Global Perspectives: Shared Values of Cuban Librarians

A delegation of ten CUNY librarians and archivists visited Cuba for one week in January 2016.  When we encountered leading Cuban libraries, archives, and cultural institutions, we immediately sensed the passion and commitment of Cuban librarians.  Despite major technological challenges, they are proactively digitizing collections, preserving materials, and creating dynamic open access discovery tools.  We left inspired by our Cuban colleagues’ resiliency and efforts to enhance the principles and values of librarianship by providing access to information and designing programming services for their communities.

The Fall 2016 meeting of the IRRT will feature presentations from the following members of the Delegation:

Sarah Aponte, Dominican Studies Institute, City College
William Blick, Queensborough Community College
Silvia Cho, CUNY Graduate Center
Maureen Garvey, College of Staten Island
Pedro Juan Hernandez, Center for Puerto Rican Studies
Elizabeth Jardine, LaGuardia Community College
Manuel Sanudo, Queens College
Kenneth Schlesinger, Lehman College
Judith Schwartz, Medgar Evers College
Tess Tobin, New York City College of Technology

The meeting will take place Friday, September 30 from 10am to noon, in Room C196.05 inside the Mina Rees Library, CUNY Graduate Center.  All CUNY librarians are welcome!  Please RSVP to John Carey at john.carey@hunter.cuny.edu.

About John Carey

MLS from Queens College, May 2008. Currently a health sciences librarian at Hunter Health Professions Library.
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