Upcoming events

    • 18 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • METRO Library Council 599 11th Avenue, 8th Floor New York, NY 10036

    Join METRO and ARLIS/NY for a co-sponsored, co-hosted event.

    About this Event

    We know it won't come as a surprise to you that library and archives work often comes with lower-than-average compensation. Our industry's competitive job market and a longstanding trend toward the trappings of neoliberalism make it hard to feel as though we have any standing to advocate for ourselves and for one another when it comes to our paycheck.

    Join us on November 18 for a guided workshop on compensation in libraries and archives. As experts of our own situations, we'll share our past experiences when it comes to salary, including answering the age-old question of your salary requirements on a job application, advocating for fringe benefits, and managing the negotiation process.

    While many of these questions fall on new professionals and job seekers, we'll also discuss ways that mid-career librarians and managers might help advocate for their staff, colleagues, and themselves.

    Rebecca Clark is the Associate Director of the School of Visual Arts Library. She received her MLS from Simmons College in 2005, and began her library career as an assistant at the Guggenheim Museum Library, later holding positions at LIM College and the Center for Jewish History before moving into her current role. Prior to, and at certain points during, her career in librarianship, Rebecca worked as a babysitter, hostess, waitress, warehouse associate, fundraiser, temporary office worker, bookstore clerk, bakery manager, and retail associate.

    Davis Erin Anderson is Manager of Programs and Partnership at METRO Library Council. She got her start as a program facilitator when METRO was awarded a grant from the Mozilla Foundation to share web literacy curriculum with public library staff. She has since facilitated over two dozen workshops.

    Davis's hard-won comfort in front of a crowd was honed over 25 years as a French horn player. After an almost nine year hiatus, she has recently returned to making music and is looking forward to playing Brahms' First Symphony with the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra this coming November.

    Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/money-matters-compensation-negotiation-survival-in-libraries-archives-tickets-76064602273



    • 6 Dec 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • The Center for Book Arts 28 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001
    Register

    2019 is the 200th birthday year of Walt Whitman (1819-1892), who is known today as one of the most influential poets of the nineteenth century. In addition to his work as a poet, Whitman is also remembered as a book designer and printer, essayist and journalist. Calling himself “the Bard of Democracy”, Whitman broke the mold in his prolific writings – calling for equality, inclusivity and a more humanist world for all to live in.

    The Center for Book Arts is marking this bi-centennial by looking at how Whitman’s writings have influenced contemporary artists working in the book arts. The exhibition, curated by Deirdre Lawrence, follows several themes Whitman focused on in his writings, providing the connective tissue that links these works together. Geography, history, identity and immigration are a few themes that emerge from the works of art on view. Whitman’s fascination with Ancient Egypt, photography as a branding tool, and his notion of the world as he imagined it are all evident in the art on view. These diverse objects range from books, drawings, photographs, sketches, broadsides and a scroll. For more information: https://centerforbookarts.org/2019/10/03/walt-whitmans-words-inspiring-artists-today/

    Please register here for a private tour for ARLIS/NY members led by curator Deirdre Lawrence on Friday December 6th from 4:00-5:30pm. She will discuss the Whitmanesque themes that the artists have focused on in their work.


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