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I want to engage students and users with the Libraries through imaginative programming and videos.

Dibner Library Student Programming Fund

This fund will support Dibner Library’s student-oriented programming at the Tandon School of Engineering (formerly the Polytechnic School of Engineering). Dibner Library programs create engaged science and technology scholars, and are aligned with national norms like the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Standards. Some of our more popular programs include “Hack Dibner,” an annual student competition to improve library services, and “Student2Scholar,” a professionalization program for Engineering students designed to help them learn and practice their skills as scholars. These programs help students to develop lifelong learning habits, add project experience to their resumes, and connect with their peers.

Downtown 30 Fund

This fund will support a series of events in 2024/2025 focusing on the 30th anniversary of the Downtown Collection, the world-renowned NYU Libraries’ archive that focuses on the downtown arts scenes of New York City from the late 1960s through the 1990s. The collection includes materials of artists, filmmakers, writers, dramatists, dancers, gallerists, and those who inspired and galvanized creativity in the city during this era. Our 30th anniversary events will highlight the collections, individuals, and collectives that are part of the archive, allow current students and scholars to engage with local communities, and enable future Libraries collaborations with NYU schools and departments who regularly use the materials in the Downtown Collection.

Data Services Events and Programs Fund

NYU Data Services, a joint unit with NYU IT, is a vital part of the NYU Libraries. The department provides critical support for NYU faculty and students in two major areas: supporting data literacy through training and consultation on quantitative, geospatial, and qualitative data use and analysis; and supporting the management, curation, and publication of data. This fund will allow us to expand our data-focused events and programs such as the annual “Love Data Week,” during which we raise awareness about all things data through highlighting the data-driven research of NYU students, offer data-visualization competitions, host data-career panels, and more.

Video Storytelling Fund

The Video Storytelling Fund will support the creation of videos that will engage our community with stories that show the value and impact of the Libraries’ work and the people we serve. This is a powerful opportunity to create empathy, awareness, and connection among our diverse community of students and faculty. With this fund, we will be able to create videos that illustrate the Libraries’ work to promote knowledge, expression, and understanding within our community. The videos will be shared on various platforms within and beyond NYU.