Conferences & Events 2010

Boston, MA  – Midwinter 2010
Midwinter Discussion Forum
Saturday, January, 16, 2010
1:00pm – 2:00pm (EST)

Rachel Clarke will talk about cataloging for arts and design school libraries. Download her handout (PDF). Marie Botkin will talk about Medieval manuscript illuminations and their significance to fashion changes. Download her presentation (PDF). This session is organized Ngoc-Yen Tran, Chair of the ACRL Arts Research and Publications Committee (2008-2011).


Washington, DC – Annual 2010
Annual Discussion Forum
Saturday, June 26, 2010
10:30am12:00pm (EST)

Stacy B. Brinkman, the Art and Architecture Librarian and Asian Studies Librarian from Miami University will talk about how to reach out to studio art and architecture students in terms of information literacy. She will present two studio projects that integrate concepts of information literacy into the design process: a site-specific installation project in an upper-division undergraduate sculpture class, and a public concept-mapping exercise called “graffiti boarding” used in a graduate architecture studio.

Amelia Nelson, the Library Director at Delaware College of Art & Design will take us on the evolutionary journey of the Delaware College of Art & Design’s library blog.  Her presentation focuses on a unique aspect of blog content and could further discussion about the role a blog can play in the connection between resources, students, and faculty.

Eamon Tewell, the Senior Library Assistant at Moore College of Art & Design will discuss a study he conducted on video tutorials in academic art libraries.  His research indicated that academic art libraries recognized the need to provide online instruction with nearly half of 290 institutions providing video tutorials.  Even so, he recommends that tutorials be more diverse in topics and use a wider variety of recording methods, in order to focus on providing more engaging content.

Organized Ngoc-Yen Tran, Chair of the ACRL Arts Research and Publications Committee (2008-2011).

How We Memorialize: The Art and Politics of Public Memorialization
Sunday, June 27, 2010
1:30pm – 3:30 pm (EST)

The ACRL Arts Section program will examine emotional, spiritual and intellectual responses to public memorials and consider political issues involved in their creation.  In addition, the program will examine, within the context of the nature of the public memorial, how the act of memorializing is evolving.  What is the definition of a memorial?  Is this definition being recast in light of virtual or transitory memorials?  How does one document and “preserve” memorials that are not physical or permanent?

Moderators:  Eric A. Kidwell, Huntingdon College, Director of the Library and Professor; Shannon Van Kirk, Blue Mountain Community College, Director of the Library.

Speakers:  Davis Buckley, FAIA, Davis Buckley Architects and Planners, President; Kirk Savage, University of Pittsburgh, Professor, History of Art and Architecture.

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