Art Libraries Society of North America
Mountain West Chapter
program & schedule
september 30-october 2, 2004
Registration and reception at Dixon's Downtown Grill sponsored by the University of Denver and Regis University Libraries.
The Oxford Hotel is at 17th and Wazee Streets -- Dixon's is at 16th and Wazee.
|All sessions will be held in the Sage Room at the Oxford Hotel.|
|8:30am - 9:00am||morning coffee|
|9:00am - 10:20am||
" Impact of Electronic Resources on Collection Development in Arts Collections and Libraries in General"
Margaret Landesman, Head of Collection Development, University
will explore electronic resources relevant to programs served
"Building Support for the Arts: Colorado Springs and Artus and Anne Van Briggle"
Judith Rice-Jones, Social Sciences and Art Librarian, Kraemer Family Library, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO
Envisaged by its founder, General William Jackson Palmer, as a community of culture and art, Colorado Springs was recognized as an arts center from its early history until World War II. Using the places associated with Artus and Anne Van Briggle as well as the literature about his importance at the turn of the century, we can remind the local residents of the importance of the artistic traditions in the community. Cities are in transition. Rebuilding is taking place at both a physical and psychological level. Several sites associated with the Van Briggles are used to invoke an appreciation for the importance of local art history.
"Donor Relations for Librarians"
Miguel Juarez, Assistant Librarian, University of Arizona Library, Tucson, AZ
In these days of limited budgets for libraries, the ability to solicit funds, services and other tangibles has become necessary for libraries. This paper explores the underutilized potential of librarians to be a part of this process. Librarians are usually overlooked as potential cultivators. The ability to engage in donor relations and cultivation opportunities are important for librarians because it keeps us in touch with our customers and especially with customers who can help us build our collections. Cultivation is important for libraries because it keeps us in the public eye. Development is not only for development directors but EVERYONE needs to engage in it-maybe not at the same level but we can assist in identifying potential donors, identifying potential opportunities, contextualizing the important of certain individuals and becoming a part of the plan for growing potential donors.
"You never think it will happen to you—count to ten, breathe, move on…it can’t happen twice"
Mary Graham, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
The Arizona State Museum Library and Archives launched its first online catalog named LARC (Library Archives & Archaeological Records) in August 2003 after several years of grant-funded retrospective conversion projects. Less than a year later, in July 2004, all was lost due to an assortment of disastrous and unexpected hardware and backup failures. This presentation is a cautionary, yet hopeful, tale about the birth, death and reincarnation of LARC. . . how one museum library responded to, and moved through, a system-wide meltdown, staff distress, recovery and restoration of data, vendor relationships, and obligations to a granting agency. It continues to be a work-in-progress.
lunch on own
The panelists will provide an overview of public art as a form of art and as a subject of research and discourse. Mary Voelz Chandler will talk about the history of the genre, examples within Colorado commissioned by city, state, and private funds, and the role of newspapers and art journalists in the evaluation of public art. John Grant will provide us with an overview and explanation of the Denver public art program and how it works from the concept to the execution of a piece, including the types of records kept. Alisa Zahller will discuss the ideal documentation to collect on public art projects, using examples such as the Allen Tupper True study paintings in the CHS collection. And Annette Stott will discuss cemetery sculpture as a form of public art and the scholarly process for such research.
|8:00am - 8:30am||morning coffee|
"Do you see what I see?: What images are telling us"
Alessia Zanin-Yost, Reference Librarian, The Libraries, MSU Bozeman, Bozeman, MT
The presentation will discuss what visual literacy is and the need to teach this important skill to library users. Information Literacy and Visual Literacy have a common link: educate users on how to find, understand and use information in a visual context. Therefore, it should be natural for librarians to incorporate this skill into library instruction. So, why librarians do not teach this skill? In a world that is becoming more and more visual, we need to pay attention to what our users are asking. Other issues covered in the presentation are the perception of users to visual images and why libraries should use Visual Literacy to promote the services the library offers.
"Digitial Management Systems: What are they and what can they do for you?"
Liz Bishoff, Vice President, Digital Collections and Metadata Services, OCLC
An overview of different systems which help manage digital objects,
lunch on own
and Visit to Denver Art Museum.
Visit to the site of the construction of the Frederick C. Hamilton building of the Denver Art Museum for a brief tour and free admission to the museum.
|6:00pm||Dinner at Tom Riedel's house.|