• Phoebe Stein posted a discussion
    On behalf of Davis Erin Anderson, METRO's Community Events Manager, you are invited to a book launch party for Career Transitions for Librarians: Proven Strategies for Moving to Another Type of Library, which Davis co-edited with Raymond Pun, First Year Student Success Librarian at CSU Fresno.... see more On behalf of Davis Erin Anderson, METRO's Community Events Manager, you are invited to a book launch party for Career Transitions for Librarians: Proven Strategies for Moving to Another Type of Library, which Davis co-edited with Raymond Pun, First Year Student Success Librarian at CSU Fresno.

    Please join Davis and several authors from Career Transitions for Librarians for a cash bar celebration.

    Thursday, May 26, 2016
    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    The Winslow
    243 East 14th Street
    New York, NY 10003

    daviserinanderson.com/launch-party/
  • Lily Pregill posted a discussion
    The Untitled: Art Datathon is a two-day workshop in which multidisciplinary teams detect art world trends using data about art, including MoMA collection data that was released on GitHub last year. Datathons challenge participants to come up with research designs that can utilize specific... see more The Untitled: Art Datathon is a two-day workshop in which multidisciplinary teams detect art world trends using data about art, including MoMA collection data that was released on GitHub last year. Datathons challenge participants to come up with research designs that can utilize specific data—in this case, collection data from museums—to create models, figures, maps, and other presentations of findings.

    The event is free, but an application is required for participation. New York City college and university students of all levels are encouraged to apply. We are looking for people who are knowledgeable and passionate about art or data; if you're passionate about both, even better. Participants will be divided into teams before the event, and there will be prizes for individuals on the two winning teams.

    The application deadline is February 7th, 2016. Please email digital@moma.org with any questions.

    www.moma.org/calendar/events/179...
  • Phoebe Stein posted a discussion
    Will you be ours? Show your love for librarianship by joining Librarian Libations this Friday, February 12. We’ll swap valentines grade school style! We're adorable like that.

    What: Librarian Libations
    Where: The Beauty Bar, 231 E. 14th Street, New York, NY
    When: Friday, February 12th,...
    see more Will you be ours? Show your love for librarianship by joining Librarian Libations this Friday, February 12. We’ll swap valentines grade school style! We're adorable like that.

    What: Librarian Libations
    Where: The Beauty Bar, 231 E. 14th Street, New York, NY
    When: Friday, February 12th, 2016, from 6:00pm-9:00pm

    ~~~~
    ABOUT US
    www.librarianlibations.com/
    Librarian Libations is a great place to meet current and future NY metro-area librarians, including students from all local schools. Come to our informal hangout for drinks, conversation, and networking. Held on the second Friday of every month since October 2011, this event has drawn a diverse crowd of students and professionals from all disciplines to talk shop, jobs, and what it really means to be a librarian.
  • Walter Schlect posted a discussion
    The years between the First and Second World Wars in Germany are famed for their cultural boom. With Berlin as its epicenter, the Weimar Republic was replete with ground-breaking literature, philosophy, and art. At the heart of this intellectual and creative hub were some of the most outstanding... see more The years between the First and Second World Wars in Germany are famed for their cultural boom. With Berlin as its epicenter, the Weimar Republic was replete with ground-breaking literature, philosophy, and art. At the heart of this intellectual and creative hub were some of the most outstanding and forward-thinking book designs in history.

    Jürgen Holstein's The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic (TASCHEN, 2015) assembles 1,000 of the most striking examples from this golden age of publishing. Part reference compendium, part vintage visual feast for the eyes, this very particular cultural history is at once a testament to an irretrievable period of promise and a celebration of the ambition, inventiveness, and beauty of the book. Based on the Jürgen and Waltraud Holstein Collection, this unparalleled catalog of dust jackets and bindings highlights the leading figures and particular energy of the Weimar publishing world. Expert essays discuss the aesthetic and cultural context of these precious fourteen years in which a freewheeling spirit flourished, only to be trampled, burned, or driven out of the country with the rise of National Socialism.

    Nicholas Blechman, creative director of The New Yorker, Julius Wiedemann, Executive Editor for Design and Pop Culture at TASCHEN, and Alta L. Price, the English-language translator of the catalog, come together to discuss how and why these book covers were created, and what they have to say to us today.


    This event is presented in collaboration with TASCHEN. There is free admission, and it will take place on January 28 at 6:30pm at Goethe-Institut New York (30 Irving Place).


