News and Announcement Archive

Announcements

  • OER and Accessibility: What You Need to Know (October 22) In this workshop, CUNY’s Accessibility Librarian, Amy Wolfe, will instruct faculty in how to create and select Open Educational Resources (OER) that are accessible to all users. Where: LaGuardia Community College, room E-501 When: Tuesday, October 22, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Refreshments available. Seating is limited. Email dstadler@lagcc.cuny.edu to reserve a seat.  
  • Register Now! ACRL/NY 2019 Annual Symposium, Fri Dec 6, 2019, Vertical Campus, Baruch College, CUNY Register Now! ACRL/NY 2019 Annual Symposium Outside the Box: Redefining Ethical Innovation in the Academic Library Friday Dec 6, 2019, Vertical Campus, Baruch College, CUNY Registration for this year’s Symposium is now open: https://acrlny2019symposium.wordpress.com/registration/ As academic libraries evolve in the 21st century, ACRL/NY continues to be dedicated to discovering new approaches that enhance and foster our scholarly community. In ...
  • Call for applicants: Three Scholarship Opportunities to Attend the 2019 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium Outside the Box: Redefining Ethical Innovation in the Academic Library In what ways can libraries redefine instruction, services, and collection development in a manner that is thought-provoking, ethical, and innovative? This ongoing shift calls for change agents to curate, acquire, and build upon competencies, while establishing fresh and transparent benchmarks. Produced annually by the Greater New York Metropolitan ...
  • ACRL/NY 2019 Symposium Scholarships for Students & Librarians Outside the Box: Redefining Ethical Innovation in the Academic Library In what ways can libraries redefine instruction, services, and collection development in a manner that is thought-provoking, ethical, and innovative? This ongoing shift calls for change agents to curate, acquire, and build upon competencies, while establishing fresh and transparent benchmarks. Produced annually by the Greater New York ...
  • Last call! Registration for Thursday, June 27 for ACRL/NY’s Shut Up and Write Session Last call! Registration is happening now through noon on Thursday, June 27 for ACRL/NY Shut Up and Write Session. ACRL members come and interact with other writers on the journey, start a new project or add to what you have started. When, and where: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:00 to 7:30pm Mercy College, Manhattan campus, Room 725 66 ...
  • Call for Posters: ACRL/NY 2019 Annual Symposium Call for Posters: ACRL/NY 2019 Annual Symposium Outside of the Box: Redefining Ethical Innovation in the Academic Library December 6, 2019 Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY) (Baruch Vertical Campus) For this year’s ACRL/NY Symposium, we are seeking posters about new and ethically informed practices in the academic library. Proposals from persons of diverse identities and professional backgrounds are ...
  • Registration is now open for LMCC19 LMCC19 Registration is Open! Registration for the 2019 Library Marketing and Communications Conference is now open! If you’re involved in marketing, communications, public relations, social media, and outreach in academic, public, and special libraries, this is the conference for you. Whether this is your first time at the conference or if you’ve attended every year, you’ll have the ...
  • There is still time to register for this year’s NELIG Annual Program! Registration closes on Friday, June 14. 2019 NELIG Annual Program Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences Friday, June 21, 2019 New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) invites you to its annual conference which will be held Friday, June 21, 2019 at New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI. The program, “Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences,” will include ...
  • Inaugural Session of the Open Access Discussion Group The inaugural session of the Open Access Discussion Group was held at Mercy College on Friday May 17, 2019.  Professor Cailean Cooney from City Tech Library gave a presentation, “Taking Your OER Program to the Next Level,” in which she discussed her library’s Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative, which supports professors as they create open ...
  • NMRT Resume Review at 2019 ALA Annual Conference – June 22 & June 23 The NMRT Resume Review Service Committee is recruiting volunteer resume reviewers and booth greeters as well as taking resume review appointments for the 2019 ALA Annual Conference! Reviewers should have at least five years of experience working in libraries (participating in search committees is a plus). This is a free in-person service that will be ...
  • Archives Connect: Developing an Educational Outreach Initiative for Your Archive – METRO New York Library Council – Monday, June 17, 2019 Archives and special collections are poised to play a more significant and instrumental role in student achievement since the implementation of the Common Core standards. With a particular emphasis on 21st Century learning skills, including the ability to think critically, communicate clearly, and collaborate with peers to create high quality, scholarly work, these standards present ...
  • 2018 Dr. Barbara Bonous-Smit Experienced Librarian Awardee – Laurel Scheinfeld By Laurel Scheinfeld I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the symposium and I am grateful for the scholarship I was awarded.  I was so impressed with the program that I joined ACRL/NY as soon as I got back to my desk on Monday.  I was blown away by Rachelle Monteau, Layla Ralekhetho and Khadij Tanja ...
  • 2018 Early Career Librarian Awardee – Samuel Simas By Samuel Simas Two weeks have passed since I was afforded the opportunity to attend the ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium: Libraries in Direct Action, and I am still energized by the work of our tenacious colleagues—particularly by the work of Nancy Godoy and Lorrie McAllister from Arizona State University, whose archival project models a sophisticated integration ...
  • 2018 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Michelle Nitto By Michelle Nitto The ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium was my first time attending an ACRL affiliated event and I found the connections I formed with fellow library workers through conversation and many wonderful presentations to be immensely meaningful. I am very grateful to have learned from library workers from a variety of institutions around the country ...
  • 2018 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Sarah Nguyen By Sarah Nguyen I attended my first ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium: Libraries in Direct Action for a day-long gathering of academic librarians in the greater New York Metropolitan area. The hike through midtown Manhattan’s hustle-bustle and into Baruch College’s conference space left me with validating practices, visionary tools, and an empathic network. The highlight reel:       Presentations offered ...
