moving the needle: advancing the profession through publishing

For this year’s ARLIS/NA conference I asked a group of terrific editors and writers to talk about publishing. I moderated the entire session, Moving the Needle: Advancing the Profession through Publishing. First we had an excellent paper from Eric Wolf who talked about scholarly publishing outside librarianship. He encouraged us to…

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fiber: sculpture 1960 – present

This past weekend I went to the Wexner Center for the Arts to see Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present. As an undergraduate I focused my art major in fibers, mainly surface design and weaving. Then, as a graduate student, I majored in fibers and textiles. To this day, the loom is the most amazing…

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masculinity/femininity

In collaboration with my institution’s Center for Women and Gender Action, my library partially funded bringing filmmaker Russell Sheaffer to campus for class visits and an open screening of his film Masculinity/Femininity. Russell is an Indiana University PhD student and filmmaker. His 2014 film Masculinity/Femininity was an official selection at…

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the heidelberg project

The Heidelberg Project started with one man, Tyree Guyton. Growing up in Detroit during the riots of the late 60s, Guyton was dismayed at the decay and segregation that followed. In 1986, he decided to transform his childhood neighbor, focusing on Heidelberg Street. There were plenty of vacant lots and empty…

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more student work in the library

For the last month of the semester, a ceramics class is displaying their wares in the library. They are all soup tureens with matching bowls and saucers. Students were inspired to create these objects from readings from In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan In Praise of…

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