ACRL/Arts – Seeking Nominations for Vice Chair and Secretary for 2019 Election

The ACRL/Arts Nominating Committee invites your nominations and self-nominations of outstanding ACRL/Arts leaders to run for elected office in the 2019 elections.  We are seeking nominations for the positions of:

  • ACRL/Arts Vice Chair (to serve as Vice Chair from 2019-2020, Chair from 2020 -2021, and Past Chair from 2021-2022)
  • ACRL/Arts Secretary (serves a 2 year term from 2019-2021)

Descriptions of the positions can be found in the ACRL/Arts Governance Procedures and Arts Section Bylaws.  More information can also be found below:


Advising Resources for Potential Nominees

Prospective candidates may have questions about the responsibilities of section officers. Candidates may find it helpful to review Chapter 4: Communities of Practice in the ACRL Guide to Policies & Procedures, which includes details on the duties of section leaders,

Please advise vice-chair candidates that they will be expected to represent the section at ACRL leadership meetings, including Leadership Council (1:00 – 4:00 p.m., June 22, 2019) at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC. They will continue to represent the section at leadership sessions at the Midwinter and Annual conferences during their term as vice-chair and chair. Please be sure that candidates for other offices are aware of the duties and responsibilities as articulated in your section governance procedures.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for consideration by the committee, please email me at:  by Friday, August 31, 2018.  Nominations are confidential and you do not need to be sure that the person you are nominating will agree to run; the committee will approach selected candidates to inquire about their willingness to run.


NOTE: Only two candidates can run for each office, so the Nominating Committee will make final decisions on candidates after confirming willingness to serve. Others not confirmed for ballot will be encouraged to run next year.

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

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.