Trevar Riley-Reid

Instruction & Research Librarian

CCNY Libraries Information Literacy Coordinator

Main Affiliation


Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs

Black Studies Program

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • English Literature
  • Media/Communication Arts
  • Film
  • Special Education Research
  • Autism
  • Marketing & Editing







Picture of Professor Riley-Reid in her office

Trevar Riley-Reid


M.L.I.S., Library Science, Rutgers University 

Ed.M., English Education, Rutgers University 

B.A., English, Communications (Dual Major), Hunter College, CUNY 


Riley-Reid, T. (2018). When you are in charge: Reflections on managing staff in the library. Journal of Access Services, 15(1), 14-23.


Ferguson, Y. I., & Riley-Reid, T. (2017). Textbooks on the move: Transforming a textbook collection.  Journal of Access Services, 14(3), 126-137. (Equal)


Riley-Reid, T. (2017). Breaking down barriers: Making it easier for academic librarians of color to stay. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 43(5), 392-396.


Riley-Reid, T. (2015). The hidden cost of digitization – things to consider. Collection Building, 34(3), 89-93. 


Riley-Reid, T. (2019). Reclaiming our time: A conversation with tenure-track academic librarians of color. Panel discussion presented at the Association of College & Reference Libraries Conference, April 10-13, 2019, Cleveland, OH.


Riley-Reid, T. (2017). When YOU are in charge: Reflections on managing staff in the library. Poster session presented at the Access Services Conference, Nov 15-17, 2017, Atlanta, GA.


Riley-Reid, T. (2016). When you’re in charge: Reflections on managing staff in the library [PowerPoint]. Presented at the Grace-Ellen McCrann Lecture Series, Dec 9, 2016. Retrieved from

Other Works

Riley-Reid, T. (2013, February). [Review of the book Without a net: Librarians bridging the digital divide by Jessamyn C. West]. ALA New Member Round Table Footnotes, 42(3). Retrieved from…


Riley-Reid, T. (2012, February). [Review of the book The lean startup: How today's entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses by Eric Ries]. ALA New Member Round Table Footnotes, 41(2). Retrieved from


Rodriguez, L. & Riley-Reid, T. (2012, Sept). If we are doing it in New Jersey, you can do it in your state!. University of North Texas Digital Library