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Pratt Institute School of Information
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  • Pratt Institute, School of Information, New York, NY (8/2009 to current)
    Dean (7/2018 to current)
    Interim Dean (7/2017 to 6/2018)
    Associate Professor (9/2014 to current, tenure granted in 2016)
    Coordinator of Advanced Certificate in Archives (8/2009 to current)
    MSLIS Program Coordinator (3/2016 to 6/2017)
    Assistant Professor (8/2009 to 8/2014)
    Oversee all School of Information academic and administrative operations. As professor, perform research and teaching in area of archives and digital preservation. 
  • Datagenix, LLC, Riverside, CA (10/2000 to 4/2002)
    Applications Developer
    Develop software products and applications for clients.



Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Conference Papers

Conference Presentations

  • Sorensen, L., Miller, L., Post, A. & Cocciolo, A. (2021).  Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Network: A New Life at Pratt Institute and NYU [poster].  Association of Moving Image Archivists 2021 annual conference, November 17-19, online.
  • Buchanan, S.A., Barsan, E., Benoit III, E., Cocicolo, A. Johnson, A.M., Lima, A., Matusiak, K.K., Poole, A., Post, C., Zhang, J. (2021). Investing and Implementing Future-Ready Archival Education. Association of Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE) 2021 Annual Meeting, Sept. 20-24, 2021, Virtual
  • Cocciolo, A. (2019). Pratt iSchools Fellows Program: Collaborating Across NYC. iConference 2019, March 31-April 3, Washington DC.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2018). Thinking Outside the Bounds of the Typical Library: A Spotlight on Three New York City-based Libraries and Archives. Art Libraries Society of North America 2018 Annual Conference, February 25-March 1, New York, NY.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2017). Catching Yourself in the Act: Diversifying the Historical Record and Archival Education. Diversifying the Digital Historical Record: Forum IV, October 20-21, 2017, New York University.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2017). How do Small Archives Steward their Moving Image and Sound Collections? A Qualitative Study. Research Forum, Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, July 23-29, Portland, OR.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2016). Locating Inactive Records On Large Network Drives: Testing Archives Finder. Research Forum, Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, July 31-August 6, Atlanta, GA.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2015).  Email Appraisal Solutions for the Cultural Heritage Sector: A Case Study.  Research Forum, Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, August 16-22, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2015).  Lightning Talk: Email Appraisal Case Study.  Records Management Roundtable, Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, August 16-22, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2015). Archivists and Digital Asset Managers: Collisions from a Museum Context. Archival Education and Research Institute 2015, July 13-17, College Park, MD
  • Cocciolo, A. (2015). Building Email Archives in an Art Museum Context: Policy and Appraisal Implications. Archiving Email Symposium co-hosted by the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration, June 2, Washington DC.
  • Cocciolo, A.  (2014).  Digitally Augmented Remembrance: Public Memory, Mobile Technology and the 9/11 Memorial.  Research Forum, Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, August 10-16, 2014, Washington DC.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2014). Challenges to Institutional Born-Digital Archiving:
  • The case of an International Art Museum. Archival Education and Research Institute 2014, July 14-18, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Rabina, D. & Cocciolo, A. (2014). The Shutdown Library: archiving government websites during the 2013 shutdown of the United States government. International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly, May 19-23, Paris, France.
  • Rabina, D., Cocciolo, A. (2014). Social Media Use by the U.S. Federal Government at the End of the 2012 Presidential Term. International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly, May 19-23, Paris, France.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2013). Teaching Future Digital Preservationists without Online Instruction. Digital Preservation 2013, July 23-24, 2013, Alexandria, VA.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2013). Small Archives, Big Digital Preservation Problems: Toward Trusted Digital Repositories for All. National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) / National Digital Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIPP) NYC Regional Meeting, June 14, 2013, New York, NY.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2013, expected). New Developments in Archives Curriculum: The Case of the Archives Concentration at Pratt Institute [poster]. New York Archives Conference (NYAC) 2013, June 5-7, Brookville, NY.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2013). Uptown, Downtown, and All Around: Digital Curation Education through Partnerships with NYC Archives. Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference 2013, April 25-27, Erie, PA.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2013). Rebuilding Post War Europe: New York and Digital Archives as Reconstitutive Fabric. Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY) Institute 2013, April 5, 2013, New York, NY.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2013). Best Practices in Mobile Technology for Cultural Heritage Institutions: Research Project Planning [poster]. Annual Meeting of the Association of Library and Information Science Educators, January 22-25, Seattle, WA.
  • Rosenblum, A. & Cocciolo, A. (2013). American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee / Pratt Oral History Digitization Project. METRO New York Library Council Annual Meeting, January 15, 2013, New York, NY.
  • Doellgast, B. & Cocciolo, A. (2012). Step back into the future: New technology brings history to your smartphone. Annual Meeting of the American Library Association, Anaheim, CA.
  • Cocciolo, A. & Rabina, D. (2011, accepted). Using Mobile Technology to Promote Historical Understanding: Exploring German Traces on the Streets of New York. MobilityShifts:
  • Cocciolo, H., Cocciolo, A., Hughes, B. & Natriello, G. (2008). When MySpace Meets D-Space: Building a Personal/Institutional Repository. EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Crocco, M., Grolnick, M., Gaudelli, W., Marri, A., Livingston, E., Cocciolo, A. (2007). Teaching “The Levees”: Stimulating Democratic Dialogues on Race and Class. Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies, San Diego, CA.
  • Pittinsky, M., Chae, H., Cocciolo, A., Ross, A. & Angelo, T. (2007). E-Learning Systems as Research Platforms: Results fron the Networked Education Databse project. Blackboard World 2007, Boston, MA.

