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Program and Schedule
Preliminary Program
Virtual Poster Sessions

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SATURDAY 7am-6pm
SUNDAY 8am-5:30pm
MONDAY 7:30am-5pm



May 3
8:30am - 9:30am
Plenary speaker

Lawrence Argent, Professor of Art at the University of Denver.  He has exhibited nationally and internationally and is currently working on many public art projects around the country.  Locally, Argent has designed several public sculptures, including I See What You Mean, the large bear peering into the Denver Convention Center.

11:00am - 12:30pm
Sessions - Conference Center

Visual Pedagogy: Do you See What I See?

Evolving pedagogies provide exciting opportunities for art information professionals to involve themselves in processes of teaching and learning through cutting-edge technologies and teaching methods.  Implications of visual information do not go unnoticed in the current climate; administrators as well as front-line instructors need to focus on the visual component as it affects the individual's ability to learn.  The most recent trends in the historical development of visual literacy will be addressed.  A sampling of instructional approaches, including portals, gaming, and approaches appropriate for museum settings, will be explored.  The panel will also propose future opportunities for art librarians and visual resource curators to play in promoting visual literacy to users who are not art historians.

The session will be augmented with several virtual poster sessions. Session wiki is posted at http://doyouseewhatisee.pbwiki.com/ . All are invited to contribute.


Sarah Carter, Instruction and Research Services Librarian, Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library, Ringling College of Art and Design

Marilyn Berger, Head Librarian. Blackader Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art. McGill University


Katharine Martinez, Herman and Joan Suit Librarian, Harvard University Fine Arts Library: Visual Literacy: The State of the Field Outside Art History

Karen McKenzie, Chief Librarian, Art Gallery of Ontario E.P. Taylor Research Library & Archives: Museum Libraries and Visual Pedagogy: Could, Would or Should There Be an Audience?

Jessica Bozeman, Graduate Intern, DePauw University Visual Resource Center and Brooke Cox, Visual Resources Librarian, DePauw University Visual Resource Center: Games for Information Literacy Instruction in the Visual Arts

Mikael D. Kriz, Reference Librarian and Web Services Unit Coordinator, Saint Louis University Pius XII Memorial Library: Developing a Web-based Art Information Portal

New Voices in the Profession

New Voices will showcase exceptional academic work by students and new professionals (under 5 years post MLS.)

Moderators: Sarah Falls and Meghan Macken


2007 Gerd Muesham Award winner

Tracy Bergstrom, Notre Dame University
A Content Analysis of Visual Resources Collection Websites

Patrick Tomlin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Art Library 2.0: What Does it Mean to Be a New Art Librarian in the Digital Age?

Team: Jenica Baty, Tiffany Chao, Jill Zawacki, University of Michigan
Assessment of an Archive: Photographs from Taipei

To ‘Bay or Not to ‘Bay (EBay that is!): Maximizing Online Collection Development for the Savvy Shopper

Until recently, retrospective collection development in art research libraries was limited to specific title searching among a select group of out-of-print book dealers. In this session, acquisitions and collection development librarians from major art research facilities will provide detailed and practical information on various methods to enrich collections by strategically utilizing electronic sources to acquire out-of-print material. Topics to be covered will include best practices for purchasing current and out-of-print material via the Internet, various methods to acquire auction catalogues via the Internet, and subject-specific retrospective collection development.


Terri Boccia, Acquisitions librarian, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Order Now and Get a Free Ginsu Knife! - Strategies for Stretching Your Acquisitions Budget

Inge Reist, Chief of Research Collections and Programs, and Director of the Center for the History of Collecting in America, Frick Art Reference Library
Fair-Warning: The Art of Comparative Shopping for Auction Catalogues

Laura Harris, Associate Museum Librarian, Joyce F. Menschel Photography Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Snapshot on the Market: Acquiring Photography Books Today

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sessions - Conference Center

Art in the Public … Library

This session will introduce ARLIS/NA members with the art resources available at public libraries. Topics will include art exhibitions, partnerships with academic libraries, and Friends of the Library groups that support many public libraries. Each of these topics will enlighten all art librarians about potential partnerships and encourage everyone to visit their local public library.

