WHAT: Tour of LA84’s library and archives.
WHEN: 21 November 2011 at 2:00 pm
WHERE: 2141 W. Adams Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90018
Are you interested in sports? The tour of LA84’s library will be perfect for you! The director is going to give us a presentation of what they do, as well as a tour of the library and archive. This is a great opportunity to learn more about digital libraries and working in a niche area.
From the LA84 website:
Mission: Life Ready Through Sport
The LA84 Foundation is endowed with surplus funds from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Our mission is to serve youth through sport and to increase knowledge of sport and its impact on people’s lives. The LA84 Foundation supports a wide array of youth sports programming. We award grants to youth sports organizations within the eight southernmost counties of California. We also conduct our own youth sports and coaching education programs, a number of which have become models for similar programs nationwide.
The LA84 Foundation operates the largest sports research library in North America, the Paul Ziffren Sports Resource Center. It is a state-of-the-art research facility and learning center dedicated to the advancement of sports knowledge and scholarship. The Foundation also maintains a sizable collection of historic sport art and artifacts much of which was inherited from the former Helms Athletic Foundation Sports Halls of Fame.
The LA84 Foundation is a private nonprofit institution. The Foundation has committed more than $197 million to accomplish its mission since 1985. To date, more than two million boys and girls, and more than 1,000 youth sports organizations throughout Southern California have benefited from the endowment. They will be joined by many more in the years ahead.
It’s a great way to kick off a holiday week. Spacing is limited, so if you’re interested, please e-mail Megan Gawlik (megan.gawlik[at]gmail.com) and let us know!
Also, please note: free parking is available in their lot, with additional parking on the street.