The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship, 2nd Edition (Paperback)
  • The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship, 2nd Edition (Paperback)

The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship, 2nd Edition (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 31/10/2017
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The Handbook examines methods of innovative librarianship in academic and art school libraries. Serving as a field guide to academic art libraries in the twenty-first century, it integrates theory and practice as demonstrated by creative professionals working in the field of art librarianship.

While much attention has been paid to art librarianship as it exists in museum settings, the focus on academic art and design school information services has not been as intensive. This essential handbook addresses that gap in the professional literature and examines methods of innovative librarianship in academic and art school libraries. The book offers guidelines for information professionals working in art and design environments who support and anticipate the information needs of artists, designers, architects, and the historians who study those disciplines.


chapters from a range of contributors who reflect current practice at a global level

a range of case studies and library profiles, providing benchmarks for developing facilities

theoretical essays; guidelines; checklists; photographs and diagrams

a new section on knowledge creation accommodating developments in institutional repositories, digital humanities, and makerspaces

in depth sections on physical environment and sustainability.

Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 9781783302000
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition

Now in a second edition with new chapters, The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship, second edition is an anthology of scholarly essays by a diversity of learned authors written especially for information professionals who operate in art and design environments, and who aid and need to anticipate the needs of artists, designers, architects, and art historians. Individual writings include "Accreditation and visual arts libraries", "Seeing the bigger picture: archival description of visual information", "Cultural differences and information literary competencies", "Website strategies for art and design libraries", and much more. The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship is a "must-have" for experts in the field, highly recommended.
* Midwest Book Review *
The fact that this book is in its second edition is an indication of its necessity and importance...The chapters discuss topics such as governance and administration, the liaison model, accreditation, visual resources from collection to preservation, artists' books, teaching within the ACRL Framework, metaliteracy, art history research, cultural differences, art librarianship and scholarly communication, creating and renovating library spaces, marketing, and social media, to name a few. The appendix contains a number of profiles and descriptions of art and design libraries around the world. This book is essential for any librarian whose duties include these subject areas.
-- Bradford Lee Eden * ARBA *
Those who are just beginning in the field or who have recently accepted an administrative level position will most likely find high value in the Handbook in its entirety, as even the more general topics can help them to understand their roles. The book includes a list of contributors and their institutions at the beginning and expands upon this information in an appendix entitled "library profiles" (of the authors) divided into four categories: art and design school libraries, academic branch libraries, academic department-based libraries, and main academic libraries supporting art and design curricula...The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship, second edition, would be a welcome addition to any library that fits the criteria of one of the four types described above as well as those supporting graduate programs in library and information science.
-- Janis L. DesMarais * College & Research Libraries *

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