    Nicholas Blechman is an internationally recognized illustrator, designer and art director, based in New York. His award winning illustrations have appeared in GQ, Travel + Leisure, Wired, and The New York Times. He is currently the creative director of The New Yorker. Blechman is the former Art Director of The New York Times Book Review, and The New York Times Op-Ed page. Since 1990, he has published, edited, and designed the political underground magazine NOZONE, featured in the Smithsonian Institution’s Design Triennial. He has taught design at the School of Visual Arts and illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Blechman is the author of Fresh Dialogue One: New Voices in Graphic Design, 100% EVIL, Nozone IX: EMPIRE and most recently Nozone X: Forecast.

    Alta L. Price runs a publishing consultancy specialized in literature and nonfiction texts on art, architecture, design, and culture. She translates from Italian and German into English and was awarded the Gutekunst Prize for her translation of Dea Loher’s novel Bugatti taucht auf. Her most recent books include The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic, Corrado Augias’s The Secrets of Italy (Rizzoli Ex Libris, 2014), illustrator Beppe Giacobbe’s Visionary Dictionary (Lazy Dog Press, 2013), and Marco Biraghi’s Project of Crisis (MIT Press, 2013). She is currently vice president of the New York Circle of Translators.

    Julius Wiedemann was born in Brazil, where he studied design and marketing, and has lived and worked in Japan, Germany, and the UK. He has been Executive Editor for Design and Pop Culture at TASCHEN since 2001 and has edited more than 50 books. Wiedemann’s publications have sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. Among his most popular titles are Information Graphics, Understanding the World, Product Design in the Sustainable Era, and the TASCHEN series on record covers.
  • Jennifer Tobias posted a discussion
    For three years artist David Horvitz sent mail to MoMA C-MAP Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Zanna Gilbert. While initially the mail was not conceived for display, Gilbert installed the works in her cubicle and showed them as an appointment-only gallery. The works currently reside at the MoMA Library... see more For three years artist David Horvitz sent mail to MoMA C-MAP Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Zanna Gilbert. While initially the mail was not conceived for display, Gilbert installed the works in her cubicle and showed them as an appointment-only gallery. The works currently reside at the MoMA Library and selections will be on display at the launch.

    The book, produced by print-on-demand publisher Publication Studio, documents the project (as rendered by the library’s book scanner) along with texts by Gilbert and Reader Services Librarian Jenny Tobias.

    A limited number of copies will be available at the event for $30 each. MoMA Cubicle is also available directly from Publication Studio.

    The launch accompanies the exhibition Messing with MoMA: Critical Interventions at The Museum of Modern Art, 1939-Now, on view in the Cullman Mezzanine through November 29.

    rsvp to library@moma.org

    The Museum of Modern Art Library | 4 W 54 St, New York, NY 10019 | Cullman Education Building, 6th Floor
  • Leslie Preston posted an image
    designbookfair.com/
    Proceeds benefit the FIT Library!!
    Speakers include Milton Glaser, Steven Heller, Irma Boom, Juliet Kinchin, Peter Bohlin, Philip Pearlman, and Gary Hustwit;
    Books on sale from more than 70 different European, Asian, and American publishers and booksellers
  • Phoebe Stein posted a discussion
    ARLISians, you are invited to join Librarian Libations for our annual Back-to-School event on September 11. This year we are co-hosting with Pratt SILS student groups! Be sure to pick up a copy of our zine, too — it’s a survival guide for new and returning LIS students.

    Meet us in the back...
    see more ARLISians, you are invited to join Librarian Libations for our annual Back-to-School event on September 11. This year we are co-hosting with Pratt SILS student groups! Be sure to pick up a copy of our zine, too — it’s a survival guide for new and returning LIS students.

    Meet us in the back room of Beauty Bar. Students and alumni from all library science schools are welcome. Can’t wait to see you!​

    What: Librarian Libations
    Where: The Beauty Bar, 231 E. 14th Street, New York, NY
    When: Friday, September 11, 2015, from 6:00pm-9:00pm

    Hope to see you then!

    ~~~~
    ABOUT US
    Librarian Libations is a great place to meet current and future NY metro-area librarians, including students from all local schools. Come to our informal hangout for drinks, conversation, and networking. Held on the second Friday of every month since October 2011, this event has drawn a diverse crowd of students and professionals from all disciplines to talk shop, jobs, and what it really means to be a librarian.
    www.librarianlibations.com/
  • Phoebe Stein posted a discussion
    Hello All, I'd like to invite New York ARLISians to a casual, monthly networking event that I help to organize.

    This Friday, July 10, Librarian Libations will be celebrating the huge accomplishment City Council made in securing $39MM in extra funding for our public libraries. We were heard!!...
    see more Hello All, I'd like to invite New York ARLISians to a casual, monthly networking event that I help to organize.

    This Friday, July 10, Librarian Libations will be celebrating the huge accomplishment City Council made in securing $39MM in extra funding for our public libraries. We were heard!! Let's toast to that with a glass of bubbly.*

    Can’t make it? No problem! Librarian Libations is held on the second Friday of each month.

