The editors of Library Exhibitions Review (LER) seek reviewers for this new online publication’s inaugural issue. LER was established as an open and accessible virtual platform for informational professionals who create and or manage library exhibitions. LER recognizes that library exhibitions and displays support the educational mission of libraries and bring value to library users. By reflecting critically on library exhibitions, LER allows information professionals an opportunity to develop their skills in this area. Please see LER review criteria and submission guidelines.
- Please express your interest in being a reviewer by filling out the LER Reviewer Interest Form by December 2, 2022.
- Reviewers will be notified by December 16, 2022 of the exhibition they are to review.
- Reviewers will submit all review materials by February 15, 2023.
- The issue will be published around March 15, 2023.
Selected Exhibitions for Review
Thanks to everyone that submitted suggestions. Note that if an exhibition is both physical and online, they are listed separately.
The History of Belarusian Vyzhyvanka (UCLA, Omeka)
Images of a Beloved Community (Rutgers, LibGuide)
The Code of Presence: Belarusian Protest Embroideries and Textile Patterns (UMichgan, webpages)
Against All Odds: The First Black Legislators in Mississippi (Mississippi State, Omeka)
In Full Bloom: Margaret Armstrong’s Decorated Publishers’ Bindings Revisited (The Met Watson Library, webpages)
Search and Discover: Art on Paper Class Exhibition (Arizona State, Lib Guide)
Orbits of Known and Unknown Objects: SFAI Histories/MATRIX 277 (MATRIX exhibition series, webpages)
Past/Present/Future: Expanding Indigenous American, Latinx, Hispanic American, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Perspectives (The Met Watson Library, webpages)
A Selection of African American Art and Artists’ Books (The Met Watson Library, webpages)
Reviews of physical exhibitions must be done in person.
Little Misfits highlights interesting and often overlooked books from the library’s collection.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Library, 3501 Camp Bowie
Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
People I Know engages with the discourse of identity and the visual representation of belonging as it highlights members of the Tallahassee LGBT community through the art of portraiture. Dirac Science Library, Florida State University, 600 W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
Independent Visions: Women in Film 1900–Today features portraits and behind-the-scenes photographs that capture women working in many different aspects of filmmaking. The Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 333 S. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA, 90211, USA
Past/Present/Future: Expanding Indigenous American, Latinx, Hispanic American, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Perspectives is the culminating exhibition to the Watson Library’s grant project funded by the NEH, which aimed to assess and expand the library’s collection of underrepresented heritage groups. Watson Library, The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028, USA
A Selection of African American Art and Artists’ Books is part of an initiative to assess and improve access to the library’s collection of monographs, exhibition catalogs, periodicals, artists’ books and zines by and about African American art and artists. Watson Library, The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028, USA
(Un)making the Book: Artists and Repurposed Materials features artists that have taken an existing book or set of print materials and fundamentally altered and changed it to suit particular purposes. Hirsch Library, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005, USA
Airing Out our Drawers: 50-ish Years of CalArts’ History and Creativity from the Library and Institute Archives represents the historical investments, radical pedagogies, and experimental art forms from each of the Institute’s schools. CalArts Library, 24700 Mc Bean Pwky., Valencia, CA, 91355, USA
Contact Sheets, Prototypes, and Scraps of Paper: Zines from the Pandemic & Beyond is an exhibit of zines and other printed matter from VCU Libraries Special Collections and Archives. Cabell Library Virginia Commonwealth University, 901 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23284, USA
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