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LACUNY Dialogues 2017

  • Friday, January 27, 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Skylight Room, Graduate Center

2017 LACUNY Dialogues: Librarianship Beyond the Library

LACUNY librarians present personal stories of librarianship, and using librarian skills and knowledge to inspire personal projects.

Date: January 27, 2017

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Location: Skylight Room (9100) , Graduate Center

Refreshments will be served


Wanett Clyde | Graduate Center | Researching Fashion: What They Wore and How It Was Made

There’s a world of fashion to explore beyond museum exhibitions and collections. You can access a wealth of information on garment construction, fashion history and what clothes said about the people wearing them at your library.

Lisa Flanzraich | Queens College | Becoming an Archival Film/Visual Researcher - I would certainly say that my Librarian’s “never give up” mania on finding  visual documents or where to find appropriate  archival footage and stills for a film production stands me in excellent stead for  my archival research hobby.  Moreover, my visual literacy in selecting compelling and dramatic footage and stills has helped me immeasurably.

James Kaser | Staten Island University | Saving History from Ebay Atomization: An Absorbing Avocation.

Internet commerce has monetized archival materials in new ways. Letters, photographs, even individual pages of journals are sold piecemeal, obliterating the context that would make them useful for historical research. In the past such materials were often kept together and handed down in families or donated to historical collections. I will discuss how I have saved photograph scrapbooks from destruction, conducted research on them, and worked on finding appropriate repositories for them.


Christina Miller | Hostos Community College | Family History Research: A Librarian's Perspective

This presentation will explore the benefits of applying library skills to family history research, with an emphasis on information literacy.


Linda Rath | Baruch College | Collecting and Exploring Genre Film Festival Programs for Personal and Professional Pursuits

A personal collection of genre film festival programs serves as a laboratory for professional development, resulting in the Fantastic Film Festivals (FFF): Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction Film Fests in the US and Canada website. As the collection is used to explore the tools and roles of librarians in digital humanities research, the FFF website grows and expands as an online resource to promote film festival scholarship and cultural heritage participation, preservation, and collaboration. The FFF site can be found at < > or <>.

Any questions, please reach out to:

Ryan Phillips | Business Librarian & Associate Professor

Newman Library, Room 321 | Baruch College, CUNY

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