  • 2018 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Miranda Montez By Miranda Montez Attending the 2018 ACRL/NY Symposium held a special significance for me as an online student. I valued the opportunity to meet many professionals in my field in person, connecting and discussing with them during the break times. The energy in the room was palpable and contagious as panelist discussed topics related to Libraries ...
  • 2018 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Alvina Lai By Alvina Lai It is my pleasure to say that my first symposium was such a positive experience. From the topics discussed to the people I met, I was time and time again impressed and inspired by the knowledge and motivation in the room. The day, organized clearly by theme, was broad in topic and ...
  • Introduction to Python and ArchivesSnake for Archivists – METRO New York Library Council – May 30, 2019 Ever need to make mass changes to your archival description? Need a list of accessions for the last year? Python is a powerful way to read and manipulate your ArchivesSpace data at scale, and ArchivesSnake manages the API calls for you, so you can read, sort, and edit your titles, dates, and notes with only ...
  • If We Build It…: Sustainable Funding in Libraries and Archives (Friday, June 14th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM) Description It’s a familiar story. Institution identifies a need. Institution applies for grant funding. Institution receives funding (or fronts the money themselves), on-boards staff, works for months toward a viable outcome. Funding ends. The project sunsets, and workers find themselves on the job market once more. While many initiatives find their footing, this cycle is all too real ...
  • WLA DIY Unconference: Make it Yourself, Do it Yourself, Serve Yourself At Westchester Community College Gateway Center (Monday, May 20, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Keynote Speaker: Storyteller Rory Scholl “Truth in Storytelling: Unifying through the Tales that Bind Us” . Traditional conferences have pre-determined topics, panels, and workshops. The 2019 WLA Annual Conference will be a Do-it-Yourself “Unconference” with topics for discussion and exploration determined by the participants–you! We need your input now! When you register, please choose three topics ...
  • Registration Open for NELIG Annual Conference: Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences – June 21, 2019 – East Greenwich, RI The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its annual conference which will be held Friday, June 21, 2019 at New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI. The program, “Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences,” will include a keynote presentation from Carrie Salazar and will focus ...
  • Eastern New York Chapter of ACRL’s Spring Conference & ACRL Roadshow Here are some updates in regards to the Eastern New York chapter of ACRL’s Spring Conference & ACRL Roadshow, which will be held on May 22 and 23 at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. The schedule for the ENY/ACRL Spring Conference has been updated with an excellent list of presenters and topics. Be sure ...
  • Taking Your OER Program to the Next Level ACRL/NY members, please join the Open Access Discussion Group for an event on OERs May 17, 2019 from 3 to 4 pm at Mercy Manhattan. Five years ago City Tech Library launched our OER initiative to provide faculty with the opportunity to replace traditional textbooks with curated cost-free / OER course materials publicly accessible via ...
  • ACRL New England Annual Conference–Portland, Maine–May 6, 2019 2019 ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference Opening Doors for Each Other: Collaborations for Shared Success Register now through April 29 Monday, May 6, 2019 Holiday Inn by the Bay Portland, Maine https://acrlnec.org/annual-conference/ Attend the premier annual conference for academic librarians in New England! The theme of the ACRLNEC 2019 Annual Conference, Opening Doors for Each Other, emphasizes support that goes in more ...
  • Call for Presentations: ACRL/NY 2019 Annual Symposium Outside of the Box: Redefining Ethical Innovation in the Academic Library December 6, 2019  Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY) (Baruch Vertical Campus) For this year’s ACRL/NY Symposium, we are seeking presentations and panels about new and ethically informed practices in the academic library. Potential topics include (but are not limited to): Diverse voices in our profession: enhancing diversity and advocating for underrepresented groups ...
  • Statement of Support & Concern from ACRL/NY The Greater Metropolitan New York City Chapter of ACRL/NY  voices our serious concern about the reported verbal abuse of one of our chapter members, at the Council Forum at ALA midwinter. ACRL/NY reasserts our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at all meetings and events.  We have a zero-tolerance policy towards harassment or intimidating and aggressive ...
  • ACRL/NY 2018 Election Results The Executive Board of the Greater Metropolitan New York Area Chapter of ACRL is very pleased to announce the results of our 2018 election, which ran from October 15th to November 5th. The Chapter membership has elected Joan Jocson-Singh as Vice-President/President-Elect of the Chapter, and Angela Washington as Treasurer-Elect. We would like to congratulate Joan and Angela ...
  • First Year Experience Discussion Group: Launching a Personal Librarian Program On Friday November 9, 2018, Professors Carl R. Andrews (Bronx Community College) and Derek Stadler (LaGuardia Community College), co-conveners of the First Year Experience Discussion Group, facilitated a follow up meeting to its Spring event, entitled “Launching a Personal Librarian Program at Your Campus: A discussion on collaboration, outreach, teaching, and programming.”  Prior to the ...
  • Program Slides and Photos from the Program “Emerging Roles & Positions in the Libraries and Cultivating Career Relationships for Success”, October 26, 2018 Please see the program slides and photos below from the recent ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee program: Emerging Roles & Positions in the Libraries and Cultivating Career Relationships for Success WHEN: Friday, October 26, 2018, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM WHERE: Mercy College, Manhattan Campus 66 W 35th St, New York, NY 10016. Room# 723 (7th Floor). Full Program Details Program ...
