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“New York Remembers” Exhibition Locations Announced


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the New York State Museum, and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum today announced the locations for thirty “New York Remembers” exhibitions that are being organized as part of a statewide recognition of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The exhibitions will give New Yorkers a place to remember the victims of September 11th and honor the countless heroes who came from all corners of the state to help in the clean-up and recovery efforts. The exhibitions will feature historical artifacts from the collections of the State Museum and National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Each location will open during the week of August 29th and continue until the end of September. All will be open on Sunday, September 11th.
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ACRL/NY Symposium Call for Poster Sessions


“The Global Librarian: Information without Borders”

The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Symposium

December 2, 2011

The 2011 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium “The Global Librarian: Information without Borders” will focus on academic librarians who serve increasingly diverse populations, across a variety of platforms at home and around the world. As higher education becomes more global – and mobile – physical distance is no longer a barrier to teaching and learning. Through innovative use of progressive technologies, academic librarians are mastering the skills needed to navigate this expanding environment. At this symposium, we will see how information is not bound by physical borders – nor is the global librarian.

ACRL/NY invites you to submit a poster session proposal for the symposium. It can address any issue related to this theme. Examples follow:

  • mobile devices, services and other innovative technologies used in teaching, reference, and professional communication
  • role of social networking in teaching , communication, and professional development
  • courseware design, online meeting platforms
  • services to international student populations
  • library exchange programs
  • scholarly communication and open access
  • literacy skills for distance education
  • visual and/or technological literacy
  • distance education librarians
  • copyright in the international environment
  • training programs and workshops to prepare librarians for work in the global environment

Please email a 100-200 word abstract of your poster session proposal to Symposium Planning Committee member Gloria Meisel at gloria.meisel@sunywcc.edu by September 19, 2011. Include author name(s), email and telephone contact numbers, and the title of the poster session. Presenters will receive a reduced Symposium registration rate. The successful candidates will be notified in early October.

For some helpful poster pointers, check the “poster presentations” tab on the LibGuide at http://stjohns.campusguides.com/researchpresentation

The Symposium will take place on Friday December 2, 2011 in New York City at the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor).

For further information about the symposium and poster sessions, go to http://acrlnysymp2011.wordpress.com

We look forward to your submissions!
The 2011 ACRL/NY Symposium Committee