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Discussion Dance Librarians Discussion Group Annual 2014 Agenda

by Helice Koffler on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 10:27 am

Dance Librarians Discussion Group

Agenda

Las Vegas Convention Center, N234

Sunday, June 29, 2014

4:30-5:30 pm

 

 

 

Dance Librarians Discussion Group

Agenda

Las Vegas Convention Center, N234

Sunday, June 29, 2014

4:30-5:30 pm

 

 

 

  • Welcome and introductions

 

  • Announcements

 

  • Presentation by Su Kim Chung, Head, UNLV Special Collections Public Services Reference, Instruction and Outreach, who will speak about their dance collections, including material used in the Showgirls digital collection. Joining Su Kim will be Nancy Hardy, a former dancer on the Strip, who appeared in in Les Folies Bergere, Lido de Paris, and Jubilee!.

 

  • Discussion question submitted: Are there any small collections amongst the libraries in the US that are working with costumes and other similar kinds of three-dimensional materials?  Who is doing a good job with this, and how are they managing?

 

  • General discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Discussion DLDG ALA Midwinter Meeting Minutes

by Helice Koffler on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 01:07 pm

I am attaching the minutes of our in-person meeting in Philadelphia (January 25) and our online meeting (January 30) as separated documents.

Discussion Dance Librarians Discussion Group Meeting -- January 30, 2014

by Helice Koffler on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 08:14 pm

Please join us at the Dance Librarian Discussion Group's virtual meeting this Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EST) / 8:00 AM (PST).

Please join us at the Dance Librarian Discussion Group's virtual meeting this Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EST) / 8:00 AM (PST).

Our special guest will be filmmaker Nancy Buirski, who will discuss and answer questions about her new documentary, Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq about the influential New York City Ballet ballerina. The film had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival last fall and will begin a theatrical run on February 5th in New York. Nancy (whose extensive credits include the award-winning “The Loving Story”) is graciously squeezing us in prior to leaving for the Berlin Film Festival.

More information on the film can be found at the Kino Lorber website: http://www.kinolorber.com/film.php?id=1511

The link to the meeting room is:

http://tinyurl.com/DLDG-VM-2014

See you on Thursday!

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Discussion Dance Librarians Discussion Group ALA Midwinter 2014 Agenda

by Helice Koffler on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 07:15 am

Dance Librarians Discussion Group

Agenda

Pennsylvania Convention Center 303 AB

Saturday, January 25, 2014

4:30-5:30 pm

 

 

 

  • Welcome and Introductions

 

Dance Librarians Discussion Group

Agenda

Pennsylvania Convention Center 303 AB

Saturday, January 25, 2014

4:30-5:30 pm

 

 

 

  • Welcome and Introductions

 

  • Announcements

 

  • Presentation by Margery Sly, Temple University, on dance collections and related digital projects at Temple.

 

Margery N. Sly has been Director of the Special Collections Research Center at Temple University Libraries since 2010. She was appointed to lead the merger of the collections and staff within Temple’s Urban Archives and Special Collections units to form the Special Collections Research Centers.

 

Margery previously worked at the national archives of the Presbyterian Church (U. S. A.) in Philadelphia where she was Deputy Executive Director.  Prior to moving to Philadelphia in 1997, Margery was College Archivist and Coordinator of Special Collections at Smith College Libraries (1987-1997) and a member of the library faculty at Clemson University (1982-1987).

 

  • General discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Discussion Virtual Meeting January 30 -- Save the Date!

by Helice Koffler on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 09:42 am

Unable to make it to Philadelphia?  I am delighted to announce that the Dance Librarians Discussion Group also will be holding a bonus virtual meeting on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM EST / 8:00 AM PST.

The name of our very special guest for that meeting and other relevant details will be announced at Saturday's meeting in Philadelphia and posted here afterwards.

Discussion STG Historic Theatres Library Tour at ALA Midwinter 2013

by Helice Koffler on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 02:28 pm

 

Join the Dance Librarians Discussion Group for a special tour of the STG Historic Theatres Library on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM.

 

Join the Dance Librarians Discussion Group for a special tour of the STG Historic Theatres Library on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM.

The library, which opened to the public on March 1, 2012, provides extensive documentation on the three historic theatres currently operated by the Seattle Theatre Group (the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune). The library is located conveniently close by the Washington State Convention Center and several of the conference hotels.

Space on the tour is limited. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact me directly at: hkoffler@uw.edu.

