Posted on behalf of Stephanie Grimm:
ADSL Afternoon Chat: Makerspaces and Alternative Modes of Outreach in Art & Design Libraries
Tuesday, August 2, 3pm EST // 12pm PST (via GoToMeeting)
Join the ADSL for an afternoon chat on the topic of makerspaces and alternative modes of outreach and engagement next Tuesday, August 2 from 3-4pm EST/12-1pm PST. Whether you’re a veteran of the maker movement or a true newbie, you’re invited to bring your questions, ideas, and experiences with adapting library spaces to foster art practices and experimentation.
Prior to the chat, ADSL will share a set of guiding questions to shape the discussion. In the meantime, you can learn more about makerspaces and alternative engagement below. (Want to suggest a reading? Let us know in the comments!)
Link to meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/825326981
Dickerson, Madelynn. Beta Spaces as a Model for Recontextualizing Reference Services in Libraries. In the Library with the Lead Pipe, May 2016. http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2016/reference-as-beta-space/
Educause. 7 Things You Should Know about… Makerspaces. Educause Learning Initiative, 2013. https://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eli7095.pdf
Lotts, Megan. Lego Play: Implementing a Culture of Creativity & Making in the Academic Library. ACRL Conference Proceedings 409-418. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3C53NJD
We are excited to announce that the panel entitled “Reshaping Library Instruction within Art & Design Education: Experimenting and implementing the Info Lit Framework” was accepted for the 2016 ARLIS conference. Here is the submitted description and our enthused line-up of panelists:
Art and design teaching librarians understand the complexity of the various research practices our students use for their academic and creative work. As a result, flexibility and creativity often inform library instruction and outreach activities in the art library environment. The Academic and College Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy, released in February 2015, gives teaching librarians a new opportunity to emphasize the natural connection between the library and the community of students, artists, and scholars. This panel will explore the ways that instruction librarians are experimenting with and implementing the new Framework and threshold concepts. It will ask: How are art & design librarians interpreting this document within the context of their community, creating teaching tools and resources, and connecting the conceptual Framework to their pedagogical practices and visual literacy?
Speakers & Topics:
Adventures in Librarianship and Interdisciplinary Instruction
Larissa K. Garcia
Using the threshold concepts as metaphors for the creative process in an advanced studio photography class
Amanda Meeks and Teresa Burk
Collaboratively developing a physical artifact and research guide with and for art and design students at SCAD as a way of sense-making within our unique context
Searching as Serendipitous Exploration: Information and Visual Literacy in Studio Art Courses
Connecting the dots to form a new constellation: Supporting studio learning environments in an emergent culture of research by connecting graduate students, library instruction, threshold concepts, and qualitative assessment
Chizu Morihara, Teaching special interest group partner
We look forward to an exciting discussion with many inspiring ideas and takeaways! See you in Seattle!
-Amanda Meeks, RISS vice-moderator
An email message from Milena Popova, Senior Marketing Specialist at Europeana, to the open GLAM listserve this morning:
“Europeana has just launched its first free iPad app. ‘Europeana Open Culture’ introduces the public to hand-picked and beautiful collections from some of Europe’s top institutions, and allows people to explore, share and comment on them. Designed by Glimworm IT during a Europeana hackathon, the app provides an easy introduction to Europe’s glorious cultural treasury through five specially curated themes: Maps and Plans, Treasures of Art, Treasures of the Past, Treasures of Nature, and Images of the Past.
The 350,000 images available through the app are either in the public domain or are openly licensed which means they can be used for any purpose, like in a school project or a thesis, or in a presentation to your local history society, or on blogs, Wikipedia, or even commercially. What’s more, the app is built on the Muse open source platform developed by Glimworm IT. The code behind the app is available on GitHub repository and others can experiment with it and develop it as they choose (for instance, to create an Android version).
