Open invitation to the June event of the New York Library Club: CUNY Journalism June 10th 5:30PM (Please RSVP)


The New York Library Club,Inc.

Founded 1885



What: The New York Library Club, Inc. invites you to its Spring Networking Event & Annual Business Meeting featuring remarks by special guest, Garry Pierre-Pierre,Executive Director of the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and a tour of the school’s Research Center led by Tinamarie Vella, Library Manager.


When:  Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 5:30PM.


Where: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219West40th St. (between 7th& 8th Avenues),

3rdfloor,  New York, NY10018 (




To follow up last year’s spring meeting at CUNY‘s Guttman Community College onWest40th Street,we are pleased that CUNY has extended another invitation for us, this time to visit the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, located just a few blocks west on the same street.The only public school of journalism in the Northeast, it opened in 2006 and is housed in the former New York Herald Tribune Building,built in 1921and repurposedforthe21stcentury. The three semester course of study,which includes a required summer internship,leads to the M.A. degree in Journalism. On campus is a newsroom, broadcast studio, multimedia editing suites, classrooms and the library and research center. A special initiative of the school was the creation of a Center for Community and Ethnic Media in the fall of2012. Especially in NYC, ethnic media plays a huge role in providing information to NYC’s large immigrant population (36% foreign-born citywide). The Center also publishes a weekly online publication called “Voices of New York,”selecting articles from the ethnic press and,where needed, translating them into English. And for the librarians reading this, every few years they publish a very useful directory of ethnic media in New York, “Many Voices, One City.” Garry Pierre-Pierre, Executive Director of the Center is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and founded the English language paper, “The Haitian Times,” after serving as a staff reporter for the New York Times for six years. Originally from Haiti, he is the author of a photography book, “30 Seconds…The Quake that Destroyed Haiti.”


At the business meeting following the program and tour, we will have elections of Board Members and announcements of future plans.Following the meeting, those who wish can continue networking at a nearby lounge (cash bar).


Please RSVP to Mark Bartlett, NYLC Membership Coordinator, at [please note correct address] or

212-288-6900 ext.201to reserve your place by June 5.



RSVP is required to get your name on the building security list which we must provide by

June 6. A picture ID is required to enter the building.



Program Agenda:



5:30-6              New York Library Club reception and networking, Room 308



6-6:45              Introduction to Research Center/Tour&Q & A (Tinamarie Vella,Library Manager/Access and Technical Services)Graduate School of Journalism Research Center (across the hall from Room 308)


Introduction to J School and the Center for Community& Ethnic Media

(Garry Pierre-Pierre,Director CCEM),Room308



6:45-7:15         Business meeting and elections, Room308



7:15-8              Networking and refreshments continue in Room 308, then moving offsite

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