Steven Ovadia

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Room: M-Building, M-204
Phone: (718) 482-5940

Monday- Thursday  9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


  • M.S. in Library and Information Science, Long Island University
  • M.A. in Applied Social Research, Queens College
  • B.A. in English: Literature and Rhetoric, Binghamton University

Steven Ovadia Faculty Photo
Steven Ovadia

Areas of Expertise or Research

  • Cataloging
  • Weeding/collection development
  • Open Education Resources
  • Free and open source software
  • Project management
  • Human-computer interaction


Steven Ovadia supervises the acquisition and organization of book and ebook purchases as a Professor/ Coordinator of Technical Services at the LaGuardia Library. After years in library administration and web services, he is energized by working with the physical collection while also learning how to integrate both print and electronic works into the library’s discovery layer. He’s also a long-time Linux user, and wrote The Linux Setup, a collection of interviews with desktop Linux users about their setups. This work informed his book Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches, which teachers non-technical users how to use Linux for everyday tasks. You can view his list of publications at