From Art Libraries to Information Literacy:
ACRL Arts Presentations at ALA 2019

The ACRL Arts Committee is pleased to invite you to attend the following presentations at the ALA Annual in Washington D.C. on Friday, June 21, 2019, from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m at the Washington Hill — DuPont venue.

Nicole Lamoreaux
Assistant Director, Research & Instructional Services
The New School Libraries

Partnering to Produce Information Literacy Videos for Online Students
The presentation will provide art librarians a guideline when creating online information literacy sessions for students and the tools to successfully partner with your Distance Education Department. The impetus is to ensure that you are reaching all your students, both face-to-face and online, through well-produced and educational videos. I will use three examples of The New School Libraries’ experiences with creating online sessions for undergraduate and graduate courses for the Parsons School of Design. With these examples, I aim to demonstrate how to effectively put these videos together and assess how beneficial they are to the community.

Nicole LaMoreaux received her Master of Library Science degree from the University at Buffalo, SUNY and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising, Marketing, and Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), SUNY. Nicole is currently the Assistant Director of Research and Instructional Services at The New School in New York City. She was the former Reference and Instruction Librarian at LIM College and was a former Research Assistant at FIT, SUNY. She has been an active member in ALA’s New Members Round Table since 2011 and is currently the Vice President/President-Elect. She was formally the Vice Moderator and Moderator of the ARLIS-NA’s Fashion, Textile, and Costume Special Interest Group. She recently had the opportunity to combine her love of travel and librarianship during a recent trip to present on academic libraries at Chang’an University in Xi’an, China.


Thomas Canavan
Director of Programs
The Delaplaine Arts Center

700’s: The Delaplaine Arts Center’s Etchison Davis Library

The 700’s and the Dewey Decimal system for Jean Davis, a retired librarian, was “particularly obtuse” and as she designed and built our comprehensive art library, she did so with both the subject and artist in mind. The “700’s” introduces the Delaplaine’s unique and coincidental collection of more than 3,000 titles that has grown to become one of Maryland’s largest free art libraries.



Thomas Canavan was born in Washington DC and raised in Greenbelt, Maryland. He received a BA in Studio Arts from University of Maryland in College Park and an MS in Arts Administration from Boston University. Thomas and his family have recently returned to Maryland after living in Los Angeles where he oversaw the programming at the Millard Sheets Art Center located at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, CA. Thomas is now serving as The Delaplaine Arts Center’s Director of Programs and brings with him more than 15 years of experience in supporting, developing and producing art exhibitions and educational programming.