Social Media learning and exploration for ICTWEB417

Victoria Polytechnic Library Studies – Social Media learning and exploration for ICTWEB417.

 

 

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“Around the world with State Library Victoria”

Check out “Around the world with State Library Victoria”, via State Library Victoria’s blog.

 

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Pyramids, Egypt, 1900–30.

“Tattoos and baseball caps: This is What a Librarian Looks Like – in pictures”

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“From Gucci to Prada, so-called librarian chic is huge in fashion. But a new book by Kyle Cassidy reads between the lines to challenge the stereotypes of librarian style – and look at the ways in which they are the champions of our communities”. From here 🙂

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“The most loudest library ever: Booklover goes the way of shushing staff as community hubs take hold”

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‘The most loudest library ever’: Booklover goes the way of shushing staff as community hubs take hold

The stereotype of the shushing librarian has been shelved after a note from a disgruntled library patron in the south-west of WA sparked debate about the role of modern libraries.

The angry note left by an anonymous library visitor read: “THE MOST LOUDEST LIBARY EVER BYE”.

Librarians now defend the noise from young children, arguing public libraries have a significant role in child literacy and development.”

 

 

 

 

A conversation with artist Theaster Gates (with Nettrice Gaskin and Greg Carr) on archives and archiving

A great conversation with artist Theaster Gates, artist and educator Nettrice Gaskins and Howard University professor Greg Carr on archiving and culture.

“The conversation explored the future of one our more ancient humanistic traditions. Where beyond libraries, universities, and museums are the new homes for archives? What kinds of materials should archives be collecting? How can access be expanded to new publics while methods of preservation can be maintained?”

 

Theaster Gates is a multi-disciplinary artist as well as a professor at the University of Chicago, though he is probably best known for work like the Dorchester Projects or the Stony Island Arts Bank, which have transformed an under-appreciated section of Chicago’s South Side into a vibrant center of art and culture. Stony Island, his most recent project of this type, has been described as “a vision of culture as an urban change agent.” A few years ago Gates bought an abandoned bank from the city for one dollar and remade it into a hybrid gallery, community center, library, and archive where “neighborhood residents…preserve, access, reimagine, and share their heritage” and which serves as a “destination for artists, scholars, curators, and collectors to research and engage with South Side history.” Among its archives are books and periodicals donated by the Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines, over 60,000 slides of art and architectural history from the University of Chicago, and the record collection of house music godfather Frankie Knuckles.

The conversation explored the future of one our more ancient humanistic traditions. Where beyond libraries, universities, and museums are the new homes for archives? What kinds of materials should archives be collecting? How can access be expanded to new publics while methods of preservation can be maintained? Gates was joined by artist and educator Nettrice Gaskins and Howard University professor Greg Carr. The conversation was moderated by Alexandra Mitchell, who is a Reference Librarian & Archivist at the Schomburg.”

 

‘World of the Book’ Exhibition – State Library Victoria

State Library Victoria is hosting a ‘World of the book’ exhibition that will run from 10 November 2017 until 31 December 2018. The following text is taken from here:

“Explore a wealth of ideas and imagination in World of the book, a one-of-a-kind exhibition showcasing the history of book design, production and illustration from the Middle Ages to today.

See rare medieval manuscripts and sacred texts, magnificent natural history and botanical illustration, and stunning modern artist books and fine press editions. Discover pioneering Australian classics, children’s books, graphic novels and comics, and cutting-edge graphic design.

From books that break the mould to books that changed the world, World of the book celebrates the unique place books have in our hearts and minds.

The exhibition explores five themes:

 

Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibition / British Library