myMETRO Presents: An Evening of Presentations by myMETRO Members

Speaker Iris Finkel, Stephanie Margolin, Cynthia Clark, Ma'lis Wendt and Carl Romalis
Iris Finkel earned her MLIS degree at Pratt in 2009, and has worked in Digital Collections and in the Library at the Brooklyn Museum.  In addition to her work for Knowledge in the Public Interest, she is acting web librarian at Hunter College Libraries.   Stephanie Margolin earned her MLIS ...


Iris Finkel earned her MLIS degree at Pratt in 2009, and has worked in Digital Collections and in the Library at the Brooklyn Museum.  In addition to her work for Knowledge in the Public Interest, she is acting web librarian at Hunter College Libraries.


 


Stephanie Margolin earned her MLIS degree at Pratt in 2007, and has worked in libraries at Columbia University, New York Public Library, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the archives of the Ladies Home Journal.


 


Iris and Stephanie are co-Digital Librarians for Knowledge in the Public Interest.


 


 



Cynthia Clark most recently served as Director of Collections and Circulation Operations for The New York Public Library. She has over thirty years of professional library experience specializing in technical services and has held positions at the University of California, Irvine campus, Princeton University, and SUNY Albany. Her most recent article “Don’t Let a Crisis Go to Waste” was published in the May/June 2010 issue of Technicalities.  She will begin an appointment as Associate Dean of Libraries at Adelphi University in January.




 



Ma'lis Wendt worked for 36 years at The New York Public Library, retiring three years ago. Early in her career she worked at the Fairfax County (VA)  Public Library, West Shore Library in CampHill Pennsylvania , and Springfield (MA) City Library.


 


Ma'lis started as a Young Adult/Outreach Librarian and ended her career as Associate Director for Bronx Libraries for nineteen years and Associate Director for Staten Island Libraries for two years.  As Outreach Librarian Ma'lis worked with some of the prisons and juvenile detention centers in New York.  She has been active in the New York Library Club locally and with ALA in a number of areas—YALSA President and many other committees,  Budget Analysis and Review Committee and Committee on Accreditation.


 


Ma'lis currently volunteers with a number of groups and is treasurer of Literacy for Incarcerated Teens.


 


 


Carl Romalis worked for 23 years as Senior Librarian at the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility Library on Staten Island where he was in charge of the general library and assisted in the law library.  Carl instituted a program of library classes for GED students and provided interlibrary loan services in foreign languages for inmates.  Prior to this, Carl was senior librarian at the Queensboro Correctional Facility and Reference Assistant at the College of Staten Island.  He received his MLS degree from Queens College.



Full Description
Microlibraries
Iris Finkel and Stephanie Margolin will show us how they brought together their skills in classification, library authority standards and social bookmarking to create a curated subject collection they call a microlibrary.  These microlibraries are 100% sharable and accessible through cloud-based social bookmarking tool, Diigo.Iris and Stephanie are co-Digital Librarians for Knowledge in the Public Interest.

The New Technical Services

Cynthia Clark has specialized in technical services for thirty years, most recently at NYPL.  She will discuss the current evolution underway in technical services, its causes and how to navigate the transition.  Cynthia recently left her position as Director of Collections and Circulation Operations at NYPL and will begin an appointment as Associate Dean of Libraries at Adelphi University in January.

Library Services for the Incarcerated
Part One of this presentation is a Day In the Life of a Correctional Facility Librarian.  Carl Romalis worked for over thirty years in libraries in correctional facilities, most recently at Arthur Kill Correctional Facility in Staten Island.  He will take us through a typical day providing library services to incarcerated men.
Part Two will focus on library services to incarcerated youth.  Ma’lis Wendt, a board member of Literacy for Incarcerated Teens (LIT), will talk about juvenile detention centers and LIT’s efforts to bring library services to these facilities.  Ma’lis worked for NYPL for thirty-six years, nineteen as Associate Director for Bronx Libraries and retired three years ago.
Organizer Tom Nielsen

When?

Tue, Dec. 14, 2010
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 E. 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003
US