Columbus College of Art and Design Announces New President

Retired CCAD president Dennison W. Griffith (left) and newly-appointed CCAD president Thomas White (right)

Retired CCAD president Dennison W. Griffith (left) and newly-appointed CCAD president Thomas White (right)

The Columbus College of Art & Design has named Thomas White, an industrial designer and branding expert, as its fourth president, succeeding Denny Griffith who retired on June 30.

White most recently was vice-president of corporate development for Los Angeles-based Co-Optimum Connect, an advertising co-operative that ensures manufacturer’s brand standards are followed in retail advertising. He taught college-level drawing at UCLA and industrial design at Cal State – Northridge before his design firm took off. He also held design and executive roles at Citicorp, Lockheed Martin Corp. and RKS Design.

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Major Work from MECA’s first Textile and Fashion Design Graduate!


Major Work from MECA's first Textile and Fashion Design Graduate!

Rosie Allard, our first graduate from the new Textile and Fashion Design program, made these fabulous coats as part of her thesis project. All fabrics were made by her and are inspired by her Finnish grandmother’s home. During the Senior exhibition her work was given a plum location in the front window of MECA’s Porteous Building. Rosie is the first of many future grads from this progam and we couldn’t be prouder!

“Let’s Have Lunch”… an exhibition of artists’ books

Greetings ADSL Division Members,
Posting about our current exhibition of artists’ books on view through July 11th.
If you are in the Atlanta metro area please stop by.
-Teresa Burk, Head Librarian ACA Library SCAD Atlanta

‘Let’s Have Lunch:’ Selections from the ACA Library Artist’s Book Collection at SCAD Atlanta
This exhibition focuses on the striking re-occurrence of food as subject matter featured in artists’ books throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
Now through July 11
Gallery 1600, Atlanta, Georgia



Greetings fellow Art and Design School Division members! We’d like to introduce ourselves, Christine Mannix- Vice Moderator and Kimberly Lesley- Moderator.


I’ve been the Public Services Librarian at the Columbus College of Art & Design for four years now. Since we’re a small library, I do a little bit of everything, like library instruction, circulation, reference, and ILL, but my favorite work involves being the Grand Poobah of Special Collections. My B.A. is in history of art from The Ohio State University where I wrote my honors thesis on self-taught artist, William L. Hawkins. When I’m not at work I’m often at my kitchen table making collages, prints, narrative quilts, and artists’ books.  Basically, if I don’t make art, I start to gnaw off my arm.


Signorina Maria Spelterina in her high rope performance. 1876-1920. From the Boston Public Library Stereographs Collection. Accessed via Flickr.


I am the Access Services Librarian at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where I offer research instruction, provide reference services, supervise circulation as well as organize and participate in outreach. I’ve been in this position going on two years, and I particularly enjoy working with the students here. I earned my B.F.A. in photography (film, anyone?) from Herron School of Art & Design, Indiana University. When I’m not digging around in my garden with my helper cat, or hanging upside down at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, I’m headed somewhere on my bike.

Thanks for reading!


ARLIS/NA 2014 Conference

Our annual conference will be taking place May 1-5, 2014, in Washington, D.C.  Several of our ADSL Division members are involved with sessions or workshops, which are highlighted below. Sometimes it’s difficult to choose between conflicting sessions, but I hope you’ll be able to attend several of them:

May 1

Workshop: “Incorporating Technology: Apps for Reference and Teaching in Art and Architecture Libraries”, co-taught by Lucy Campbell, Librarian, New School of Architecture and Design.

May 3

“Designing an Information Literacy Mooc for Art Students”, speakers: Tony White, Director, Maryland Institute College of Art; Sue Mayberry, Director of the Library + Instructional Technology, Otis College of Art and Design; Jennifer Friedman, Instruction + Research Services Librarian, Ringling College of Art and Design; David Pemberton, Reference and Periodicals Librarian, School of the Visual Arts

“Visual Literacy: Putting Guidelines into Practice”, speakers: Jennifer Friedman, Instruction + Research Services Librarian, Ringling College of Art and Design; Sarah Carter, Instruction + Research Services Librarian, Ringling College of Art and Design

“Hidden in Plain Sight: Facilitating Discovery in Material Culture Resource Collections”, speaker: Daniel Payne, Head of Instructional Services, OCAD University

“Professional Trajectories: Career Paths and Leadership Training”, speaker: Rachel Resnick, Librarian, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Poster Sessions:

Surprise! Pop-up Libraries Where You Least Expect Them — Jennifer Friedman and Sarah Carter, Instruction + Research Services Librarians, Ringling College of Art and Design

Alt-Text Accommodations for the Art Student — Gabrielle Reed, Head of Access Services, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Staying Alive! — co-presenter, Daniel Payne, Head of Instructional Services, OCAD University

May 4

“New Voices in the Profession”, co-moderator, Caley Cannon, Reference Librarian, Savannah College of Art and Design

“Of, By, For the Artist: the Library as Venue for Student Creativity”, moderator: Annette Haines, Art + Design Field Librarian, Art, Architecture + Engineering Library, University of Michigan

Be sure to mark your calendars for the division meeting. This will be another opportunity to hear more about the AICAD MOOC initiative and to participate in a further discussion.

I look forward to seeing you in D.C.

Ellie Nacheman

Call for Presentations: Fashion: Now & Then: Meaning, Media, and Mode

[reposted from COLLIB-L]

Call for Presentations: Fashion: Now & Then: Meaning, Media, and Mode

Proposal Due Date: June 10, 2013

Conference at LIM College, New York, NY – Thursday, October 3, 2013 to Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the third annual conference Fashion: Now & Then, a three day conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information.  Participants will be drawn from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, collectors, and museums to represent a full range of expertise.

The theme for this Fashion: Now & Then conference is Meaning, Media, and Mode and will include presentations about fashion and information. Proposal topics can include one or more of these subjects in relation to fashion or style: archives, blogs, books, business, collectors, collection development, designer archives, digital archives, digital collections, digitization projects, rare books, fashion analytics, fashion forecasting, fashion history, fashion studies, film, magazines, libraries, librarians, patrons, mapping & data visualization, merchandising, marketing, material culture, museums, new media, oral history, photography, preservation, print & non-print media, retail, social media, special collections, street style, textiles, trend reporting, demographics & psychographics, and ephemera.

Presentation Proposals and Notification: Proposals for presentations should include: the name, title, affiliation, and email address of the author and an abstract of the 15 minute paper or presentation (<500 words). Email the proposal to . Please submit the text of the proposal in the body of the email and as a PDF or Word attachment.  The proposal due date is due June 10, 2013. Notification of proposal acceptance will occur Thursday, June 20, 2013.

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Take the ADSL Social Media Survey

Is your library using Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or other social media tools to reach out to its art and design community? Are you inspired by other libraries’ use of social media? Interested in keeping up-to-date with your ADSL colleagues (while sharing what’s new in your library)?

If you answered “yes” to any of these, please take the ADSL Social Media survey! A list of ADSL members’ social media sites will eventually be compiled on the blog to show how we’re communicating and engaging with our users, provide inspiring examples, and help ADSL’ers keep up with each others’ accomplishments. Any social media sites that promote information services for student and faculty artists and designers will be considered.

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