    What: Librarian Libations www.librarianlibations.com/
    Where: The Beauty Bar, 231 E. 14th Street, New York, NY
    When: Friday, July 10, 2015, from 6:00pm-9:00pm

    *Prosecco...on tap!

    ~~~~
    ABOUT US
    Librarian Libations is a great place to meet current and future NY metro-area librarians, including students from all local schools. Come to our informal hangout for drinks, conversation, and networking. Since October 2011, this event has drawn a diverse crowd of students and professionals from all disciplines to talk shop, jobs, and what it really means to be a librarian.
  • Jane Mahoney created a document
    On Thursday, May 7th, at 6:30pm, Dr. Georgios Boudalis will speak about the sewing structures of twined endbands in the Eastern Mediterranean tradition and the connection between the making of early books and textile crafts of Late Antiquity. These endbands illustrate the evolution and... see more On Thursday, May 7th, at 6:30pm, Dr. Georgios Boudalis will speak about the sewing structures of twined endbands in the Eastern Mediterranean tradition and the connection between the making of early books and textile crafts of Late Antiquity. These endbands illustrate the evolution and relationship of these books to woven textiles and material culture.

    Georgios Boudalis studied fine arts in Thessaloniki and conservation of art in Florence and Athens, specializing in book conservation. He has worked in book conservation at the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki, Greece. His research aims to provide a better understanding of the evolution and making of the codex book in all its structural and decorative features, the influences between the different bookbinding traditions, as well as the influences of other crafts. Boudalis is a Research Fellow at the Bard Graduate Center through May 2015. While in residence at the BGC, he will continue his research on how different crafts have been assimilated into the making of the early codex book. He has been asked to return to Bard Graduate Center as an instructor for 2017.

    Event: Thursday May 7th at 6:30pm in the Feldman Center's Lagary Boardroom C903 .
    Please come to meet Dr. Boudalis and invite your students and others who may be interested. his lecture is open to the general public.
    Sponsored by Love Your Library and Guild of Bookworkers, NY Chapter
  • Carole Ann Fabian posted a discussion
    Friday, April 17th, noon-2:00 pm
    Ware Lounge, Avery Hall, Columbia University
    Digital design raises many questions for the archive. How can designers best preserve a record of their iterative work, and how should archivists acquire and shape legacies of contemporary practice? Some firms...
    see more Friday, April 17th, noon-2:00 pm
    Ware Lounge, Avery Hall, Columbia University
    Digital design raises many questions for the archive. How can designers best preserve a record of their iterative work, and how should archivists acquire and shape legacies of contemporary practice? Some firms archive in ad hoc or idiosyncratic fashions, while others forge relationships with institutional partners. This conversation led by GSAPP and the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library brings these questions and strategies to the fore. It is grounded in work by the Society of American Archivists, Yale University Library, and the firm MOS to explore ways to institute archival standards and practices into office culture today.
    Speakers:
    Carole Ann Fabian, Director, Avery Library
    Suzanne Noruschat, Architecture Records Archivist, Yale University Libraries
    Aliza Leventhal, Corporate Librarian and Archivist, Sasaki Architects
    Hilary Sample, Architect & Associate Professor (GSAPP)
    David Benjamin, Principal The Living and Assistant Professor (GSAPP)

    FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
    library.columbia.edu/locations/a...
  • Elizabeth Broman posted a discussion
    The New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America presents a lecture to benefit the Margot Gayle Fund for the Preservation of Victorian Heritage

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    A Time of Contradictions: The Victorian Era in Charleston
    by Brandy Culp, Curator, Historic...
    see more The New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America presents a lecture to benefit the Margot Gayle Fund for the Preservation of Victorian Heritage

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    A Time of Contradictions: The Victorian Era in Charleston
    by Brandy Culp, Curator, Historic Charleston Foundation

    Time: 6:00pm lecture; 7:00 pm reception

    Price: $50 Members; $65 Non-members/guests

    Location: The English-Speaking Union; 144 East 39th Street; New York, NY 10016

    Paid registration required; Please reply by mail or visit www.vicsocny.org
    R.S.V.P. by March 23

    The Victorian era was one of the most exuberant and tumultuous epochs in Charleston’s history. Brandy S. Culp, curator at Historic Charleston Foundation, will explore the stark contrast between the city’s cultural ethos before and after the Civil War. The cataclysmic aftermath of the war, followed by natural disasters such as a major earthquake and numerous hurricanes, had a decisive impact on the city’s material culture and built environment. Ms. Culp will illustrate how the Victorian era in Charleston was a time of contradictions and was characterized by both prosperity and poverty as well as loss and preservation.

