Brief info

Prof. Manju Prasad-Rao has recently retired from Long Island University as an associate professor and head of the Instructional Media Center (IMC) of the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, Long Island University. The IMC is of primary importance to students in education, and library and information science. It is also the media library for the entire campus.

Prof. Prasad-Rao has Master’s degrees in English from Bangalore University, India; Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; and Library and Information Science from Long Island University, NY. As a media professional, Prof. Prasad-Rao is committed to a non-linear, interactive, and interdisciplinary approach to learning. She provided in-depth technology demonstrations and workshops for students in the School of Education training to be K-12 teachers. As the exhibits coordinator for the library, she created many original educational exhibits, coordinated faculty and guest exhibits/programs, and hosted ALA national traveling exhibits.

Prof. Prasad-Rao served as an advisor for the American Library Association’s project National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment: Phase I (NILPPA). She recently contributed a chapter for a book, Successful Campus Outreach Programs and Activities for Academic Libraries, published by Rowman & Littlefield, detailing B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library’s outreach efforts through exhibits and events. As a storyteller, dancer, and teacher of classical Indian dance forms, Prof. Prasad-Rao presents multimedia programs on Indian arts, life, and culture with live music and dance, to museums and libraries in the area.