Professional Development

  • Developing a Vision & Cultivating a Career Path – May 3, 2018 07/18/2018 Developing a Vision & Cultivating a Career Path: An Event Co-Sponsored by the ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group and the Mentoring Program By Eliana Fenyes As a young professional, I often think about my career. Am I on the right path? How do I get where I want to go? When I arrived at the event “Developing ...
  • Free (and Cheap) UX Tools for Your Library – March 16, 2018 03/30/2018 Written by Mark Aaron Polger Billie Cotterman Instruction and Digital Services Librarian Metropolitan College of New York On Friday 16 March 2018, Mark Aaron Polger (College of Staten Island, CUNY) and Billie Cotterman (Metropolitan College of New York) hosted the ACRL/NY User Experience (UX) Discussion Group Meeting at Mercy College’s Manhattan Campus. Billie Cotterman gave a presentation titled “Free (and Cheap) ...
  • First Year Experience Discussion Group: New Student Orientation – March 17, 2017 03/02/2018 Carl Andrews (Bronx Community College, CUNY) and Mark Aaron Polger (College of Staten Island, CUNY) hosted the ACRL/NY First Year Experience Discussion Group Meeting on Friday March 17th at Mercy College’s Manhattan Campus. Attendees engaged in an enlightening discussion that touched on a variety of topics related to new student orientation.  Student centered teaching, embedded librarianship, ...
  • Developing a Creative, Focused, and Accountable Writing Practice – March 15th, 2017 04/26/2017 By Keith Muchowski A dozen or so librarians from around the New York City area met at the CUNY Graduate Center on March 15th, the day after the snowstorm, to discuss the rewards and challenges of the writing craft. Susanne Markgren and Linda Miles created and facilitated the event as members of the ACRL/NY Research and ...
  • Get- It- Done and Accomplish Goals: Work-Life Balance and Effective Time Management – Nov. 18, 2016 01/12/2017           Organized by Professional Development Committee of ACRL/NY and LACUNY Notes from the event, by Susanne Markgren  Dr. Roberta Brody, Professor GSLIS, Queens College, shared advice and tips on strategies and tactics for productivity and becoming “unstuck.” She emphasized the importance of finding a mentor and accountability partner, and carving time out of our schedules in order ...
  • “Talking the Talk: Persuasive Communication for Productive Initiative and Leadership in Academic Libraries” – June 9, 2016 10/19/2016 By Linda Miles On June 9th, an informal discussion forum was convened on the topic “Talking the talk: Persuasive communication for productive initiative and leadership in academic libraries.” Fifteen ACRL/NY members met for discussion, networking, and refreshments. Before the free-ranging discussion, each of four panelists spoke briefly about their research or experience on the topic. Robert ...
  • The World-Classiest Library: ACRL/NY Librarians Tour the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 05/27/2016 By Lauren Kehoe May 6, 2016 On an overcast Friday in April, fifteen librarians from the NY Metropolitan region visited The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, many for the first time.  The tour was organized by Mayumi Miyaoka, a member of the ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee and a Reference Librarian/Archivist at St. Joseph’s College ...
  • Integrating Information Literacy into Assignments – February 20, 2016 04/28/2016 By Linda Miles Organized by ACRL/NY Instruction/Information Literacy Discussion Group On Friday, February 19, 2016, Dianne Gordon Conyers and Alexandra Rojas from CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College gave a presentation on a grant-funded seminar they facilitated for classroom faculty who wanted to integrate information literacy instruction into a research assignment. The Institute of Museum and Library Services grant was initiated ...
  • ACRL/NY Research and Writing as a New Librarian – November 20, 2015 04/28/2016 By Anne Deutsch Fifteen ACRL/NY members from the five boroughs and beyond made their way to New York City College of Technology (CUNY) late in the afternoon on Friday, November 20 to attend an ACRL/NY event to discuss “Research & Writing as a New Librarian.” The event was jointly sponsored by ACRL/NY’s Mentoring Program, and its New Librarians ...
  • ACRL/NY User Experience Discussion Group -November 10, 2015 04/28/2016 By Lily Sacharow A cozy group of college librarians met Tuesday at the CUNY Graduate Center to discuss issues related to “dark patterns” found in academic libraries, both on-site and online. Dark patterns are usually defined as user interfaces purposely designed to mislead. Though our group felt confident that most libraries are not intentionally tricky, we ...
  • Google NYC Office Tour – November 11, 2015 04/28/2016 Google tour 11112015 – slideshow
  • 2015 National Library Legislation Day 06/01/2015 New York Library delegates attend a day of legislative briefing as they prepare to approach congressmen on National Library Legislation Day. The 2015 National Libraries Legislation Day (the 41st annual NLLD) brought over 400 library supporters together on May 5th to advocate for libraries on Capitol Hill. Robert Hubsher, Executive Director of the Ramapo Catskill Library ...