Tag: outreach

ALA Poster reading: Public Libraries: An American Contribution to Civilization

Libraries & Journalism: The Information Community

This LibGuide brings together journalism and librarianship under the umbrella of a unified “Information Community.” While there is precedent for collaborative action among these groups, this guide provides…

Decoding Picasso: Developing Visual Literacy in Children

Anthony and Kurt will report on a study that examined methods for engaging young children in visual literacy instruction. The study was conducted by LIS 630 (Research Design/Methods) students in collaboration with the Brooklyn Public Library.

Fantastically Normal: Casual Diversity in Teen Fantasy Media

Casual diversity is exactly what it sounds like: representing people from a wide array of backgrounds without making a big deal of it. It doesn’t erase the importance of…

Embedded Librarianship: What, Why and How

Colleges and universities now struggle fulfill mission statements which include teaching information literacy skills to undergraduates. I suggest embedded librarianship (EL)—growing in popularity on campuses across the nation—as…

Cyborg Anthropology

My power point was driven to show the future of libraries in the lens of cyborg anthropology. It focuses on Amanda Yoder’s brilliant article The Cyborg Librarian as…

Barriers Facing Youth with Low Vision in Libraries

This project uses an avatar to illustrate the issues and barriers facing a youth who has low vision when they use the library. It consists of a graphic…

Engaging from Behind the Desk: A Case Study of Different Reference Interactions at the Brooklyn Historical Society

My project is titled “Engaging from Behind the Desk: A Case Study of Different Reference Interactions at the Brooklyn Historical Society” and investigates the various types of reference…

Graphic Novel

This is a short music video of digital photos of the final graphic novel project of student J.D. Arden. The goal of this project was to create an…

Why Feminism Still Matters (Graphic Novel)

For our final project we were asked to create a 5-8 page comic book with educational aims. I chose to focus on the 3rd Wave of Feminism, or…

Oral Histories: Veterans and Outreach at the Brooklyn Public Library

In 2000, the United States Congress passed legislation to create the Veterans History Project.  This archive – kept at the American Folklife Center in Washington D.C. – aims…

Community Building & Engagement Across NYC Institutions

Communities play a vital role in the life of cultural heritage organizations. Social medial tools present new opportunities for engaging with existing community members and expanding the reach…

Op-Ed: Find the Light in Your Library

An op ed and discussion about the school library as a third space.

Peer Teaching in School Libraries

This lightning talk explains why peer learning is a powerful teaching tool in school libraries.

Blind Teens in Public Libraries

This case study employs the concepts of universal design for learning and multiple intelligences to convey the life of a teen who is blind and her usage of…

The Social Epistemology of Web 2.0: How Librarians Can Utilize its Tools to Engage Young Users

A paper tying the theory of social epistemology with the use of Web 2.0 tools in library environments, and how these tools can be used to enhance the social library experience amongst young users.