  • Program Slides and Photos from the Program “Examining Misconceptions about Library Instruction and Developing Library Courses”, October 19, 2018 Please see the program slides and photos below from the recent ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee program: Examining Misconceptions about Library Instruction and Developing Library Courses WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM WHERE: Mercy College, Manhattan Campus 66 W 35th St, New York, NY 10016. Room# 723 (7th Floor). Full Program Details Program Slides Program Content Program Pictures
  • Program Slides and Photos from the Program “Innovative Practices in Academic Libraries”, September 28, 2018 Please see the program slides and photos below from the recent ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee program: Innovative Practices in Academic Libraries WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM WHERE: Mercy College, Manhattan Campus 66 W 35th St, New York, NY 10016. Room# 723 (7th Floor). Full Program Details Program Slides Program Pictures
  • ACRL/NY Fall 2018 Meet-n-Greet – Thursday, October 11 ACRL/NY invites librarians, archivists, library professionals and LIS students to join us for our fall social gathering and networking event on October 11, 2018. Come meet ACRL/NY Executive Board members, discuss the library profession, socialize, and enjoy a drink and refreshments on us. Members and non-members are encouraged to attend. Please join us for a relaxing time ...
  • ACRL/NY Special Collections & Archives – Discussion Group Meeting – October 4 Please join the ACRL/NY Special Collections and Archives Discussion Group for a meeting at New York City College of Technology (CUNY) in downtown Brooklyn on 4 October 2018 from 10:00am -12:00 pm. We will begin with an approximately thirty minute meeting followed by a tour of the library archives, including a look at the new ...
  • ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee Call for Sessions – Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee is currently seeking 25/45-minutes session and 60/90 –minutes workshop proposals for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Professional development events. All topics related to libraries and professional development of library community are welcome! Some suggestions include, but are not limited to: Fostering staff morale and engagement Emerging technologies & trends Media platforms and intensifying cost business models—challenges ...
  • Photos from “A Tour of the Dag Hammarskjold Library at the United Nations” Check out the photos below from the recent ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee trip: A Tour of the Dag Hammarskjold Library at the United Nations on Thursday, July 19, 2018, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Program Slides and Photos from the Program “Enhancing Impact of Library Instruction on Student Learning and Success”, March 15, 2018 Please see the program slides and photos below from the recent ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee program: Enhancing Impact of Library Instruction on Student Learning and Success WHEN: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM WHERE: Mercy College, Manhattan Campus 66 W 35th St, New York, NY 10016. Room# 729 (7th Floor). Full Program Details Program Slides Learning Communities and ...
  • Program Slides and Photos from Workshop on Data Visualization and Bringing Mindfulness to the Desk, Classroom and in the Stacks, March 8, 2018 Please see the program slides and photos below from the recent ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee workshop: Data Visualization and Bringing Mindfulness to the Desk, Classroom and in the Stacks WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM WHERE: Mercy College, Manhattan Campus 66 W 35th St, New York, NY 10016. Room# 729 (7th Floor). Full Program Details Program ...
  • ACRL/NY Symposium 2017 The 2017 ACRL/NY Symposium, “The Mission,” took place at Baruch College on December 1, 2017. The description read: The 2017 ACRL/NY Symposium will be a day to take stock of the history of our profession and its contemporary challenges and opportunities, and to revisit the academic and research library core mission of mediator between student, faculty and ...
  • ACRL/NY and LACUNY sponsored event The LIU Libraries Ethnographic Study ACRL/NY and LACUNY sponsored event: The LIU Libraries Ethnographic Study: Librarians-turned-Ethnographers Share their Experiences The event slides are available here: LACUNY & ACRL-NY presentation (slides in PDF format) Here are some photos from the event:
  • Developing a Creative, Focused, and Accountable Writing Practice – March 15th, 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 ...
  • ACRL/NY Webcast – Essentials of Usability Design for Library Research Guides – 3/8/17 ACRL/NY Webcast Upcoming ACRL/NY Webcast Essentials of Usability Design for Library Research Guides will be held on two locations at CUNY and SUNY on March 8, 2017 at 2 PM (EST) Please RSVP to any of these locations to attend : CUNY Hostos Community College Library (For RSVP and contact details : Haruko Yamauchi at hyamauchi@hostos.cuny.edu) SUNY Purchase College ...
  • Get- It- Done and Accomplish Goals: Work-Life Balance and Effective Time Management – Nov. 18, 2016           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 ...
  • Event Photos – Get-It-Done and Accomplish Goals In November, ACRL/NY held an event entitled Get-It-Done and Accomplish Goals- Work/Life Balance and Effective Time Management. Here are some photos from the event
  • “Talking the Talk: Persuasive Communication for Productive Initiative and Leadership in Academic Libraries” – June 9, 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 ...
  • ACRL/NY 2016 Symposium Scholarships for Students & Librarians ACRL/NY 2016 Symposium Scholarships for Students & Librarians Apply now for a scholarship to the 2016 ACRL/NY Symposium, Money and Power at https://acrlnysymp2016.wordpress.com. This year’s event, produced by the Greater New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL/NY), will feature speakers and poster sessions addressing the ways that economic, social, and ...
  • Slides from the Embedded Librarianship Presentations Please see the slides below from the recent ACRL/NY and METRO program on Embedded Librarianship Program Details and Speakers: Embedded and Evolving: Stages and Approaches to working as Embedded Librarian (Slides) By Kathryn Shaughnessy, Associate Professor and Librarian at St. John’s University (NY) The Many Faces of Embedded Librarianship: Interpretations of How We Integrate Ourselves into College Courses (Slides) By ...
  • ACRL/NY and METRO Presents Program on Embedded Librarianship – May 16, 2016 ACRL/NY and METRO Presents Program on Embedded Librarianship -Please RSVP by May 14 ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee in collaboration with METRO invites you to our Spring 2016 program. WHEN: Monday, May 16, 2016, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM WHERE: 57 East 11th Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10003. To enter the building, hit the number 4 followed ...
  • Integrating Information Literacy into Assignments – February 20, 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 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 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 ...
