Author Archive | Scott Voth

Curriculum Space Schedule (as of 24 September)

September 13 Tuesday: SLA Student Chapter Welcome Back Reception APA Style Manual & Writing Center Barbara Jones, Director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom October 3 Monday: SLA Student Chapter Speaker Panel Prison Librarianship – Nick Higgins: Supervising Correctional Services Librarian NYPL Sponsored by LISSA EAD Workshop November 16 Wednesday: Web 2.0: its impact on […]

Awesome Post – Open Source Software, CUNY, and Blackboard

Why is CUNY wasting student dollars on Blackboard when open source alternatives are available? Check out Boone Gorges’ post I develop free software because of CUNY and Blackboard about the importance of City University of New York, public education, and the alternatives to proprietary software. Boone (@boonebgorges) is the lead developer of the CUNY Academic Commons. […]

The Queens Memory Project

From Christine Parker,via GSLISANN: The Queens Memory Project (QMP) is a site of digital collective memory which began here at Queens College, and in collaboration with Queens Library, as an independent study for GSLIS alumni and project director, Natalie Milbrodt.  It is a digital archive, but its public face is a website featuring interviews and […]

Printed Matter, Inc. seeks Volunteers for the NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, Sept. 30–Oct. 2

Printed Matter is seeking volunteers for the NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, Sept. 30–Oct. 2, as well as the Fair’s opening reception on Thursday, September 29. Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested in contributing a few hours of their time. We’re looking for individuals who would be excited to assist in the production of this three-day Fair […]

Encoded Archival Description (EAD) “Hands On” Workshop

From the SAA at Queens College: Please join us on Monday October 3rd from 6:00pm – 7:15pm at GSLIS Computer Lab for a FREE workshop event for students. The workshop will be taught by Queens College alumni Kevin Schlottmann (@kevinschlottmann) and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall as they provide an introduction to Encoded Archival Description (EAD), the […]

Meet Henry – Seattle Public Library’s First Service Dog

Great story from GSLIANN, posted by Professor Chelton: “Hello, I’m Henry!” We have a new staff member named Henry! Henry works with Mike B., a librarian at the Central Branch, and he’s a handsome fellow, yes? Service Dogs are trained to work with individuals with physical or mental disabilities including panic attacks, PTSD and depression. […]

Book Scanning Project at the ARChive of Contemporary Music

The ARChive of Contemporary Music and the Internet Archive of San Francisco would like to extend an offer to students studying Library and Information Science at Queens College to be involved in a joint book scanning project. The ARChive of Contemporary Music is the largest collection of popular music in America, with more than two million […]

Internship at Lehman College

FALL SEMESTER 2011 Leonard Lief Library, Lehman College, Bronx, New York DESCRIPTION This is a great opportunity for flexible, creative library school students to gain practical experience in a dynamic, urban academic library. The Leonard Lief Library will accept two Interns for the Fall 2011 semester. This is an unpaid internship to fulfill the requirements […]

Volunteer Work at AMNH – Digital Imaging using Omeka

The American Museum of Natural History Library seeks a Library School student to volunteer part-time on a digital imaging database project. The Museum Library’s Special Collections focuses on the history of the institution and of natural science and is developing an image database for its Photographic Collections.  The Library is seeking an intern/volunteer to catalog […]

What’s on the Menu? Crowdsourcing at the NYPL

NYPL Labs is harnessing the power of library patrons to catalog its extensive collection of historical restaurant menus.  The collection has over 40,000 items, all with different fonts and formats, and with multiple entries that make OCR problematic.  The collection covers the past 170 years. The collection is prohibitively expensive to catalog by the library […]

Personalization and Its Downsides

Interesting TED talk on the ways commercial web sites filter search results: According to Pariser, there are at least 57 ways Google filters (or “tailors”) your search results.  There’s a lot of speculation about what “signals” are employed.  The following blog posts provide more information: What are the 57 signals google uses to filter search […]

The Global Librarian: Information without Borders

Looks like a great symposium coming up in December at Baruch.  Mark it in your calendar! Friday, December 2, 2011 “Academic librarians serve increasingly diverse populations, across a variety of platforms at home and around the world. As higher education becomes more global – and mobile – physical distance is no longer a barrier to […]

Roberta Brody at Metro, July 19, from 6 to 8PM

QCGSLIS’ own Roberta Brody (@bobbybrody) will be at METRO on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm to present:  “Rethinking Our Professional Roles:  So What Exactly Is It That We Do?” “This will be your opportunity to take a step back from your everyday professional life and assess your experience and skills as […]

Digital Humanities and the Future of Libraries

NYPL Labs presents: Digital Humanities and the Future of Libraries A conversation in honor of Dr. Paul LeClerc with: Kari Kraus, Jon Orwant, Dot Porter and Doug Reside Thursday June 16, 4-6pm at The New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (42nd St. and 5th Ave.), South Court Auditorium FREE and open to the […]