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ItemAssessment of Visual Arts Projects Produced by Library Student Employees( 2018-12-05) Reed, Karen NourseUniversity libraries employ students to perform a variety of entry-level tasks. With planning and commitment from library personnel, this employment can provide additional educational opportunities for students through mentoring, reinforcement of coursework, and even support of career goals post-graduation. This poster will describe the research-in-progress at one public university library employing students to complete visual arts projects in support of library marketing and teaching initiatives. The focus of this research is on the use of portfolio assessment as a means to evaluate and guide student creative works produced as a function of their library employment. Presented at the Association of Research Libraries Library Assessment Conference 2018.
ItemBringing art to the library: An undergraduate art education collaborative with the Curriculum Materials Center(Middle Tennessee State University, James E. Walker Library, 2017) Reed, Karen NourseIn 2013, one Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) located in an academic library in Tennessee began to examine ways by which to increase awareness of its collection among students, faculty, and the greater community. The CMC director initiated an art display program on a prominent wall outside the library unit. Over the past two and a half years, the program has transformed from a marketing initiative into an instructional program for the university’s College of Education students in which state K-12 standards and teaching pedagogy are emphasized. The art initiative has additionally changed from its inception by becoming a collaboration with undergraduate art education students. This case study will discuss the goals, achievements, and evolution of the art initiative. Future directions of the program will be discussed, as well as implications for assessment.