Statements from the American Library Association and the Society of American Archivists confirming a commitment to diversity and inclusion:
American Library Association:
“As an association representing these libraries, librarians and library workers, ALA believes that the struggle against racism, prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination is central to our mission. We will continue to support efforts to abolish intolerance and cultural invisibility, stand up for all the members of the communities we serve, and promote understanding and inclusion through our work.” – Julie Todaro, ALA President. Read the Full Statement
Society of American Archivists:
“SAA strongly rejects any acts of hate, discrimination, bias, or intimidation against anyone on the basis of ability, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.” Read the full statement.
New Artist Books Browsing Collection:
We’ve started a new project to simulate browsing the artists’ books in the stacks. Every week, John Fifield will be refreshing the shelf with the
next ten books in the call number range, moving alphabetically by artist. Come visit us in the reading room this week to check out the first set.
General News of Interest:
- It is GIS Day- there are events going on right now https://uiowa.edu/gis/day
- The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History is crowdfunding support for “Project Lio-Rama” to preserve Harry and Josephine, two lions that lived in the zoo in City Park in the 1920s-1930s that need a habitat build in order to put them on display. Support the project here: https://goldrush.uiowa.edu/project/3351
- Cedar Rapids Gazette article about the Tom Brokaw donation, “Tom Brokaw to House Memorabilia at Univerity of Iowa”: http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/education/higher-education/tom-brokaw-to-house-memorabilia-at-university-of-iowa-20161111
- “Forever a New Frontier” – a Daily Iowan interview with former University President Sandy Boyd about protests in the 1960s-1970s. http://daily-iowan.com/2016/11/15/forever-a-new-frontier/
- University of Iowa names Jim Leach as Interim Art Museum Director: http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/education/higher-education/university-of-iowa-names-jim-leach-as-interim-art-museum-director-20161114
- “Why the Librarian is Your Story’s Best Friend” – A review of Special Collections Outreach & Engagement Librarian Colleen Theisen, and SLIS faculty member Jennifer Burek Pierce’s session at “Nerdcon: Stories” a storytelling conference held in October: http://winningedits.com/blog/why-the-librarian-is-your-storys-best-friend
Instruction Librarian Amy Chen and Outreach & Engagement Librarian Colleen Theisen have written book chapters in “New Directions for Special Collections” which will be available Nov 30, 2016 from Libraries Unlimited. See the book here.
Chapter 4: Developing K–12 Outreach Methods for Special Collections Centers
Amy Chen, Lisa Crane, Melanie Meyers, Charlotte Priddle, and Abby Saunders
Chapter 21: Towards a Culture of Social Media in Special Collections
“Spanning the converging worlds of academic and special libraries, rare book collections, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions, this book will be useful to newcomers and seasoned professionals alike. The essays address the recurring themes of managing and welcoming change and the impact of digital technologies throughout the book, whether regarding new approaches to outreach and instruction, the acquisition and curation of non-traditional collections, new structures for discovery and access in a digital world, or the nature of special collections work now.”
Historic Foodies November 30th Meeting
Historic Foodies is a community group supported by Special Collections and the Old Capitol Museum dedicated to testing an trying historic recipes. Stop by for their November meeting, taste test the results! 6PM-7:30PM, Coralville Old Town Hall.
Arthur Bonfield, “The Why, How, What, and Result of 60 Years of Rare Book Collecting”
In December the Iowa Bibliophiles’ guest speaker will be Arthur Bonfield who will speak about his 60 years of rare book collecting.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 7PM in the Special Collections Reading Room, 3rd Floor Main Library
Details on the UI Events Calendar: https://goo.gl/XJpGWK
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