Unrefereed Journal Articles

  • Prom, C. J. and Cocciolo, A. (2016). Permalink Service Adopted by SAA’s Book Publishing Program. Archival Outlook, May/June 2016.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2014). Unix Commands and Batch Processing for the Reluctant Librarian or Archivist. Code4Lib Journal, 23. Retrieved from
  • Milano, N. & Cocciolo, A. (2012). History Heard: World War II Voices in the Digital World. Archival Outlook, July/August 2012.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2010). Teaching the Librarians of the Future Without Online Instruction. ACM eLearn Magazine. Retrieved from

Book Reviews

Invited Talks

  • Maceli, M. & Cocciolo, A. (2016). Applications of the Raspberry Pi in the LAM domain. Pratt School of Information Maker & Game Fair, May 17, 2016.
  • Hochman, J. & Cocciolo, A. (2015). Pratt SILS E-Portfolio: Implementation and Early Findings. Assessment X Design Symposium, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, March 6, 2015.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2015). Web Archiving: Recent Research and Practice. Archive-It Regional User Group Meeting, Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 4, 2015.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2015). When Archivists and Digital Asset Managers Collide: Tensions and Ways Forward. Pratt SILS Speakeasy, February 11, 2015.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2014). Web Archiving: Experiences, Perspectives and Possibilities (panel moderated by Anna Perricci). Metropolitan New York Library Council, October 20, 2014.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2013). Current Best Practices in Digital Archiving Moving Image and Sound Assets Webinar. ASIS&T SIG DL Webinars, April 12, 2013.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2013). Using Independent Documentaries to Promote Civic Engagement at Public Libraries. Pratt SILS Speakeasy, April 11, 2013.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2013). Preservation and Technology: GeoStoryteller on the Streets of New York. Historic Districts Council’s 19th Annual Preservation Conference: Preservation Now!, New York, NY, February 20, 2013.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2013). Digital Libraries and Information Spaces. Presentation to ARCH-857B Architecture and Information Space, Pratt Graduate School of Architecture, Prof. Carla Leitao (February 18, 2013).
  • Cocciolo, A. (2012). German Traces NYC. Center for Jewish History, June 27, 2012.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2012). Does Place Affect User Engagement and Understanding? Mobile Learner Perceptions on the Streets of New York. Current Research Series, Institute of Museum and Library Services, May 30, 2012.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2012). (keynote address) Using Library Technologies to Promote a Participatory Culture: Social Media meets the Academic Library. VTLS User Group Conference, May 17, 2012, Queens College, NY.
  • Cocciolo, A. & Rabina, D (2012). German Traces NYC. Pratt SILS Spring 2012 Symposium, May 4, 2012.
  • Cocciolo, A. (2012). Augmented Reality: German Traces NYC. Metro New York Library Council: Smart Phones and Mobile Computing Special Interest Group, March 21, 2012.

