ACRL Arts Section Blog

January 11, 2016

ACRL Arts Virtual Midwinter Discussion Forum Recording Now Available!

Filed under: Virtual Midwinter — Sandy @ 10:01 am

Hello ACRL Arts Members!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Virtual Midwinter Discussion Forum on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. A recording is now available at the following link for anyone who could not attend:

https://youtu.be/pY7Y8WL8gi4

Many thanks again to our wonderful presenters — Allison Jai O’Dell, Nell Chenault, Steve Burton and Carey Huddlestun!

ACRL Arts Virtual Midwinter Discussion Forum – January 6, 2016 at 1PM CST
Introducing the Artists’ Books Thesaurus
Presenter: Allison Jai O’Dell, Metadata Librarian, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries

Summary: The Artists’ Books Thesaurus is a project spearheaded by a working group of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Book Art Special Interest Group (SIG). It will offer a much-needed vocabulary for indexing artists’ books and their features, ultimately leading to enhanced discovery and cross-collection collocation of artists’ books. The first release–published as both a human-readable, illustrated, browsable, and searchable interface and in Linked Data formats–is ready for review at: http://tinyurl.com/abthes. This presentation will provide an overview of the Thesaurus and its functionality, as well as a history of the working group’s procedures, methods, and discoveries. Library and museum professionals will learn how to apply the Thesaurus to describe and access their collections. Ontology and thesaurus designers will learn how the group used visual content to overcome challenges in knowledge representation. Researchers and artists will learn how to engage with and contribute to the Thesaurus through their work and social media. Initial adoption of the Thesaurus will be voted on at the Book Art SIG meeting at the upcoming ARLIS/NA and VRA joint conference, “Natural Connections,” March 8-12, 2016, Seattle, Washington. This presentation gives the ACRL Arts community a sneak preview of the new Artists’ Books Thesaurus
Commonwealth of Fine Art Video
Presenter: Nell Chenault, Film and Performing Arts Research Librarian, VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University
Summary: Virtual Library of Virginia  has a project reviewing video and DVD holdings of eight doctoral institutions across the Commonwealth of Virginia. This presentation will focus on what this has uncovered about art education film holdings and use trends among these collections, as well as how this can help inform collection decisions for these collections and future media purchases for VCU.
The Library Down the Hall
Presenters: Steve Burton, Arts Librarian and Carey Huddlestun, Librarian Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University Library System
Summary: In this virtual discussion forum participants will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of having a subject specific library in close physical proximity to the college and departments it serves. The Performing Arts Library (PAL) at Kennesaw State University is a small, 700 square foot, one room library. Though funded and operated by the University Library System, the PAL is physically separate from the main library and housed in the institution’s College of the Arts (COTA). The PAL contains COTA subject specific material, e.g., play scripts, music scores, study scores, and chamber music. In addition, the PAL is staffed by librarians with performing arts degrees and experience and by student assistants who are performing arts majors. After a brief summary of the history of the PAL, this session will present how such close physical proximity between library and college effects liaison relationships, reference service, technical service, and collection development. The various advantages and disadvantages of such physical proximity will be presented and discussed.

Ariel Turner
ACRL Arts Publications and Research Committee Chair 2015-2017

January 5, 2016

Just a friendly reminder — join us tomorrow for our Midwinter Discussion Forum!

Filed under: Virtual Midwinter — Sandy @ 12:12 pm

Hello ACRL Arts Members!

Please join us for the ACRL Arts Virtual Midwinter Discussion Forum on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at 11 AM PST / 1 PM CST / 2 PM EST.

REGISTER TODAY: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e85d56366ac4981e4abafec1245a28b45

Our exciting discussions are:

Introducing the Artists’ Books Thesaurus
Presenter: Allison Jai O’Dell, Metadata Librarian, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries

Summary: The Artists’ Books Thesaurus is a project spearheaded by a working group of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Book Art Special Interest Group (SIG). It will offer a much-needed vocabulary for indexing artists’ books and their features, ultimately leading to enhanced discovery and cross-collection collocation of artists’ books. The first release–published as both a human-readable, illustrated, browsable, and searchable interface and in Linked Data formats–is ready for review at: http://tinyurl.com/abthes. This presentation will provide an overview of the Thesaurus and its functionality, as well as a history of the working group’s procedures, methods, and discoveries. Library and museum professionals will learn how to apply the Thesaurus to describe and access their collections. Ontology and thesaurus designers will learn how the group used visual content to overcome challenges in knowledge representation. Researchers and artists will learn how to engage with and contribute to the Thesaurus through their work and social media. Initial adoption of the Thesaurus will be voted on at the Book Art SIG meeting at the upcoming ARLIS/NA and VRA joint conference, “Natural Connections,” March 8-12, 2016, Seattle, Washington. This presentation gives the ACRL Arts community a sneak preview of the new Artists’ Books Thesaurus

Commonwealth of Fine Art Video
Presenter: Nell Chenault, Film and Performing Arts Research Librarian, VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University

Summary: Virtual Library of Virginia  has a project reviewing video and DVD holdings of eight doctoral institutions across the Commonwealth of Virginia. This presentation will focus on what this has uncovered about art education film holdings and use trends among these collections, as well as how this can help inform collection decisions for these collections and future media purchases for VCU.

