October 21, 2010 | News
Barbara Gray, director of research for the New York Times, has been appointed as interim chief librarian of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. As the chief librarian, Gray will direct the School’s Research Center and coordinate instruction in research methods at all levels of the curriculum. A member of the School’s faculty since 2008, Gray will also teach courses in research methods in the core Craft of Journalism I and II classes.
“I am honored to be a part of an innovative program at CUNY J-School,” says Gray. “I am motivated by the prospect of working with journalists and students to create a model curriculum of research methods for journalists to maintain high standards of accuracy and credibility across all media platforms.”
At the New York Times, Gray helped the company transition to electronic research resources, while overseeing a news library of 40,000 books. She has taught research techniques to the Times editorial staff. Prior to that she served as managing coordinator of the information center at Fox News Channel. Gray holds a master’s of Library and Information Science from Long Island University’s Palmer School.