Dr Joe Sanchez

Joe Sanchez is a researcher and educator in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at Queens College (CUNY). He studies the information practices of Mexican-American high school students  through the blending of Identity, Community, Narrative, and Spaces. He is a Mellon Fellow and a Google/ALA fellow in the Libraries Ready to Code Program and a founder of the iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3)

Education

  • PhD. University of Texas at Austin; Austin, Tx – Information Studies: 2009
  • M.S. Texas A&M Corpus Christi: Corpus Christi Tx – Educational Technology: 2000
  • B.S Texas A&M Corpus Christi: Corpus Christi Tx – Sociology

Projects:

  • A National Forum on Integrating Computational Thinking into LIS Youth Services Courses $150,000 Institute for Museum and Library Services CoPI with Dr. Jenifer Moore at Texas Women’s University
  • Diversity by Design: Scaling and Fostering Diverse and Inclusive Intergenerational Communities of Practice. $390,749 Institute for Museum and Library Services. Co-PI with Dr. Kayla Booth, University of Pittsburgh and Dr. Elizabeth Eikey University of California Irvine.
  • Interdisciplinary Design Program Incorporating Design-Make-Play Methods in Undergraduate General Education. $1,499,663 National Science Foundation Co-PI with Dr. Eva Fernandez, Matthew Greco & Dr. Chris Vickery
  • Awarded Mellon supported Diversity Research Grant from CUNY ($9,920) for the project “Search it up”: The Information Practices of Mexican-American Teens. The data will be collected during the Spring 2019.
  • December 15, 2018 – Exploring the Information Worlds of at-risk Mexican-American Teens. $3,488 PSC-CUNY
  • CUNY, Research Enhancement Grant Co-PI with Chief Librarian Kristin Hart – Pop-up Makerspaces and attitudinal shifts in libraries – $16,000.
  • Mellon supported Diversity Research Grant from CUNY for the project “Outside the Stacks: The Information Practices of Mexican-American High School Seniors” $9.960
  • GRTI Grant “Multimedia Production Lab” to provide professional production laptops to students enrolled in multimedia production course $56,057

Teaching and Scholarly Activity:

  • Associate Professor (2020 – Present) Graduate School of Library and Information Studies Queens College – City University of New York
  • Assistant Professor (2016 -2020) Queens College – City University of New York
  • Assistant Professor (2009 – 2016) Rutgers University: New Brunswick, NJ
  • Mellon Foundation Faculty Fellow 2018 -2019
  • American Library Association & Google Libraries Ready to Code Fellow 2017 – 2018
  • Mellon Foundation Faculty Fellow 2017 -2018
  • International Teaching Fellow, University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Darmstadt, Germany 2012
  • Advisor iSchools Inclusion Institute i3
  • Association of Library and Information Science Education Eugene Garfield Dissertation Award Committee

Professional Experience

  • Social Media Consultant (2006 – 2010) Austin, Texas
  • Instructional Designer (2000 – 2006) University of Texas at Austin
  • Manger of Media Services (1997 – 2000) Texas A&M Corpus Christi Tx

 Courses Taught:

  • Cyber Ethnography
  • Social Impacts of Video games
  • Video Games and the Library
  • Multimedia Production
  • Social Informatics
  • Social Responsibility and Community Wellness
  • Introduction to Information Technology and Informatics
  • The Technology of Information
  • Social Issues in a Networked Society
  • Working in Virtual Worlds

Monographs

Cooke, N. A. & Sánchez, J. (Eds.).  (2019). A Critical Dialogue: Faculty of Color in Library and Information Science. [Special Issue] Journal of Education in Library and Information Science. 60(3).

Sanchez, J. (2009). Implementing Second life: ideas, challenges, and innovations. Chicago, IL. ALATechSource.

Book Chapters

Sanchez, J. (2011) Virtual Worlds as Technologies for Lifelong Learning and the Implications for Museums, In Creativity and Technology: Social Media, Mobiles and Museums. Eds James Katz, Wayne LaBar, and Ellen Lynch. MuseumsEtc. P. 308-344

Sanchez, J. (2009) Virtual Worlds: New Spaces for Service Learning. In Service Learning: Linking Library Education and Practice. Eds. Loriene Roy and Alex Hershey. ALA Editions. American Library Association.

