Cathy Michael at a vendor display during an American Library Association Annual Meeting.

Cathy Michael

Communications Librarian, Library
Phone: 607-274-1293
Office: Gannett Center, Ithaca, NY 14850
Specialty: Information & Media Literacy, Legal Studies, Popular Culture

Pronouns:  she/her/hers

As a Reference Librarian at Ithaca College,  I serve as a liaison to the Park School of Communications (Emerging Media, Documentary Studies, Journalism, Strategic Communications, Sports Media& Television-Radio) as well as the Philosophy & Religion, & Politics & Legal Studies programs of H&S.   Beginning in Spring 2023, I am acting as the contact for the Rod Serling Archives.

Education: undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont and graduate studies at Rutgers University. 

Professional memberships: American Library AssociationACRL/NYNew York Library Association, and The National Association for Media Literacy Education.  

  • Ithaca College Library: Link to my library profile that includes my library guides and my general hours.

  • Research Consultations:  Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to make a consultation session with me for one-to-one research help.  

  • Library Instruction: (for faculty) I'll create special research guides and/or visit your class to demonstrate resources appropriate for your studies.

  • Collection Development (students, staff and faculty): If you need a book or film, email me with your suggestion.