The Handbook examines methods of innovative librarianship in academic and art school libraries. Serving as a field guide to academic art libraries in the twenty-first century, it integrates theory and practice as demonstrated by creative professionals working in the field of art librarianship.
While much attention has been paid to art librarianship as it exists in museum settings, the focus on academic art and design school information services has not been as intensive. This essential handbook addresses that gap in the professional literature and examines methods of innovative librarianship in academic and art school libraries. The book offers guidelines for information professionals working in art and design environments who support and anticipate the information needs of artists, designers, architects, and the historians who study those disciplines.
chapters from a range of contributors who reflect current practice at a global level
a range of case studies and library profiles, providing benchmarks for developing facilities
theoretical essays; guidelines; checklists; photographs and diagrams
a new section on knowledge creation accommodating developments in institutional repositories, digital humanities, and makerspaces
in depth sections on physical environment and sustainability.
Paul Glassman is Director of University Libraries at Yeshiva University. Judy Dyki is Library Director at Cranbrook Academy of Art.
List of figures Notes on contributors Foreword - Clive Phillpot Preface Part 1: Roles and Responsibilities 1. Governance and administration of the art and design library - Paul Glassman 2. Evolution not revolution - Barbara Opar 3. Expanding roles for fine arts liaison librarians - Stephanie Kays 4. Accreditation and visual arts libraries - Judy Dyki 5. Design thinking for design librarians: rethinking art and design librarianship - Rachel Ivy Clarke Part 2: Materials and Collection Management 6. Visual resources: from analogue to digital and beyond - Molly Schoen 7. Developing digital collections - Greta Bahnemann and Jeannine Keefer 8. Inspirational encounters: management and use of archives and special collections in the art and design Library - Sarah Mahurter 9. What's special about special collections? - Lee Sorensen 10. Artists' books, publications, multiples, and objects - Tony White 11. Exhibition and collection documentation - Gustavo Grandal Montero 12. Tactile Libraries: material collections in art, architecture, and design - Rebecca Coleman and Mark Pompelia 13. Seeing the bigger picture: archival description of visual information - Alyssa Carver Part 3: Teaching and Learning 14. Embedded in their world: moving mentally into the studio environment - Michael Wirtz 15. Teaching with threshold concepts and the acrl framework in the art and design context - Alexander Watkins 16. Teaching by the book: art history pedagogy and special collections - Sandra Ludig Brooke 17. Meta-Literacies in art and design education - Leo Appleton 18. The art of evidence: a method for instructing students in art history research - Catherine Haras 19. "I want students to research the idea of red": using instructional design for information literacy instruction in the fine arts - Katie Greer and Amanda Nichols Hess 20. Cultural differences and information literacy competencies - Nancy Fawley Part 4: Knowledge Creation 21. The ever-shifting landscape: mapping the present and future of digital art histories - Colin Post 22. Critical cARTography: mapping spaces for dialogue about identity and artistic practices - Andy Rutkowski and Stacy Williams 23. More than just art on the walls: enhancing fine arts pedagogy in the academic library space - Rachael Muszkiewicz, Jonathan Bull and Aimee Tomasek 24. Beyond the monograph? transformations in scholarly communication and their impact on art librarianship - Patrick Tomlin Part 5: Physical Environment 25. Changing typologies in contemporary library design - Leo Appleton, Karen Latimer, and Pat Christie 26. Why is that column in the middle of the room? success in creating classrooms for library instruction - Paul Glassman 27. Finding common ground: creating library spaces for collaboration - Beverly Mitchell Part 6. Promotion and Sustainability 28. Marketing plans - Paul Glassman 29. Engaging with social media - Ken Laing and Hillary Webb 30. Website strategies for art and design libraries - Judy Dyki Appendix: Library profiles - Beth Morris Index