  • Help Us Plan the 2016 Symposium! ACRL/NY Symposium 2016 Mark your calendars now for the 2016 ACRL/NY Symposium, which will take place on December 2nd. If you’d like to participate in the planning of the Symposium, you can join the Symposium Planning Committee. The Committee meets once a month, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in midtown Manhattan. Spring meeting dates are (all Fridays) January 22, February ...
  • Privacy Toolkit for Librarians Missed our Privacy Toolkit for Librarians? The presentation was by Mariko Hirose, staff attorney for the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), and Alison Macrina, director of the Library Freedom Project. Read the Library Journal article and check out these program slides from the presenters: NYCLU – Privacy in the Digital Age Library Freedom Project – Privacy ...
  • LACUNY and ACRL/NY Spring 2016 Workshop, April 8: Productivity, Creativity, and Mindfulness ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee in collaboration with the LACUNY Junior Faculty Research Roundtable and Professional Development Committee invite you to our spring 2016 workshop: Productivity, Creativity, and Mindfulness: Create Your Own Path and Get Things Done, with Susanne Markgren, Digital Services Librarian at SUNY Purchase and Executive Board member for ACRL/NY WHEN: Friday, April 8, 2016, 2:00pm ...
  • Library Journal Article on a Leveraging Open Educational Resources in the Classroom and Beyond” Didn’t make it to our Leveraging Open Ed Resources in the Classroom and Beyond: an OER Panel Discussion event, cosponsored with METRO, on November 12? Read Library Journal‘s excellent recap of the event by Lisa Peet.
  • ACRL/NY visits Google’s New York City Office Tour of 4th floor of the main Google building, the 2nd floor of Chelsea Market We will be entering the building promptly at 3:00 pm. Please arrive by 2:50 pm as you will NOT be able to enter the building by yourselves. If you require special assistance (e.g. use a wheel chair or has a guide dog), ...
  • Urgent (Immediate) Call to Action – help stop CISA now! Click here to take immediate action against threats to personal privacy: http://www.decidethefuture.org/ CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, has been a hot topic for librarians and others concerned with personal security for some time. While activists were successful in preventing the passage of an even less acceptable version of CISA earlier this year, and while killing ...
  • ACRL’s Member of the Week, Eamon Tewell ACRL/NY Symposium Committee MemberEamon Tewell(Long Island University) is the current ACRL Member of the Week! Read the interview here.
  • Engaging Teaching & Learning with Social Media, ACRL/NY, June 19, Mercy College, Manhattan Campus ACRL/NY First Year Experience (FYE) & Information Literacy/Instruction (IL) 6/19/2015 Meeting Please join us for the upcoming members-only joint meeting of the ACRL/NY FYE & IL Discussion Groups. Our topic will be: “Engaging Teaching & Learning with Social Media: Information Literacy Strategies for Librarians #Teaching #Learning #SocialMedia #InfoLit #Strategies4Librarians” Undergraduates engage with social media everyday. Building on the ...
  • 2015 National Libraries Legislative Day by Kelly Johnson, ACRL/NY Legislative Liaison The 2015 National Libraries Legislative 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 System, led New York’s advocates who collectively represented public, school, and (me!) academic libraries as ...
  • 2015 National Library Legislation Day 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 ...
  • METRO & ACRL/NY Present: Assessment in Focus: Designing and Implementing an Effective User Feedback Survey – Thursday, November 6, 2014 – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Speaker: Nisa Bakkalbasi Nisa Bakkalbasi is the Assessment Coordinator at Columbia University Libraries. Prior to joining Columbia University, Nisa was the Director of Planning and Assessment at James Madison University, and held a series of positions at Yale University Libraries. She has also taught courses at the Information and Library Science Department at … Full Description This half-day ...
  • Registration Closed/Join us for an Overview and Panel Discussion of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education at Barnard College on Friday, October 31st! REGISTRATION IS CLOSED ACRL/NY, LILAC (CUNY) and Barnard College Library invite you to: Librarians on the Threshold: An Overview and Panel Discussion of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education Friday, October 31st, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Barnard College, James Room, 4th floor, Barnard Hall The co-chair of the ACRL Information Literacy Standards for ...
  • Designing a Research Study & Analyzing Data, METRO & ACRL/NY, METRO Training Center, Thursday, October 23 METRO & ACRL/NY Present Library Assessment Overview – Designing a Research Study & Analyzing Data Thursday, October 23, 2014 – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Speakers: Ian Beckford and Neera Mohess Full Description This course will be an introduction and overview of the research design process, including the components of a good research design, types of research strategies, a summary ...
  • Mapping Library Contributions of Campus Internationalization, LACUNY International Relations Roundtable, CUNY Graduate Center, Friday, September 26, 2014 For its Fall 2014 meeting, the LACUNY International Relations Roundtable will host a program focusing on library support for campus internationalization initiatives. Our speakers are Steve Witt (University of Illinois), Laurie Kutner (University of Vermont), and Elizabeth Cooper (University of Colorado, Denver). Their research represents the first attempt to measure the intensity and scope of ...
  • Tour of the New York Botanical Garden Library On May 27, 2014, ACRL/NY and ACRL members were treated to a free tour of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden including the stacks, the Rare Book and Folio Collection and the Reading Room. Members viewed some of the earliest and most beautiful manuscripts and printed botanical and horticultural books ...
  • Take an ACRL/NY tour of the library in the Botanical Gardens on May 27, 2014! For complete directions to the New York Botanical Garden, see: http://www.nybg.org/visit/directions.php To become a member of ACRL/NY: http://acrlny.org/?page_id=7
  • ACRL/NY Graduate Services Discussion Group Meeting: “Supporting Our Graduate Programs” – April 23, 3-5PM Come meet other librarians who work with graduate students! This meeting of the Graduate Services Discussion Group (GSDG) begins with lightning talks from members about the services their libraries offer to graduate students. We also hear about the Rutgers University graduate survey. Join co-chairs Michael Handis and Scott Collard for discussion and snacks! Room 442 CUNY Graduate School ...
