General Bank Street News

News & Notes From The Bank Street Community

Posted by Claire Daniel on January 12, 2012

Bank Tweeters, "The Little Bookstore That Could," and more!


Happy New Year and welcome back!

Here’s this week’s roundup of the latest happening around Bank Street. 

Bank Street In The News. How do we love The Bank Street Bookstore? New York Family counts the many, many ways in "The Little Bookstore That Could."

Mark Your Calendars. This week we’re spotlighting two great upcoming events:

Tweet, Tweet. Who’s there? Well, it’s Linda Reing, Director of Alumni Relations, at the helm of @BSCAA. Guess who else is on Twitter? That’s right, it’s @bankstreetedu. Be sure to follow us! 

Attention all students, alumni, faculty, and staff: If you have a Twitter account, Bank Street wants to know about it! Simply fill out this oh so short form and we’ll list you in our directory of Bank Tweeters (just think about the social media cachet it will bring).

Alumni Blog

Play attention to your food, argues alumnus (’77) and former faculty member Claire Wurtzel in her new book Funny Food. Written with her husband, jazz musician Bill Wurtzel, the authors maintain that creating healthy, silly food plates helps children learn to pay attention. Read more at the Alumni Blog.

Notes from the College Archives

Earlier this year, the College Archives received a National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant to develop and implement a long-term preservation plan for its collections.

To begin this project, designated a “We the People” program by the NEH, a consultant from the Northeast Document Conservation Center performed a preservation needs assessment of the collections. The assessment included questionnaires and meetings to determine the current state of our archival materials and to define preservation goals and objectives, as well as extensive on-site analysis of the Archives to determine more specific needs, and to identify individual items and collections with preservation issues to address.

The findings of this assessment will become the basis of a report by the consultant which will be used by the Archivist in the creation of a long-term preservation plan. The assessment results will also be used to procure future funding for preservation needs. This project is currently underway and will conclude in Summer 2012.

Please contact Archivist/Special Collections Librarian Lindsey Wyckoff ( with any questions.