Philip Barnett (City) presented “Library Instruction for Faculty” at the February 26 meeting of the Metro Bibliographic Instruction Special Interest Group.
Ellen Belcher (John Jay) presented “Parts of the Whole: Disembodied Imagery in the Halaf Tradition” at the Interpreting the Late Neolithic of Upper Mesopotamia at Leiden University in the Netherlands on March 27. Ellen also presented “Is There a Halaf Bead Typology and Technology?: Examples from the British Museum Collections” at the Near Eastern Bead Technology Workshop at the British Museum, London, on January 12.
David Brodherson (Baruch) presented “Picture Mania, Periodicals, and Library Picture Collecting in Early Nineteenth-Century America” as part of the Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture Area session at the National Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference in New Orleans in April.
Sheau-yueh (Janey) Chao (Baruch) and Kachuen (Carol) Gee (Lehman) presented “In Search of the Roots of President Yuan Shikai’s Family” at the annual meeting of the Northeast Chapter of the Chinese American Librarians Association at the Mid-Manhattan Library on March 7. Carol is the granddaughter of Yuan Shikai, the first president of the Republic of China, and the Chinese newspaper World Journal Weekly interviewed her about her research on this project, as did Lehman’s electronic newsletter.
Jill Cirasella (Brooklyn) presented “Quirky, Not Quacky: Quantum Computing for Librarians” to the Metro Science, Technology, and Medical Librarians Special Interest Group on March 6.
Kathleen Collins (John Jay) presented “Whither Archie Bunker: Locating and Accessing Primary Sources for the Study of a 1970s Television Sitcom” at the 30th annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association conference in Albuquerque on February 26.
Frank Donnelly (Baruch) presented “Libre Geo!: Discovering Free GIS Software and Data” at the CUNY Teaching and Technology Conference at Baruch on March 27. Frank also presented “Conducting Mini-workshops” at the February 26 meeting of the Metro Bibliographic Instruction Special Interest Group.
Robert Farrell (Lehman) presented “This is a Garden Chair: Braque’s Painting in a Metaphysical Epoch” at the national meeting of the Humanities and Technology Association on October 4, 2008, at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Tabitha Kirin (Lehman) presented “The Spuyten Duyvil Homeowner’s Association, 1908-1983: A Case Study in the Evolution of a New York City Neighborhood” at the 2008 Researching New York conference in Albany on November 20.
Louise Klusek and Christopher Tuthill (Baruch) presented “Reference Training through a Co-mentoring Program” at the Reference Renaissance: Current and Future Trends conference in Denver on August 5, 2008. The conference was co-sponsored by ALA’s Reference and User Services Association and OCLC. Louise, Christopher, and Linda Rath (Baruch) presented “Do-It-Yourself Tutorials with Adobe Captivate” at the CUNY Teaching and Technology Conference at Baruch on March 27. Louise also presented “A Gaming Approach to Teaching Industry Research” at this conference.
Jeffrey Kroessler (John Jay) presented “Is Gentrification a Dirty Word” at an urban studies conference at LaGuardia, lectured on the centennial of the Queensboro Bridge for the Queens Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and organized and moderated a session on the politics of metropolitan transportation at the New York State Political Science Association conference at John Jay in April.
Janet Butler Munch (Lehman) presented “At Home in the Bronx: The Story of the New York Catholic Protectory, 1863-1938” at the 2008 Researching New York conference in Albany on November 20 and at Lehman’s 25th annual social work conference, The Bronx is Up: Urban Social Work Issues and Resolutions, on November 18.
Suzanna Simor (Queens) presented “Word of Faith Made Visible: Imaging the Creed in Medieval Bohemia” at the 24th World Congress of Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in Ružomberok, Slovakia, on September 12, 2008