Whether you have sought to create some added resources to local conference events for participants, or are looking for fun and physically active in-person events to do with librarians, family or friends, creating and leading a tour may have been an idea you explored. This conversation is how our panel of librarians planned and executed tours, and have adapted to the virtual technology available.
Find out the process, and some fun themes explored, and maybe some tips for a tour you can plan in the future.
Nataya Culler is a librarian for the Horological Society of New York and a Cataloger at CUNY Central Cataloging for the City University of New York. Nataya received her MLIS from Pratt Institute and her B.A. in Humanities from Georgian Court University. She has previously created a virtual walking tour to showcase historical landmarks in Brooklyn, New York and has recently created a virtual walking tour showcasing black-owned restaurants.
Leigh Hallingby is a licensed New York City tour guide who specializes in Harlem, Morningside Heights, and the Upper West Side. She is passionate about exploring all five boroughs and beyond on foot, mostly through organized walking tours. Leigh is retired from a 36-year career as a non-profit librarian. She loves doing research about the neighborhoods in which she gives tours and sharing the information about them with attendees. Leigh is a feminist, genealogist, and lover of arts, culture, and travel. She lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Clara Cabrera is a Research & Reference Supervisor at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr [WilmerHale] in the New York office. Clara earned her MLIS from Pratt Institute and BA from Brooklyn College.
As an active member of the SLA-NY chapter, Clara has organized various educational and social events since 2009 under various advisory committee titles. Since 2013, she has served as the chapter's Diversity Co-Chair. Clara served as a member of the 2015 SLA Diversity Leadership Development Program Committee, and chaired the 2017 SLA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force which launched a permanent Caucus - Diversity Inclusion Community Equity [DICE]. Clara is one of the co-conveners of DICE since its inception.
Clara loves to create and lead Walking Tours for SLA-NY and Urban Hikes with friends. During the pandemic, solo urban hikes in nearby neighborhoods will do.
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