2015 Symposium

  • 2015 The Radicalism is Coming from Inside the Library: Chris Bourg & Lareese Hall 04/28/2016 By Albert Tablante The 2015 ACRL/NY symposium began with a progressive talk from Chris Bourg, the Director of MIT Libraries, and Lareese Hall, the Architecture and Art Librarian for the MIT Libraries.  The discourse builds on the premise that radical changes within academic librarianship have developed in recent years.  The presenters acknowledge that this type of activism ...
  • 2015 Diversity as Democracy? Panel Discussion: Shawn Smith, Emily Drabinski, and Jen Hoyer (moderated by Haruko Yamauchi) 04/28/2016  Miranda McDermott and Paul Sager The panel discussion “Diversity as Democracy?” featured moderator Haruko Yamauchi and participants Jen Hoyer (Interference Archive), Emily Drabinski (Long Island University-Brooklyn), and Shawn(ta) Smith (Graduate Center, CUNY). Yamauchi asked the panelists to define diversity and to include specific examples of what they have done to increase diversity in their organizations. Emily Drabinski, Coordinator of Instruction at LIU-Brooklyn, ...
  • 2015 Ione Damasco and Isabel Espinal (Panel Discussion Moderated by Starr Hoffman) 04/28/2016 By Elaine Provenzano The afternoon of the ACRLNY 2015 Symposium commenced with the shared perspectives of two academic librarians. In her presentation, “The Practice of Core Values: Academic Library Diversity Plans and the ACRL Diversity Standards,” Ione T. Damasco, Cataloger Librarian at the University of Dayton, presented the findings of her research on ACRL diversity standards and ...
  • 2015 Student Scholarship Winner – Paul Sager 04/28/2016 —By Paul Sager It was an honor to accept a student scholarship to attend the ACRL/NY’s annual symposium, held at Baruch College on December 4, 2015. The symposium’s goal was to examine the ALA’s Core Values in relation to academic librarianship. The organizers chose to highlight the values of social responsibility, democracy, education, and professionalism.  I found this ...
  • 2015 Student Scholarship Winner – Christina Broomfield 04/28/2016 By Christina Broomfield Attending the 2015 Symposium was a valuable and informative experience — I am confident that I will carry forward what I learned into all of my professional endeavors from this point forward.  The theme of the Symposium, “Social Responsibility, Democracy, Education, and Professionalism,” initially appealed to me because I have not often had ...
  • 2015 “Go, Grow… or Stay? The Imperative of Professional Development” A Talk by Jerilyn Veldof of the University of Minnesota Libraries at ACRL/NY’s 2015 Symposium 04/28/2016 by Paul Sager Jerilyn Veldof struck a unique profile at the ACRL/NY’s 2015 symposium on ALA core values as the sole speaker to address the values of education and professionalism. A series of earlier panelists had grappled with the question of diversity in academic libraries, so the day changed key dramatically when Veldof took the podium ...
  • 2015 Veteran Librarian Scholarship Winner – Antonia Olivas 04/28/2016 By Antonia Olivas The presentations and poster sessions at the ACRL/NY’s 2015 Symposium focused on “social responsibility” and what it means for academic librarians to be activists. They looked at how diversity in our libraries affects how democratic we can be (or are not) to our patrons and to each other.  Each session focused on diversity, equity, ...
  • 2015 Early Career Librarian Scholarship Winner – Adam Mizelle 04/28/2016 By Adam Mizelle I came because of #critlib. Here in the early stages of my reference and instruction career, I am still teaching myself to teach. After graduate school, I joined Twitter, following a long break from social media that began during the Myspace era.  Discovering the #critlib community was like a welcome-back gift. Their social justice emphasis helped ...
  • 2014 Scholarship Winner Essay: Dominique Bortmas 06/01/2015 By Dominique Bortmas, 2014 ACRL/NY Symposium Scholarship Recipient This past December, I was fortunate enough to receive one of four scholarships for the ACRL/NY Symposium. As a current MLIS student and staff member of the Florida State University Libraries, I was excited to attend my first professional librarian conference. Based on my prior knowledge of ACRL/NY ...
  • Help Us Plan the 2015 Symposium! 06/01/2015 ACRL/NY Symposium 2015 Mark your calendars now for the 2015 ACRL/NY Symposium, which will take place on December 4th. As your Symposium Committee Co-chairs, we’re excited to get started with the planning process, and would like to invite your participation for the upcoming year. The Committee meets 11:00 am – 12:30 pm at Mercy College-Manhattan, room ...