Susan E. Thomas

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Abolition of Alienated Work
at 6 Decades Books in NYC
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"Interdisciplinary Librarians: Self-Reported Non-LIS Scholarship and Creative Work" co-author with Anne Leonard, forthcoming in Library Management

"Zines in the Scholarly World," March 6, 2014, The University of Texas at Austin, Fine Arts Library. Invited panelist with Michael Sieben, Laura Schwartz, and Jason Urban.

"Artists’ Recordworks in the Early Twenty-First Century." Art Documentation (fall 2013).

Organized and introduced programs at Contemporary Artists' Book Conference at NY Art Book Fair (Sept. 20, 2013), "Design Authors and Auteurs: Designers' Books and Publications" and LA Art Book Fair (Feb. 2, 2013) "Design Authors and Auteurs: Designers' Books Ascending" with Brian Roettinger (NY, LA), Adam Michaels (NY, LA), Lauren Mackler (NY) and Tanya Rubbak (NY, LA).

ALA Midwinter 2013. ACRL Arts Section. Virtual Presentation. "Contemporary Music Multiples." Selected speaker.

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) 40th Annual Conference, Toronto, March 29-April 2, 2012. “Too Cool for School: Art Zines in Academic Libraries.” Selected speaker. Paper and Presentation here:

ARLIS/NY Contemporary Artists' Book Conference at PS1. "Pecha Kucha: Artists’ Books, Zines, and Publishing." Nov. 5, 2010. Invited Participant.

ARLIS/NY Contemporary Artists' Book Conference at PS1. "Zines : Institutional Collecting, Zine Makers, and the Fine Line of Art." October 3, 2009. Invited Panelist.

Thomas, S. (2009, fall). "Value and Validity of Art Zines as an Art Form." Art Documentation 28(2), 27-38.

Thomas, S. (2008, July) Artslant Interview with Chantel Foretich:

Thomas, S. (2007, December). "Biz of Acq -- Sample Magazine Display at the Pratt Institute Library: 2003-2006." Against the Grain, 19(6), 76-79.

National Book Critics Circle panel at Housing Works Bookstore. “Literary Magazines Go Electronic: Now where’s the Print Edition in the Library.” Co-Sponsored by Library Journal. Sept. 13, 2007. Invited Panelist.

Thomas, S. (2007 Spring). "Zeroing In on Contemporary, Independent Visual Arts Magazines." Art Documentation 26(1), 40-50.

Thomas, S. (2005, Nov/Dec). "Prophetic Balance." New York Arts, 10(11/12), 38. Interview with Trong Nguyen.

Thomas, S. (2003 July). "Reader, Hear me Yearn: Revolving Paint Dream's 'In the Afternoon.'" n.p. McSweeney's Internet Tendency online:

NYC Zine Fest -09

Coordinator of Reference Services, Assistant Professor, Long Island University Libraries Brooklyn. Previous NYC positions: Assistant Professor, BMCC/CUNY); Associate Professor, Pratt Institute Libraries











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