  • ACRL/NY Presents Demystifying the Hiring Process, April 24, 2014 Demystifying the Hiring Process Back by popular demand! When: Thursday, April 24, 6-8pm Where: ART New York – 520 8th Avenue (between w. 36th and 37th St.), 3rd floor. (A/C/E or 1/2/3 to 34th St.) Registration is required. Description: What role does the traditional hiring committee play in the academic library hiring process? Who serves? How do they prepare? What happens ...
  • ACRL live e-learning webcast: The Publishing Rollercoaster: Writers Sound Off, QCC 3/25/15 The Publishing Rollercoaster: Writers Sound Off ACRL Live e-Learning Webcast, co-hosted by ACRL/NY & Queensborough Community College, CUNY, Kurt R. Schmeller Library Presenters: Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College; Christopher Hollister, Associate Librarian, University of Buffalo Libraries; Angela Courtney, Head, Arts & Humanities Department/Head, Reference Services Department, Indiana University Libraries; Moderator: Melinda Dermody, Syracuse University Date: March 25, 2014 Time: ...
  • Flipping the Script with Instructional Videos Redesigning a library web site is a major undertaking, with specific considerations for librarians and library users. This is not an article about delivery, access or usability but about content and embedding learning outcomes in our digital assets. With a redesign, any old content, whether it be a screencast, videos or captured images of the ...
  • What Stand-up Comedians Teach Us About Library Instruction ACRL-NY Symposium Planning Committee member Eamon Tewell has an article in the January 2014 issue of College & Research Libraries News titled, “What Stand-up Comedians Teach Us About Library Instruction.” In the piece, he deftly observes that comedian techniques for reading an audience and adjusting on-the-fly to audience feedback can be used to revitalize how ...
  • ACRL/NY Mentoring Program : Experiences from a Mentee I participated in the ACRL/NY mentoring program from 2012-2013 when I was in the last year of my graduate studies in Library and Information Science with an interest in art libraries at Pratt Institute. I was paired with the accomplished Constantia Constantinou, library director of the SUNY Maritime Stephen B. Luce Library and SUNY Distinguished ...
  • New Ideas for Mid-Career Librarians: Three Events from METRO and ACRL/NY METRO and ACRL/NY have partnered for three events to address the unique needs of mid-career librarians. Perfect for academic librarians who have five or more years of experience, these workshops promise support, advice, and ideas to take with you as you work toward the next stage in your career. On Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 1pm, ...
  • ACRL/NY and METRO Collaborate on Mid-Career Professional Series The ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee is collaborating with METRO (via their Community Engagement Manager, Davis Erin Anderson) on a series of events at METRO for mid-career librarians. It will address some issues facing these librarians such as mid-career burnout, staying motivated, climbing up the ladder, becoming leaders, navigating the tenure and promotion process, and measuring ...
  • ACRL/NY Member Kai Alexis Smith 2014 ALA Emerging Leader! Congratulations to ACRL/NY member Kai Alexis Smith on her appointment as an American Library Association 2014 Emerging Leader. Kai was sponsored by ACRL and she was a mentee in ACRL/NY’s mentoring program. She recently was appointed as an adjunct reference librarian at the CUNY Graduate Center. Here’s a recent bio of Kai announcing her appointment at ...
  • METRO & ACRL/NY Present: Launch Your Library Career – Part IV Friday, November 22, 2013 – 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM The Next Steps — Getting Started With Networking, Publishing, & Presenting: Networking, publishing, and presenting are activities that you can do, or may want to do, at any and every stage in your career. Whether you choose to do them, or are required to do them, this hands-on workshop will show you that they do not ...
  • METRO & ACRL/NY Present: Launch Your Library Career – Part III Friday, November 22, 2013 – 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM The Interview — Putting Your Best Foot Forward: You’ve mastered the resume and cover letter, and have been invited to interview for your dream job. Now that you’ve been noticed, the challenge of wowing the hiring committee begins. Come dressed in your interview best for a hands-on workshop of mock interviews and interview coaching. During the ...
  • ACRLNY 2013 Symposium Student Scholarship Call for Applications! Are you pursuing a graduate degree in library and/or information science, with a strong interest in academic librarianship? Interested in joining a vibrant community of practice with academic library colleagues from the New York City region? Come learn with us! As an organization we are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of academic librarians, welcoming ...
  • ACRL/NY User Experience “Meet and Greet” Discussion- Monday October 21, 2013 from 5:30pm-7:00pm, Mina Rees Library, CUNY Graduate Centre Join us on Monday October 21, 2013 from 5:30pm-7:00pm at the Mina Rees Library, CUNY Graduate Centre, lower level conference room (C9605) for our “Meet and Greet” discussion on Implementing a Successful Web Site Redesign Project. Valerie Forrestal, Web Services Librarian, at the College of Staten Island (CUNY), will discuss the process of redesigning the CSI ...
  • You are invited to a joint meeting of ACRL/NY Resource Sharing Discussion Group and Waldo Technical Services Committee! Thursday Oct. 10, 2013 at St. John’s University. Collection Development has been radically transformed as academic libraries continue to move to an environment in which bibliographic tools and content are available digitally. The role of technical services has become increasingly complex as libraries adopt new methods of discovery such as unified search, and new methods of acquisition such as Demand Driven Acquisition, Short ...
