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Author @ the library presents: 2011 ART Award Winner Carl Ballenas & Aquinas Honor Society at the NYPL Tuesday 12/27 6:30PM

Saturday, December 17, 2011 3:01 PM | Anonymous
The New York Public Library welcomes Carl Ballenas and the Aquinas Honor Society of the Immaculate Conception School. They will present an illustrated lecture of

When: Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch,
40th Street and 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016

This program is FREE.
Please note elevators access the 6th floor after 6p.m.

About the presenters:
Carl Ballenas, a local historian, author and award-winning teacher with The Aquinas Honor Society of the Immaculate Conception School, a group of academically gifted students under his direction, previously partnered on the book Images of America: Jamaica Estates. Mr. Ballenas is also the coauthor of Images of America: Richmond Hill and Images of America: Maple Grove Cemetery.

2011 ART Award Ceremony Honorees by archivistsrt, on Flickr
The 2011 Archivists Round Table honorees (from left to right): Brian G. Andersson, retired commissioner, NYC Department of Records; Councilwoman Gale Brewer;  New York Philharmonic Archivist-Historian Barbara Haws; Bob George, director, ARChive of Contemporary Music; Amne Madi, past president, Aquinas Honor Society; and Carl Ballenas, moderator, Aquinas Honor Society. Photograph by Michael Lorenzini, 10/13/11. Via ART's Flickr page.

Mr. Ballenas and his students received the Educational Use of Archives Award from ART at the 2011 Awards Ceremony held at Columbia University's Faculty House. The Awards Ceremony was the premier event of this year's 23rd Annual New York Archives Week. Archives Week events include lectures, tours of repositories, and workshops, all free and open to the public. These special events are designed to celebrate the importance of historical records, and to familiarize interested organizations and the public with a wealth of fascinating archival materials illuminating centuries of New York City history and culture.

Video of the awards event has been by provided by Amne Madi, Former President of the Aquinas Honor Society: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4PALgLJANQ.


K-12 Archival Education Institute
Carl Ballenas examines documents from his collections with Betsy Rosalen at the K-12 Archival Education Institute at the National Archives on Saturday, December 4, 2010. Photograph by Johanna O'Toole. Via ART's Flickr page.

Mr. Ballenas also participated in ART's inaugural K-12 Archives Education Institute (AEI). The AEI paired professional archivists with Metropolitan New York educators to demonstrate how archival documents can be incorporated in class curriculum to achieve state mandated learning standards. The focus of the 2010 AEI was on the theme of civil and human rights curricula. ART, in partnership with the National Archives at New York City and United Federation of Teachers/United Teachers of Social Studies, sponsor the AEI each year. More details, including registration information, about the 2012 AEI will become available this Spring on the ART website. 

More about the K-12 Archives Education Institute:

"NARA K-12 Education Institute," Archives and Public History Digital Post:

*On January 19th, 2012, ART will present Young Historians, Local Educators, and Availing Archivists: Teaching with Primary Source Materials and Common Core Standards. This special program features the AEI, with a presentation by Marisa Gitto, AEI Curriculum Coordinator. This event is hosted by the National Archives at New York City. Admission is free but pre-registration is required on the ART website.* ART thanks MetLife for its generous support of the Archives Education Institute. 

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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