Volunteers Needed- VIDA

VIDA is seeking a determined, meticulous, and thorough intern to assist with the VIDA Count. The VIDA count is a well-publicized annual tally of the gender disparity in publishing. It is the counter’s job to research and determine the gender identity of writers as well as the genre of the work published.

The VIDA Count will require strong knowledge and use of:

• Google Docs
• Microsoft Excel
• DropBox
• Doodle
• Google Hangout

The 2017 internship will run from August 2017 through March 2018. Counters must be able to commit to the full term and spend an average of 5 hours per week on the project, in a combination of solo tallying work and team numbers reconciliation sessions. Applications for the 2017 Count are due by July 15, 2017.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a Counter for the VIDA Count, please send a resume and letter of interest with subject line “VIDA Counter Candidate [Surname]” to Sara Iacovelli at siacovelli@vidaweb.org.

Volunteer opportunity: Folio: Show

folio_logoThe Folio: Show is a major magazine trade show that will be held at the NY Hilton Hotel on November 1-2.

An arrangement has been made for students to gain free admission to the show if you are willing to help out at the sessions.

Requirements for the volunteer work includes:

  • checking passes, or
  • handing out forms

folio:showYou will have the opportunity at some point during the show to sit in on sessions and talks by industry leaders.  You can also tour the exhibit hall and talk with different publishers, printers, and other vendors. This is a great networking opportunity to take advantage of.

Folio: is dedicated to providing magazine publishing professionals with the news, insights, and best practices to keep them in tune with today’s media industry trends

If you would like to take a look at the full schedule of events, click here!

If you are available for a day or half-day on either of these dates and would like to volunteer, please send an email to Puboffice@pace.edu with your preferred day and time, and your name will be forwarded to the coordinator, who will contact you directly about the scheduling.

 Please send an email by Monday, Oct. 24th if you are interested.

Send an email right away if you’re interested. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.

Link of the Week: We Need Diverse Books

We Need Diverse Books is an organization that campaigns for the production of children’s literature that is more inclusive and embracing of diverse, non-majority characters.

weneeddiversebooks-logoWNDB is a non-profit grassroots group that describes themselves as being “committed to the ideal that embracing diversity will lead to acceptance, empathy, and ultimately equality.” WNDB advocates for “all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.” WNDB’s mission is to give children the opportunity to see themselves in more books so that they may identify with characters, feel empowered and visible, and be more interested in reading.

Volunteering, donating, or attending any of the the WNDB programs helps to spread their vision. With it being Banned Books Week, and more than half the books highlighted on the banned book’s list being “by authors of color, or contain[ing] events and issues concerning diverse communities,” it’s a good time to help a cause that combats this and brings awareness to something that encourages making different voices more accessible to readers.

Volunteer Opportunity: The Folio Show

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The Folio Show is the major national trade show for magazine publishers in the US.  There are three days of sessions in NYC on Oct. 19-21.  Professor Baron has contacted the organizers and the show has offered our students the opportunity to volunteer to assist at the show in return for the opportunity to attend some sessions at no cost. This usually involves checking ID badges at the beginning of a session.  This is a great opportunity to hear from industry leaders on many aspects of magazine publishing.

They can use a handful of students.  Students who are interested should send Professor Baron their name and email address at abaron2@pace.edu and the organizers of the conference will then contact them directly to work out the day and time they prefer to attend.

For more information, see their website.

 

 

Query Roulette Volunteer Opportunity

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On March 3rd, the WNBA is going to be holding their Query Roulette event, and they’re looking for volunteers to help with the following activities:

  • Helping with set-up
  • Checking in participants
  • Appointment “timekeeping” (letting participants know how much time they’ve left before switching to their next 10-minute appointment)
  • Overall helping with any questions, information, hosting.

The Query Roulette is going to be a great night–nearly 30 writers have registered to seek one-on-one advice from 10 literary agents.  We’re looking for a few member volunteers before and during the event. Would you like to help? This fundraiser is an ideal way to meet other members and get involved with the association.

This event will take place at the Association of American Publishers office (71 Fifth Ave @ 15th St.) from 6:30-8:45pm. Volunteers are needed between 5:45pm and 8:30pm. If you are interested for some or all of the time needed, please email me at membership@wnba-nyc.org (Subject: QR Volunteer Help).  Let me know what time you’d be available.