ACRL Arts Annual Discussion Forum
Saturday, June 23th, 2012 from 10:30-12:00
Disneyland Hotel, Mark Twain Room
The Sand Got Where? Our Journey to Create Library Partnerships
Speakers: Alessia Zanin-Yost, Research & Instruction/Liaison for the Visuals & Performing Arts, Western Carolina University and Serenity Richards, Director of the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library
The presenters will talk about how the art exhibits at their libraries have acted as a new venue to support faculty teaching, student learning and campus/community partnership. The discussion will focus on how to foster collaborations with faculty and community groups, the importance of developing guidelines, strategies for promoting the use of exhibits, and how to obtain support from the library administration.
On My Own Time: A Community Arts Program in Central New York
Speaker: Tina Chan, Reference & Instruction Librarian, State University of New York at Oswego
On My Own Time is an event that celebrates the creative talent of faculty and staff who are visual artists “on their own time.” On My Own Time is a community arts program for Central New York’s businesses and organizations to promote an appreciation of the arts and to recognize workforce creativity. SUNY Oswego participated in On My Own Time to recognize employees’ individual artistic talents and to foster imagination and creativity among employees. The coordinators of this event are Penfield Library’s art librarian and Tyler Art Gallery’s assistant director. Faculty and staff submitted their artwork that was displayed in the library. During this time, a panel of volunteer judges professionally involved in the arts adjudicated this in-house exhibit, with selected pieces to be included in the Everson Museum of Art.