The Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam exhibition was the first attempt made by the New York Public Library to connect a major exhibition to educational initiatives for teachers and students and free public programs for the general public. Over 6,000 individuals participated in an exhibition-related event. As the project manager in the department, I co-authored and edited an article for library professionals about the value of using public programs to extend the themes of exhibitions. The article, entitled “The Sacred in Society: Fostering Faith Discussion in Diverse Communities” was published in Connecting Cultures: Ethnic Services in the Libraries of New York State (NYLA, 2013).
Over the course of my professional experience, I have participated in coordinating dozens of events including lectures, workshops, performances, summer camps, and film programs. For every event, there is an associated description for digital marketing and print brochures and I have written, edited, and reviewed a nearly equal number of such descriptions. For each one, it is essential to be accurate and enticing while always keeping word count in mind.
Applications & Proposals
The New York Public Library’s exhibition Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam received many accolades from visitors and reviewers alike. This exhibition and related programs represented a sea change for the Library and, to encourage further support this model, I worked with a colleague to prepare the extensive American Alliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibition Award application. Three Faiths won an honorable mention, an achievement never before realized at the Library.
This site showcases a selection of work completed at ITP, a two-year graduate program located in the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. ITP encourages students to develop creative uses of communications technologies. To me, this means encouraging learning through the exchange of stories.