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Updates from the LACUNY Executive Council and LACUNY Officers are posted to CULIBS-L and reproduced here.

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  • Thursday, May 09, 2024 10:00 AM | Derek Stadler (Administrator)
  • Friday, April 12, 2024 2:00 PM | Derek Stadler (Administrator)

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  • Friday, March 08, 2024 2:00 PM | Derek Stadler (Administrator)

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  • Friday, February 23, 2024 2:00 PM | Derek Stadler (Administrator)

    This year’s LACUNY Dialogues will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024 and will start promptly at 2:00 p.m. The event will take place virtually and be delivered via Zoom. You may register to attend at https://ccny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ld-muqzosGtX69hMEAUOs4lQroTo6SRIF. 

    CUNY library workers belong to many communities. We interact with our colleagues in the library, which is often its own department within a home institution, which is also a part of CUNY. Depending on our job functions, we may participate in CUNY-wide working groups or subcommittees related to specialties such as collection development, scholarly communication, or electronic resources. We may choose to belong to established local or national professional organizations, and/or to form personal, less formal connections with other information professionals in communities of our own creation.

    The theme of this year’s LACUNY Dialogues is “Building Community. Strengthening Connections.” We invite presentations from librarians, library staff, and colleagues across information professional titles on how they define, build, or maintain communities.

    Possible subject areas or topics may include (but are not limited to) responses to the following prompts:

    • Who do we see as members of our community?
    • How do we set about building and maintaining the connections that we have?
    • Is there any way in which the last four years have strengthened a community you belong to?
    • What steps do you take to maintain connections with multiple communities?
    • How do you leave a community you no longer feel aligned with?
    • Who has traditionally been excluded from our definitions of community?
    • Where do students fit into our definition of community? Non-library colleagues?
    • How do we bridge divides between titles, academic departments, and other divisions that may prevent us from providing the best possible service to the communities that we serve?
    • Who has historically been overlooked by or excluded from our communities and how is this being addressed?
    • What are we as CUNY library workers getting right about building maintaining communities? What are we getting wrong and how can we go about fixing these problems?
    • We are interested in hearing your thoughts about community, belonging, fostering connections, and more.

     

  • Friday, February 09, 2024 2:00 PM | Derek Stadler (Administrator)

    Zoom details: 


  • Friday, October 20, 2023 2:00 PM | Derek Stadler (Administrator)

    This year's presenters were:  

    • "How Do They Really See Us?: An Analysis of Faculty Perceptions of Academic Librarians as Teachers" - Mark Aaron Polger (CSI)
    • "The BMCC Library Information Literacy Program’s Asynchronous Research Toolkits" - Elizabeth ArestylAnthony BishopChristopher Lopez, and Sharell Walker (BMCC)
    • "How Two Teaching Library Professionals Experienced Action Research: From Embracing the Participation in a Professional Learning Community to Delving into Autobiographical Narrative Writing" - Maria Kiriakova (John Jay) & Joan Kelly Castro (Guttman)
    • "Planning for Imminent Renovations at City College’s Cohen Library" - Sean O'Heir (City College)
    • "GPS Mindset and Creating a Mindset Supportive Classroom by using a Social Annotation Tool" - Madeline Ruggiero (Queensborough) 
    • "Mexican Teachers’ Reactions to the 2023 National Textbook Program Prohibitions and Burnings" - Eric Silberberg (Queens)
    • "A Legacy of Latinx/e Visual Artists: The Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Arts (MoCHA) Collection at Hostos Archives" - Jorge Matos Valldejuli (Hostos)


  • Monday, November 07, 2022 2:00 PM | Nelson Santana (Administrator)

    The LACUNY Web Roundtable is having its fall meeting. Join us to talk all things library web, technology, and systems related!

    Monday Nov 7th, 2pm​

    Zoom Meeting credentials shared via CULIBS. 

    Co-chairs:

    Sarah Cohn/CCNY

    Rebecca Hyams/BMCC



  • Monday, October 03, 2022 11:00 AM | Nelson Santana (Administrator)

    Agenda items: 

    • Brown bag discussion on DEI initiatives at CUNY (this fall)
    • BRESI grants: invite someone to talk about Library grants that were not funded. Could OLS fund some library BRESI proposals?
    • Universal Design for Learning workshop
    • Spring event and potential speakers 


  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Library Association of The City University of New York (LACUNY), in collaboration with The Bronx Community College Library and Kibbee Library at Kingsborough Community College invites you to the following event: "A Conversation with Professor William Gibbons, Recipient of 2022 I Love My Librarian Award." Please read details below: 


    Description 

    This past January, Professor William Gibbons (City College of New York-CUNY) was among 10 librarians across the nation to be named a recipient of the 2022 "I Love My Librarian Award." During this sit-down, LACUNY President Jeffrey Delgado (Kingsborough Community College-CUNY) and LACUNY Vice-President Nelson Santana (Bronx Community College-CUNY) will have a conversation with Professor Gibbons. Professor Gibbons will reflect upon his career as an academic librarian, his personal experience, and the contributions he has made. 

    When 

    Wednesday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m. 

    Register at the following Link 

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqcuirqT8oHd2uTICcvMetDNA6_ZzQdyi6

    About Professor Gibbons 

    Professor William Gibbons is Associate Professor and Curator of Archives and Special Collections at The City College of New York. His scholarship and personal interests focus on Harlem and gentrification, CCNY athletics, and the preservation and accessibility of archival and special collections. He has been instrumental in fostering partnerships between the City College of New York and organizations across Harlem and beyond, including the Rockefeller Archive Center, Harlem Little League Baseball, and New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Through his teaching and work as a librarian and archivist, Professor Gibbons has contributed to helping families and students within the Harlem community, and The City University of New York become knowledgeable library users, recognize the value of libraries, and utilize libraries to their fullest potential.

    Questions regarding this event should be addressed to Professor Nelson Santana @ nelson.santana02@bcc.cuny.edu


  • Monday, February 07, 2022 1:29 PM | Anonymous

    We hope this message finds you all well. As noted in a previous communication, this year's LACUNY Dialogues 2022: The Interdisciplinary Nature of Librarianship is scheduled to take place on Friday, February 25, with a start time of 2:00 p.m.  


    Similar to 2021, this year's LACUNY Dialogues will take place virtually. To ​register, please go to the following link: 

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpf-Cpqj0uHtT64u2taTMW_ePSnfZafm5P


    ​This year’s LACUNY Dialogues includes presentations related to how librarians, library staff, and colleagues across information professional titles use not only their specific Library and Information Science training in their capacity as information professionals, but also how they use their training in other disciplines to complement their work as information professionals. 


    We are pleased to announce this year's presenters


    Dr. Amy Beth, Guttman Community College
    "Welcoming the Stranger: Organized Librarians Responding to Afghan Refugee Resettlement Families"

    Professor Stefka Tzanov, York College
    "Pirates or Robin Hood of Electronic Libraries: Bulgarian Grassroots
    Initiatives"

    Professor Madeline Ruggiero, Queensborough Community College
    "Interdisciplinary Collection Development and Art History"

    Professor Sarah Johnson, Hunter College
    "Finding My Way: Utilizing a Background in Social Work to Forge Projects and Partnerships" 


    Should any questions or concerns arise, feel free to contact Professor Nelson Santana at nelson.santana02@bcc.cuny.edu. 


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