Moderator: Alyssa Resnick, Brand Library


Cathy Billings, Brand Library
First Exposures: Contemporary Art Exhibitions in Public Libraries

Pam Eyerdam, Cleveland Public Library
Building Partnerships in Art Libraries: Public and Academic Libraries

Mary Stark, Beverly Hills Public Library
Friend in Need…Friend Indeed!  Partnerships with Friends of the Library

Scholarly Publication and the Art/Architecture/VR Library

This session will address the direct impact scholarly collaborative activities may have on art/architecture librarians and visual resources professionals and will provide tools for those who would like to promote alternatives within their own communities and among broader constituencies. We will also discuss a scholarly publishing project that will test new collaborations, building of collections, and relationships in the academic world.

Technology enables broad, swift, and convenient communication of research, offering authors the promise of increased visibility, as well as flexible reuse, storage, and access to their work. Many publishers have created barriers to this promise. By regaining control of their own work and collaborating with other stakeholders, scholars can share their work on their own terms without compromising the shared values of the academic community. “Scholarly Communication” and “Scholarly Publishing” are the buzzwords for everything from online publishing of print materials to how scholars think about producing content other than print in the online world.  The technologies underpinning scholarly publishing also have the potential to facilitate collaboration between scholars.  While librarians and visual resources professionals have eagerly embraced technology as a means of collaboration, there are few forums for faculty devoted specifically to scholarly collaboration.  This session will explore scholarly communication and collaboration in order to assess the direct impact such activities may have on art and architecture librarians and visual resources professionals. The Society of Architectural Historians engagement in this area will be explored through the SAH AVRN project.

Ann Whiteside, Head, Rotch Library of Architecture and Planning


Ann Whiteside, Head, Rotch Library of Architecture and Planning
Transforming the Librarian Paradigm in the Context of Scholarly Communication

Chris Sugnet, Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communications, University Libraries, Morgan Library Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO
Open Access: Many Flavors in a Single Cone

Dietrich Nuemann, Professor for the History of Modern Architecture and Urban Studies, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Brown University and Vincent Scully Visiting Professor for the History of Architecture, Yale University
Changing Teaching and Research with Digital Media

Scalable Digital Projects: How to Get Started with a Small Digital Project

Each panelist will frame the discussion by addressing issues common to small digital projects and issues particular to his/her project. Topics to be covered include: selection criteria for digitizing a collection, opportunities for collaboration, staffing & workflow, technical requirements, cataloging, preservation & archival issues, access/delivery system, post-project review & evaluation, publicity & increased demand, and maintaining the collection.

The session will be augmented with several virtual poster sessions (titles/topics tba).

Moderators: Ellen Petraits & Claudia Covert, RISD Library


Joan E. Beaudoin, Ph.D. Student & IMLS Research Fellow , College of Information Science & Technology, Drexel University
Selection Criteria for Digital Projects

Ellen Petraits, Reference Librarian, Fleet Library at RISD
Dazzle Painting-Digitizing a Large Format Collection

Mary Catharine Johnsen, Special Collections Librarian & Design Liaison Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries
Collaborating to Create a Digital Swiss Poster Collection


2:00pm - 4:00pm

ArtTECHtonic in exhibits area

This session will focus on emerging technologies for use in Arts Librarianship. It is modeled after the “Cyber Zed Shed” at the 2007 ACRL conference in Baltimore. The format is simple: presenters will demonstrate how a project using emergent technologies worked, or as importantly, failed. Topics may include Web 2.0 technologies, API programs, home-grown repositories, portals, new forms of reference service through IM and video, wikis, blogs and vendor developments. The purpose of this session is to demonstrate theory into practice and will give ARLIS members a view of how their colleagues approach technology and real-life solutions in a quickly expanding technological world.

May 4
11:00am - 12:30pm
Sessions - Conference Center

What’s Hot & What’s Not: Trends in Technologies and Services in Libraries

With the world of information and information-sharing in constant flux, how do librarians keep abreast of trends in library resources, technologies, and services? And, are the trends in academic libraries, equally meaningful for museum and public libraries? Session panel members--all ARLIS NA trendsetters--will highlight what’s “in” and what’s “out,” with an eye on resource-sharing, software, and Web 2.0 tools.  They will describe initiatives with which they are involved and discuss how they relate to art libraries, more generally.

The session will be augmented with several virtual poster sessions (titles/topics tba).