Journal Articles

Sanchez, J. (2018) “What are they doing, like, in a library”: Mexican American Experiences in their High School Library. Journal of Young Adult Services. Vol. 116, No. 4 pp. 26-29

Sanchez, J & Malyk, M. (2015). In Humanistic Defense of Geronimo. The American Mosaic: The American Indian Experience. ABC-CLIO Social Studies Database

Pena, J., McGlone, M., & Sanchez, J. (2012).  The Cowl Makes the Monk: How Avatar Appearance and Role Labels Affect Cognition in Virtual Worlds. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research Vol. 5, No. 3

Jarmon, L. & Sanchez, J. (2009) The Educators Coop: A Model for Collaboration and LSI Communication Research in a Virtual World. Electronic Journal of Communication Research.

Jarmon, L., & Sanchez, J. (2008). The Educators Coop Experience in Second Life:  A model for collaboration. The Journal of the Research Center for Educational Technology. Vol. 4, No. 2 (2008, Fall)

Decker, M. & Sanchez, J. (2000) Strategies for the Continuum: A User-centric Approach to Faculty Support. Syllabus, Vol. 14, No. 5, Syllabus Press, pp.16-19.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Sanchez, J., Moore, J. & Visser, M. (2020). A National Forum on Computational Thinking: Three learning modules for Pre-Service Graduate Educators. In D. Schmidt-Crawford (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 595-599). Blind Peer Reviewed

Booth, K., Pena, J., Eikey, E., Quigley, A., Pinter, A. & Sanchez, J. (2020). Design, Implementation, and Reflections on the Teaching of Computer Programming Modules to Underrepresented Students. In D. Schmidt-Crawford (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2036-2041). Online: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Blind Peer Reviewed

Booth KM, Eikey EV, Sanchez J, Figueroa J, Falana A. (2020). Expanding the REU Model in an iSchool Context: Exploring iConference’s Potential Role in Addressing Underrepresentation. Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. iConference.

Moore, J., Sanchez, J., Visser, M. & Rigg, N. (2019). Integrating Computational Thinking into Technology Courses for School and Youth Services Librarians. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 – Athens, Greece – Libraries: dialogue for change in Session 234 – Education and Training.

Sanchez, J. (2018). “Call me Storyteller”: Using Poetry to Remix the Digital Storytelling Process. In T. Bastiaens, J. Van Braak, M. Brown, L. Cantoni, M. Castro, R. Christensen, G. Davidson-Shivers, K. DePryck, M. Ebner, M. Fominykh, C. Fulford, S. Hatzipanagos, G. Knezek, K. Kreijns, G. Marks, E. Sointu, E. Korsgaard Sorensen, J. Viteli, J. Voogt, P. Weber, E. Weippl & O. Zawacki-Richter (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 661-666). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).- Blind Peer Reviewed

Sanchez, J. (2018). Makerspaces as Sociotechnical System: Introducing Pre-service Librarians to Making. In T. Bastiaens, J. Van Braak, M. Brown, L. Cantoni, M. Castro, R. Christensen, G. Davidson-Shivers, K. DePryck, M. Ebner, M. Fominykh, C. Fulford, S. Hatzipanagos, G. Knezek, K. Kreijns, G. Marks, E. Sointu, E. Korsgaard Sorensen, J. Viteli, J. Voogt, P. Weber, E. Weippl & O. Zawacki-Richter (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1435-1440). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).  – Blind Peer Reviewed

Sanchez, J. (2017). Overcoming the Fear of Coding: A Qualitative Analysis of the Remix Approach. In J. Johnston (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2017 (pp. 1006-1010). Washington, DC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).Waynesville, NC.

– Blind Peer Reviewed

Sanchez, J. (2016). A Sociotechnical Approach to Team-based Digital Video Production in an Undergraduate Course. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 228-233). Washington, DC, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Waynesville, NC. – Blind Peer Reviewed

Sanchez, J. (2016). Fostering Collaboration in a Virtual World: Sustaining Mutual Engagement. In Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2016 (pp. 1712-1719). Vancouver, B.C. June 26 -30. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Waynesville, NC. – Blind Peer Reviewed

Sanchez, J. (2016). Real Talk in Virtual Spaces: Examining Faculty Knowledge Sharing Cycles in a Social Virtual World. In G. Chamblee & L. Langub (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016. Savannah, GA March 21-26. (pp. 766-771). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). – Blind Peer Reviewed

