Here is a project I worked on for my Map Librarianship class. We had to build a map pathfinder about a topic of interest. This project only furthered my love of maps, biking and NYC.
The friends of the Carroll Gardens library had a big book sale for love your library day. My mom and I were invited to read. Check it out!
One of my favorite classes during graduate school was Information Architecture. We worked on a semester long group project with a real client. We redesigned the radical reference website. I found this project very stimulating combining research, organization and design. Here is my groups final powerpoint we presented to the radical reference crew. Presentation1
Here is a pathfinder I collaborated on with a classmate for a group presentation on biographical reference resources. We discussed which sources worked best for different types of people and the problems we found with each resource.
One of my favorite quotes from a true library legend.
“As librarians, our job is to bring people and information together…We do this by making sure libraries provide information and ideas across the spectrum of social and political thought, so people can choose what they want to read or view or listen to. Since libraries provide information to all of the people in their community, we find, from time to time, that not all of our users agree with all of the material we acquire. Some users find materials in their local library collection to be untrue, offensive, harmful or even dangerous. But libraries serve the information needs of all of the people in the community-not just the loudest, not just the most powerful, not even just the majority. Libraries serve everyone.”
For my Information Architecture class we were asked to read and analyze Guattari’s Three Ecologies in regard to the future of urban public library. I proposed promoting literature and art to counteract mass media’s influence. This is a fun photo I created of my dream Times Square.
Here is a mock mission statement, I wrote for a project in my Children and Young Adult Services class. Although this project was for a fictional library, I feel passionate about this philosophy.