Are you doing research in the arts that you would like to share with fellow librarians? Is there something you’re doing at your library dealing with the arts that you think others should know about? Do you have a presentation you’d like to float by a group of friendly colleagues for some benevolent critique?
If so, the ACRL Arts section invites you to submit a presentation proposal for our Discussion Forum held on Saturday, June 25th from 10:30-12noon during the ACRL Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.
–Proposals can be about any topic dealing with the visual or performing arts and design (see list of possible topics below).
–Everyone is welcome to submit a proposal. Students are also encouraged to make a submission.
–Each presentation will have 15-20 minutes with a 5 minute Q&A. We anticipate being able to accept 4-5 proposals for presentation.
–Proposals will be reviewed by a committee drawn from the Arts Section Executive Board and Publications & Research Committee.
Deadline: Please submit your proposals to Yen Tran (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the Arts Section’s Publications & Research Committee no later than May 27th. Those submitting proposals will be notified by June 3rd, as to whether or not your proposal was accepted for presentation.
–Research of any topic related to the arts
–Developments in the display and/or preservation of arts materials
–Innovative information literacy or visual literacy techniques with arts students
–Emerging technologies in arts libraries
–Inventive collection management and development in the arts
–Strategies for reaching out to arts users (students and faculty)
–Copyright and fair use in the arts environment
–Evaluating the needs of arts users
–Use of images in information literacy instruction
–Creative physical or online/virtual exhibits
The possibilities are endless; please consider submitting a proposal.
Call for Chapters: Bringing Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts into the Library
Book Publisher: American Library Association
Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS
Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook, American Library Association, 2010http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2646
The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times, American Library Association, 2011
Chapters sought from U.S. and Canadian librarians who’ve worked with visual and performing artists to bring the arts into libraries to keep them vibrant community cultural centers. Innovative public, school, librarians who have encouraged painters, photographers, musicians, writers, and other creative talent of various ages.
No previously published, simultaneously submitted material; 3,000-4,000 words written by one or up to three co-authors. Concise, how-to chapters, using bullets, headings.
Compensation: a complimentary book, discount on additional copies.
Possible topics: community programs and outreach, working with students, security and legal concerns, using the media, open houses, readings and book launches, displays, collaborations with community groups, workshops, grants.
To avoid duplication, please e-mail 2-3 topics described separately in 2-3 sentences by April 24, 2011 with a brief bio. Kindly place, ARTS/Your Name, on the subject line to: email@example.com