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Thursday, March 24 • 12:00pm - 3:45pm
Postcards from the Edge IV: Fashion and Textiles

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Postcards from the Edge IV: Fashion and Textiles - Organizers: Lisa Schattman, Design Institute of San Diego and Sandra Ley, Pima Community College


Presenters: Marie Botkin, Georgia Southern University; Edith W. Serkownek, Kent State University; Jane Carlin, University of Puget Sound; Robin Dodge, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.


Limit: 30 participants; Fee: $50.00; MCAD Lab 230 -  As budgets get smaller, and libraries consolidate staffing budgets, art librarians are more-and-more frequently expected to be the go-to person for academic disciplines for which there is no dedicated liaison in the library, even if they don’t have an educational or experiential background in that field. This workshop continues the popular ARLIS/NA “Postcards from the Edge” series and intends to familiarize attendees with resources related to fashion and textile studies for the purposes of improving research assistance, instruction sessions, and print and electronic collection development. We will present a background on the disciplines, discuss the information needs of researchers as well as practitioners, and note how these communities’ informational needs differ. We will also discuss ways to collaborate with faculty and other institutions to best serve these users. This will be followed by demonstrations of and best practices for using electronic databases and print reference resources, interspersed with hands-on practice and Q&A. Hand-outs will include recommendations for essential reference resources, key publishers and vendors, and sample instruction sessions and learning tools.

Round-trip transportation between Hilton Minneapolis and MCAD will be provided. Please see our Conference Blog for further information.

Thursday March 24, 2011 12:00pm - 3:45pm
MCAD 2501 Stevens Avenue 
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Attendees (18)