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The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship



The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship integrates theory and practice to offer guidelines for information professionals working in art and design environments who need to support and anticipate the information needs of artists, designers, architects and the historians who study those disciplines. Since the first edition of this title, the world of art and design libraries has been transformed by rapid advances in technology, an explosion in social media and the release of new standards and guidelines. This new edition, offering mostly entirely new chapters, provides an accessible, fully updated, guide to the world of academic art and design libraries from a range of international experts who reflect current practice at a global level.
Coverage includes:

  • case studies and library profiles, providing benchmarks for developing facilities
  • teaching and learning, including the ACRL Framework, teaching with special
  • collections, meta-literacies, instructional design and cultural differences
  • developments in institutional repositories, digital humanities and makerspaces
  • contemporary library design, spaces for collaboration and sustainability.

This book will be useful reading for students taking library and information science courses in art librarianship, special collections, and archives, as well as practising library and information professionals in art and design school libraries, art museum libraries and public libraries.

Foreword – Clive Phillpot
Part I: Roles and responsibilities
1. The governance and administration of the art and design library – Paul Glassman
2. Evolution not revolution: evolving trends in art and design libraries – Barbara Opar
3. Expanding roles for fine arts liaison librarians: re-visioning the liaison model – Stephanie Kays
4. Accreditation and visual arts libraries – Judy Dyki
5. Design thinking for design librarians: rethinking art and design librarianship – Rachel Ivy ClarkePart II: 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: the management and use of archives and special collections in the art and design Library – Jess Crilly, Gustavo Grandal Montero and Sarah Mahurter
9. What is special about special collections? – Lee Sorensen
10. Artists' books, publications, multiples, and objects – Tony White
11. Art documentation: exhibition catalogues and beyond – 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 III: Teaching and learning
14. Embedded in their world: moving mentally into the studio environment – Michael A. 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. Metalitery in art and design education: implications for library instruction – 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 teaching information literacy in the fine arts – Katie Greer and Amanda Nichols Hess
20. Cultural differences and information literacy competencies – Nancy Fawley
Part IV: 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 V: The physical environment
25. New, renovated and repurposed library spaces: responding to new demands – 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 VI. Promotion and sustainability
28. Marketing plans made simple – 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

Paul Glassman is Director of University Libraries and Adjunct Instructor of Architectural History and Design at Yeshiva University.
Judy Dyki is Director of Library and Academic Resources at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Editor of Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America.

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