The CUNY Libraries Assessment Committee put together a great morning of presentations & project highlights — it was illuminating to hear what some of my fellow CUNY librarians are up to in their libraries! I’ll share some brief notes, but there’s plenty of useful information available on the CUNY Library Assessment guide.
SustainRT is hosting a stellar panel of librarians, who will be discussing their sustainability initiatives and efforts to move towards a more equitable, healthy, and economically viable society. The session features four practitioners doing sustainability work in a range of institutional and consortial settings.
Sustainability Strategies for Libraries & Communities is part of the Symposium on the Future of Libraries series and it takes place Monday, February 12 at 10:30AM. I think it’s going to be super interesting–hope you can make it!
The LACUNY Institute is an annual, one-day conference open to LIS professionals, students, and the general public. It is organized by the Library Association of the City University of New York, and we are looking for proposals related to this year’s theme: “Librarianship in Challenging Times—Advocating for Intellectual Freedom, Democracy, and Equity.” Submit until February 16! https://tinyurl.com/LACUNY-Inst-2018-CFP
Today, as Open Access Week wraps up, I trekked out to Stony Brook University to attend their third annual Open Access Symposium.
Have you recently participated in or implemented a sustainability initiative in your organization? Do you want to share your experiences: the good, the bad, and the ugly? Planning to attend ALA Midwinter in Denver? If so, you might make a great panelist for SustainRT’s proposed News You Can Use panel session at the ALA Midwinter Conference in February 2018! If you are interested in being part of this panel, please submit a short description (max 500 words) of your topic: https://goo.gl/forms/hCvELe7NMdmHk9Ru2
I’m happy to report that I’ve just taken a new job at York College Library! I’m very excited to be part of York College and CUNY as a whole, helping students achieve greater educational and economic opportunities! I’ll mostly be focused on providing reference and research services for students and faculty, and I hope to be involved in working with students from both Queens High School for the Sciences and York Early College Academy. At the same time, I’m very sad to leave my colleagues at Brooklyn Public Library, and I’ll also miss the community I worked with over the past few years. I hope there will be opportunities to continue to collaborate with many of the amazing librarians and library staff I met at Brooklyn Public Library as I continue to grow into the field at York!
The much-awaited Clinton Hill Solar Eclipse Viewing Party 2017 has finally come and gone! Partial eclipse, but total success!
I just got back from wonderful Chicago and the American Library Association Annual Conference! I love Chicago, and I had a great time exploring the all the riverwalks and lakefront promenades between conference sessions! The only disappointing part of attending the conference this year is that I missed Data Detox Day at Brooklyn Public Library!
The Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY) organizes an annual conference, often focused on a timely trend or theme in the library field and hosted at one of the CUNY campuses. This year’s conference was held at LaGuardia Community College, and was centered on the future of academic librarianship.
The annual librarian info session at the American Museum of Natural History is one of my favorite work-related events—it’s useful to hear about new learning opportunities for young adults, and I love the chance to explore new exhibitions, browse the library collections, and catch a brief lecture or two on the museum’s current research endeavors.