The Library Down the Hall
Presenters: Steve Burton, Arts Librarian and Carey Huddlestun, Librarian Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University Library System

Summary: In this virtual discussion forum participants will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of having a subject specific library in close physical proximity to the college and departments it serves. The Performing Arts Library (PAL) at Kennesaw State University is a small, 700 square foot, one room library. Though funded and operated by the University Library System, the PAL is physically separate from the main library and housed in the institution’s College of the Arts (COTA). The PAL contains COTA subject specific material, e.g., play scripts, music scores, study scores, and chamber music. In addition, the PAL is staffed by librarians with performing arts degrees and experience and by student assistants who are performing arts majors. After a brief summary of the history of the PAL, this session will present how such close physical proximity between library and college effects liaison relationships, reference service, technical service, and collection development. The various advantages and disadvantages of such physical proximity will be presented and discussed.

Ariel Turner
ACRL Arts Publications and Research Committee Chair 2015-2017

December 29, 2015

Save the Date: ACRL Arts Virtual Midwinter Discussion Forum

Filed under: Announcements,Virtual Midwinter — Sandy @ 3:39 pm

Hello ACRL Arts Members!

Please join us for the ACRL Arts Virtual Midwinter Discussion Forum on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at 11 AM PST / 1 PM CST / 2 PM EST.  Details to connect coming soon. 

Our exciting discussions are: 

Introducing the Artists’ Books Thesaurus 

Presenter: Allison Jai O’Dell, Metadata Librarian, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries 

Summary: The Artists’ Books Thesaurus is a project spearheaded by a working group of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Book Art Special Interest Group (SIG). It will offer a much-needed vocabulary for indexing artists’ books and their features, ultimately leading to enhanced discovery and cross-collection collocation of artists’ books. The first release–published as both a human-readable, illustrated, browsable, and searchable interface and in Linked Data formats–is ready for review at: http://tinyurl.com/abthes. This presentation will provide an overview of the Thesaurus and its functionality, as well as a history of the working group’s procedures, methods, and discoveries. Library and museum professionals will learn how to apply the Thesaurus to describe and access their collections. Ontology and thesaurus designers will learn how the group used visual content to overcome challenges in knowledge representation. Researchers and artists will learn how to engage with and contribute to the Thesaurus through their work and social media. Initial adoption of the Thesaurus will be voted on at the Book Art SIG meeting at the upcoming ARLIS/NA and VRA joint conference, “Natural Connections,” March 8-12, 2016, Seattle, Washington. This presentation gives the ACRL Arts community a sneak preview of the new Artists’ Books Thesaurus

Commonwealth of Fine Art Video 

Presenter: Nell Chenault, Film and Performing Arts Research Librarian, VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University 

Summary: Virtual Library of Virginia has a project reviewing video and DVD holdings of eight doctoral institutions across the Commonwealth of Virginia. This presentation will focus on what this has uncovered about art education film holdings and use trends among these collections, as well as how this can help inform collection decisions for these collections and future media purchases for VCU.

The Library Down the Hall 

Presenters: Steve Burton, Arts Librarian and Carey Huddlestun, Librarian Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University Library System 

Summary: In this virtual discussion forum participants will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of having a subject specific library in close physical proximity to the college and departments it serves. The Performing Arts Library (PAL) at Kennesaw State University is a small, 700 square foot, one room library. Though funded and operated by the University Library System, the PAL is physically separate from the main library and housed in the institution’s College of the Arts (COTA). The PAL contains COTA subject specific material, e.g., play scripts, music scores, study scores, and chamber music. In addition, the PAL is staffed by librarians with performing arts degrees and experience and by student assistants who are performing arts majors. After a brief summary of the history of the PAL, this session will present how such close physical proximity between library and college effects liaison relationships, reference service, technical service, and collection development. The various advantages and disadvantages of such physical proximity will be presented and discussed.
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Ariel Turner

ACRL Arts Publications and Research Committee Chair 2015-2017 
Ariel Turner 

Discovery Librarian 

Art & Design and Foreign Languages Liaison 

Kennesaw State University 

1200 Chastain Road, Suite 209

Kennesaw, GA 30144 

Phone: 470-578-6273 

aturne93@kennesaw.edu 

January 18, 2012

ACRL Arts Section Executive Committee/General Membership Midwinter 2012 Virtual Meeting

