David Cirella specializes in information literacy, user-instruction, and the intersection of library collections, technology, and the needs of users. In his role as Emerging Technology Librarian, Cirella seeks to provide library users a maximum level of access to innovative technology resources and research techniques through library tutorials, workshops, and consultations. He serves as Library Liaison to the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, where he focuses on subject-specific collection development and literature review instruction for students.

Cirella received his Master of Science in Computer Science from New York Tech and Master of Library Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University, where he also earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Media Studies.

Recent Projects/Research

  • Cirella, D. (2017). Software Engineering and Computing Literacy for Librarians. Poster. LACUNY Institute 2017, The Future of Librarianship: Exploring What’s Next for the Academic Librarian, New York, NY.
  • Cirella, D. (2017). From the Programmer’s Point of View: Imagining Creative Solutions to Serve our Patrons. ACRL New England 2017 Annual Conference, Burlington, VT.
  • Cirella, D. (2017). Software Development in the Library: Custom Solutions to Serve our Patrons. 126 th Connecticut Library Association Annual Conference, Groton, CT.
  • Cirella, D. (2014). Open Presentations with Reveal.js. New York Tech Tech Talks, New York, NY.
  • Cirella, D. (2013). Account Based Literacy: A New Focus in Library Computer Instruction. Connecticut Library Association 122nd Annual Conference: Creating Community - In Our Towns, Our State, and Our Profession, Cromwell, CT.


  • Cirella, D., Gu H. (2017, November). Generating Abstraction Networks Using Semantic Similarity Measure of Ontology Concepts. Paper presented at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), Kansas City, Mo.; Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), 840-843. doi: 10.1109/BIBM.2017.8217764..
  • Cirella, D. (2016). Going the Third Way: Developing Custom Software Solutions for Your Library. Computers In Libraries, 36(2), 12-16.
  • Cirella, D. (2012). Beyond Traditional Literacy Instruction: Toward an account-based literacy training curriculum in libraries. Computers In Libraries, 32(10), 5-8.

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • CSCI 125 Computer Programming 1
  • ETCS 105 Career Discovery
  • ITEC 305 Internet Programming 1
  • Library Research Session, Information Literacy
  • Library Workshops, Research and Writing in Computer Science and Engineering

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