Dance Librarians Discussion Group (ACRL Arts)

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Provides a forum for dance librarians and others working in or interested in dance to discuss issues and exchange ideas; encourages, develops and supports projects which will improve access to and the organization of dance materials in libraries and archives; informs, educates and encourages cooperation through activities and programs on dance.

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Dance Librarians Discussion Group Midwinter 2011 Meeting Agenda

  • 1.  Dance Librarians Discussion Group Midwinter 2011 Meeting Agenda

    Posted Dec 01, 2010 10:36 PM

    Dance Librarians Discussion Group at ALA Midwinter 2011

    San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina, Point Loma Room

    Saturday, January 8, 2011

    1:30 pm- 3:30 pm



    Welcome and introductions


    Discussion topics continued from last meeting:

    • Next steps regarding the recruitment of new professionals.  Ideas proposed so far have included: Surveying which library schools, if any, offer entire courses on performing arts librarianship or as a component in existing classes, such as a special libraries overview; development of fact sheet for dance students in academic programs and dance schools, as well apprentices and professionals in dance companies with career transition programs.
    • Outlets for reviews of books and media.  Seek better representation for dance material in library literature – a review essay in Choice or C&RL News?  Should we begin bestowing our own DLDG “best of” awards?

    New discussion topic: Ballet in popular culture

    • Ballet rarely registers in the mainstream media, but it is resurfacing in a big way as 2010 winds down. If there’s time, be prepared to dish about the well-reviewed Apollo’s Angels and the soon-to-be-released Black Swan.