Unpublished Papers



Pratt Institute, School of Information (graduate courses)

  • INFO 665 Projects in Digital Archives (2010-current) (Syllabus)
  • INFO 668 Projects in Moving Image and Sound Archives (2014-2019) (Syllabus)
  • LIS 635 Archives Appraisal, Acquisition and Use (2017) (Syllabus)
  • LIS 625 Management of Archives and Special Collections (2015-2017) (Syllabus)
  • LIS 693: Digital Libraries (2009-2013) (Syllabus)
  • LIS 673 Library Use Instruction (2009-2010) (Syllabus)
  • LIS 697 Social Media (2010-2011) (Syllabus)

Teachers College, Columbia University (graduate courses)

  • HUDF 4000: Education and Public Policy, co-taught with Prof. G. Natriello (Fall 2017)
  • HUDF 4010: The Sociology of Online Learning, co-taught with Prof. G. Natriello (Summer 2016)

Metropolitan New York Library Council (continuing education)

  • May 27, 2014 (workshop). Unix commands and Batch processing for the reluctant librarian or archivist.
  • March 23, 2011 (one-day workshop). Planning and Managing Digital Library and Archives Projects.


  • $49,315 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for “Graduate Fellowships for Diverse Communities and Collections in NYC” (Principal Investigator) (2021)
  • $600,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation for “Building DPOE-N: The Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network” (Principal Investigator) (press article) (2020)
  • Travel Scholarship to Archival Education and Research Institute, College Park, MD (2015)
  • Travel Scholarship to Archival Education and Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA (2014)
  • Travel Scholarship to Archival Education and Research Institute, Austin, TX (2013)
  • $1,500 Pratt Faculty Development Fund for “Mobile Technology for Cultural Heritage: A Pilot Study” (2013)
  • $56,000 Project Funding for German Traces NYC from Goethe-Institut New York, with Debbie Rabina (2011)




Service to Pratt Institute

  • Chair, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Search Committee (2021 to current)
  • Co-chair of Standard I Middle States Accreditation for Pratt Institute (2021 to current)
  • Chair, School of Information Faculty Council (2017 to current)
  • Chair, School of Information Space+Technology Committee (2017 to current)
  • Chair, School of Information Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee (2020 to current)
  • Chair, School of Information Admissions Committee (2020)
  • Member, Provost’s Council (2017 to current)
  • Faculty Advisor, Society of American Archivists, Pratt SI Student Chapter (2012 to current)
  • Pratt Institute Strategic Planning Committee (2015 to 2017)
  • Chair, SI Assistant Professor Search Committee (2016/2017)
  • Pratt MSLIS Accreditation Committee (PAC) (2014 to 2017)
  • Chair, Institute-Wide Curriculum Committee (2012 to 2014)
  • Member, Institute-wide Curriculum Committee (2010 to 2012)
  • Faculty Observer, Development Committee, Board of Trustees (2014/2015)
  • Head of Public Services Search Committee, Pratt Institute Libraries (2015)
  • Faculty Advisor, Special Library Association, Pratt SI Student Chapter (2015 to 2018)
  • Co-Chair, SILS E-Portfolio Oversight Committee (2012 to 2015)
  • Technology Advisory Committee, Teaching and Learning subcommittee (2010 to 2012)
  • Director of Educational Technology Search Committee (2011)
  • SI Curriculum Committee (2010 to 2017)
  • SI Peer Review Committee (2009 to 2017)
  • Technology Trainer Search Committee (2010)
  • SI Lab Manager Search Committee (2010)
  • SI Assistant Professor Search Committee (2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2013/2014)
  • Academic Senate, Academic Programs and Policies Committee (2009)

Service to the Professional Community

  • Grant Reviewer, Institute of Museum and Library Services (2016)
  • Chair, METRO New York Library Council Digital Services Advisory Council (2015)
  • Member, METRO New York Library Council: Digital Services Advisory Council (2013 to 2015)
  • Grant Reviewer, National Endowment for the Humanities, Common Heritage (2015)
  • Coordinator, Best Student Paper Award, Archival Education and Research Institute (2015)
  • ALISE Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Poster Competition Judging Committee Member (2013)
  • Grant Reviewer, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, National Archives (2012)
  • Reviewer, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (2011 to current)
  • Reviewer, First Monday (2012 to current)
  • Reviewer, Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy (2011)
  • Reviewer, SIG IT, American Educational Research Association (2010)
  • Reviewer, SIG ATL (Advanced Technology for Learning), American Educational Research Association (2010)
  • Internal Reviewer, Teachers College Record (2004-2007)Consulting
  • Digital Archives Consultant, Bard Graduate Center (2016)
  • Digital Projects Development, POV [PBS Television program] (2011-2012)
  • Digital Projects Development, Center for Technology and School Change, Teachers College, Columbia University (2008-2009)

Community Service


  • Society of American Archivists (SAA)
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
  • Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York