ACRL Arts Section Survey Invitation

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to participate in the ACRL Arts Section’s membership survey. This survey has been developed to gather information about your professional background, as well as your thoughts and opinions about potential Arts Section activities.
survey
You do not need to be a current member of the ACRL Arts Section in order to participate.  Anyone working in or possessing an interest in arts librarianship is welcome and encouraged to complete the survey.

The survey should take you no longer than ten minutes to complete, and your response will be kept anonymous.

To begin, please click on the link below:

Take the survey

Thank you in advance for participating in our survey. Your response will help Arts Section leadership evaluate and improve section services. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at the email addresses below!

Mallory Sajewski
Strategic Planning Committee chair, ACRL Arts Section
Music Librarian/Assistant Professor, Western Illinois University
ML-Sajewski@wiu.edu

Marty Miller
Membership Committee chair, ACRL Arts Section
Art & Design Librarian, Louisiana State University
martymiller@lsu.edu

Member’s Spotlight: Marty Miller

Marty Miller

Marty Miller

This month’s Member’s Spotlight features Marty Miller, Chair of the ACRL/Arts Section Membership and Outreach Committee.  She is the Art & Design Librarian at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.

Tell us what type of library do you work in?

Academic research institution

How long have you been a member of ACRL/Arts Section?

3 years

 

 

Describe your position and what you like best about it.

My position liaises with the entire College of Art and Design, which includes Studio Arts, Art History, Architecture and Interior Design, Graphic Design and Landscape Architecture.  I provide instruction and research assistance to students, either in the classroom or on a one-on-on consultation basis.  I’m currently embedded in an Interior Design survey course.  I also work with collection development, library outreach activities and special events.  The thing I like best about my position, first and foremost, is its emphasis in my particular area of expertise.  I have degrees in studio art and art history, but hadn’t been able to draw on either for a number of years.  I was a general reference librarian before I came to LSU, so having the opportunity to make use of my art background has been very satisfying.

What are you reading or what is the latest exhibition you have seen?

The most recent exhibit I attended was the juried show of local artists at the City Park Museum during Art Melt last weekend. Right now, I’m reading Jass by by David Fulmer, which is the second book in the Storyville series set in New Orleans.

Tell us about the arts related activities you are involved in outside of librarianship.

I’m an amateur photographer and experienced geocacher, so while I’m searching for caches, I document interesting examples of local architecture, folk and street art, natural beauties, etc.  I call them “Things you see while geocaching.”  I’ll be using some of the images in my upcoming poster session presentation at ARLIS/NA 2016.

Do you have a website/blog link and/or social media handles (ex. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc.) you’d like to share?

https://www.facebook.com/marty.miller.BR, my Instagram name is bengallibra

Describe your vision for ACRL/Arts Section in three words.

Fun.  Inclusive.  Growing.

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