SLA-NY Newsletter

The SLA-NY Community Events Newsletter

The newsletter is produced by the Communications Chair, Jo Polanco, and distributed twice a month. Upcoming events, community news, award announcements, and more are featured.

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National Library Week, April 3 - 9
National Library Workers Day: Librarians Seen in the Streets and Structures of New York City
In honor of National Library Workers Day (April 5), the SLA-NY Community presents a map of commemorations of library workers around New York City on street signs, on walls in LAM (libraries, archives, museums) institutions, and even in projects working to add women's names to the city landscape.
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Upcoming Community Events & Education
SLA NY Open Board Meeting 
When:  Tues, Apr 12, 2022 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. (ET)

Join SLA-NY for an open board meeting to hear what we're up to and how you can get involved.

The agenda:
  • Meet the current board and committee members
  • Read and approve the minutes of the previous meeting
  • Reports from Membership, Events, Communications, and Awards Committees
  • Updates on unfinished business, including website transition to an open community and updates to the Connect website 
  • Find out the different ways you can volunteer as a benefit of SLA membership on the board and various committees
  • Q&A. 
SLA NY Librarian Roundtable 
When:  Wed, Apr 13, 2022 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. (ET)

Join us for SLA NY's monthly Librarian Roundtable. This event provides a space for members to discuss issues and trends in the library field, as well as ask others about projects, procedures, recommendations, and general advice.

Topics could include:
Resource, database, and vendor recommendations
  • Advice for looking for jobs
  • Tips for handling a hybrid workplace
  • Career growth
  • Learn about the day-to-day activities of librarians in various sectors.
Reach out to Christine Pelosi at if there are any topics you would like to discuss.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Basics of Law Librarianship - Session 1
Intro to US Law, Legal Research & Secondary Sources
When:  Apr 20, 2022 from 17:00 to 18:30 (ET)

SLA NY and LLAGNY have co-organized a Basics of Law Librarianship series to review general aspects of law librarianship and the concrete aspects of the profession, including working in a law firm library, public library or a law school library.  This will be covered in four 60-90 minute sessions. This is no additional fee to participate in this series.

The Basics of Law Librarianship will appeal to LIS students and information professionals from different fields who want to learn about the departments, team members and work that make up a law library.  

Bill Mills, Professor of Legal Research, Emeritus, New York Law School, will lead the first session. Bill will give an introduction to legal research in the American legal system.  He will cover bibliographic and research characteristics of the specialized legal research tools and sources.  His presentation will help attendees understand the role of the librarian in the legal research process, and to place legal research into the context of the wider world of research. 

Go to SLA Connect for more information.
Managers' Roundtable Breakfast 
When:  Fri, Apr 29, 2022 from 08:00 to 09:00 a.m. (ET)

Management Roundtable provides an informal network for participants to seek advice and share best practices and resources with their peers. for February Roundtable, we will continue our discussion about the hybrid workplace. SLA members from other regions are welcome to join the NY Community and take advantage of SLA virtual offerings!
Hosted by Eileen Rourke,
Walking Tour | Morningside Heights, End-to-End
When:  Sat, Apr 30, 2022 from 10:00 to 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Meeting location:  The Hungarian Pastry Shop, 1030 Amsterdam Ave & 111th Street
Register on SLA Connect

Our walk will wind through Morningside Heights, starting at the iconic Hungarian Pastry Shop and end at the impressive tomb of Ulysses S. Grant at 122nd and Riverside Drive.  Leigh Hallingby, MSW, MLS, will take us through this lovely neighborhood's academic institutions, parks, churches, and beautiful pre-war apartment buildings. Leigh is a licensed New York City tour guide who specializes in Harlem, Morningside Heights, and the Upper West Side.  Go to SLA Connect for more information.
In case you missed it...
To learn more about recent NY Community events, visit our event page on SLA Connect for recaps, recordings, and additional resources.
Open Positions at SLA-NY
Are you an SLA member?
Do you want to collaborate with special librarians and information professionals in the NY Community? 

We are always looking for volunteers to join the Board to help organize events, manage the website, promote and market the community, and help recruit new members. The following positions currently are open:
  • Secretary
  • Student Liaison
  • Archivist
Learn more about each position

If you’re interested in volunteering with SLA-NY, in a large or small capacity at any time of the year, please contact Christine Pelosi at

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