Library Instruction West 2020
Seattle, Washington
July 22-24
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Thursday, July 23 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Bringing the Library Art Gallery into the Classroom

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The SSU Library Art Committee curates exhibits for the Library’s gallery space; in tandem, the Committee develops course-integrated programming and aligns exhibits with the ACRL Framework to engage viewers with information and visual literacy concepts.  In this session, committee members will cover strategies for curating exhibits related to social justice, collaborating with disciplinary faculty on course-integrated instruction and programming, best practices for working with campus administration, and marketing and outreach opportunities.

The fall 2019 exhibit, Queeries: Queer Artists & Identity exemplifies the arts integration efforts of the Committee through course-integrated programs with the Art Department, Freshman Year Experience, and Women and Gender Studies Department. One of several examples the Committee will share is the collaboration between performance artist Seth Eisen, the Library, and an LGBTQ+ U.S. History class to create a course-integrated lecture and an on-campus performance. Librarians and Eisen developed a lesson in which Eisen described how he locates and uses primary source materials to develop his performance pieces, followed by a librarian-led discussion about the importance of collecting archival materials from underrepresented communities and making them accessible through finding aids, metadata, and preservation. Students examined and discussed LGBTQ+ materials from SSU’s Special Collections with the goal of inspiring questions for their research assignment. After the session, Eisen and his company led students through an interactive queer history walking tour on campus that he created using primary sources.
Committee members will share the exhibit’s supplemental LibGuide, a self-guided worksheet for the exhibit, and other outreach materials with attendees.


Mary Wegmann

Collection Development Librarian, Sonoma State University
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Loretta Esparza

Instruction & Reference Librarian, Sonoma State University
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Catherine Fonseca

Catherine Fonseca is the Outreach and Inclusion Librarian at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California. In this role, she develops and implements library programs, events, and practices designed to meet campus and community needs. Additionally, Catherine coordinates targeted... Read More →

Thursday July 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm AST
HUB 337 (Seats 24)

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