Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Culinary Class

This Friday, April 4th, I'll be giving a free class in the South Court classrooms of the New York Public Library on how to get started using our materials for culinary research. The Library can be rather intimidating to new users in any subject, but for those who specifically want to research culinary history, cookbooks, or archival material, it can be more so. There are a number of databases where one can search for material and there are quite a few regulations related to rare book and menu research.

I'll be going over our catalog of books (CATNYP), some electronic databases that lend themselves well to culinary history, and the Library's menu collection database. I'll also bring some examples from the collection for your viewing pleasure.

Friday, April 4th
3:15 - 4:15
New York Public Library South Court Classrooms
1st floor (enter on Fifth Avenue between the lions)
42nd and 5th
No registration necessary. Just walk in.


Megan said...

If I lived in NYC, I'd be there in a second.

Anonymous said...

any chance you can arrange a screen capture for this talk? a video guide to culinary research would be really valuable. also, then i wouldn't be so bummed about missing it.

Anonymous said...

Wow- this is awesome. I, too, am a foodie librarian. Mind if I link to you?

Anonymous said...

how did it go?