Discover Gloria Anzaldúa with Prof AnaLouise Keating and Jason Baumann of NYPL
Organized by Clara Cabrera
AnaLouise Keating, professor of women's studies at Texas Woman's University, and Jason Baumann, Susan and Douglas Dillon Associate Director for Collection Development and Coordinator of LGBTQ Collections for the New York Public Library, discusses the life and work of Gloria Anzaldúa.
Gloria Anzaldúa, was a self described Feminist Visionary Spiritual activist poet-philosopher fiction writer. As a cultural theorist, she played a major role in shaping contemporary Chicano/a and lesbian/queer theories and identities. Her writing played a vital role in developing an inclusive, multicultural feminist movement.
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Discover Gloria Anzaldúa with Prof AnaLouise Keating and Jason Baumann of NYPL, June 7, 2021 - YouTube
Virtual Tour of the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Archives
Organized by Alice Griffin
Founded in 1961, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, is a pioneering Off-Off-Broadway theater venue located in the East Village dedicated to the artist and all aspects of the theatre. The La MaMa Archives collects, preserves, and exhibits records of permanent historical value relating to La MaMa and the Off-Off Broadway movement, including photographs, programs, posters, costumes, scripts, film, props, set pieces, puppets, and musical instruments. Archivist Sophie Glidden-Lyon took us through a virtual tour of the Archives space and the treasures it holds.
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Virtual Tour of the Audubon Bird Murals Project
Organized by Leigh Hallingby
In her popular annual event, Leigh virtually walked us through The Audubon Bird Mural Project, an impressive effort to create murals of over 300 North American birds. Most of the murals are in the Harlem neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights, where John James Audubon (1785-1851) lived the last ten years of his life. All of the birds painted are threatened by climate change. So the Project is designed not only to display the birds’ beauty, but also to make us aware of the challenges that they face.
Libraries as Partners in International Development
Organized by SLA NY and DC SLA, with special shout-out to Rita Ormsby
SLA-D.C. member Jane Kinney Meyers spoke about the Lubuto Library Partners, an organization she founded 16 years ago as a grassroots initiative to build libraries in Lusaka, Zambia. Jane presented Lubuto’s work as it would be presented to international development stakeholders in a way that she hopes colleagues will find useful and relevant to their own work. She also reflected on the uncertainties and challenges brought by the pandemic in a particularly low-resourced environment.
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Words on Pictures | Panel Discusses the NYPL Photo Collection
Organized by Victoria North
Anthony Troncale leads a discussion on the founding of the Picture Collection of the New York Public Library by Romana Javitz. Jessica Cline, Supervising Librarian, Picture Collection NYPL, photo-historian Mary Panzer, and Dr. Diana Kamin, Fordham University, speak about the collection, its history, and how they use it in their work.
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Watch the recording here: Words on Pictures, SLA NY Panel Discussion Mary 23, 2021 - YouTube