Research in the Studio, Artists in the Stacks: Mapping Information Literacy and the Library in a Studio Arts Program
Larissa K. Garcia and Jessica Labatte
This chapter describes the collaboration between a studio arts faculty member and an art librarian to integrate information literacy into the photography program through curriculum mapping. What began as a one-shot library session for students soon developed into multiple, scaffolded sessions in several classes and eventually resulted in a formalized information literacy curriculum map. The authors adapted curriculum mapping concepts, first identifying information literacy objectives for students throughout the program and then matching them to specific courses, using the Framework as a guide to develop assignments and lesson plans. Through a fully integrated, disciplinary information literacy program in the photography curriculum, the authors have contextualized information literacy as an important part of the creative process while also underscoring the value of the library and its various resources.
It can be challenging to step away from our daily work in technical services. There are always invoices to be paid, licenses to be reviewed, and books to be cataloged. However, when we take a deep breath and “escape” together as a group, we can build new bonds and come up with fresh ideas. Leaving the day-to-day behind, spending time together in a different environment, and participating in thought-provoking activities can lead to many positive results. This chapter describes how a library technical services department held several staff retreats over a period of years.
Larissa K. Garcia, Carrie Kortegast, and Jessica Labatte
Mental health and wellness are concerns for all people in direct and indirect ways. This catalogue accompanies the exhibition of the same name held on February 1-28, 2019, at the Founders Memorial Library of Northern Illinois University, which seeks to provide insight into how mental health affects college students. Each of the artworks presented show ways NIU students challenge the stigma of mental health issues on campus. Through the artwork presented, the hope is to the challenge the stigma of mental health issues on campus.
Jaime Schumacher and Lynne M. Thomas
Chapter 14 from New Directions For Special Collections: An Anthology of Practice. The authors take a pragmatic approach to common digital preservation challenges faced by caretakers of unique digital materials in libraries and archives.
Lucretia Blankenburg successfully made women a crucial element of her husband Rudolph's successful campaign to become Mayor of Philadelphia in 1911. Although the reform candidate did not enjoy the use of the type of political organization provided to major-party candidates, he benefited from the efforts of many of the city's club women. Many lobbied their husbands and other male relatives on behalf of Blankenburg's candidacy. The candidate also employed maternalist themes of good city management and civic purity in his campaign. Most significantly, women's clubs provided Rudolph Blankenburg with a large number of volunteers who made house-to-house canvasses, raised funds, and organized motor pools to bring voters to the polls. Although Lucretia Blankenburg played a large role in organizing these activities, she downplayed her influence so as to insulate her husband from potential charges of unmasculine ineffectuality. Machine Republicans and male municipal reformers in Philadelphia largely failed to notice the contributions of Lucretia Blankenburg and the city's club women, even after the election of 1911.
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