2018 ALA Annual – New Orelans, LA

Join us at the ACRL Arts Discussion Forum at ALA Annual in New Orleans
Saturday, June 23, 10:30 am- 11:30 am
Morial Convention center, Room 222
Select the event at the ALA Conference schedule https://www.eventscribe.com/2018/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=380770

This year’s forum features the following presentations:

Ellen Filgo, Assistant Director of Research and Engagement, Baylor University Libraries
Reframing Pinterest: Information Literacy for Interior Design Students
This session presents a program of information literacy for interior design students at Baylor University, specifically how over a few years, and several assignment iterations, we moved from a more traditional one-shot library instruction session to a creative ACRL Framework-inspired assignment using Pinterest as the medium for the students’ professionally relevant research project. The outcome of our instruction relied on flexible assignment planning, collaboration as faculty and librarians changed roles, and a focus on information literacy skills needed by professional designers.

Mary Miller, Art and Design Librarian, Louisiana University
Picturing EducationHistorical Images in the Classroom, in the Field and around Campus in the LSU University Archives Photographs Collection
This presentation will discuss the use of historical photographs in Louisiana State University Archives Photographs Collection in photography and art history courses. The primary focus will be on examples of posed and candid photographs of LSU students engaging in study and extra-curricular activities in a variety of disciplines, both in the classroom and out of doors. These images provide unique instruction opportunities for discussion of historical perspective, evolution of photographic techniques and the issues of art vs documentation. Students can trace the historical differences in publicizing the University by comparing the Archives’ images with more contemporary promotional photographs.

Dana Statton, Research and Instruction Librarian, Murray State University
Picturing New Orleans: Collective Memory, Images, and Visual Thinking
New Orleans has always been a city filled with a mix of cultures, creating a vibrant art community and subsequent detailed visual historical record throughout its 300 year history. This program will explore, from the French and Spanish influences to Mardi Gras and Hurricane Katrina, from well-known and less-known artists, how New Orleans was and is represented through images. In this program we will rediscover New Orleans, exploring how images have contributed to the formation of New Orleans’ image and informed our own conception of the city and its place in the South.

About the presenters
Photo of Ellen FilgoEllen Filgo is the Assistant Director of Research and Engagement for the Baylor University Libraries. In her role she supervises the team of public services staff, coordinates departmental statistics, and assists in managing the daily operations of the department. She also serves as the liaison librarian to four academic departments. Recently, she has been researching the social and informal ways that librarians engage with faculty, as well as being interested in understanding what makes librarian-faculty collaborations successful. She received her MSLS from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2007.

Marty Miller is the Art and Design Librarian at LSU’s Troy H. Middleton Library. She is the liaison for the College of Art and Design, which includes the Schools of Art, Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture. Her current areas of research include visual literacy, historical photography, and the political cartoonist, Louis Raemaekers. She was recently awarded the Louisiana Libraries Article of the Year for 2018, with her co-author Andrea Hebert, Human Sciences, Education, and Distance Learning Librarian. She is also been awarded a library grant from the Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies.

Photo of Dana StattonDana Statton is a research and instruction librarian at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky where she also serves as a liaison to the College of Business. She holds a MLIS, MA in Art History, and MFA in Studio Art from Louisiana State University and a BA in Journalism from Washington and Lee University. Her research interests include visual literacy, news literacy, and assessment.