ACRL Arts Section Blog

June 13, 2012

Support Fellow Arts Members at Annual 2012!

Filed under: ALA Annual 2012,Announcements,Uncategorized — Joe Clark @ 1:17 pm

Support your fellow Arts members at Annual 2012 by attending their presentations! Below are the ones that we’ve received so far:

Maryke Barber will present the Poster Session: “From Blockbuster and Netflix to the Academic Library: Classifying Films by Genre,” Session I: Saturday, June 23, 11am-12:30pm Table 11

Scott Petersen will be screening two of his documentaries on Sunday, June 24: Scrabylon (8:00 – 9:00 a.m.), and The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz (9:00-10:00 a.m.). More information is at:

June 8, 2012

Agenda for Executive Committee/General Membership Meeting – Anaheim 2012

Here is the agenda for Anaheim and the minutes from Dallas.

Agenda and Minutes

June 5, 2012

ACRL Arts Annual Discussion Forum 2012

Filed under: ALA Annual 2012 — Joe Clark @ 3:46 pm

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.

May 16, 2012

Convenor of the Digital Arts Discussion Group

Filed under: ALA Annual 2012,Announcements — ccovert @ 10:27 am

We are looking for a convenor for the Digital Arts Discussion Group (DADG) starting at the Annual Conference.  The charge of this group is “to gather together those interested in the digital arts to discuss issues affecting both the creation and collection of the digital arts”.  If you are interested, please contact Claudia or 401-709-5908.

April 24, 2012

Arts Meetings at Anaheim (Annual 2012)

ACRL Arts – Annual – Anaheim

Saturday June 23, 2012

All Committees Meeting – ALA Scheduler

8:00 am 10:00 am Disneyland Hotel-Mark Twain

  • Conference Program Planning Committee 2013 Chicago
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Digital Technologies and the Arts Committee

Arts Discussion Forum – ALA Scheduler

10:30 am 12:00 pm Disneyland Hotel-Mark Twain

Fair Use, Intellectual Property, and New Media – ALA Scheduler

Sponsored by LES/ARTS/ACRL Copyright Committee/ACRL Scholarly Communication Committee

1:30 pm 3:30 pm Hilton Anaheim-Palos Verdes

As libraries continue to acquire digital content (books, films,  websites, and other media), they face an increasing demand both to adhere to relevant intellectual property laws, and to open up materials for teaching and research purposes.  This session will feature a panel of professors, lawyers, and librarians to discuss how librarians can assert fair use rights and understand the complex range of issues concerning intellectual property rights over new media materials.

The members of the panel are:

Sunday June 24, 2012

Executive & General Membership Meeting – ALA Scheduler

10:30 am 12:00 pm Disneyland Hotel-North Exhibit Hall Room DE

All Discussion Groups – Dance Librarians Discussion Group, Digital Arts Discussion Group, Film and Broadcast Studies Librarians Discussion Group, and proposed Theater Librarians Discussion Group – ALA Scheduler

1:30 pm 5:30 pm Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel-Trillium Room B

1:30-2:30 DLDG and FAB business meetings

2:30-3:30 Discussion of fair use and licensing issues

3:30-4:30 DADG and TLDG business meetings

4:30-5:30 open discussion of current issues in arts libraries

Moderator: Helice Koffler, Dance Librarians Discussion Group
Moderator: Kimberley Bugg, Film and Broadcast Studies Librarians Discussion Group
Moderators: Brenda Chappell-Sharpe and Susan Wiesner, Digital Arts Discussion Group
Moderator: Joe Tally, proposed Theater Librarians Discussion Group

April 17, 2012



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 Discussion Forum held on Saturday, June 23th from 10:30-12:00 noon during the Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.

  • 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.

Please email your proposals to Yvette Cortes ( The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 7. Chosen presenters will be notified shortly after.

Possible topics:

  • Research of any topic related to the arts
  • 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

Contact Yvette with any questions!

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