Conferences & Events 2000 – 2005

Chicago, IL – Annual 2005
Chicago Blues : From the Delta to the World
Sunday, June 26, 2005
1:30pm – 3:30pm (Central)
Co-sponsored with ACRL’s African American Studies Librarians Section

An exploration of the Chicago Blues, from their origin in the Delta, migration north to Chicago, musical evolution, preservation and publication of the genre, and influence on contemporary music. Scholarship on the history of the art form, its influence on life and culture, and the dissemination of research will be reviewed.

Speakers: Sterling Plumpp, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago; Fruteland Jackson, blues musician and “Blues in the Schools” creator; Suzanne Flandreau, Librarian and Archivist, Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College Chicago; Andrew Leach, Assistant Librarian and Archivist, Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College Chicago.


Orlando, FL – Annual 2004
Drawing on Fantasy: Services and Collections for Animation
Saturday, June 26, 2004
1:30pm – 3:30pm (Eastern)

By drawing together a diverse panel of librarians, educators, and professionals directly involved in the animation industry, this program emphasizes the importance of building partnerships and creating unique, multi-media collections in an increasingly interdisciplinary and technological field.

Speakers: Carolyn McClendon, Animation Librarian, Walt Disney World, Orlando; Barbara Rainey, Director of Library Services, Full Sail Real World Education, Winter Park; Kathleen List, Director of Library Services, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota; Tony Stanley, Animator, Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida

Moderator: Madeleine M. Nichols, Dance Division; The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Handout:   Collections and Services for Animation Students  [PDF] by Kathleen List


Toronto, ON – Annual 2003
Declaration of the Independents: Canadian Filmmakers & the Creative Process
Saturday, June 22, 2003
1:30pm – 3:30pm (Eastern)
Co-sponsored with ALA’s Video Round Table

In the shadow of American cultural dominance, Canada is home of a truly marginalized cinema. Even in Canadian movie theaters, Canadian features are treated as foreign films. When or even if they appear on the Canadian big screen, it is usually at the art house cinema and typically for short runs. In spite of this, the Canadian government supports the film industry and grants funding for features and documentaries. A panel of Canadian directors will join us to discuss their experience of making films, both feature films and documentaries, in Canada, and their thoughts on the notion of a national cinema.

Speakers: Patricia Rozema (I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing, When Night is Falling, and Mansfield Park); Deepa Mehta (Bollywood/Hollywood); and documentarian Karen Shopsowitz (My Father’s Camera).

Canadian Theatre Record – Digitizing Cultural Resources & Creating a Portal
Saturday, June 22, 2003
1:30pm – 3:30pm (Eastern)
An ACRL/LITA Technology in the Arts Program

The Canadian Theatre Record is a multi-institutional collaborative project to digitize cultural resources from Canadian theatre productions and develop e-learning materials. The session will include a overview of the collection, as well as technical and collaborative issues and challenges. Project Planning; metadata cataloging; copyright clearance; digital scanning and OCR; file compression and use of MrSID; database and content management; bilingual portal development; workflow; and collaborative partnerships will be presented. Q and A and discussion to follow talk.


Atlanta, GA – Annual 2002
The Documents of Sept. 11 and the Search for Stable Ground
Sunday, June 16, 2002
10:30am – 12:00 pm (Eastern)

Speakers: David M. Levy, The Information School, University of Washington.

Artists Books: Creating, Publishing & Collecting
Saturday, June 15, 2002
1:30pm – 3:30pm (Eastern)

Hear about the evolution of the artist’s book from creation to production to acquisition. Focus on each aspect of the process and hear from individuals directly involved. Presentation followed by tours of the Atlanta College of Art Library artists’ book collection and Nexus Press.

Speakers: Johanna Drucker, Robertson Professor of Media Studies and Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Media Studies, University of Virginia; Brad Freeman, Director of Production, Nexus Press, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, and Editor, Journal of Artists Books (JAB); Arthur H. Jaffe, private collector; James A. Findlay, Librarian/Curator, Biennes Center for the Literary Arts, Broward County Main Library; Moira Steven, Library Director, Atlanta College of Art Library.


San Francisco, CA – Annual 2001
The Beat Generation: Collaboration & Community
Saturday, June 16, 2001
2:00pm – 4:00pm (Pacific)
Co-sponsored with Literatures in English Section

Speakers: Ann Charters, Bill Morgan, Janice Ross, Diane di Prima, Michael McClure, Lawrence Ferlinghetti.


Chicago, IL – Annual 2000
Visual Literacy: What It Is – Teaching Strategies
Saturday, July 8, 2000
12:00pm – 2:00pm (Central)