Category Archives: New Librarians Discussion Group

Update from the Discussion Group Leader

Hi folks,

Seems like an age since we met at Mercy College in Manhattan.  I would like to say that I am thrilled by the number of people who attended.  Those who did not, you were missed.  I know I have posted the registration announcement for the symposium, but I would just like to remind you again to make sure you attend, which means you need to register ASAP.

This symposium is an excellent way to hear some great speakers from across the country as well as doing some serious networking with librarians from the NY Metro area and beyond.  Yes, I said beyond, this symposium is anticipated by librarians from outside of our region who look forward to attending every year.  So, you never know who you might meet.  For new, and aspiring, librarians this is an event you should not miss.

And, the happy news is that we are in a new space this year, but still at Baruch.  The new space allows us to have more attendees.  But let me caution you, that does not mean you should wait to register.  The typical ACRL/NY symposium sells out.  And, we don’t allow on-site registration, you will have to register in advance.  So, if you haven’t registered already, make sure you do.  By the way, the food is always excellent.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Carrie Eastman

ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group Leader


Looking forward to tomorrow’s meeting at Mercy College

Well, we have a nice group, about 24, signed up to attend our meeting tomorrow morning.  (Mercy College-Manhattan, Room 737, 9-10:45 a.m.)  We will be having a guest speaker, Heather Saunders from Purchase College Library.  She is the art librarian there and has been there for just over a year.  I thought it would be nice to invite her to talk/reflect on her first year as a professional librarian.  She has been musing over sharing a bit of what she knows now and what it would mean if she knew it when she started.  This will definitely get the conversation rolling, and others have already shared their ideas of things to talk about too.   So, there will be plenty of meeting, greeting, conversation, discussion, and of course food, coffee and donuts. See you there!

See you this Friday, Oct. 2nd at 9 a.m. folks!

Just sent out the reminder for Friday’s meeting at Mercy College-Manhattan this morning.  We already have fourteen people say they are going to try to make it.  If you are thinking of coming, make sure Carrie knows so she can add you to the list the guard will have at the door on Friday.  See the post previous to this for all the details and links.

ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group-Open Meeting-Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, 9-10:45 am

ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group-Open Meeting-Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, 9-10:45 am

Please join the Association of College and Research Libraries, Greater New York Chapter (ACRL/NY) on Friday, October 2, 2009 for an open meeting of the New Librarians Discussion Group from 9-10:45 AM. This meeting will be a chance for new, or aspiring, librarians to come learn about the discussion group, discuss future events, and further involvement with ACRL/NY.  We will also have a guest librarian there who will talk about her first year as a librarian.  Executive Board members will be on hand to meet and greet participants.  Students and librarians in new positions are welcome too.  Refreshments will be served.  Come meet your fellow newbies and seize the opportunity to do some free networking.  Membership to ACRL/NY is not required for this meeting but will be necessary for future participation. 

Find out more about the New Librarians Discussion Group by visiting our website. This site has been created as a place for members, and those interested in joining, to get information, ask questions and share news.  

The meeting will be held at Mercy College’s Manhattan Campus, 66 West 35th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. Please bring a photo ID. The meeting will be held in Room 737. For directions to Mercy College, please check their website

PLEASE NOTE: Your name must be on our list to get into the building, so it is important to RSVP if you think you might attend. Please follow this link below to RSVP. 

If you have already RSVP’d or will not be attending, there is no need to fill out the form. 

To join ACRL/NY, visit the website here

See you there! 

Carrie Eastman

Information Services/Interlibrary Loan Librarian

Purchase College Library-SUNY

735 Anderson Hill Rd.

Purchase, NY 10577


Welcome to the ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group site!

This site has been created for the ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group.  The site is open to anyone, but is also a place for members to come to get information, ask questions and share news.  It is a work in progress, so if you have any suggestions for changes, additions, etc., please share.

Currently, I, Carrie Eastman, the Information Services/Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Purchase College Library am the group leader.  However, I do not intend to run this group by myself.   Yes, I take on the responsibility of organizing events, getting discussions going, and  keeping everyone informed and organized.  But, this group is run by its members.  So, if you have something you would like to see the group do, discuss, or get involved with, please do not hesitate to share it here. 

Also, when you have a moment, take the time to visit some of the sites in the blogroll on the right.  We currently have links to the ACRL/NY, ACRL/NY Symposium, ACRL, and the ACRL/NY User Experience Group sites.  More will be added, suggestions are welcome.

I will be posting an announcement for our next meeting, Oct. 2nd, shortly, so check back soon. 

Not an ACRL/NY member yet?  Become a member today on the ACRL/NY website here.