ACRL Arts Section Blog

June 18, 2015

ArtsGuide: 2015 ALA Annual Conference – San Francisco

ArtsGuide: 2015 ALA Annual Conference – San Francisco: Google Map

Going to ALA Annual? Check out our San Francisco ArtsGuide! It is a Google map accessible via both mobile devices and desktops, so you can have the info on the go. Each genre of art has its own layer, so you can choose to display whichever landmarks you’re most interested in seeing.

Plan on taking pictures of the arts/performances you attend during the conference? Share your photos via our Facebook page or tweet about it using the #ArtsSection hashtag.

Special thanks to contributors Eric Kidwell and Jacalyn Bryan, as well as Claudia Covert and the rest of the ACRL Arts Publications and Research Committee!

Have a wonderful time in San Francisco,

Ariel Turner

editor, ArtsGuide San Francisco

 

June 16, 2015

ACRL Arts Discussion Forum at ALA San Francisco

Going to ALA Annual? Please join us for ACRL Arts Discussion Forum on Saturday, June 27 from 10:30-11:30am at Hilton San Francisco Union Square Continental 6

Our presentations are:

Engaging Design: Visually Aesthetic Learning Design
Seth Porter
Instruction and Reference Librarian
The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Visually aesthetic design is an important part of the human experience. Colors, design and other aesthetics have a marked impact on behavior and emotion. Through the presentation the I will make the argument that visually aesthetic design in information literacy and other learning opportunities is a key tool for instructional designers and instructional librarians.

Teaching Information Literacy Skills Using Creative Play: The Rutgers Art Library Lego Playing Station
Megan Lotts
Art Librarian
Rutgers, the State University of NJ

In September of 2014 the Rutgers University Art Library implemented a Lego® playing station to help stimulate creativity and innovation within the library, as well as a new way to connect with Design students. The author will discuss a collaborative project with 100 freshmen from the Department of Landscape Architecture who experienced the Lego Playing Station as a means to stretch their design skills and to learn more about the libraries and Information Literacy. This presentation will be based off my research and a paper given at ACRL:
Lego® Play: Implementing a Culture of Creativity & Making in the Academic Library.

Fostering Visual Literacy through Project-Based Learning, Online Student Engagement, and Social Media Tools
Melissa Del Castillo
Virtual Learning & Outreach Librarian and Art, Art History, & Architecture Liaison
Florida International University

This presentation will chronicle early stage involvement of an embedded librarian in an introductory online art course as well as detail future goals for the collaboration. The existing librarian-faculty partnership seeks to realize the ACRL Frameworks and Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education through the creation and execution of engaging assignments via the use of social media.

Moderator:
Claudia Covert
Special Collections Librarian
RISD

May 18, 2015

Call for: film studies peer-reviewers for Resources for College Libraries (RCL)

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Resources for College Libraries (RCL) invites librarians with collection development experience in **Film Studies** to serve as peer reviewers. RCL is an online database recommending over 85,000 essential titles across 61 subjects for academic libraries and is copublished by the Association of College & Research Libraries’ CHOICE together with ProQuest.

Referees will be responsible for comprehensively evaluating the RCL subject’s core bibliographic selections, along with its taxonomic organization. This is a one-time professional service opportunity and all referee work is scheduled for completion by August 15, 2015. Previous referees have called reviewing for RCL “a rewarding experience” and “a very good collection development exercise.” For more information or to volunteer as a reviewer, contact Anne Doherty (adoherty@ala-choice.org), RCL Project Editor. Learn more about RCL at http://rclinfo.net or http://rclweb.net.

May 17, 2015

CALL FOR PRESENTERS: ACRL ARTS Section’s Annual Discussion Forum in San Francisco

The ACRL Arts section invites you to submit a presentation proposal for our in person Discussion Forum to be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 10:30am.

Presentations can be on any topic pertaining to the arts or design. It can be a project that you are currently working on or research you are engaged in. There is no requirement for presenters to be Arts Section members to participate. Students are also encouraged to make a submission. Each presentation will be 15-20 minutes with a short Q&A after.

Proposals should include presenter name, position, and institution as well as a presentation title and a short abstract. Please submit your proposals at http://goo.gl/forms/yeqP2vgVpA. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, June 8. Chosen presenters will be notified on June 10.

Any questions, please contact Claudia Covert, ACRL Arts Publications & Research Committee Chair at ccovert@risd.edu.