  • METRO and ACRL/NY Announce Publication of The Global Librarian In the US and around the world, talented librarians are asserting themselves anew in the digital age, proving that they continue to be invaluable resources in the 21st century. An exciting new book, The Global Librarian, sets out this new vision of librarians across the globe. Produced by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) and ...
  • Sticky: 5 Ways to Reinvent Librarians In a recent article published by The Guardian, Caroline Fuchs- co-editor of the recently published book, The Global Librarian- shares five tips on reinventing librarianship taken from the experiences of librarians around the world. The tips include suggestions about embracing creativity and getting out from behind the service desk. Read the full article at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/public-leaders-network/2013/jul/18/five-practical-tips-uk-librarians
  • New Article on the Global Librarian in The Information Daily Excerpt from the article, “Innovation and Inspiration on Display in the Global Librarian:” In December 2011, the Association of College & Research Libraries, Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter, held its 30th annual symposium at Baruch College in New York City. The chair of the symposium, Caroline Fuchs, Associate Professor and Outreach Librarian at St John’s ...
  • Business and Economics Librarianship: Inside the Conveners Perspectives at METRO This article was simultaneously published in The B&F Bulletin by SLA: Business and Finance Division. On Monday, April 8th, METRO New York Library Council hosted the first meeting of the newly created Special Interest Group (SIG) focusing on Business and Economics Librarianship. The purpose of this SIG is to share, collaborate and explore ideas, best practices, ...
  • Webinar Archive: Beyond the MLIS: How to Navigate Your New Career in Libraries, Archives, and Information Centers METRO & ACRL/NY New Professionals Series: Webinar: Beyond the MLIS: How to Navigate Your New Career in Libraries, Archives, and Information Centers, May 8, 2013 , 1:00pm-2:00pm (Elisabeth Doucett & Ellen Mehling). An archived copy of the webinar is available at: http://bit.ly/11nTtU1
  • ACRL/NY First Year Experience Discussion Group ACRL/NY is pleased to announce the formation of a First Year Experience Discussion Group. The First Year Experience Discussion Group of ACRL/NY (FYEDG) aims to offer platforms for discussion, presentations, workshops and exchange of ideas relating to the role of the librarian in providing service to first-year students in higher education. Topics that may be considered ...
  • METRO & ACRL/NY Present: Launch Your Library Career: Finding, and Getting, Your Ideal Job – Part II – Tuesday, May 21 Prospective employers and hiring committees will search for job candidates online, and what they find — or don’t find — may influence their hiring decisions. In this hands-on session, we will discuss the need for a professional online presence and ways to develop an effective social media strategy to market your professional qualifications. Attendees will ...
  • METRO & ACRL/NY Present: Launch Your Library Career: Finding, and Getting, Your Ideal Job – Part I -Tuesday, May 21 The number one goal for many of us, whether we are fresh out of library school or not, is finding a job. And not just any job — a job that we like, a job that we enjoy doing, a job that we can grow in and learn from and feel proud of, a job ...
  • ACRL/NY Graduate Services Discussion Group- Bard Graduate Center- May 14, 3PM Save the date! The next ACRL/NY Graduate Services Discussion Group (GSDG) meeting will take place at the Bard Graduate Center on May 14 at 3pm During this meeting we will discuss several reports that have been published on the research behavior of graduate students specifically and upper level researchers in general. As librarians who work ...
  • Embedded Librarians: Integrating Information Literacy Instruction at the Point of Need- Co-hosted by ACRL/NY & Kurt R. Schmeller Library, Queensborough Community College- April 30, 2013 More and more libraries are adopting embedded librarianship as an approach to creating an integrated and sustained library instruction presence in classes across the curriculum. Want to learn more about successful embedded projects? Join ACRL Live e-Learning Webcast! Learning Outcomes: Learn about established best practices for embedding in order to adapt these practices to their own teaching ...
  • ACRL/NY User Experience Discussion Group April 25, 2013 6:00pm-7:30pm- Grad Center, CUNY Mina Rees Library Greetings ACRL/NY Members, Join us on Thursday April 25 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the CUNY Grad Center, Mina Rees Library, Lower level conference room for a lively discussion on Usability Testing and other Assessment measures. Libraries are designed to serve the educational needs of our users but very often we don’t consult our users enough. When it comes to ...
  • METRO & ACRL/NY New Professionals Series Workshops on May 21, 2013- Launch Your Library Career: Finding, and Getting, Your Ideal Job Launch Your Library Career: Finding, and Getting, Your Ideal Job – Part I Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (EST) Speaker Carrie Netzer Wajda Carrie Netzer Wajda is the Global New Business Librarian for Y&R Advertising. After a career in academic libraries she transitioned to self-employment in 2010, then to a career in ...
  • May 8, 2013- “Beyond the MLIS:” A New Professionals Series Webinar Organized by METRO/ACRLNY Beyond the MLIS: How to navigate your new career in Libraries, Archives, and Information Centers Wednesday, May 8, 2013 @ 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (EST) Speaker Elisabeth Doucett Elisabeth Doucett is director of the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine. She holds an MLS from Simmons College, where she was elected to the Beta Phi Mu Honor ...
  • ACRL Webcast, March 12, Oh, snap! Using popular culture to reach undergraduates in library instruction Oh, snap! Using popular culture to reach undergraduates in library instruction ACRL Live e-Learning Webcast Co-hosted by ACRL/NY & Kurt R. Schmeller Library, Queensborough Community College, CUNY Tired of boring, run-of-the-mill library instruction? Want to jazz up your information literacy program and connect with students? Join ACRL Live e-Learning Webcast! Learning Outcomes: Participants will understand the benefits of using popular ...
