And we’ll be concluding our month long blog celebration of the profession with a profile of great librarians. There is always more to our story — & so here are just a few of the many stories about great librarians:
And .. as we are The New York Law Institute… we’ll concentrate on New York Librarians!
She also encouraged writers to create books depicting diverse communities in a favorable light. In 1953, Baker was appointed Assistant Coordinator for Children’s Services, making her the first African American librarian in an administrative position at The New York Public Library
Arturo Schomburg is often considered the father of African-American studies; we New Yorkers know him because of the comprehensive Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, part of The New York Public Library and an incomparable starting place for any research in the history of African- Americans.
And what Kind of NYLI blog would it be without a mention of our own William H. Winters? Like librarians of the present, Winters made use of the latest technologies while preserving the treasures of the past….
Winters, a Harvard graduate, became New York Law Institute’s Librarian in 1872 and immediately began securing complete sets of Statutes and Session laws of every state as well as obtaining official copies of foreign codes. Winters had the foresight to begin offering members current awareness on topics as varied as fisheries and election laws .