Mark Aaron Polger

Mark Aaron Polger is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Library Outreach at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CUNY). His responsibilities include promoting library services to targeted groups on campus, working with admissions and recruitment with library tours, new student orientation, and liaising with high schools and public library branches in the community.  Polger's research interests include library marketing, outreach, and user experience design. He has written and presented on topics such as library marketing strategies, faculty outreach, Information Literacy outreach, library jargon, and library signage. In early 2019, Polger authored the book Library Marketing Basics, a beginner's guide to marketing libraries (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers). He is currently finishing another book with ALA Publishing on library signage and wayfinding. Polger holds a BA in Sociology from Concordia University, an MA in Sociology from the University of Waterloo, a B.Ed. in adult education from Brock University, and an MLIS from the University of Western Ontario. He is currently in his fifth year of doctoral studies at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, where he is completing his final year of coursework for his Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning. He has been working in libraries for over 30 years and obtained his MLIS degree 20 years ago. He is originally from Montreal, Canada and moved to New York City in 2008.