Students from LIS 625 Management of Archives & Special Collections will present their work to create the exhibition “BREAKING BARRIERS,” which sheds light on a pivotal period in Pratt Library School’s history, featuring the experiences of 1943 alumna who changed the face of the school forever.
Students from two SI courses will describe and reflect on their experiences creating makerspaces for adults and children.
This project explores the ways in which the DDCS fails to represent and/or support marginalized groups. The project explores issues with DDC and these communities through three factors: historical context, access, and authority/agency.
A digital prototype that helps you break up time into the right segments so you can keep track of a varying schedule and make sure you get where you need to go on time.
Over the past year, I have been working at AMNH library through the Pratt Fellowship program. I have learned much about digitization and digital curation. This process also involved the development of project management.
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.
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.
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 these backgrounds, but suggests that it’s just one aspect of a complex character:...
“9 min instructional video on how to use Pubmed
This paper examines incidents occurring in the 20th century onward, with particular focus, though not exclusively, on the destruction of cultural heritage institutions and sites during World War II, the breakup of Yugoslavia and subsequent civil wars, and the current conflicts in Iraq and Syria. Through these examples, I intend to discuss various preventive measures employed in the face of different situations, evaluate and compare the successes and failures in each instance, and suggest ways that further destruction can be avoided.
“LibGuide from Pratt undergrad minor in social justice
Social Justice: Art and Activism
This panel presentation describes a service-learning partnership with the New York Public Library’s Correctional Services Department, answering reference questions mailed from people incarcerated not only in New York City and State prisons and jails but also in prisons and jails across the country.
Preserving the Periphery, Accessing the Outcasts & Upholding the Truth: The Value of an Activist Archival Approach in Serving Justice For All
“This paper examines archival activism, from the originators of this line of thinking to the most recent conjectures. Adding some important concepts and thoughts about how archives and archivists can evolve an activist approach, making it evermore substantial by actively engaging in the public arena. I will take a more in depth look at how an activist lens and mindset affects diversity and identity formation, accountability and
social justice, in order to ultimately bring change through awareness and action. I will anchor these claims with examples from the considerable work that has and is being done by communities and archivists, both in America and abroad. But first I would like to share some of the scholarship on archival power and activism that has been done since Howard Zinn, as to provide a bit of a backdrop for the concept of archival activism.”
This project maps the recorded history of object repatriation through NAGPRA, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, with the hope of elucidating temporal and geographic trends in repatriation requests and concessions.
Tutorial on created maps and table using Social Explorer