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Discussion ACRL and/or ALA 2017 meet ups + Dance discussion group activity??

by Leah Sherman on Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 03:07 pm

Hi all,

First, I'm interested to know if anyone is planning a meet up at either ACRL in Baltimore or at ALA in Chicago this year? I am relatively new to Arts Librarianship and one of my areas is Dance - I'd love to meet some fellow Dance/Performing Arts Librarians!! It looks like this group has been sort of quiet for the last few years - is that the case or is there another, better place to communicate??

Hi all,

First, I'm interested to know if anyone is planning a meet up at either ACRL in Baltimore or at ALA in Chicago this year? I am relatively new to Arts Librarianship and one of my areas is Dance - I'd love to meet some fellow Dance/Performing Arts Librarians!! It looks like this group has been sort of quiet for the last few years - is that the case or is there another, better place to communicate??

Second, If this group is inactive AND if anyone in it would like to bring it back to life I'd be really happy to get my hands dirty. Let me know if this speaks to you! You can respond here or email me directly at LRSherman@fsu.edu if you are interested. Since this is a discussion group and not a committee/independent section maybe there's not much to do besides be more active in discussions... but I'm thinking about organizing future meet ups, etc.

Best,

Leah Sherman

Visual & Performing Arts Librarian

Floria State University

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Discussion Librarian III position announcement, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, NYPL

by Arlene Yu on Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Hi everyone,

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library is seeking a Supervising Librarian. Please see the job listing for a full description and a link to apply. Thank you!

https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/9555/librarian-iii%2c-dance-division/job

Arlene Yu
Collections Manager
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Discussion ACRL Meetup?

by Ann Shaffer (non-member) on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 02:07 pm

Hello!

I'm fairly new to this group, and it looks like it's been quiet for a while.  I was just wondering if there were any plans for this group to meet up at ACRL in Portland this year? 

 

Thanks,

Ann Shaffer

Music & Dance Librarian, University of Oregon

Discussion ALA Annual 2014 meeting minutes

by Helice Koffler on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Dance Librarians Discussion Group minutes
ALA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Las Vegas Convention Center, N234

Sunday, June 29, 2014, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Attendees: Tara Davis (Dance Heritage Coalition), Sara DeWaay (University of Michigan), Sara Harrington (Ohio University), Ginny Heinrich (Macalester College), Lindsay King (Yale University), Robert Labaree (University of Southern California), Leza Madsen (Western Washington University), and Helice Koffler (University of Washington)

Dance Librarians Discussion Group minutes
ALA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Las Vegas Convention Center, N234

Sunday, June 29, 2014, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Attendees: Tara Davis (Dance Heritage Coalition), Sara DeWaay (University of Michigan), Sara Harrington (Ohio University), Ginny Heinrich (Macalester College), Lindsay King (Yale University), Robert Labaree (University of Southern California), Leza Madsen (Western Washington University), and Helice Koffler (University of Washington)

  • Introductions
  • We immersed ourselves in Las Vegas lore and dance with our special guests Su Kim Chung, Head Special Collections Public Services at the University of Las Vegas and Nancy Hardy, a former Las Vegas showgirl, who has been assisting UNLV in its farsighted efforts to document the popular entertainment industry.
  • Su Kim discussed several of UNLV’s most notable archival collections relating to dance, including the extensive papers of Donn Arden, one of the legendary producers of many of the most extravagant Las Vegas production shows (including the still-running Jubilee!) and Bill Moore, another important producer. A great deal of material related to dance and dancers also can be found in the records of such now-vanished casino hotels, as the Dunes, Sands, and the Thunderbird. Selected items, including costume sketches by designers like Bob Mackie, Pete Menefee, Josephine Spinedi, and José Luis V iñas have been digitized and form the core of the extensive Showgirls digital collection.
  • Nancy discussed her dance training, which included a Ford Foundation scholarship to the San Francisco Ballet. Too tall to continue as a ballerina, Nancy came with a friend to Las Vegas to audition for one of the shows, and wound up falling in love with the place and having one of the longest careers of any dancer in the history of Las Vegas production shows. Nancy performed as a showgirl and dancer in the Stardust Hotel's Lido de Paris, Tropicana Hotel's Folies Bergere, and Jubilee! at Bally's Hotel and Casino. She also served as dance captain at the Stardust, training replacement dancers and serving as a swing.  In lieu of PowerPoint, Nancy thoughtfully brought along memorabilia from her collection, including a much-repaired set of dancing shoes, a scrapbook album, which contained the insoles she had worn out in a two-week period from all the climbing up and down stairs involved in the production, and a snapshot of her taken by Frank Rothstein, the owner of the Stardust (the real life inspiration for the character Robert De Niro plays in Casino) early in her career. Nancy also has conducted several of the  oral histories contained in the All that Jazz collection at UNLV.
  • Helice announced that Felicity Brown, University of Maryland, would be the next Dance Librarians Discussion Group convener. Also joining her will be: Karen Beavers, University of La Verne, Nina Bozak, The Historic New Orleans Collection, Jaimie Beth Colvin, Pepperdine University, Madeleine Fix-Hansen, and Catherine Oravet, Auburn University.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Helice Koffler, hkoffler@u.washington.edu

 

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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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