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April Earle, Librarian

April Lynne Earle

Greenley Library
 Greenley Library


2016 - M.A., Public History
     St. John's University, Queens, NY

2009 - M.L.S., Library and Information Science
     St. John's University, Queens, NY

1996 - B.A., Art Education
     Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

1994 - A.A., Commercial Art
      Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY


April Lynne Earle has been a member of the Library Faculty at Farmingdale State College since July 2013. In addition to her primary role as the cataloger, she also provides reference service and information literacy instruction. She received her Master of Library Science in 2009 and  a Master of Arts in Public History from St. John’s University. Recipient of the 2012 Pratt-Severn Award from ASIS&T, for her paper, “Design of an Application Profile for the St. John’s University Oral History Collection,” the focus of her studies was on the creation, use, and accessibility of oral histories. It is her firm belief that a resource without a record virtually does not exist.

In addition to writing and righting records, her real joy is helping other research their family history. She has seen that connecting people to the past through the stories of those who have gone before us helps individuals to develop empathy, a sense of belonging, and an ability deal with the circumstances surrounding them.


Earle, April Lynne. "My First Digital Exhibit: Mr. Boller's Scrapbook." Fwd: Museums, 1 (2016): 77-87. Print.

Conference Presentations:

“Truthiness, Alternate Facts, Sketchy Provenance: Teaching With Primary Documents.” Panel presentation at the New York Archives Conference (NYAC), Utica College, Utica, NY on June 9, 2017.

“Mr. Boller's Scrapbook.” Poster presented at the Celebration of Scholarship, Farmingdale State College on November 10, 2016.


Pratt-Severn Award 2012 from the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) for a post-graduate paper on metadata and an oral history collection; “Design of an Application Profile for the St. John’s University Oral History Collection.