Sixteen new full-time faculty joined the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) for the 2023-24 academic year. Two of the faculty members are also new department chairs in the college. Gregg Barron, assistant teaching professor of music industry in…
Jana Rosinski Joins Special Collections Research Center as Instruction and Education Librarian
On Feb. 21, Jana Rosinski joined Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) as instruction and education librarian. In this newly created position, Rosinski will lead SCRC’s instruction and education program, supporting primary source teaching and engaging in the Libraries’ information literacy initiatives. SCRC’s instruction program is the University’s hub for student engagement with primary sources.
Each semester, the department serves a spectrum of visiting classes, ranging from photography and industrial design to African American studies and music history, to journalism and anthropology, and more. At SCRC, students are introduced to the handling of historic artifacts as well as to questions of primary source literacy and archival research methods.
In their role as SCRC curatorial assistant since 2019, Rosinski drew from their interdisciplinary experience teaching with primary source materials while providing the opportunity for them to engage with students, faculty and visitors within SCRC’s programming, instruction and exhibitions. This newly envisioned position furthers SCRC’s commitment to a reparative framework in primary source teaching and instruction and will enable Rosinski to lead SCRC’s instruction and educational program, in line with the Syracuse University Libraries’ Information Literacy initiatives and current primary source literacy strategies, to better meet the needs of all participants.
Rosinski holds a master of art degree in writing studies from Eastern Michigan University and is completing their doctorate in philosophy in the composition and cultural rhetoric program at Syracuse. They have held research fellowships at the Strong National Museum of Play and the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers University-Camden. Outside of SCRC, Rosinski has supported students through their positions in the University Writing Center, the Graduate Editing Center and as a graduate instructor in the writing studies, rhetoric and composition program.