PALA is a student group for the Pratt School of Information community, and we act as the student branch of the ALA for Pratt– If you’re an enrolled student at the School of Information, you’re already a member of PALA!
Here’s a quick overview of what we’ve got coming up:
Stay tuned for information about upcoming tours, panels, and workshops this semester, and join us at our monthly general meeting. Be sure to check our twitter for updates!
- Topics in Librarianship: ASIS&T and PALA present a Zine Workshop
Friday, January 26 from 12-5pm in room 610 (PMC)
Come learn about and make zines with us! RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/411XciEm0lxBScXs1
- Career Exploration: Tour Book Ops
Friday, February 2 at 4pm
31-11 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
BookOps provides combined technical services to Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and the New York Public Library (NYPL) and is responsible for collection development, selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, and delivery to 150 branches. It’s home to an automated book sorter that processes 8,000 items an hour! Don’t miss out on exploring this unique organization.
RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/OAVwvD6EJAlAjNzd2
- Professional Development: Grant Proposal Development for Libraries with Grace Agnew
Saturday, February 3
Learn how to write a successful grant proposal from Grace Agnew, Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems at Rutgers University Libraries, who has written grants for public and academic libraries and served as a grant reviewer for the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/ZVa8sFNQFLBG2fJh1
- Career Exploration: Philadelphia Trip
Saturday March 24th
RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/rQenfKdKzxeWlu8G3
Come visit the Barnes Foundation, the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Mutter Museum.
- Topics in Librarianship: LIS and Critical Race Theory with April Hatchcock
April 12th from 6-7pm
PMC Room TBD
April Hathcock, Scholarly Communications Librarian at New York University, will give a one-hour lecture examining issues of diversity and inclusion in libraries.
RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/9dbOEJnWuPTts2Cg2
- Career Exploration: Morgan Library Conservation Lab Tour
Friday, April 20 at 3:30pm
225 Madison Avenue at East 36th StreetThe Morgan Library & Museum, home of Pierpont Morgan’s collection of rare books and manuscripts, drawings, and prints, is a leader in book and paper conservation. Join us for a tour of their conservation lab!
RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/8h2YgTUiR2G5zDCi2