We kicked off our first tour on March 4, 2020, at Skidmore College’s Scribner Library.
The program started with a presentation by Charlie Bettigole, Director of the Skidmore GIS Center for Interdisciplinary Research. The lab is used to help students work with and understand data. GIS (Geographic Information System) software they use includes QGIS, R, Python, and Google Maps, Google Earth and Google Earth Engine. The Center is intentionally located in the library, as it is multi-disciplinary and used by several departments.
Following this, Neal Matherne, a Scribner Library and Tang Museum Ethnographer funded by the Mellon Foundation, discussed his work, which has been focused on primary source collections that exist on Skidmore’s campus and exploring ways the library and museum can work together. He spends his time observing, interviewing, and hearing people tell their stories about their collections. There was a discussion about being more intentional about what is being collected, and interest in knowing how library patrons are using library spaces and collections.
The program ended with a tour of Scribner Library, which includes Special Collections with over 400 artists’ books, a comic book collection, a children’s literature room, and much more!. Thank you to Skidmore College for hosting us.
We hosted our first virtual tour on July 17, 2020 at Hudson Valley Community College's Marvin Library Learning Commons.
The program included a tour, guided by Anne Rappaport, Library Outreach Specialist at the Marvin Library Learning Commons. Below are the rooms explored during the tour.