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Wednesday, February 28 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
The Indispensable Art Museum Library: Challenges and Solutions for Change - Sponsor: Michael Weintraub, Inc

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The Museum Division of ARLIS/NA recently released the white paper titled “State of Art Museum Libraries 2016” that outlines the role and challenges facing art museum libraries. These libraries provide authoritative research services, and they develop, organize, promote, and safeguard resources. As such, they are at the heart of delivering museums’ missions. Despite these important responsibilities, many art museum libraries face increased pressures to validate the cost of collecting, housing, staffing, and maintaining physical resources and spaces.

Presenters will discuss the white paper, and findings that detail the state of the field in the context of specific institutions. Museum librarians will discuss their experiences in depth, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Ringling Museum of Art Library, and the Barnes Foundation.

The session also aims to connect librarians with new ideas for initiatives, advocacy, and problem solving to help strengthen their value proposition to their institution. Attendees will be invited to participate in generating strategies and suggestions to discuss long-term approaches to sustainability. The session will conclude with a facilitated discussion and idea generation to inform a future toolkit for managing challenges.

Presentations:
Anne Evenhaugen, “State of Art Museum Libraries 2016”
Elisa Hansen, “A State Museum and a State University: A Successful Partnership”
Heather Winter, “Milwaukee Art Museum Research Center, A Century in the Making”
Amanda McKnight, “The Barnes Foundation, Always Complicated”
Cyndie Campbell, [Title forthcoming]
Shaina Buckles Harkness, “Creative Problem Solving for the Field”

Moderators
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Alison Huftalen

Head Librarian, Toledo Museum of Art

Speakers
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Cyndie Campbell

Chief, Library, Archives, and Research Fellowship Program, National Gallery of Canada
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Anne Evenhaugen

Head Librarian, AAPG Library, Smithsonian Institution
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Elisa Hansen

Head of Library Services, Ringling Museum of Art Library
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Shaina Harkness

Collection Database Manager + Librarian, The Dali Museum
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Amanda McKnight

Associate Archivist and Librarian, Barnes Foundation
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Heather Winter

Librarian/Archivist, Research Center, Milwaukee Art Museum


Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Hilton: Murray Hill East 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Attendees (134)