Nomination for Arezoo Moseni

Senior Librarian

The New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Library, The Art Collection

New York, New York


Sandra Friedberg

Brooklyn, NY


1. How long have you known the nominee and how did you come to know him or her?

About  5 years. When I first walked by the library and was attracted by an exhibition in the library windows that she had curated and went inside for more information.


2.  Please list a few ways in which the nominee has helped you and others and made your experience of the library a positive one.

Arezoo Moseni started a wonderful lecture program that was really needed in the mid-town area to help artists learn about other artists and the art business.


She was expanded the exhibition space at the library.


She has worked hard to inform artists about the resources available at the library and other places by having display tables at the lectures and by her emails.


3. How has the library, and the nominee, improved the quality of your life?

Having a chance to hear other artists discuss their work has helped me to better understand the process of art making. It has enabled me to help others express their own concepts about their art through writing. It has helped give artists a sense of community and validated their pursuit of art.


4. How does the nominee make the library a better place? Please be specific.

Arezoo  Moseni has really made the art floor a welcome place for artists and has

raised the level of  commitment the library has to artists and their concerns. The knowledge she brings to the job, her understanding of the history of art and the process of art, the interest in showing artists work, and the development of public programs that talk about contemporary issues.


5. How has the librarian made a difference in the community?

Just by expanding the art departmentŐs activities into so many new areas, exhibitions, public programs, emails notifications, and resource handouts has made a difference.

Having Arezoo Moseni as a librarian that is knowledgeable, friendly, and informed is a great resource to the public.