Moderator: Joan Stahl, Branch Manager, Art + Architecture Libraries, University of Maryland, College Park, MD


Amanda Gluibizzi, Assistant Professor, Subject Specialist for History of Art, Fine Arts, and Art Education, The Fine Arts Library, The Ohio State University and Joe Shaw, The Ohio State University.
Art-on-Campus:  Mash-up at OSU

Adina Lerner, Reference Services Librarian, Santa Monica Public Library.
New Frontier: Web Based Software and Free Digital Storage

Megan Macken, Assistant Director, Visual Resources Collection, Department of Art History University of Chicago.
Next Generation OPACs: Current Practices & Future Opportunities for Art Libraries

Digital Asset Management in Transition

This session seeks to explore how various types of digital assets originating in cultural institutions are archived, cataloged and accessed. Museums, archives and libraries increasingly create digital content with respect to collections, exhibitions, and other events, which the institution owns or has generated for educational purposes. These digital assets can take many forms, such as collection records, image surrogates, finding aids of exhibition histories, web-based artworks, podcasts of gallery talks, and individual exhibition web sites. They can be managed by various departments within an institution, utilizing many different technologies. A variety of digital assets will be discussed, as well as the underlying hardware and software employed to catalog and/or make them accessible to staff and the public.


Lynda Bunting, Skye Lacerte, Processing Archivist, and Julie Yamashita, Processing Archivist. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


Layna White, Head of Collections Information and Access, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The Year(s) of the Digital Asset

Bret Nicely, Web Generalist, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
From Post to Archive: Dynamic Content and Preservation

Sue Maberry, Director of the Library and Instructional Technology, Otis College of Art and Design
Archive 2.0

Managing the Collective Collection

These are paradoxical times for libraries. As demand for rapid access to digital copies increases, publishers continue to release a steady stream of costly print collections in the humanities. As the costs of digital storage go down, the brick and mortar costs to house burgeoning print collections rise. As libraries strive to enhance their presence, users demand access to collections in the large-scale information hubs (Google, Flickr, etc.) where they already work and play. Increasingly, information is disassociated from a particular library or institution. The traditional model that once equated size of a library's physical collection with scholastic excellence is eroding.

New models that address today's shifting landscape of information production, user demands and economic viability are required. This session will survey collaborative initiatives from the broader library community which rethink how we acquire and manage collections, and explore the profound impact of mass digitization on both activities. Collaborations in the art library community in collections development, shared storage and joint digitization will require detailed knowledge of the overlap and uniqueness of collections. A case study of a collections analysis comparing four New York City art libraries rounds out the panel by providing a model for gathering the business intelligence needed to move forward.

Moderator: Deborah Kempe, Chief of Collections Management & Access, Frick Art Reference Library


Lizanne Payne, Executive Director, Washington Research Library Consortium.
Off-Site But Not Out of Reach:
Trends in Shared Storage

Annette Haines, Art & Design Field Librarian, and Rebecca Price, Architecture, Urban Planning and Visual Resources Librarian, Art, Architecture & Engineering Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 
We've Been Googlized: Our Experience with Mass Digitization at the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library, University Of Michigan

Günter Waibel, RLG Programs, OCLC and Milan Hughston, Chief of Library and Museum Archives, Museum of Modern Art.
Rarity is Common: A Case Study Measuring Overlap of the Collections of Four New York Art Libraries

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sessions - Conference Center

Hidden Treasures Redux: Government Art Resources In The 21st Century

Government information is not always utilized when assisting patrons, students or researchers within the art library.   This session will highlight and focus on online official government websites and publications of Canada, Mexico and the United States, as well as various international organizations, relating to the arts.  Discover the myriad of available online arts information resources from notable and unusual government agencies.   A session on this information is long overdue, having last been presented at ARLIS/NA conference in New York in 1989.  There have been lots of changes in government resources during the past 20 years and there are many exciting offerings to aid art librarians of all types.

Moderator: Stephen Allan Patrick,  Professor & Head, Documents, Law & Maps Department, Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City TN


Jonathan Franklin, National Gallery of Canada Library, Ottawa, Ontario (Past President, ARLIS/NA Canada)
.gc.ca: Canadian Government Resources for the Arts

Gloria Selene Hinojosa, Collection Development Librarian, Alkek Library, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas (Past President, ARLIS/Texas-Mexico)
Arte de Mexico, Image Websites of Mexican Art, from the Ancient to the Contemporary

Stephen Allan Patrick
, Professor and Head, Documents/Law/Maps, Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State University
Uncovered and Discovered: U.S. Government Resources for the 21st Century in the Arts

Beyond the Traditional Archive: Preservation and Access through the Digital Repository

A growing number of universities and other organizations are developing digital institutional repositories. These digital archives provide access to an institution’s intellectual and creative community and may include written materials, databases, images, computer programs, videos, and complex mixtures of media. This panel will explore aspects of a variety of types of digital repositories from their beginnings to future directions. Discussion will focus on the implications of digital repositories for art, architecture, museum and design libraries.

