Archives, Advocacy and Change: Tales from Four NYC Collections

October 11, 2016

Librarians and archivists shape the historical record with the selection and acquisition choices they make on behalf of their institutions. Join four “activist” professionals who have broadened traditional notions of what is collected in a discussion focused on activism, collecting and change. Panelists from four very different New York City collections at both public and academic libraries will address how their acquisitions have enhanced and ignited conversations about humanities and science in their communities. We’ll meet in the Academy’s historic 1933 Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room.

This event is part of The New York Academy of Medicine’s 2016 Changemakers Series, and one of the featured scheduled events for Archives Week 2016, October 19 - 27, 2016, a program of the Archivists’ Roundtable of New York, and part of the national celebration of Archives Month, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists.

The event is free, but please click here to register!

Featured panelists: 
Jenna Freedman, Associate Director of Communications and Zine Librarian, at Barnard College. Freedman founded, curates, and catalogs the Barnard Zine Library. Her current project is working with members of the LIS Microaggressions zine group on an article for Library Trends.

Steven Fullwood, Associate Curator of the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, and founder of the In the Life Archive, initiative to collect, preserve, catalog and make available to the public materials produced by and about LGBTQ people of African descent (also at the Schomburg Center.)

Timothy Johnson, Director of NYU's Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives and co-director of Tamiment's Cold War Center. He also serves on the boards of Science & Society and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives.