ACRL Arts Section Blog

February 23, 2016

News from ACRL/ Arts Section chair, Kai Alexis Smith

Filed under: Announcements,Membership and Outreach,Uncategorized — Sandy @ 9:21 am

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ACRL/Arts Section members,

 

I am your new ACRL/Arts Chair. Unfortunately, chair elect Greg Hatch of the University of Utah decided to step down in early Fall 2015. With the support of the Executive Committee and ALA Liaison Megan Griffin, I am getting caught up on my new responsibilities. I am very excited to lead the section and am very happy to bring you a number of updates and developments.

 

First, we are very happy to have Sandra Gekosky from West Virginia University at Parkersburg as our new Social Media Manager. Shortly, we will have our Twitter, Facebook and blog up and running again after a long hiatus. We are also excited to have Shannon Robinson of Drexel University on the team to maintain our website presence.

 

It looks like we don’t have all our users switched over to using the ALA hosted listserv. If you are on the old one please understand we have shut that down. Privacy issues and concerns prevent us from automatically moving all subscribers from the old list to the new list, so please, subscribe to the new list as soon as possible. If you want to stay abreast of what the ACRL/Arts Section is doing please join the new listsserv here: http://lists.ala.org/sympa

 

We are looking for volunteers for the 2016- 2017 service. If you are interested or have expertise in any of the committees below, please fill out the volunteer form here: http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer

 

Open positions (select the name of the committee to learn more about it):

2017 Conference planning Committee 3 members needed

Membership and Outreach Committee 5 members needed

Strategic Planning Committee 4 members needed

Publications and Research Committee 2 members needed

 

Because many of our members often cannot attend Midwinter, there is a virtual forum webinar conducted in it’s place and provides members the opportunity to share projects around a theme. The recording of our Midwinter Virtual Webinar on Introducing the Artists’ Books Thesaurus is available here: https://youtu.be/pY7Y8WL8gi4

 

Even if you didn’t attend Midwinter, check out our Arts Guide here. The Membership and Outreach Committee works hard to assemble these guides for the membership for both the Midwinter and Annual Conferences.

 

We are always looking for ways for the membership to engage with each other and discuss topics of interest. However, there were a number of discussion groups and a committee that was recently dissolved because of inactivity. These include the Digital Technologies in the Arts Committee, Digital Arts Discussion Group, and the Film and Broadcast Studies Librarians Discussion Group. We strongly encourage discussion groups. Please feel free to contact me if you have ideas or bring them to the Executive Committee meeting at the Annual Conference in Orlando. Both the Executive Committee and I would be delighted to hear from you!

Before we know it, the Annual Conference will be here in no time. Again this year, the Section will be holding meetings at the conference. I look forward to engaging with you all then and working with you all in the coming years!

 

Kai Alexis Smith

Chair, ACRL/Arts Section

February 16, 2016

Call for proposals! 2016 Discussion Forum at the ALA Annual Conference

Filed under: ALA ANNUAL 2016,Uncategorized — Sandy @ 12:09 pm

The ACRL Arts Publications and Research Committee invites you to submit a presentation proposal for our in person Discussion Forum at this year’s ALA Annual Conference.

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 https://goo.gl/q6S0DL . The deadline for submissions is March 4, 2016. Applicants will be notified by March 16, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact Ariel Turner, ACRL Arts Publications & Research Committee Chair at aturne93@kennesaw.edu

Ariel Turner
Discovery Librarian
Art & Design and Foreign Languages Liaison
Kennesaw State University Library System
Kennesaw State University
1200 Chastain Road, Suite 209
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 470-578-6273
aturne93@kennesaw.edu

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

January 4, 2016

Just a reminder if you’re headed to Boston this weekend — checkout the Boston ArtsGuide!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sandy @ 4:09 pm

ArtsGuide: 2016 ALA Midwinter Conference – Boston: Google Map

Going to ALA Midwinter? Check out our Boston 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 all of our contributors and the ACRL Arts Publications and Research Committee!

Have a wonderful time in Boston,

Claudia Covert

editor, ArtsGuide Boston

 

 

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.
— 

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 

December 22, 2015

ArtsGuide: 2016 ALA Annual Conference – Boston

ArtsGuide: 2016 ALA Annual Conference – Boston: Google Map

Going to ALA Midwinter? Check out our Boston 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 all of our contributors and the ACRL Arts Publications and Research Committee!

Have a wonderful time in Boston,

Claudia Covert

editor, ArtsGuide Boston

November 25, 2015

ACRL Arts ArtsGuide for Boston – Call for Contributors

What are your favorite art places in Boston?  The ACRL Arts Section is seeking contributors to the Boston ArtsGuide for the upcoming 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

The ArtsGuide is a semi-annual guide. This edition will be produced in the form of customized Google Map developed by the ACRL Arts Section’s Publications & Research Committee to help ALA conference attendees find arts-related venues and events in and around host cities.

It’s a great opportunity to get involved with the ACRL Arts Section! It’s also a fun way to contribute your knowledge of the area to enhance everyone’s conference experience. Both ACRL members and non-members are welcome to contribute.

You can see previous ArtsGuides here.

Please use our online submission form: http://goo.gl/forms/lIxvkOKvzc

to add content to our sections:  Visual Arts & Museums, Architecture, Dance, Theatre, Music, Film.

Submissions are due by December 11, 2015.

Questions, please contact:

Claudia Covert ArtsGuide Editor: ccovert@risd.edu

See you in Boston!

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

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