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USF SI at the 2010 Miami Book Fair International


USF SI’s East Coast Coordinator Maria Treadwell and Communication and Information Officer Jessica Voss attended the 2010 Miami Book Fair International this past weekend. USF SI’s  booth was a hit this year at the fair. The  interest in our programs by fair goers was very high. Many LIS adjuncts, alumni, and current students were excited to see our presence at the fair and stopped by to catch up with the staff. Over 75 prospective students were anxious to stop and get information on our master’s program.

Alumni Anthony Verdesca (1999) and Maria Treadwell

2008 grad, Katia Nunez (center) with her sister (left) and Maria Treadwell (right)

The Street Fair included the Festival of Authors, with more than 350 authors reading and discussing their work and the more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibits. Thousands of South Florida schoolchildren kicked off the Street Fair, making the trip downtown Friday to hear authors and participate in Children’s Alley activities. The street fair was full of surprises with performers on stilts and mariachis singing. Here are a few pictures we captured. To view more photos from the fair click here.



Come see SLIS at the Miami Book Fair

The books are coming.

And the readers and writers will follow, as they do by the hundreds of thousands every year for the Miami Book Fair International, an eight-day literary party in November.

And USF SLIS will be there, too.

Among the noted authors who have already confirmed are Margaret Atwood, Al Gore, Barbara Kingsolver and Ralph Nader.

The Fair, in its 26th year, will open Sunday November 8th with the popular Evenings With… series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world.


SLIS Grad Jenna Freedman Will Speak At The NY Art Book Fair

The NY Book Fair will take place on Oct. 2-4, 2009

The NY Book Fair will take place on Oct. 2-4, 2009

Jenna Freedman, a SLIS alumna, will be speaking about zines in libraries at The NY Art Book Fair. She is scheduled to speak on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 2pm. The fair will be held at the P.S. 1. Contemporary Arts Center, Long Island City, Queens, and will showcase a diverse selection of noteworthy contemporary art publications.

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Jenna Freeman

A Bio From Jenna Freeman’s Blog:

Jenna Freedman is a zine librarian and librarian zinester. She is the Coordinator of Reference Services at Barnard College in NYC and a member of Radical Reference, a collective of library workers that meets the research needs of activists and independent journalists. She has published articles on zine librarianship and presented around the United States and in France on that topic as well as on other themes of library activism. She is the 2007 winner of the Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award, a 2003 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and edits a zine reviews column for LJ.