Janna Singer-Baefsky

M.S. LIS, Pratt Institute

M.A. Candidate, Art History, Hunter College

Digital Assistant, David Zwirner Gallery


I currently hold an MS in Library Information Sciences from the Pratt Institute where I researched accessibility in GLAM institutions, open access initiatives, and radical cataloging. I am expected to complete an MA in Art History from Hunter College in 2022. I study women artists with specific research interests in tarot, occultism, and symbols of witchcraft in art of the Surrealist period and the intersection of sex and violence against women in performance art of the late modern period. 

I currently work as a digital assistant at David Zwirner Gallery. 

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Copyright 2019 Janna Singer-Baefsky

Comics for Classrooms Libguide

Comics for Classrooms is a Libguide I created with three other graduate students at the Pratt School of Information. The Libguide provides tools and resources for using comic books as a teaching medium in K-12 education.

Open Access: A Social Justice Movement in the Making

In this paper, I trace the emergence of Open Access as well as its failures and success within academic communities. Looking at Open Access in conjunction with digital and media literacy, privileged voices, and forms of inaccessibility, I discuss its importance to the greater academic landscape and how Open Access is a social justice issue.

Graduate Projects and Papers

Conferences

About Me & Curriculum Vitae

ARLIS NA New York Chapter Webinar

Why Have There Been No Great Art Libraries: The Role of Radical Cataloging in the Reassessment of Art History

I received the Celine Palatsky Travel Award to present my research at ARLIS NA 2020 on the "New Voices in the Profession Panel." The in-person conference was cancelled due tot Covid-19 but I was given the opportunity to give my talk through my local ARLIS Chapter. My talk can be viewed by clicking the link.

Written with two other classmates, this site covers accessibility in libraries with an emphasis on its relationship to emerging technologies and learning esources. The goal of this site is to explore facets of inclusivity from a spectrum of access points. Ultimately, this research provides GLAM workers a resource to better serve the user communities they work with. 

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