Jessica Branco Colati will offer an overview of Colorado’s Alliance Digital Repository, a consortial project serving several libraries, both academic and public. Annette Haines will report on Deep Blue, the University of Michigan’s institutional repository, including the library’s role and the benefits to artists. She will include examples of art and design work in Deep Blue and discuss the challenges and future directions of this repository for the arts community at the University of Michigan. Leslie Trumble will discuss how a small application built for the digital image collection at the University of Denver’s School of Art and Art History grew into ALORA, a learning object repository used by many different departments to manage digital media and metadata.  ALORA supports image, audio, and video files and allows cross-searching of customizable metadata schemas.

Moderator: Lisa Blankenship, Head of Reference and Art & Theatre Librarian, University of Northern Colorado Libraries


Jessica Branco Colati, Project Director, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries
Colorado Alliance Digital Repository

Annette Haines, Art & Design Field Librarian, University of Michigan
University of Michigan’s Deep Blue

Leslie Trumble, Director, Visual Media Center, University of Denver
University of Denver’s ALORA

Mile High Planning -- New Directions in Urban Renewal and Sustainability Planning

Denver is currently at the forefront of many city planning trends with emphases on community planning and transit oriented development and the nation’s largest urban infill redevelopment at Stapleton Airport.  In addition the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute (RMLUI), an organization devoted to land use issues across the western states, is located in Denver.  Taking advantage of having Denver as our host city, this session will bring in speakers from the City Planning Department and the RMLUI to speak about current issues in urban and regional planning, such as urban infill, smart growth, sustainable communities, new urbanism and the relationship of region and city.  We will also have a discussion of current terminology in the field, resources of importance and methodologies and strategies to offer researchers in this area.  We plan to have plenty of time for discussion so that all attendees have a chance to learn together and from our invited guests. 


Susan Koskinen, Head Physics-Astronomy Library, University of California, Berkeley

Peter Park, Denver City Planning Department, University of Colorado, Denver.
From Vision to Reality: Implementing Blueprint Denver

Peter Pollock, Ronald Smith Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, Mass.
Planning in the (Not So) Wild West

Rebecca Price, Architecture, Urban Planning and Visual Resources Librarian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Covering the Bases (and the Outfield): Meeting Urban & Regional  Planning Resource Needs


2:00pm- 4:00pm

ArtTECHtonic in exhibits area

This session will focus on emerging technologies for use in Arts Librarianship. It is modeled after the “Cyber Zed Shed” at the 2007 ACRL conference in Baltimore. The format is simple: presenters will demonstrate how a project using emergent technologies worked, or as importantly, failed. Topics may include Web 2.0 technologies, API programs, home-grown repositories, portals, new forms of reference service through IM and video, wikis, blogs and vendor developments. The purpose of this session is to demonstrate theory into practice and will give ARLIS members a view of how their colleagues approach technology and real-life solutions in a quickly expanding technological world.

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Icon or Enclosure?  The Architecture of the Denver Art Museum

The 21st-century art museum is a natural opportunity for architects inclined toward expressive form-giving. With the possible exception of the restoration and additions to New York's Museum of Modern Art by Taniguchi and Associates, few recent designs for major art museums exhibit the least reticence about bold architectural gestures, whether in shape, volume, materials, or color.   Daniel Libeskind’s new Frederic C. Hamilton Building for the Denver Art Museum, with its iconic silhouette, provides us with a paradigm of dynamic form as the context for a major art collection.  Panelists will discuss the design and construction processes for the Hamilton Building, its effect on programs and the museum’s educational mission, as well as the critical narrative that has accompanied a progressive building tradition at the museum.

Moderator: Paul Glassman, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York


Alan Michelson, Head, Architecture and Urban Planning Library, University of Washington, Seattle: Reception at the Designer Gallery:  Four Decades of Architectural Criticism of the Denver Art Museum

Brit Probst, Principal, Davis Partnership Architects, Denver (architects with Daniel Libeskind of the Frederic C. Hamilton Building of the Denver Art Museum): No Right Angles:  Challenges in Building the Frederic C. Hamilton Building

Heather Nielsen, Master Teacher for Native Arts and Head of Community and Family Programs, Denver Art Museum: Thinking outside the Box:  Re-defining the Museum Experience

May 5
10:15am - 11:45am
Sessions - Conference Center

No Doubt About It, Fashion Is an Art: Fashion Research

This session addresses research in the field of fashion and its many aspects such as: design, global manufacturing and marketing, sales, and research. There will be discussion of the academic (and non-academic) realm (s) into which the study of fashion may fall.

