Arts in the Public Library

Art librarianship generally seems to be thought of as a practice within the context of the academic library or museum. However, there is definitely a place for the arts in the public library! Public libraries provide community space for performances, exhibitions, and creative workshops. A 2017 article in the Huffington Post highlighted some ways in […]

CAVRACON at UCSB June 16-17th, 2011

THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTERS OF THE VISUAL RESOURCES ASSOCIATION cordially invite you to the California Visual Resources Association Conference, also known as CAVRACON, which will be held Thursday, June 16th and Friday, June 17th, 2011 at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Website: CaVraCon will provide workshops, presentations and demos dealing with the […]


Are you doing research in the arts that you would like to share with fellow librarians? Is there something you’re doing at your library dealing with the arts that you think others should know about? Do you have a presentation you’d like to float by a group of friendly colleagues for some benevolent critique? If […]

POSITION AVAILABLE Gallery Librarian II, Art, Music and Media, Allen County Public Library

POSITION AVAILABLE Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery Librarian II Art, Music and Media Allen County Public Library Librarian Responsibilities: Provide reference assistance to patrons in locating materials and information. Instruct patrons on the usage of computers, copiers and audio-visual equipment. Represent the library and community in a leadership role for the arts. Participate in collection development […]

libraries and e-books

Libraries and Readers Wade Into Digital Lending A recent article in the New York Times highlights ways that libraries are providing access to e-books and digital audio books for their patrons. E-books are certainly gaining in popularity at my institution. Most students actually seemed relieved when a book is online because that means they won’t […]

British Architect to Redesign City Library

New York Times reports about plans to renovate the New York Public Library: Some are bound to question whether the library can raise the necessary funds, given the current financial crisis. But library officials said they were determined to press on. “We are committed to this program,” Ms. Marron said. “We recognize the world is […]

Cleveland Public Library: Fine Arts and Special Collections Blog

Here’s a great announcement for those of you interested in public librarianship and/or special collections. This message recently came across ARLIS-L: The Cleveland Public Library recently launched its new Fine Arts and Special Collections blog — check out some of the great items posted !! Their overall website design is very nice as well. […]