The
 

Library Association 

of the 

City University of New York


Upcoming events

    • Friday, February 16, 2018
    • Friday, April 20, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Graduate Center, Room 196.C

    All meeting are held at the Graduate Center, Room 196.C – 2pm – 4pm.

    October 6, 2017
    October 20, 2017
    November 17, 2017
    February 16, 2018
    March 16, 2018
    April 20, 2018


    • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • CUNY Graduate Center – Room C205

    You are invited to attend an informal planning meeting and discussion of the LACUNY Reference Roundtable. All CUNY librarians are welcome – especially those involved in Reference.

    When: Thursday, April 19th -  2-4 pm

    Where: CUNY Graduate Center – Room C205

    RSVP to AROJAS@lagcc.cuny.edu

    We’ll have a brainstorming session on the Roundtable group. Some of the topics will be:

    • What types of programs and topics would be most beneficial to the group?
    • How many meetings per year?
    • Ideas for events next year

    Followed by a discussion of our experience teaching OneSearch and Nexis Uni. We hope this will be a lively exchange of ideas.

    Experiencing Change in Reference – How Can the LACUNY Reference Roundtable Support Librarians?

    You are invited to attend an informal planning meeting and discussion of the LACUNY Reference Roundtable. All CUNY librarians are welcome – especially those involved in Reference.

    When: Thursday, April 19th -  2-4 pm

    Where: CUNY Graduate Center – Room C205

    RSVP to AROJAS@lagcc.cuny.edu

    We’ll have a brainstorming session on the Roundtable group. Some of the topics will be:

    • What types of programs and topics would be most beneficial to the group?
    • How many meetings per year?
    • Ideas for events next year

    Followed by a discussion of our experience teaching OneSearch and Nexis Uni. We hope this will be a lively exchange of ideas.

    Please join us--we look forward to seeing you!

    Recruiting New Co-Chairs

    We are at the point of needing new leadership for the Reference Roundtable. If you would like a rewarding service opportunity, think about submitting your name to us for Chair or Co-Chair of the Roundtable for next year. We welcome nominations of librarians who would serve the group well and benefit from service to CUNY.

    Please send names to: Madeline.Cohen@lehman.cuny.edu and AROJAS@lagcc.cuny.edu

    We will discuss the selection of new co-chairs at the meeting on April 19th. Thanks!

    --Madeline Cohen and Alexandra Rojas, Co-Chairs, Reference Roundtable


    • Friday, April 27, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • CUNY Central Office - 205 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, Room 42-0770

    The LACUNY Junior Faculty Research Roundtable and Professional Development Committee are partnering to host a spring 2018 event.

    “Taming the Wild & Unruly Writing Process:

    Strategies and Tips for Academic Librarians”

    What role does writing play in our professional lives? How does it affect our job status, job security, and professional identity? How do we get started with the practice of writing? How and where do we submit our work? How do we come up with topics, find collaborators, and stay motivated? What should we expect from the publication process? From the research process? What types of publications and writing are acceptable? This interactive workshop will address these questions and many more, and allow time for conversations, sharing, and writing. We will also discuss time-management techniques, creative outlets, mentoring, and the incorporation of habits to assist with productivity, accountability, and confidence. Bring your questions, ideas, and writing tools (digital or analog).

    Suzanne Markgren, ACRL/NY Board Member and Assistant Director for Technical Services, Manhattan College Library, will be our facilitator. Please join us for what is sure to be an informative and engaging event.

    LOCATION: CUNY Central Office - 205 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, Room 42-0770

    DATE: Friday, April 27th

    TIME: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Please RSVP no later than Wednesday April 25th 

    If you are not a member of LACUNY and would like to join, here is the link.

     

    The Junior Faculty Research Roundtable (JFRR) is a forum for untenured CUNY library faculty to discuss their research ideas, concerns, and experiences. JFRR holds regular meetings, maintain its own email list, and encourages exchange among colleagues with similar interests and/or complementary skills. Membership is open to all untenured CUNY library faculty. CHAIRS: Carl Andrews, Bronx Community (Carl.Andrews@BCC.CUNY.EDU) & Anthony Bishop, BMCC (abishop@bmcc.cuny.edu

    The Professional Development Committee coordinates the LACUNY Professional Development Travel Grants and hosts or co-hosts programs that support the professional development of CUNY librarians. CHAIRS:  Derek Stadler, LaGuardia Community College (dstadler@LAGCC.CUNY.EDU) & Michelle Ehrenpreis, Lehman College (Michelle.Ehrenpreis@lehman.cuny.edu)  

    *Junior faculty (full-time and adjunct) and those new to the tenure and promotion process are encouraged to attend.


    • Friday, May 04, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Room 308

    EVENT Description

    As CUNY rolls out new library-led open education and open scholarship initiatives the scope of our work has shifted dramatically. In light of these changes....

    • ·         How is the "labor of open" impacting workload and staffing structures in our libraries? 
    • ·         How does the work of supporting OER and open scholarship overlap and diverge? 
    • ·         What expertise is needed to support open initiatives and do CUNY librarians have sufficient opportunities to gain new professional competencies?

     

    This professional development opportunity for the CUNY Library community will focus on ideological and practical differences between library supported OER and Scholarly Communications initiatives. Structured as a half-day unconference, this event will include a keynote presentation by writer, educational technology scholar, and self proclaimed rabble-rouser Audrey Watters. Post keynote breakout discussions will be led by professional facilitator Tauno Biltsted. A questionnaire will be distributed prior to the event to identify priorities for the discussion.

     

    During conversations centered around OER program sustainability, labor, and expertise, participants from across CUNY libraries will have an opportunity to reflect on how the OER grant has impacted their work. The goal of this conversation will be to identify knowledge gaps, articulate labor concerns, share experiences, and ultimately, outline a path forward for the library community (in the context of and beyond the grant).

     

    Hors d'oeuvres, desert, and coffee will be served. 

     

    WHERE: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Room 308

    WHEN: Friday May 4th, 2-6pm

    RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-labor-of-open-the-impact-of-oer-and-scholarly-communications-initiatives-on-cuny-libraries-tickets-44887392399


    • Friday, May 11, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
    • 104
    Register


    LACUNY Institute 2018

    Librarianship in Challenging Times: Advocating for Intellectual Freedom, Democracy, and Equity

    John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
    (new building)
    524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019

    https://2018lacunyinst.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

    Registration begins at 8:30am
    Keynote panel starts at 9:30am

    Please email MarkAaron.Polger@csi.cuny.edu if you encounter any registration problems, or if you have forgotten your member email and password.


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