Design It: Fashion forecasts, originally published as an alternative to attending costly and exclusive fashion runway shows, are now a primary resource for the fashion world.  Fashion forecasts are used both in the creation process and the study of fashion.

Make It, Market It:  The business side of fashion is as specialized as the design process. The session will address global trends in marketing and manufacturing and the international westernization of style.

Value It: Art and commerce will be explored in the results of a study of fashion in auction sales.

Research It:  An overview of key fashion research resources in fashion scholarship will be presented, including an analysis of fashion-related theses and dissertations and scholarly journals.

Historicize It:  Grove Art Online does not currently include fashion, but more than 10 years after the initial publication of “The Dictionary of Art” it will!  The challenges and decision-making for defining the scope of fashion history in 200 entries or less will be discussed.  

Moderators: Greta Earnest and Erin Elliott


Maria T. Rothenberg, Technical Services/Reference Librarian, Laboratory Institute of Merchandising – the College for the Business of Fashion.   Design It: Fashion Forecasts as Inspiration

Ana Noriega, Assistant Director of Library Services, Laboratory Institute of Merchandising – the College for the Business of Fashion. Make It, Market It: Fashion’s Global Trends: Then and Now

Greta Earnest, Assistant Director, Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology. Value It: The Price of Fashion

Erin Elliott, Librarian, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – New York. Research It: Fashionable Research Trends

Jane Woolley, Assistant Editor, Grove Art Online Historicize It: Making Fashion part of Grove Art Online

Effective Public Speaking and Presentations for the Art Information Professional

At one time or another in a career, all art information professionals are called upon to present in front of colleagues, faculty, students, or administrators. These moments range in content and format from a library instruction session, to a session at ARLIS, to a presentation to the provost. The art library professional must effectively present their ideas and essentially “sell the library” to these various constituents. This session will outline the importance of public speaking for art professionals and offer practical tips for improving public speaking. The session will be lead by a communications professor from the University of Denver, who will lay out basic tenets of effective public speaking. There will also be a panel of librarians responding to the talk and putting the speaking tips into context for the art information professional.

Moderator:  Barbara Rockenbach, Director of Undergraduate & Library Research Education, Yale University

Speaker: Jeanette Valenti, PhD, ABD, Adjunct Instructor, University of Denver

Q&A responders: Amy Lucker, Library Director, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU; Barbara Rockenbach, and Jeanette Valenti.

Avery/BHA/Getty Vocabularies

This session will focus on new initiatives in the programs supported by the Getty Research Institute including the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, the Bibliography of the History of Art and the Getty Vocabularies and Standards.

Representatives from each program will be highlighting accomplishments of the past year and new directions for the future. Among the topics will be the transition from RLG Eureka to OCLC FirstSearch, globalization efforts and content management.


Terence Ford, Head of Research Databases, Getty Research Institute
New Developments at the Getty Research Institute

Gerald Beasley, Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
Avery Index: Current and Future Projects

Patricia Harpring, Managing Editor, Getty Vocabulary Program, Getty Research Institute
Strategic Developments at the Getty Vocabularies and Standards

Using Numbers and Stories for Advocacy

Large academic libraries now routinely use data to make decisions on priorities and services, and to make a case for improved resources. They often have the infrastructure to collect the data through tools such as surveys, focus groups, interviews, usability testing, benchmarking, or gathering local statistics. How can smaller collections tap into this process? How can various kinds of art libraries and image collections use assessment tools to make a case for more resources or otherwise influence decision-making?  How can they connect within their larger institutions to find data that may already be available, or work collaboratively on projects to create their own supporting data? This session will look at how quantitative and qualitative information can be used to influence decisions.

