Author: awhelan

Librarians of Tomorrow: SI Students Connecting with BPL’s Teen Interns through Professional Development and Mentorship

As part of an IMLS grant, Pratt is providing professional development for the Librarians of Tomorrow (LoT), high school interns at Brooklyn Public Library branches. LoT interns also receive professional development such as workshops on preparing for college, writing resumes, working with the public, using tech for school and work, etc. Workshop curricula were developed in LIS 673 in fall 2017 in collaboration with Professor Hochman. In Spring 2018, Pratt students facilitated workshops for Brooklyn Public Library’s LoT interns. This presentation will describe the process, and even include the voices of the teens themselves (ideally!).

Digitizing Civil Rights in Brooklyn: A Collaborative Project with the Brooklyn Public Library

Projects in Digital Archives students present on a collaborative project with the Brooklyn Public Library to digitize audio interviews from the Civil Rights in Brooklyn Project. The interviews include interviews with notable civil rights activists from the Brooklyn chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).

Documenting the Document: Visualizing Connections Among the Snowden NSA Papers

This network study visualizes every available document from the Snowden Document Search, a collaborative online repository between Courage Foundation and Transparency Toolkit, and the extent to which its content shares geopolitical connections with other documents.

The Challenges of Local History Collection Management

This presentation will consider the integration of local history collections into traditional public institutions, examine some challenges and cases of developing this collection model for public libraries, and ultimately explore how public information professionals can prepare resources for the augmentation of their own collections.