This message is reposted from Hannah Bennett, ARLIS/NA’s Professional Resources Editor:
The ARLIS/NA Executive Board invites applications for a co-editor to join the small team responsible for ARLIS Multimedia & Technology Reviews. This new online publication will appear bi-monthly in alternation with ARLIS/NA Reviews.
ARLIS Multimedia & Technology Reviews is designed to provide insightful evaluations of projects, products, events, and issues within the broad realm of multimedia and technology as they pertain to arts scholarship, research, and librarianship. Subject areas may include films, performance videos, viral videos, video games, productivity software, mobile devices, social media applications, digital design collectives, research guides, databases and indexes, native online exhibitions, and much more.
The Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-Editor is appointed by the President for a two-year, renewable term. The incumbent works with the M&T editorial team, which in includes the Professional Resources Editor who also convenes the team and serves as liaison to the Communications and Publications Committee, as well as a third co-editor appointed by the ARLIS/NA Reference and Information Services Section.
This position shares responsibility with the other co-editors for all content posted to the reviews’ featured section on the ARLIS/NA website. At the same time, this position will be involved in soliciting and selecting appropriate topics for review.
- Identifies potential topics for review
- Solicits reviewer participation from the ARLIS/NA membership and affiliate organizations
- Assigns reviews to reviewers
- Obtains visuals, if available, from the reviewed resources to serve as “cover art”
- Edits reviews alongside the other editors
- Formats all reviews and submits them in required format to the ARLIS/NA Web site editor; checks posted reviews and notifies the Web site editor if any changes are necessary
Members with proven editorial experience and deep interest or knowledge in arts research technologies and related forms of multimedia are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and résumé to Hannah Bennett by Friday, June 21, 2013. Any inquiries about the position may also be directed to me.
An evaluation subcommittee consisting of the Art Documentation Editor, ARLIS/NA Review Editors, the Professional Resources Editor and the Reference and Information Services Section co-editor will review applications. The subcommittee will make a recommendation to the ARLIS/NA Executive Board for appointment no later than July 15, 2013.
Hannah Bennett, Librarian
This message is reposted from ARLIS/NA President Gregory Most:
Over the last 50 years or so, arts librarianship and the disciplines it serves have become inconceivable without multimedia resources and ever-changing technologies. Today, websites, specialized software, mobile technologies, collaborative forums, films, and video games are just a few areas constituting one’s engagement with arts research. As arts information specialists, we must remain attune to these technologies and resources as we develop new dimensions or spaces fostering arts research. Thus, I am pleased to announce a new category of reviews for ARLIS/NA, the Multimedia and Technology Reviews.
Developed in the same spirit of the ARLIS/NA Reviews, these reviews will target projects, products, events, and issues within the broad realm of multimedia and technology as they pertain to arts scholarship, research, and librarianship. While assessing current products and projects, these reviews are also designed to engage the membership in a conversation about how technologies and multimedia are being or can be deployed within our profession and by our constituents. These reviews are designed to incorporate an element of experimentation by highlighting resources that take readership a bit by surprise and are not as likely to be covered in other library literature.
The publishing schedule will alternate with the bi-monthly schedule of the ARLIS/NA Reviews, with the first installment expected towards the end of the summer or early fall. These reviews will be overseen by a small editorial team convened by the Professional Resources Editor and will include a standing co-editor from the ARLIS Reference and Information Services Section, namely Emilee Mathews, section moderator, as well as a third editor to be chosen by a selection committee. The editorial team and the new review category will, organizationally, fall within the Communications and Publications Committee’s purview.
If you are interested in serving on this editorial board, please stay tuned for a call for applicants to be distributed on ARLIS-L in the weeks to come. As with the ARLIS/NA Reviews, reviewer participation from ARLIS/NA and its affiliates is key and the editorial team will be soliciting reviewer participation. In the mean time, if you have something in mind that would be perfect for this category of reviews, please pitch it to Hannah Bennett, Professional Resources Editor, while also directing any questions about this new category to her.
On behalf of the new ARLIS/NA Communications and Publications Committee,
Gregory P. J. Most
Art Libraries Society of North America