Moderator: Lynda S. White, Associate Director, Management Information Services, University of Virginia Library


Jeanne Brown, Head, Architecture Studies Library, University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Telling Stories about the Library: Using Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Depicting the Library

Laura Graveline, Visual Arts Librarian, Sherman Art Library, Dartmouth College
Assessment and Web Design

Elizabeth Schaub, Director, Visual Resources Collection, School of Architecture, University of Texas-Austin, on behalf of Laura Schwartz, Head, Fine Arts Library, University of Texas-Austin.
Assessment, Is It Really Worth It?: the UT Austin Fine Arts Library, a Case Study

Rina Vecchiola, Art and Architecture Librarian, Kenneth and Nancy Kranzberg Art and Architecture Library, Washington University in St. Louis
The Customer Centered Library: Using LibQUAL Survey Results in an Academic Branch Library.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Plenary Speaker - Dr. David Silver

This talk will address four different and overlapping contemporary literacies – literacy, e-literacy, me-literacy, and we-literacy – as a way to better understand today's college students. Part panic, part celebration, the presentation begins with an overview of the four literacies with special attention paid to the increasing role of visual culture. Next, mixing the speaker's experiences in the classroom and his own notes and observations regarding talks and workshops from this year's ARLIS/NA conference, the presentation will offer instructional examples to teach, display, and archive such literacies.
David Silver is an assistant professor of Media Studies and the director of the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies at the University of San Francisco. He co-directs The September Project, a grassroots effort to foster public events in all libraries in all countries in September, and co-edited Critical Cyberculture Studies (NYU Press, 2006). He blogs at silver in sf.

"ARTstor Conference Speakers Fund"

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Sessions – Conference Center

Rules and Tools: Contributing to the Getty Vocabularies, Encore

Do you need new AAT terms for your cataloging? Is an artist that you need missing from the ULAN? Do you want to add a new place name to the TGN? The AAT, ULAN, and TGN grow through contributions from the user community. Contributing your terms makes these resources more useful for everyone. We welcome all current or would-be users to a session where you will learn how to contribute via the online Web form. Instructions will also be available for those wishing to contribute in bulk via our XML format. Discussions include how do you know which is the “preferred” term, where do you find published sources for names, and other topics.

Moderator: Patricia Harpring, PhD. Managing Editor, Getty Vocabulary Program, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California

Bye-Bye B.I.: Innovative Approaches to Library Instruction

Fading away are the stand-alone show-and-tell sessions in the library classroom where librarians demonstrated the library catalog and the research process.  Boring for us; boring for them. Today’s users require technology-driven, collaborative, working sessions.   But just who are today’s users?  This session will present the findings and impact of the ethnographic study on the behavior of undergrads at the University of Rochester as a starting point and expand into some of the new approaches in instruction and outreach being used by librarians in university, museum and visual resources collections. 

Betsy Peck Learned, Interim Dean of University Libraries, Roger Williams University


Stephanie Frontz, Art Librarian, Head of the Art/Music Library. University of Rochester. We Asked…We Listened…We Changed…: The Undergraduate Study at the University of Rochester

Jane Carlin, Head, Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Library. University of Cincinnati. "Exciting Research" - An Oxymoron?  Using Problem-Based Learning to Enhance Library Instruction

Beth Hylen, Reference Librarian, Rakow Research Library, Corning Museum of Glass. Shattering Glass Walls: The Corning Museum Breaks Out

Maureen Burns, Visual Resources Curator. University of California, Irvine. Image Explosion!  Outreach and Instruction Beyond the Arts

Women Artists of the American West

Why care about women artists and especially Women Artists of the American West? Have these artists made any difference to the art world as we know it?  Come and find out why these women artists have made a difference.

This session will focus on women artists of the American West, who currently live or once lived west of the Mississippi River, who have made substantial contributions to the art world.

Curators, scholars, and artists will speak on the work of women artists of the American West who represent various cultural groups and philosophies of art. The cultural groups that will be represented include Native Americans and Anglo Americans.  Concepts of community, identity, spirituality, and locality will be explored along with images of these artists’ work.  Together, these women artists represent a partial spectrum of ethnicities and cultures that comprise the American West.  There will be a printed bibliography of resources available.

Moderators:  Mari Russell, Ph.D., Director of the Academic Support Center at Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas and Eumie Imm-Stroukoff, Librarian and Assistant Director, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center.


Annette Stott, Professor of Art History at the University of Denver. Creative Women in the 'Old' West

Barbara Buhler Lynes, Curator of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and Emily Fisher Landau Director of the Research Center. Georgia O’Keeffe as Icon: Establishing and Shaping the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and its Collections

C. Maxx Stevens, Seminole/Muscogee Nations of the Oklahoma Region and Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Artwork by C. Maxx Stevens

updated April 25, 2008

Program Co-Chairs:
Jeanne Brown, jeanne.brown@unlv.edu
Mary Graham, megraham@email.arizona.edu

Conference Manager:
Susan Rawlyk, arlisna@mcphersonclarke.com

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