote, directed, and produced video tutorials toward the same goal. Both projects were completed with the assistance of other departments on campus, exemplifying Allie’s readiness to work collaboratively on projects.

In her spare time, Allie likes to cook, bake, knit, crochet, and read. She sometimes also participates in non-sedentary activities, such as hiking, bicycle touring, and weight lifting.

You can email her at alevtina.verbovetskaya@cuny.edu.