ACRL RBMS Workshops Committee

Introductions and Zoom call

  • 1.  Introductions and Zoom call

    Posted Aug 07, 2019 01:12 PM
    Unfortunately, the Doodle poll didn't really show any consensus, but the time with the most votes is Friday, August 16th, 10:00 MT. I understand that not everyone will be able to make it at that time. I will send out a Zoom meeting invite for this meeting soon. We will also circulate an agenda before the 16th. Would someone be willing to formally take notes for the meeting? Please let Whitney and me know if so.

    Whitney and I will provide introductions to ourselves at the meeting, but here is all of the introductions I received. We have an extremely well-qualified committee this year, and we are excited to work with you:


    Joshua Hutchinson, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, University of California, Irvine.

    I work in the Cataloging and Metadata Services Department, working with both the collection of circulating print and ebooks, as well as the Special Collections rare book and archival collections. 

    Jessica Gavilan, New York Public Library

    Currently, I am Special Collections staff for the Music and Recorded Sound Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. I received my MLS and Archives and Records Management Certificate from the Palmer School at Long Island University. Previously I was with the Conjuring Arts Research Center and the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division at The New York Public Library. 

     

    Christine A. Lutz

    I'm New Jersey Regional Studies Librarian and Head of Public Services in Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick, New Jersey. As NJ Studies Librarian I curate printed collections on all aspects of NJ history and culture. I also co-founded and continue to develop the New Brunswick Music Scene Archive at Rutgers.  My current scholarship revolves around music and music scenes in New Jersey, as well as pedagogical uses of popular culture materials in archives and special collections. I'm active in RBMS (Professional Development Committee, starting my second year on the Workshops Committee) and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, and I serve on the boards of several NJ history, arts and culture organizations.

     

    Amy F. Brown

    Burns Library, Boston College

    I am currently the head of the Special Collections Technical Services at the Burns Library, Boston College. My department handles cataloging of printed and published materials, conservation, preservation and stacks management. Prior to my current position, I was the head of the Monographic Cataloging Unit at the Harry Ransom Center, where I worked as a cataloger and manager. I have served on the Bibliographic Standards Committee and as the co-chair of the Controlled Vocabularies Editorial Group, and am looking forward to broadening my RBMS experience.

     

    Lisa Conathan

    I am Head of Special Collections at Williams College, where I oversee the Chapin Rare Book Library and the College Archives. I began my career as a processing archivist, working chiefly on modern literary manuscripts in English, Russian, and Polish. I have served on the Seminars, Workshops, and Scholarships committees for RBMS, and on the Awards Committee for SAA. 

     

    Lauren Menges

    I am the Head of the North Carolina Collection at Durham County Library in Durham, North Carolina. We are the archives and local history department of our local public library. Our collection consists of books and manuscript material that document the history of local individuals and organizations, as well as genealogy resources for our region. My experience prior to my current position is as an archivist at university libraries.

     

    Tom Bolze

    I currently work as a Catalog Librarian for the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, where I have been for the past 15 years.  In this position I catalog a variety of mostly print material, from monographs and serials to graphics and ephemera, in subject areas that include LGBTQ history, history of sexuality, popular culture, American history, German literature, American literature, and Western Americana.  I previously worked as a Rare Book Cataloger at SUNY Buffalo, and prior to becoming a librarian I worked for the New Jersey Historical Society and taught history at various colleges and universities as an adjunct instructor.  I have been a member of RBMS since 2004 and previously served on the Exhibition Awards Committee.




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    Gregory Seppi
    greg_seppi@byu.edu

    Whitney Buccicone
    wbuccicone@gmail.com
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  • 2.  RE: Introductions and Zoom call

    Posted Aug 07, 2019 01:19 PM
    I'm sorry, I've got a late-planned long weekend and will probably not be able to participate in this call on the 16th (I guess if the cabin has wifi I could). I look forward to meeting you all on future calls, though! (and hearing about what the Conjuring Arts Research Center is, Jessica!)

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    Joshua Hutchinson
    University of California, Irvine
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  • 3.  RE: Introductions and Zoom call

    Posted Aug 07, 2019 01:24 PM

    Hi all,

     

    I forgot to add-if you are not able to make it to this meeting, do not stress. We know it is still summer vacation.  We will be taking notes to distribute afterwards, and inviting feedback regardless. This was simply the time that worked best for most people, not the best for everyone.

     

    Kind regards,

     

    Greg Seppi

    Curator, 19th and 20th Century Mormon & Western American Books

    L. Tom Perry Special Collections

    Brigham Young University

    Provo, UT 84602

    801-422-6372

     

     

     






  • 4.  RE: Introductions and Zoom call

    Posted Aug 16, 2019 11:01 AM

    Hi everyone,

     

    I just noticed that the Zoom meeting invite was sent out with a meeting time of 10:00 PM instead of 10:00 AM. Whitney and I are chatting on the Zoom call right now-feel free to show up if you have time and would like to. We are going to reschedule; I apologize. I need to hire someone to proofread my emails, I think!

     

     

    Kind regards,

     

    Greg Seppi

    Curator, 19th and 20th Century Mormon & Western American Books

    L. Tom Perry Special Collections

    Brigham Young University

    Provo, UT 84602

    801-422-6372