March 23, 2015

Portland ArtsGuide

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccovert @ 11:16 am

ArtsGuide: ACRL Conference – Portland Google map

Going to ACRL? Check out our Portland ArtsGuide! It is a Google map that you can save to “My Maps” so you have the info on the go.

Plan on taking pictures of the arts/performances you attend during the conference? Share your photos via our Facebook page or tweet about using #ArtsSection hashtag.

A BIG thank you to our Portland ArtsGuide editors: Jennifer Cox & Bronwyn Dorhofer!

January 21, 2015

ACRL Art Virtual Midwinter Discussion Forum

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccovert @ 10:39 pm

Please join us for the ACRL Art Virtual Midwinter Discussion Forum on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 11 am PST, 2 pm EST. Details to connect coming soon.

Our exciting discussions are:

Using Artists Books to Turn Collection Development Appointments into Transforming Encounters for Wider Audiences

Sha Towers
Director of Liaison Services / Art Liaison Librarian
Baylor University

Optimizing Collections Care: Configuring Strategies and Options for Unusual Art Library Collections

Elizabeth Morris
Assistant Librarian
Yale Center for British Art Reference Library and Archives

Chicago ArtsGuide

Filed under: Publications and Research — ccovert @ 10:05 pm

Going to Midwinter? Check out the ArtsGuide for Chicago. Our Chicago ArtsGuide is a mobile google map that you can save to “my maps”.

ArtsGuides are created for every ALA and ACRL conference to provide attendees with cultural attractions and events of the host city.

A big THANK YOU to the ACRL Arts Publication and Research Committee and volunteers for putting this resource together:

Melanie Emerson, Editor
Jacalyn Bryan
Anne Danberg
Bridget O’Donnell
Shannon Marie Robinson
Ariel Turner

November 17, 2014

CALL FOR PRESENTERS: ACRL ARTS Section’s Discussion Forum at ALA Midwinter in Chicago

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Are you doing research in the arts that you would like to share with fellow librarians?

Is there something you’re doing at your library dealing with the arts that you think others should know about?

If so, the ACRL Arts section invites you to submit a presentation proposal for our in virtual Discussion Forum to be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11am PST, 2pm EST.

Presentations can be on any topic pertaining to the arts or design (see list of possible topics below). It can be a project that you are currently working on or research you are engaged in. There is no requirement for presenters to be Arts Section members to participate. Students are also encouraged to make a submission. Each presentation will be 15-20 minutes with a short Q&A after.

Proposals should include presenter name, position, and institution as well as a presentation title and a short abstract. Please submit your proposals at http://goo.gl/forms/hCBLfcThlY. The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 15. Chosen presenters will be notified shortly after.

Possible topics:
Innovations in providing/accessing art publications
Use of audio-video/tutorials/mobile media in arts libraries
Copyright and fair use in the arts environment
Developments in the display and/or preservation of arts materials
Innovative information literacy or visual literacy techniques with arts students
Emerging technologies in arts libraries
Inventive collection management and development in the arts
Strategies for reaching out to arts users (students and faculty)
Copyright and fair use in the arts environment
Evaluating the needs of arts users
Use of images in information literacy instruction
Creative physical or online/virtual exhibits

If you have questions, please contact me.


Claudia T. Covert, ccovert@risd.edu
ACRL Arts Publications and Research Committee Chair 2013-2015

August 12, 2014

ABT Archives at LoC

Just announced a few days ago that the American Theatre Ballet’s archives have been acquired by the Library of Congress, with a special 75th anniversary exhibition to open this Thursday. Also timed perfectly with the Society of American Archivists annual meeting, which started this week in Washington, D.C.

June 26, 2014

Dance Librarians Discussion Group Meeting on Sunday, June 29

Filed under: Uncategorized — Helice @ 2:13 pm

 

 Josephine Spinedi costume design drawing of gold jeweled showgirl costume with headpiece and gold bands, circa 1965-75


Josephine Spinedi costume design drawing of gold jeweled showgirl costume with headpiece and gold bands, circa 1965-75; image credit: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries

 

The Dance Librarians Discussion Group will be meeting at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N234 on June 29th from 4:30-5:30 pm.

Our special guests will be: Su Kim Chung, Head, UNLV Special Collections Public Services, who will speak about their dance collections, including material used in the Showgirls digital collection, and Nancy Hardy, a former dancer on the Strip, who appeared in in Les Folies Bergere, Lido de Paris, and Jubilee!.

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