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Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship (Hardcover)

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&p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"&The handbook examines methods of
innovative librarianship in academic and art school libraries. Serving as a
field guide to academic art libraries in the twenty-first century, it
integrates theory and practice as demonstrated by creative professionals
working in the field of art librarianship.&/p&
&p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"&While much attention has been
paid to art librarianship as it exists in museum settings, the focus on
academic art and design school information services has not been as intensive.
This essential handbook addresses that gap in the professional literature and
examines methods of innovative librarianship in academic and art school
libraries. The book offers guidelines for information professionals working in
art and design environments who support and anticipate the information needs of
artists, designers, architects, and the historians who study those disciplines.&/p&
&p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"&Including:&/p&
&p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"&
&ul&
&li&chapters from a range of
contributors who reflect current practice at a global level&/li&
&li&a range of case studies and
library profiles, providing benchmarks for developing facilities&/li&
&li&theoretical essays; guidelines;
checklists; photographs and diagrams&/li&
&li&a new section on knowledge
creation accommodating developments in institutional repositories, digital
humanities, and makerspaces&/li&
&li&in depth sections on physical
environment and sustainability.&/li&
&/ul&
&p&
&p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"&&b&Readership:&/b& Students taking library and information science courses
in art librarianship, special collections, and archives, practising library and
information professionals in art and design school libraries,
college/university libraries serving art, architecture, and design programs. It
will also be useful for art museum libraries and public libraries.&/p&|The handbook examines methods of innovative librarianship in academic and art school libraries. Serving as a field guide to academic art libraries in the twenty-first century, it integrates theory and practice as demonstrated by creative professionals working in the field of art librarianship.

While much attention has been paid to art librarianship as it exists in museum settings, the focus on academic art and design school information services has not been as intensive. This essential handbook addresses that gap in the professional literature and examines methods of innovative librarianship in academic and art school libraries. The book offers guidelines for information professionals working in art and design environments who support and ant


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