    Before joining Historic Charleston Foundation, Brandy S. Culp worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and conducted research for the exhibition “Art and the Empire City: New York, 1825-1861.” She later served as the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow in American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Ms. Culp leads projects for the preservation of Historic Charleston Foundation’s collection of fine and decorative arts and is responsible for interpreting the interiors of the Nathaniel Russell (1808) and Aiken-Rhett (c. 1820) House Museums. She is co-author of the book “Grandeur Preserved: The House Museums of Historic Charleston Foundation.”

    The Margot Gayle Fund was created in 2003 to honor the eminent preservationist and one of the founders of the Victorian Society in America. The fund enables the Chapter to make monetary grants for projects for the preservation, conservation and dissemination of Victorian material culture in the New York City metropolitan area.
  • Jennifer Tobias posted a discussion
    Art Book Swap New York is a free event organized by the New Art Dealers Alliance and Lauren Wittels in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art Library.

    The public is invited to swap any art books in good condition for any one of the hundreds of art books donated by publishers,...
    see more Art Book Swap New York is a free event organized by the New Art Dealers Alliance and Lauren Wittels in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art Library.

    The public is invited to swap any art books in good condition for any one of the hundreds of art books donated by publishers, distributors, museums, galleries, and other art professionals. All remaining books are donated to the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), which works to redefine the relationship between educational opportunity and criminal justice.

    Saturday, March 28, 2015, 12-5pm

    The Museum of Modern Art
    Cullman Education and Research Building
    Enter at 4 West 54th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue)

    The following books are not eligable for swapping:
    Applied Arts Books, Instructional Craft Books, Travel Books, Children’s Books, Nature or Animal Books, Reference Books, Magazines, Auction Catalogues, or Fiction.

    More than five copies of any art book will not be accepted.

    If you are interested in donating art books, please email us at abs@newartdealers.org.
    newartdealers.org/Events?event_i...
  • Sian Evans posted a discussion
    In advance of the next international edit-a-thon in March 2015, Art+Feminism is organizing a series of workshops, called Train the Trainers. The first workshop will take place at the CUNY Grad Center on October 27th, and will have two tracks, for beginner and intermediate editors. We hope that... see more In advance of the next international edit-a-thon in March 2015, Art+Feminism is organizing a series of workshops, called Train the Trainers. The first workshop will take place at the CUNY Grad Center on October 27th, and will have two tracks, for beginner and intermediate editors. We hope that you will be able to attend! The event is free, but you do need to sign in in advance. Ticket information here: www.eventbrite.com/e/artfeminism...

    If anyone is already an experienced editor and is interested in helping facilitate this training or the edit-a-thon in March, please contact us at: artandfeminismwiki@gmail.com
  • Jennifer Tobias posted a discussion
    Faculty and students are invited to the MoMA Library and Archives Fall Open House on Tuesday, October 14, from 3-5pm.

    This walk-in event includes staff contact, stacks tours, collection highlights, electronic resources, and a special presentation about the Archives from 3-4pm.

    Groups are...
    see more Faculty and students are invited to the MoMA Library and Archives Fall Open House on Tuesday, October 14, from 3-5pm.

    This walk-in event includes staff contact, stacks tours, collection highlights, electronic resources, and a special presentation about the Archives from 3-4pm.

    Groups are also welcome. The open house supersedes individual interviews. Students are expected to bring curiosity, enthusiasm, and discussion points.

    Date: Tuesday, October 14
    Time: 3 to 5pm, with special Archives presentation at 3
    Place: The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at 4 West 54 St, part of the Museum complex in midtown Manhattan. moma.org/visit/plan/gettinghere

    Also, on view in the Education Building lower level is Analog Network: Mail Art 1960-1999.

    We look forward to meeting you and your students.

    Sincerely,

    Jennifer Tobias

    Reader Services Librarian
    The Museum of Modern Art
    11 W 53 St, New York, NY 10019
    moma.org/learn/resources/library
  • Lily Pregill posted a discussion
    Dear Metropolitan New York Library Council friends at ARLIS NY,

    I’d like to extend an invitation to ARLIS/NY to attend a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon event at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York from 2-8pm on October 7th, 2014, and invite you to share the following announcement with your...
    see more Dear Metropolitan New York Library Council friends at ARLIS NY,

    I’d like to extend an invitation to ARLIS/NY to attend a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon event at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York from 2-8pm on October 7th, 2014, and invite you to share the following announcement with your colleagues and supporters.

    This event will be of interest to students, researchers, librarians and archivists, and educators, as well as to those interested in how information about art and architecture propagates and is created on the world’s largest encyclopedia.

    We hope to see you there!

    Best wishes,

    Dorothy Howard
    Wikipedian-in-Residence and Open Data Fellow
    Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
    212.228.2320 x127