Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Our Favorite Things: Arts in Academic Libraries

For various reasons, we end up sharing a lot of public library spaces and programs on the LAIP. But, we don’t want to short our academic colleagues, who are doing wonderful things to incubate the arts for their campus (and wider!) communities. With that in mind, we’ve put together a Favorite Things list of some of the splendid arts-incubating programs and resources that came to us from academic libraries in 2014.

"Reflection" night view.

“Reflection” night view.

Mini Maker Faire at Kent State University Libraries – library staff put together a fantastic post about how this collaborative maker faire came together at Kent State University, providing wonderful guideposts for other libraries interested in facilitating similar events!

“Open Generation” Exhibition at Rutherford Library – we heard about an intriguing exhibition at the Rutherford Library at the University of Alberta, Canada. Design students took on the concept of open access for an exhibition to celebrate Open Access Week at the library.

“Reflection” at Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library – library staff member Karen Lauritsen wrote about a semi-permanent installation at the Kennedy Library created by a faculty member from Cal Poly’s architecture department.

Featuring: Wendell White – Wendell White is an artist who explores African-American history through artifacts and other library material, who relies heavily on libraries and librarians to research and develop his creative work.

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature – a special collection housed within the George A. Smathers Library at the University of Florida, the Baldwin Library’s digital collection provides access to important works of children’s literature.

Featuring: Joshua Abarbanel – Rare books and historical volumes in various academic libraries inspired and contributed to the intricate, sea-life-inspired works of sculptor Joshua Abarbanel.

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