Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Librarians @ Pratt: A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

Librarians @ Pratt: A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! hosted by Pratt SILSSA! with Beta-Phi-Mu Theta chapter

Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time: 2-5pm (Workshop from 2-2:45pm, Open editing 2:45-5pm)
Location: PMC, 6th Floor, Room 609

Participants: Open to Pratt Institute students, faculty, staff, and alumni

Take part in expanding the rich history of the SILS program and the Pratt Institute Libraries. We’ll be creating and editing pages about Pratt alumni, faculty, and staff who’ve made a significant contribution to the field of Library and Information Science. In addition we’ll write and create links to a page about the Pratt Institute Libraries.

Join us at 2pm for an editing workshop by Megan Wacha, Barnard Librarian and Pratt SILS alumna, followed by an afternoon of editing.

Space is limited.
Questions? Contact Gina Shelton:

For more information, view the Wikipedia event page:

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fall Lecture Announcement

Beta Phi Mu Theta Chapter proudly announces our Fall Lecture:

Deirdre Lawrence

Principal Librarian of the Brooklyn Museum

“The hybrid library: The challenges of being a steward of both a physical and digital art library”

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Pratt Manhattan Campus
144 West 14th Street

Room 213

Deirdre Lawrence has been the Principal Librarian at the Brooklyn Museum since 1983. She is a Pratt Alum, receiving her M.L.S. in 1979. At the Brooklyn Museum she has established the Museum Archives and implemented many projects to preserve and make the research collections accessible. Deirdre has overseen a major renovation project, the implementation of an online catalog, and several collaborative projects with other libraries and organizations. Pratt-SILS and the Brooklyn Museum have partnered on IMLS Grants from 2005 to present. 

Space is limited; please RSVP to by Monday October 13th.