Dance Librarians Discussion Group at ALA Midwinter 2011
San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina, Point Loma Room
Saturday, January 8, 2011
1:30 pm- 3:30 pm
Welcome and introductions
Discussion topics continued from last meeting:
- Next steps regarding the recruitment of new professionals. Ideas proposed so far have included: Surveying which library schools, if any, offer entire courses on performing arts librarianship or as a component in existing classes, such as a special libraries overview; development of fact sheet for dance students in academic programs and dance schools, as well apprentices and professionals in dance companies with career transition programs.
- Outlets for reviews of books and media. Seek better representation for dance material in library literature – a review essay in Choice or C&RL News? Should we begin bestowing our own DLDG “best of” awards?
New discussion topic: Ballet in popular culture
- Ballet rarely registers in the mainstream media, but it is resurfacing in a big way as 2010 winds down. If there’s time, be prepared to dish about the well-reviewed Apollo’s Angels and the soon-to-be-released Black Swan.