  • New RSS to email service For those of you using Feed My Inbox to get our feed as email, you’ve been receiving notifications that this service is ending soon. We’ve switched over to Blogtrottr as a replacement. To set up your subscription with Blogtrottr, just go to our homepage and look for the Email Subscription form. You need to input ...
  • New! Spring 2012 Issue of ACRL/NY Newsletter The Spring 2012 issue of Connections: The ACRL/NY Newsletter has just been published.
  • 2011 Legislative Score Cards from ALA See below to find out how your elected officials have been graded in their efforts to support libraries: National Library Advocacy Day (NLLD) is right around the corner, and to help prepare for your advocacy efforts, we’ve created the 2011 ALA scorecards. Did your representative support school libraries in the Senate or the House? Did your ...

Events


Symposium Write-ups

  • Call for applicants: Three Scholarship Opportunities to Attend the 2019 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium 10/02/2019 Outside the Box: Redefining Ethical Innovation in the Academic Library In what ways can libraries redefine instruction, services, and collection development in a manner that is thought-provoking, ethical, and innovative? This ongoing shift calls for change agents to curate, acquire, and build upon competencies, while establishing fresh and transparent benchmarks. Produced annually by the Greater New York Metropolitan ...
  • 2018 Dr. Barbara Bonous-Smit Experienced Librarian Awardee – Laurel Scheinfeld 05/14/2019 By Laurel Scheinfeld I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the symposium and I am grateful for the scholarship I was awarded.  I was so impressed with the program that I joined ACRL/NY as soon as I got back to my desk on Monday.  I was blown away by Rachelle Monteau, Layla Ralekhetho and Khadij Tanja ...
  • 2018 Early Career Librarian Awardee – Samuel Simas 05/14/2019 By Samuel Simas Two weeks have passed since I was afforded the opportunity to attend the ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium: Libraries in Direct Action, and I am still energized by the work of our tenacious colleagues—particularly by the work of Nancy Godoy and Lorrie McAllister from Arizona State University, whose archival project models a sophisticated integration ...
  • 2018 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Michelle Nitto 05/14/2019 By Michelle Nitto The ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium was my first time attending an ACRL affiliated event and I found the connections I formed with fellow library workers through conversation and many wonderful presentations to be immensely meaningful. I am very grateful to have learned from library workers from a variety of institutions around the country ...
  • 2018 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Sarah Nguyen 05/14/2019 By Sarah Nguyen I attended my first ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium: Libraries in Direct Action for a day-long gathering of academic librarians in the greater New York Metropolitan area. The hike through midtown Manhattan’s hustle-bustle and into Baruch College’s conference space left me with validating practices, visionary tools, and an empathic network. The highlight reel:       Presentations offered ...
  • 2018 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Miranda Montez 05/14/2019 By Miranda Montez Attending the 2018 ACRL/NY Symposium held a special significance for me as an online student. I valued the opportunity to meet many professionals in my field in person, connecting and discussing with them during the break times. The energy in the room was palpable and contagious as panelist discussed topics related to Libraries ...
  • 2018 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Alvina Lai 05/14/2019 By Alvina Lai It is my pleasure to say that my first symposium was such a positive experience. From the topics discussed to the people I met, I was time and time again impressed and inspired by the knowledge and motivation in the room. The day, organized clearly by theme, was broad in topic and ...
  • 2017 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Tera Renae Kent 07/18/2018 By Tera Kent On December 1st, I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 ACRL/NY Symposium as a student scholarship recipient. As a current MLIS student, preparing for a career as an academic librarian, I was excited to attend my first professional conference. Attending this symposium gave me the opportunity to hear the different perspectives of current ...
  • 2017 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Maria Shellman 01/19/2018 By Maria Shellman In December, I was given the opportunity to attend the ACRL/NY Symposium as a student scholarship recipient. The Symposium was my first professional development event since starting my M.S. in Library and Information Science program in August, and I was pleasantly surprised how well the Symposium aligned with the lectures, discussions, and assignments in ...
  • 2017 Early Career Librarian Awardee – Leah Airt-Atkinson 01/19/2018 By Leah Airt-Atkinson I began my career as a librarian in October of 2014 following an 8-year adventure in the United States Army. I have often felt paralyzing insecurity of being a new librarian as I negotiate spaces paved by the librarians who came before me and move into uncharted territory in a new career. My ...
  • 2017 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Dan Delmonaco 01/19/2018   By Dan Delmonaco All of the panels, speakers, and attendees at the 2017 ACRL/NY Symposium affirmed my choice to pursue academic librarianship and receive my graduate degree in library science. I think I was most inspired by the engagement of every single person in attendance. From the questions asked, the discussions during the breakout sessions, and the ...
  • 2016 Dr. Barbara Bonous-Smit Scholarship Winner – Elizabeth Jardine 04/07/2017 By Elizabeth Jardine I thank ACRL/NY for the privilege of attending its Annual Symposium,  Money & Power,  as a recipient of the Barbara Bonous-Smit Scholarship. This was my first ACRL/NY Symposium, and I hope to attend many more. There I saw librarians I only knew from social media. I listened to the engaging roster of speakers who ...
  • 2016 Early Career Librarian Scholarship Winner – Mandy Babirad 04/07/2017 By Mandy Babirad I attended the ACRL/NY Symposium in 2015 when I was visiting faculty.  Since then, I took a new tenure track position at an agricultural/tech institution. I was so ready to talk about money and power.  Some highlights for me were Gr Keer and Lana Mariko Wood’s presentation on peer review and its myriad ...
  • 2016 Student Scholarship Winner – Renee Walsh 02/08/2017 By Renee Walsh In early December I attended the ACRL/NY Symposium as a student scholarship recipient.  I graduated from Simmons College in Boston in December 2016 with my M.S. in Library and Information Science and am interested in working as an academic librarian.  Attending this event allowed me to better understand the discussions and issues of ...
