News & Notes From The Bank Street CommunityPosted 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.
Mark Your Calendars. This week we’re spotlighting two great upcoming events:
- Comics in the classroom? You heard right. Don’t miss your chance to speak with notables William Ayers and Ryan Alexander-Tanner as they discuss the untapped potential of comics to engage learners in The 12th Annual Language Series Excellence in Language Instruction. Purchase your tickets today through Eventbrite.
- It’s never too late to become a teacher, just make sure you register in time for our January 26 Forum for Career Changers.
- Check out our full events listings here.
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).
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 (email@example.com) with any questions.