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Wednesday, February 28 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Thinking Outside the Bounds of the Typical Library: A Spotlight on Three New York City-based Libraries and Archives

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The LGBTQ Special Interest Group presents a combined session and panel discussion that showcases New York City-based libraries and archives that “think outside of the normal bounds of libraries” and have LGBTQ collections that support activism, initiate community engagement, and provide allyship in the form of programming.

It is essential that librarians keep up-to-date on activism that is taking place in libraries, archives and museums around the country. These speakers will discuss how their institutions are promoting activism and the importance of having a strong, factual voice in an era where falsehoods (“alt-facts”) are distributed by the government and other sources. Librarians who are interested in promoting LGBTQ programming and activism in their libraries or archives will find this session immensely valuable.

The panel will consist of four fifteen-minute presentations, allowing for a discussion with the audience at the end.

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Erin Barsan

NDSR Art Resident, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Erin is part of the inaugural cohort of the National Digital Stewardship Residency for Art Information (NDSR Art) at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), where she is taking a lead role in developing a framework for the stewardship of the museum’s rapidly-growing time-based media... Read More →

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Anthony Cocciolo

Dean, Pratt Institute School of Information
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Emily Drabinski

Long Island University
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Esther McGowan

Executive Director, Visual AIDS
Esther McGowan was Associate Director of Visual AIDS from 2012-2017, and was appointed Executive Director in July 2017. Before joining Visual AIDS, she was Development and Marketing Director at The Center for Fiction. Prior to that, she was a freelance development consultant engaging... Read More →

Branden Wallace

Registrar, Head of the Collections Department, and overseer of the library, archive, and object collections, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Branden Wallace, the multi-faceted Registrar, Head of the Collections Department, and overseer of the library, archive, and object collections at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, will present on his work with the museum, and how the museum promotes queer activism... Read More →

Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am EST
Hilton: Nassau