Living Online with Our Libraries

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has eliminated memory and cultural institutions’ ability to offer in-person presentations and programs, many information professionals are spending their time finding new ways to optimize the impact of online presentations and programs. Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History Reference Librarian Michelle Montalbano and Rhode Island School of Design Research and […]

DIY Feminism: Grrrl Zines in the Third Wave, an exhibit

I recently curated an exhibit using materials from the Special Collections and Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library at The University of Michigan. It focused on the intersection between Third Wave feminism and zines. I put up a physical exhibit in the The University of Michigan’s graduate library and also created a digital exhibit using Omeka. […]

Maya Lin’s Wave Field & Minoru Yamasaki’s McGregor Reflecting Pool

I work at The University of Michigan Library and am a student in Wayne State University’s School of Information. I wanted to share some of my favorite places and public art pieces on each of these campuses. Maya Lin’s Wave Field is located on The University of Michigan’s North Campus, tucked between some Engineering School […]

The Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Project and Archive

I recently attended a talk at The University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities. It was part of the Institute’s year long programming on Archives & Futures. UM Professor Marie E. Cotera spoke about a digital archives project she helped spearhead in 2009, and has continued to work on, called the Chicana por mi Raza […]

A peek inside the art inventory project at the Boston Public Library

At the Boston Public Library, we’re undertaking an item-level inventory of over 320,000 original art works. That’s a lot of art: Item by item, we are developing descriptive metadata for each object in the Print Collection using content and vocabulary standards defined by the project. One of the ways we help to preserve the materials is to […]

Upcoming #AskAnArtLibrarian Twitter Chat!

This upcoming twitter chat looks like it will be a great event! Read more about it below, and contact shawnte.santos[at]gmail.com to learn more. San Jose State University’s iSchool SLA student group is committed to supporting the interests of our members by offering innovative programming related to special librarianship. To this end, we are pleased to […]