Bronx Community College’s New Library

Here are pictures of the new North Hall library that officially opened this Thursday at Bronx Community College, including some shots of the ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Thanks go to Qianli Hu (@lagccbcc), adjunct librarian, who put the collection together! In case you missed it, there was a nice article in the New York Times: Bronx Community […]

Annual UnConference – Darien Library – KidLibCamp

For the third year in a row, Darien will be hosting our KidLib Camp, an opportunity for youth librarians and library professionals to “unconference” about the world of youth services. This year’s conference takes place on Thursday, August 16th. You can find more information and the registration link here:

What’s in a Photograph? Kevin Schlottmann – April 30

A Brief Introduction to Photo Identification and Preservation The Society of American Archivists Student Chapter at QC is proud to present a lecture  by Kevin Schlottmann on Monday April 30, 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Queens College, Rosenthal Library, Presidential Conference Room 1). This workshop will present a brief introduction to identification and preservation of photographs.  […]


QUEENS COLLEGE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES JOURNEY TO 2020: A PARTICIPATORY RETREAT March 30, 2012, 9:30-1:00 -  President’s Conference Room -  Rosenthal Library “In this race to the future there will be drivers, passengers, and road kill. … Passengers will get to the future, but their fate will not be in their […]

Queens Memory Project Wins Outstanding Collaboration Citation Award

From Elaine Yontz, Chair ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation Award Jury Dear GSLIS Colleagues and GSLIS Community. I am delighted to share the below.  The Queens Memory Project has been awarded Outstanding Collaboration Citation for the 2012.  Ceremony to be featured at this summer’s ALA conference in Anaheim.  This is a tremendous comment on (if I […]

Queens Noir Author Talk – December 29, 2011

Join us for a literary celebration featuring noir writers Denis Hamill, Shailly Agnihotri and Ken Wishnia as they discuss their craft and writing about Queens! Crimes occur every day behind the purview of newspapers and the internet in the most diverse county in America and the melting pot of the world, and they need writers […]

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011: Fundraiser for NYPL Correctional Services

Come support the excellent work done by the staff and volunteer team of the NYPL Correctional Services program! Working to get books into the hands of inmates. Support this program by joining in for the fun! 8:00pm – 9:30pm Happy Hour @ Lolita Bar: 266 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002 Have a drink with […]

SUNYLA 2012: Fashioning the Library of the Future – June 6-8, 2012 – Call for Proposals

Academic libraries are responding to a whirlwind of challenges and disruptions – from distance education to demonstrating value, from new technologies to new services.  Staying “en vogue” means responding to these challenges in interesting and creative ways. Are you trying a new, user centered service or experimenting with patron driven technology at your library? Are […]

Curriculum Space – Thursday, Dec 8

December Curriculum Space will be on Thurs, Dec. 8 from 5:45 to 7:15 pm.  (3:55 classes end early and 6:40 classes start late as a result).   1.  Career Counseling, Room 258 LISSA, your student association, is a co-sponsor of this event, which will offer some guidance as to finding a career.  The speakers are as […]

People’s Library – Occupy Wall Street

Shared by Jonathan Aubrey…. Future & Present Librarians, I went down to Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park last week to find a well run free library, which had been set up by a librarian on day one of the demonstrations there, over a month ago. Users can take books, and return them when and […]

Occupy Wall Street Archival Project

From Amy Roberts: I am a GSLIS student enrolled in the Archives Certificate program at Queens College and a participant in Occupy Wall Street. I and another participant are currently working in collaboration with the Tamiment Library at NYU to develop an archival collection of the material that has been generated during the Occupy Wall […]

In the News – Prof. Ben Alexander

Don’t miss reading New York Times article “Far North of Selma, an Allotment of Civil Rights History” which features Professor Ben Alexander, head of special collections and archives at Queens College, and the Civil Rights Movement Archive. Starting more than two years ago, when a small group of Queens College alumni and faculty members with […]

LISSA Curriculum Space: Prison Librarianship

October 3rd, 5:45 – 7:15 LISSA cordially invites you to hear Nick Higgins, Supervising Correctional Services Librarian at The New York Public Library, discuss his work.  Nick oversees library services for more than 10,000 inmates in the NYC correctional system; he spends much of his time at Rikers Island in Queens. (In a few instances, […]