Lingal, J. Trammell, A. Sanchez, J. Namann, M. (2012). When social media is not enough: Practices of information and secrecy in a punk rock subculture. In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer- Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW’12) Seattle, Washington. February 11 – 15, 2012. – Blind Peer Reviewed

Jarmon, L., & Sanchez, J. (2008) The Educators Coop: A Virtual World Model for Real World Collaboration. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Columbus, OH. October 24 – 29, 2008. – Blind Peer Reviewed

Sanchez, J. (2007). Second Life: An Interactive Qualitative Analysis. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (pp. 1240-1243). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. – Blind Peer Reviewed

Sanchez, J. (2007). A Sociotechnical Systems Analysis of Second Life in an Undergraduate English Course. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2007 (pp. 4254-4258). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. – Blind Peer Reviewed

Mayrath, M., Sanchez, J., Traphagan, T., Heikes, J. & Trivedi, A. (2007). Using Second Life in an English course: Designing class activities to address learning objectives. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2007 (pp. 4219-4224). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. – Blind Peer Reviewed

Sanchez, J., Svinicki, M., McGregor, A. & Kim, M. (2005). Creating Online Faculty Development Resources Through IRIS: Information Resources with Instructional Strategies. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (pp. 1224-1226). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. – Blind Peer Reviewed

Deloca, D. & Sanchez, J. (2003). Web Video as an Administrative Solution. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (pp. 1548-1549). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. – Blind Peer Reviewed

Rhodes, S. & Sanchez, J. (2002). Assessing out-of-the-box thinkers: Professional development for IT support staff. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2002 (pp. 1637-1639). Denver Co. Chesapeake, VA: AACE. – Blind Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

Sanchez, Joe (2018, February) Expanding LIS Youth Services Curriculum to Embed Computational Thinking. Association for Information Science Education. Denver, Co.

Sanchez, Joe (2018, February) “F**K That”: Why Fake News and Weaponization of Information are Good for LIS. Association for Information Science Education. Denver, Co.

Sanchez, Joe (2018, February) A Critical Dialogue: Faculty of Color in Library and Information Science. Association for Information Science Education. Denver, Co.

Sanchez, Joe (2017, November) Beyond the Stacks: Mexican-American Highschool Student Experiences with their School Library. Presented at the Mellon Diversity Conference. Queens, NY.

Sanchez, J. (2017) Immersive Learning Through Roleplay, Self-Expression, and Community Narratives.  Paper presented at National Science Foundation Workshop: Virtual Worlds Education. Melbourne Florida. June 11, 2017.

Sanchez, J. (2017) Teaching Computer Code through Narrative and Identity Expression. Presented at American Library Association Annual Conference 2017. Chicago, Illinois. June 27, 2017.

Sanchez, J. (2013) The Information Underground. New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference. Atlantic City, NJ June 4, 2013

Sanchez, J (2012) Play Between Spaces: Community, Relevance, and Authenticity in Adult Services. Keynote Address presented New Jersey Library Association Adult Services Forum. October 22, 2012

Jarmon, L., Sanchez J. (2009) Virtual Communication: The Future Is Here. Presented at Human Communication and Technology Division, Communication and the Future Division of National Communication Association Convention. Chicago IL.

Pena, J. , McGlone, M., Sanchez, J. (2009) The Automatic Effects of Avatar Appearance and Role Labels in Language use in a Virtual Environment. Presented at Human Communication and Technology Division, Communication and the Future Division of National Communication Association Convention. Chicago IL.

Sanchez, J. (2009) Gaming as a Gateway Drug: Getting Girls Interested in Technology. Presented at South by Southwest Interactive Conference. Austin Texas, March 16, 2010

Sanchez, J. (2004) Technology: Enriching Teaching, Learning & Communicating in the Classroom and Beyond. Invited Speaker. Student Success Conference, Austin, Texas

Sanchez, J. & Rhodes, S. (2002) Ongoing Internal IT Support Staff Skills Assessment for Professional Growth. Texas Distance Learning Association. Ft. Worth, Texas

Sanchez, J. (2002) Using Blackboard to Support an Active Learning Environment. Conference on Teaching for New TAs. Austin, Texas

Sanchez, J. & Decker, M. (2001) Strategies for the Continuum: A User-centric Approach to Faculty Support. Presented at Syllabus conference. Boston, Massachusetts