Filed under: ALA Midwinter 2012,Executive Committee,Virtual Midwinter — ccovert @ 12:26 pm

Our Virtual General Membership Meeting is one week away.  Join us!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 1-3pm EST

https://ala.ilinc.com/join/zwkfmzh

Dial-In: (605) 475-4700

Passcode: 776877#

Agenda

January 11, 2012

ACRL Arts Midwinter 2012 Virtual Discussion Forum

Filed under: ALA Midwinter 2012,Announcements,Virtual Midwinter — Joe Clark @ 12:34 pm

The Status of the Art Librarian Workforce: A Survey of Professional Backgrounds and Career Choices

Speaker: Eamon Tewell, Reference Librarian, Sarah Lawrence College

Is there such thing as a ‘typical’ career path for art librarians? What common threads beyond workplace setting unite art librarians as a distinct profession? This presentation discusses the results of an international survey of art library workers, including: motivation for selecting the profession, educational background, current employment, and professional experiences. Reviewing the preparation and job experiences of other practitioners in art librarianship allows us all to benefit from a deeper knowledge of the current state of the profession.

How to join the discussion:

Go to the iLinc session page here: https://ala.ilinc.com/join/hpzkfsm
The session is scheduled to start at 01/18/2012 01:00 PM (Central Time). Attendees may join the session up to 20 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Questions?  Contact Yvette Cortes (ycortes@skidmore.edu), Chair of the ACRL Arts Research and Publications Committee

January 5, 2012

Dance Librarians Discussion Group Virtual Meeting: January 12

Please join the Dance Librarians Discussion Group for our bonus virtual meeting on January 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST.  Our special guest will be author, Stephen Manes, whose recent book, Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear: Inside the Land of Ballet, provides backstage access to a major American ballet company, the Pacific Northwest Ballet.  Manes followed the company closely for over one year, documenting the 2007-2008 season and its aftermath in extraordinary detail.

You do not need to be a member of the American Library Association to participate in this chat, but you must register as a user at the ALA Connect site and sign up for the Dance Librarians Discussion Group community page.

Stephen Manes has written more than thirty books and hundreds of articles in a long career of making arcane worlds accessible to the uninitiated.  His columns on personal technology have appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, PC World, PC Magazine, and other publications.  Manes also was a creator and co-host of the weekly public television series “Digital Duo.”  His books include the biography, Gates: How Microsoft’s Mogul Reinvented an Industry—and Made Himself the Richest Man in America (1994).  Manes is also well known for his works for children and young adults, including: Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! (1996) and its sequel, Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday (1996).

December 14, 2011

Save the date – ACRL Arts Executive & General Membership Meeting

Filed under: Announcements,Virtual Midwinter — ccovert @ 2:43 pm
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Please save the date for our virtual Executive & General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, January 25, 1pm EST.  More details coming soon.  Please send agenda items to Claudia Covert ccovert@risd.edu by January 4, 2012.

January 5, 2011

Please Review the Annual 2010 Meeting Minutes

Please review this draft of the minutes from our annual 2010 meeting in preparation for the virtual Executive/Membership Meeting Wednesday, January 12th at 1:00pm EST.

Please feel free to leave a comment.

November 18, 2010

Call for *virtual* Discussion Forum presenters at Midwinter 2011

SHARE YOUR PROJECTS OR RESEARCH
BY PRESENTING VIRTUALLY FOR MIDWINTER 2011!

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
11AM-12noon PST/12-1PM MST/1-2PM CST/2-3PM EST

Are you interested in presenting at Midwinter but won’t be able to make it to sunny San Diego?  Sharing your experiences with fellow members in the Arts Section’s *virtual* Discussion Forum is a great way to participate!

  • 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 register for Midwinter nor do presenters need to be Arts Section members to participate.  Everyone is welcome!
  • Presenters need to be available on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 2-3PM EST.  Each presentation will be 10-15 minutes with a short Q&A after.


Email your proposals to me Yen Tran (nttran@callutheran.edu).  The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 3rd. Chosen presenters will be notified shortly after. If you have questions, please contact me. Thank you!

Yen Tran
Chair, ACRL Arts Section Publications & Research Committee
805-493-3092 | nttran@callutheran.edu

“There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge. ”
~ Nietzsche

September 22, 2010

Midwinter Meetings 2011

The Dance Librarians Discussion Group and the Strategic Planning Committee will be meeting face to face at Midwinter.  All other meetings will be held virtually including the Executive/General Membership meeting. Tentative date and time for the Exec/Gen Mem  meeting is Wednesday, January 12 at 1pm EST.

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