White Socks Only by Evelyn Coleman and illustrated by Tyrone Geter
Subtle and stirring, this tale-within-a-tale begins with an affectionate exchange between an African American girl and her grandmother, then telescopes to encompass an electrifying moment fraught with personal and political significance. Grandma tells of sneaking off to town one sizzling summer day when she was a child, “planning on doing no good.” Approaching a water fountain, the thirsty girl mistakes its “Whites Only” sign to mean that she should take off her shoes so that only her white socks will touch the step stool. A “big white man” grabs her and removes his belt to whip her-prompting African American bystanders to remove their shoes, too, and defiantly drink from the fountain. At home, the narrator’s mother proclaims she can now go to town by herself, ” ‘cause you’re old enough to do some good”; in town, “the ‘Whites Only’ sign was gone from that water fountain forever.” Though Coleman (The Footwarmer and the Black Crow) complicates the story with some unnecessary subplots, the impact is strong. Geter’s (Dawn and the Round-to-it) full- and double-page paintings can be hazy, but they conduct the story’s considerable emotional charge. Ages 5-9.
THE FINDING AID: BLACK WOMEN AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND ARCHIVING is an interactive, multi-media dialogue that explores the intersection of experimental art practices and community-based archiving.
// Tuesday, May 21, 2013 @ 6:30pm Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Langston Hughes Auditorium //
Scope and Content Note [Artist Presentation Module]The second part of The Finding Aid: Black Women at the Intersection of Art and Archiving will be structured around the scope and content note section of a finding aid. A scope and content note summarizes a collection and provides descriptive information such as what materials makeup the collection, how those materials were created and what information can be found within them. The purpose of our scope and content note module will be to introduce the audience to the participating artists’ collection(s) and archive(s).Since Ms. Ladi’Sasha Jones will be working behind the scenes during the event, take a tour of the The Ladi Jones Documentation Collection now!IV: Ladi’Sasha Jones and The Ladi Jones Documentation CollectionLadi’Sasha G. Jones, born 1988 in Harlem, is a cultural/witness worker and oral historian. The Ladi Jones Documentation Collection span 2006 - 2013, bulk dates 2010 - 2013. The collection consist of digital-audio files, transcriptions, project proposals, journals, unpublished writings (drafts) and correspondences. The bulk of her collection highlights the narratives of Harlem residents, which includes documentation of her family life. Ladi’Sasha has interviewed Black doulas, veterans, artists, and women on the topics of race, coming-of-age, body politics, sexuality and home. Materials in this collection also cover topics of Black girlhood, identity, love, gender, healing trauma, mothering, dreaming, poverty, aging, and writing.Audio Link to Interview with Curator and Historian, Christopher Moore
(academia) CFP: Essay Collection: Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance
Articles about urban fantasy and romance novels are invited for a new, multi-contributor collection.
During the last few decades, urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels have come to the forefront in the publishing world. Normative heroes and heroines have been joined by werewolves, vampires, mermaids, shape-shifters, centaurs and dragons, to name but a few. These magical creatures fill the pages of books and the screens of movie theaters in ever-increasing numbers.
Such a vast industry—one that generated at least 75 million readers in 2008 alone (and has been growing since)—should not be disregarded. This collection will offer critical examinations of both urban fantasy and paranormal romance.
The following categories suggest possibilities but are by no means exhaustive:
• Fandom and/or Reception
• Transformation and/or Adaptation
• Vampires, Shapeshifters, and other Supernatural Creatures
What to Send:
300 - 500 word abstracts (or complete articles, if available) and CVs should be submitted by June 1, 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the collection, a full draft of the essay (5000 – 8000 words) will be required by December 1, 2013.
Abstracts and final articles should be submitted to:
paranormalromance.urbanfantasy at gmail.com
In the 1985 essay that defined the terms for feminist thinking about science and technology in the decades since, Donna Haraway observed that “the boundary between science fiction and social reality is an optical illusion.” She drew together the cybernetic organisms of fact and fiction, the beings of shiny technology and messy biological stuff, and her terms and her ideas came as much from the creative thinkers of feminist science fiction (Octavia Butler, Joanna Russ) as they did from technologists, political thinkers, and philosophers.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Library and Archives
http://library.rockhall.com offers opportunities for intern
experiences to graduate students preparing
for careers in libraries and archives. Interns must schedule their
work Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Interns work
under the supervision and guidance of one of the Rock Hall’s
librarians and archivists, depending on the nature of the practicum.
Internships are offered in the following areas:
Archival Arrangement, Preservation, and Description
This internship provides the opportunity for a SLIS student to
participate in archival processing and preservation work, such as
inventorying, arranging and describing archival collections, entering
data into an archival management system, helping to create an
institutional disaster plan, and performing basic preservation work on
Cataloging and Metadata
This internship provides the opportunity for a SLIS student to work on
projects to create and enhance bibliographic records in a library
catalog and/or create metadata for digital collections. Such work may
entail assigning subject and name access points, preparing descriptive
summaries, and reviewing catalog records for accuracy.
This internship provides an opportunity for a SLIS student to
participate in collection development activities in a music research
library. Such work includes evaluating current materials and making
recommendations for future additions to the collection. The student
will gain an understanding of library users’ needs, the constraints of
physical space, various resources and tools used in collection
development, and the budgetary considerations required of such
This internship provides the opportunity for a SLIS student to work in
support of digitization initiatives to increase access to collections
through digitization and website access. Possible assignments include
scanning, entering and editing metadata in a digital asset management
system, preparing technical and administrative documentation, testing
digitization workflows, and assisting with interface design, usability
studies, and related web development activities.
*How to Apply*
Interested individuals may send a cover letter and resume (including
full contact information and e-mail address), a personal statement or
one-page document describing what they hope to bring to the internship
and gain from the experience, and a letter of recommendation from a
professor (may be sent separately) to:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Attn: Human Resources Department
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44114
Deadline to Apply for Summer 2013: February 15, 2013