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  • 1.  SLA NY events in July

    Posted 07-12-2021 21:22
    The SLA New York community has a few events for you to enjoy in July.  Join us!

    Librarian Roundtable
    When: Jul 19, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (ET)

    Join us for SLA NY's monthly Librarian Roundtable. This event will provide 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.

    Some of you might know of SLA NY's Manager's Breakfast event. This is intended to be a sister event for non-managers.

    Topics could include:
    SLA Annual Conference event you're hosting and would like to share/promote
    Attitudes toward returning to the physical workplace
    Digitization of collections due to COVID
    Vendor recommendations
    Supplier/vendor diversity policies
    Career growth
    Advice for looking for a new job.
    Feel free to reach out the event organizer if there are any topics you would like to discuss.

    Please register in advance for this meeting
    Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: SLA NY Librarian Roundtable. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

    Accessing Arts in NYC
    When: Jul 29, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)

    Accessing Arts in NYC: A Public Conversation about Special Collections

    This event is a conversation about several diverse special art collections housed in NYC, and the spectrum of accessibility to these collections. Equally this gathering will explore how these collections tell the stories of the artists past the collections preserve and how these materials connect to future works. The discussion will explore how existing systems, or those being developed, or yet to be introduced systems in these organizations would make the collections both accessible and centered in the ideals of the social and artist movements they collect/represent.

    The panel will allocate generous time for audience participation and discussion. It will provide attendees with a focused overview of the collections, the work the panelists do with the collections, and provide information professionals and archivists and those interested in research an opportunity to connect.

    Claudia Acosta joined Barnard Library as Zine Tech in 2021. They have
    been involved in zine-making, alternative print communities and
    independent/D.I.Y archives work as a zine librarian, library worker
    and zinester since they were a college freshman. They founded a zine
    librarian's working group within the Travis Fristoe Zine Library at
    the Civic Media Center in Gainesville, FL in 2018; they've since
    co-organized zine fairs and facilitated workshops across Florida,
    including with the Miami-Dade Public Library Special Collections
    department as a special collections assistant.

    Bill Aguado, Executive Director of En Foco, is an experienced arts
    administrator who is recognized for developing support systems and
    resources for independent artists of color. He is currently digitizing
    the En Foco's archives, publications, slides and ephemera which will
    be made available through its Study Center, scheduled to be launched
    in the Fall, 2021. Mr Aguado has a Master's Degree in Sociology from
    Fordham University and an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Lehman

    Seth Schonburg is a Consulting Archivist at City Lore, where he has
    helped develop and run the Coronavirus Digital Archive. City Lore
    advocates for local establishments, public spaces and community

    July 29, 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Please register in advance for this meeting
    Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: SLA NY Arts Panel. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
    information about joining the meeting.

    SLA New York Events are always posted on Upcoming Events

    Clara Cabrera
    DICE Co-Leader
    SLA NY Events Chair/Diversity Co-Chair

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