 

 

 

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Discussion DLDG meeting at ALA Annual 2013

by Helice Koffler on Sat, Jun 15, 2013 at 06:08 pm

Just a quick announcement that the group will be meeting during the ALA Annual conference in Chicago.

The DLDG meeting will again be part of the Arts Section all discussion groups meeting and will take place:

Sunday, June 30, 2013
1:00-4:00 pm
McCormick Place Convention Center, N133

More details at: http://ala13.ala.org/node/12192

Sadly, I will not be able to join you in the Windy City, but Kathleen Haefliger very kindly has agreed to lead the discussion this time around.

Just a quick announcement that the group will be meeting during the ALA Annual conference in Chicago.

The DLDG meeting will again be part of the Arts Section all discussion groups meeting and will take place:

Sunday, June 30, 2013
1:00-4:00 pm
McCormick Place Convention Center, N133

More details at: http://ala13.ala.org/node/12192

Sadly, I will not be able to join you in the Windy City, but Kathleen Haefliger very kindly has agreed to lead the discussion this time around.

Please feel free to send in any suggestions for discussion topics by adding comments here or sending them to the DLDG listserv.

Hope you all have a great meeting!

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Discussion DLDG Midwinter 2013 Virtual Meeting

by Helice Koffler on Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 09:31 pm

 

 

Here is the information about the DLDG virtual meeting, which will take place on February 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM (EST) / 11:00 AM (PST).

Our special guest will be author and New School professor, Elizabeth Kendall, who will discuss and answer questions about her forthcoming book, "Balanchine and the Lost Muse." Elizabeth describes the book (which will be published officially in July 2013), as “a parallel investigation of the early lives of two key figures in Russian ballet, in the crucial time surrounding the Russian revolution: the young George Balanchine, (Georgi Balanchivadze), and, his friend, classmate and early collaborator, the brilliant young Petrograd ballerina Lidiia Ivanova, who drowned in 1924 (possibly murdered).”

To join the meeting, simply go to:

http://uofw.adobeconnect.com/dldg/

Please RSVP to me at so that I can get a sense of how many people will be attending. I also will be sending out the text of the book's preface to those who "register" in advance. 

We will be trying out an audio/video feed for Elizabeth, but if we have problems, we can fall back on the chat module.

You can test your connection at: http://uofw.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

If you will be using a headset, please try to disable your computer's internal speakers and microphone before joining the meeting.

Hope to see you online on Friday!

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Discussion 2013 ALA Midwinter Dance Librarians Discussion Group (DLDG) Meeting Minutes

by Helice Koffler on Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 10:30 pm

I am attaching a pdf with a brief write up from our meeting in Seattle on January 26th. Thanks very much to all who attended!

A brief reminder that the virtual DLDG meeting will be next week on February 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM (EST), as previously announced. More information about how to access that meeting will be posted very soon!

 

Discussion Slightly Revised Meeting Agenda

by Helice Koffler on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 10:05 pm

I hope you've all made it safely to Seattle and enjoyed the lovely afternoon and evening.

I have made a slight adjustment to the agenda. Tim Lloyd of Alexander Street Press will be joining us. Revised agenda is below and attached as a separate document.

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Announcements
  • Discussion topics:

Responding to faculty requests to make materials available online or through a course management site

I hope you've all made it safely to Seattle and enjoyed the lovely afternoon and evening.

I have made a slight adjustment to the agenda. Tim Lloyd of Alexander Street Press will be joining us. Revised agenda is below and attached as a separate document.

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Announcements
  • Discussion topics:

Responding to faculty requests to make materials available online or through a course management site

Exploring challenges dance librarians face in getting audio and video material hosted online.

Tim Lloyd of Alexander Street Press will provide information about ongoing projects to help libraries host their audiovisual materials on the APS platform.

  • Dance in Seattle:

Chamber Dance Company: Background on the company and preview of recently completed documentaries on Bebe Miller.

Sandra Kurtz will speak informally about a critic's perspective on using dance collections and documenting local dance history.

Sandra Kurtz teaches and writes about dance in Seattle, Washington. She has degrees in theater, dance, and movement analysis, and has taught at the University of Washington and Cornish College. Sandi helped to found the Northwest Dance Coalition (1983-89) and edited its newsletter. She’s served on the board of the Dance Critics Association, and edited newsletters for the DCA and Society of Dance History Scholars.

  • General discussion

 

 

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