Dance Librarians Discussion Group (ACRL Arts) Community
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:
See you on Thursday!
Dance Librarians Discussion Group
Pennsylvania Convention Center 303 AB
Saturday, January 25, 2014
- Welcome and Introductions
- 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
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: email@example.com.
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
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!
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:
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!
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
- 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