Anthony Bishop, a 2011- 2012 Spectrum Scholar, has accepted a tenure-track faculty position as the Assistant Professor of Instructional Design in the Library department with the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) a part of the City University of New York (CUNY) in January 2017. Anthony graduated with an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign in 2013.
Anthony's path towards librarianship was non-traditional. Prior to pursuing a Master's Degree in Library Science, Anthony earned a first master’s degree is in English composition and literature in 2012 from Chicago State University. While working on his first master's degree, Anthony worked as a graduate assistant in the reference department at Chicago State University. After receiving his degree at Chicago State University, Anthony began pursuing a second graduate degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.
While earning an MLIS, Anthony taught English full time at a private two-year college in downtown Chicago. Upon graduation, Anthony began working as both an English Instructor and Reference and Instruction librarian at the same institution. After two years of working in the field, Anthony accepted into a library residency at Syracuse University. Anthony expresses the value of his experience in the library science profession, "seeing your vision become reality is truly a special experience- one that I have and continue to cherish. I can honestly say that I truly love this profession."
During his residency at Syracuse, Anthony attended six conferences, was selected as a cohort in the Minnesota Institute for Library Leadership program, and presented at several panels. Now, he has completed a yearlong certificate program in online library instruction and is currently one course away from completing his third graduate degree, Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation from Syracuse University.