Toward Inclusive Bibliography, Los Angeles

Toward Inclusive Bibliography, Los Angeles

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PST)
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Central Library, Los Angeles Public Library
630 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, California, United States 90071

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With over 220 languages spoken, and vibrant populations from around the world, Los Angeles County is one of the most diverse regions of the United States. Despite this diversity, there has been little crossover between the region’s distinctive collections of rare bibliographical materials and the communities that surround them. This panel is intended to begin a new dialogue between bibliography as a field for enriching our appreciation of rare materials and Library Special collections.


Image: Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Enrique Chagoya, Felicia Rice. Codex Espangliensis : from Columbus to the border patrol. San Francisco : City Lights Books : published with Moving Parts Press, 2000. 

The panel will begin with a keynote address by Marina Garone Gravier, Professor at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas, Professor Gravier will describe how a capacious bibliographic approach to the study of the Latin American imprint enriches our histories of the book and illustrates the significance of diverse library collections. This talk will be given in Spanish and simultaneously translated into English.

Following the lecture, a panel dedicated to describing community collections will feature two talks. The first, by Richard Soto, founder of the Chicano Research Center in Stockton California, will describe the center and the importance of making Chicano writings accessible to the community at large. He will be joined by Lizeth Ramirez, Librarian/Archivist for Los Angeles Communities and Cultures | Bibliotecaria/Archivista para Comunidades y Culturas de Los Ángeles, who will describe ongoing projects to document Los Angeles. 

Question and answer periods will be moderated by event organizer and BSA member Devin Fitzgerald, Curator of Rare Books and the History of Printing, UCLA Special Collections.


BSA members are encouraged to attend, but membership in the Society is not required. If you are interested in joining a growing, inter-disciplinary, and inter-professional community of bibliographers and book historians, please find information about membership here.

The event will be held in the Mark Taper Auditorium of the LAPL's Central Branch, a handicap accessible building.

Parking
On Saturdays, visitors may park in the lot at the Central Library, which is the 524 South Flower Street garage. Please use the northernmost driveway. Parking validation is available at the library's Information Desk (first floor) and patrons can obtain validation upon presenting a valid library card.

 On Saturdays, parking is $1 for all day with validation. For visitors without a library card, parking is $8 for all day. Signing up for a library card is encouraged, should visitors want the $1 validation, and it only takes a few minutes to sign up. Please Note: A new parking payment process is in effect for the Westlawn Garage at 524 S. Flower Street. Credit card or debit cards payments can be made at the exit gates. Cash payments can only be made at the P-1 level of the parking garage before returning to your car. More information is available at the Westlawn Garage Parking Office and the Information Desk. The Westlawn Garage is not owned or operated by the Library.

 

location

Central Library, Los Angeles Public Library
630 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, California, United States 90071

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Event hosted by

The Bibliographical Society of America
P.O. Box 1537, Lenox Hill Station
New York, NY, 10021
Erin Schreiner, Executive Director
bsa@bibsocamer.org

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