  • 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 – Hannah Sistrunk 04/28/2016 By Hannah Sistrunk I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to attend the ACRL/NY Symposium in 2015. Its engagement with ALA’s core values of social responsibility, democracy, education, and professionalism was invigorating. Throughout the program, participants inspired me to think beyond the hegemonic structures that govern institutions toward radical action through professional practice. A ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 2015 Student Scholarship Winner – Amanda Gantchev 04/28/2016 By Amanda Gantchev At the ACRL/NY 2015 Symposium I was exposed to mind-opening and lively (to put it lightly) discussion about inclusivity in the library and archive.  From the moment I arrived to the event’s conclusion, I felt an enormous sense of inclusion in a conversation, and support within a profession that, as I write, I have only ...

2018 Symposium

  • Get involved with the 2018 Symposium! 01/19/2018   By Maria Schlanger I have been a member of the symposium planning committee for the last two symposia. I learned as much during the meetings as I did at the events. The discussions were lively. We had our first meeting today (1/19) and Gina Levitan, our chair, posed some prospective themes and they are fascinating. I won’t ...

2017 Symposium

  • 2017 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Tera Renae Kent 07/18/2018 By Tera Kent On December 1st, I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 ACRL/NY Symposium as a student scholarship recipient. As a current MLIS student, preparing for a career as an academic librarian, I was excited to attend my first professional conference. Attending this symposium gave me the opportunity to hear the different perspectives of current ...
  • 2017 Symposium Recap 01/19/2018 From Connections Editor: I have done a disservice to Miranda McDermott because I described her excellent blog as a “recap” but I couldn’t think of a better title. Ms. McDermott’s blog for NYPL both described what went on during the 2017 symposium and distilled the information in an interesting, cohesive manner. Here is a link to to her blog: https://www.nypl.org/blog/2017/12/18/acrlny-annual-symposium    
  • 2017 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Maria Shellman 01/19/2018 By Maria Shellman In December, I was given the opportunity to attend the ACRL/NY Symposium as a student scholarship recipient. The Symposium was my first professional development event since starting my M.S. in Library and Information Science program in August, and I was pleasantly surprised how well the Symposium aligned with the lectures, discussions, and assignments in ...
  • 2017 Early Career Librarian Awardee – Leah Airt-Atkinson 01/19/2018 By Leah Airt-Atkinson I began my career as a librarian in October of 2014 following an 8-year adventure in the United States Army. I have often felt paralyzing insecurity of being a new librarian as I negotiate spaces paved by the librarians who came before me and move into uncharted territory in a new career. My ...
  • 2017 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Dan Delmonaco 01/19/2018   By Dan Delmonaco All of the panels, speakers, and attendees at the 2017 ACRL/NY Symposium affirmed my choice to pursue academic librarianship and receive my graduate degree in library science. I think I was most inspired by the engagement of every single person in attendance. From the questions asked, the discussions during the breakout sessions, and the ...

2016 Symposium


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 ...

2014 Symposium

  • 2014 Micah Vandegrift: Scholarly Communication is People 06/01/2015 By Melissa Goertzen, Columbia University Libraries Micah Vandegrift, Scholarly Communication Librarian at Florida State University, delivered a lecture that highlighted the ways libraries can support the Open Access (OA) movement taking place in the academic community. The central thesis was that librarians need to take action and do Open Access instead of simply discussing it. He ...
  • 2014 Scholarship Winner Essay: Freya Yost 06/01/2015 By Freya Yost, 2014 ACRL-NY Symposium Scholarship Recipient The Open Access Symposium, held at Baruch College on December 5th 2014, was an inspiring forum with open-access enthusiasts from both in and outside the library. The lineup of speakers was particularly well curated, professionally diverse, and the presentations covered themes and challenges of implementing,doing, and teaching open ...
  • 2014 Birds of a Feather Session 06/01/2015 by Kathryn Shaughnessy, St. John’s University Libraries In keeping with “Open principles” of participation and community-building, this year’s symposium featured a “Birds of a Feather” session. This BOF approach asked symposium participants to suggest discussion topics throughout the day; after the keynote speech and panel presentations, the final topics were voted on, and subsequently topics were ...
  • 2014 Scholarship Winner Essay: Arden Kirkland 06/01/2015 By Arden Kirkland, 2014 ACRL-NY Symposium Scholarship Recipient The ACRL-NY symposium left me feeling invigorated, part of a warm and welcoming community ready to fight the good fight for open access. I was very pleased that Brett Bobley began our day with projects that share material culture, visual resources, and a range of research data beyond ...
  • Notes from an 2014 Emerging Leader: My Project and Experience 06/01/2015 by Kai Alexis Smith, MSILS I was a part of the American Library Association’s 2014 Emerging Leaders class. My group worked for six months on a template for the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Our report is a compilation of recommendations for the creation of two types of virtual orientations: A webinar offered twice a ...
  • 2014 Brett Bobley: Some Thoughts on Libraries and the Digital Humanities in an Open Access Context 06/01/2015 by Albert Tablante, Information Literacy Instructor at ASA Institute of Business & Computer Technology. The first speaker of the day was Brett Bobley, the Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities. The title of the talk was Some Thoughts on Libraries and the Digital Humanities in an Open Access Context. Brett Bobley has ...
  • Greetings from the 2015 President! 06/01/2015 Welcome to the ACRL/NY community! Last December 5th, librarians from across the region and beyond gathered for the 2014 Annual ACRL/NY Symposium, “The Academic Librarian in the Open Access Future.” In this special edition of the Chapter newsletter, you will find reports on the speakers, poster presentations, and other events of the day.  We are happy ...