Art Museum Libraries and Librarianshipby Joan M. Benedetti
Pub. Date: 04/02/2007
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Although most art museums possess a library of some kind, these facilities are often hidden from the public and seldom discussed in library schools despite the important role they play as substantial research venues. Co-published with the Art Libraries Society of North America, Art Museum Libraries and Librarianship serves as an introduction to the field of art
Although most art museums possess a library of some kind, these facilities are often hidden from the public and seldom discussed in library schools despite the important role they play as substantial research venues. Co-published with the Art Libraries Society of North America, Art Museum Libraries and Librarianship serves as an introduction to the field of art museum librarianship and its diverse settings. Editor Joan Benedetti has compiled contributions from practicing art museum librarians to present sixteen chapters that address the topics of leadership, reader services, automation, security, cataloging, space planning, collection development, visual resources, ephemera, special collections, archives, fundraising, public relations, volunteers and interns, professional development, and solo librarianship. Each chapter consists of several essays that deal with the distinct environment of art museum libraries: from the largest research collections that serve many curatorial departments and multiple administrative layers to the smallest solo librarian venues whose unsung staff work in relative isolation. The book concludes with a collection of brief institutional profiles, which include statistical and descriptive information on fifteen diverse art museum libraries in the U.S., Canada, and Europe; appendixes that describe academic programs offering dual degrees in librarianship and art, list international professional associations for art museum librarians, and provide sample policies and procedures in use today in art museum libraries; a bibliography; and an index. Art Museum Libraries and Librarianship, the first publication of its kind, is illustrated with over 90 black and white images of art museums, their libraries, and items from their collections.
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Table of Contents
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface and Acknowledgments Part 3 Introduction Part 4 Part I: The Many Facets of Art Museum Librarianship Chapter 5 1 Outside In: Leading and Managing the Art Museum Library Chapter 6 2 Reader Services, Reference, and the Art Musuem Library's Clientele Chapter 7 3 Automating the Art Museum Library in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 8 4 A Delicate Balance: Access and Security in the Art Museum Library Chapter 9 5 Cataloging and Technical Services in the Art Museum Library Chapter 10 6 Space Planning in the Art Museum Library Part 11 Part II: Building Collections: The Intellectual Content of the Art Museum Library Chapter 12 7 Collection Development and the Acquisition Process: The Art Museum Librarian as Curator Chapter 13 8 Curating Images: Visual Resources in the Art Museum Library Chapter 14 9 The Invisible Made Visible: Collecting Ephemera in the Art Museum Library Chapter 15 10 Special Collections in the Art Museum Library Chapter 16 11 Institutional Archives: The Art Museum Library's Memory Part 17 Part III: Promoting, Sustaining, and Developing Support for the Art Museum Library Chapter 18 12 Fundamentals of Fund-Raising for the Art Museum Library Chapter 19 13 Marketing, Public Relations, and Advocacy in the Art Museum Library Chapter 20 14 Working with Volunteers and Interns in the Art Museum Library Chapter 21 15 Professional Development: Investing in Art Museum Librarianship Chapter 22 16 Solo Librarianship in the Art Museum Library Part 23 Part IV: Thumbnail Sketches: Profiles of Fifteen Art Museum Libraries Part 24 Appendixes Part 25 Bibliography Part 26 Index Part 27 About the Contributors
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