Workshop: Digging in the Library
Libraries are places to find information and read the voices of authors throughout the centuries, but they are also a vast collection of designed objects. With a little digging, even a mundane-looking or out-of-date book can be found that has amazing typography, endpapers, illustrations, maps, and other visual elements. In this workshop – led by School of the Arts artist-in-residence artist Jeff Thompson and open to all students, faculty, and staff – we'll use the library as a visual resource, exploring its stacks for these beautiful, surprising, and weird books.
We'll start the day looking at some examples in the stacks, then break apart for digging on your own. As items are discovered, we'll scan them and collectively assemble an online exhibition of our findings. We'll end the day looking at what everyone found and deciding on the format for the exhibition.
Especially relevant to folks in the arts, history, and media studies but open to anyone in the UNR community interested in visual culture and spending time "treasure mining" in the library! Participants will be encouraged to connect our digging with their areas of study and research, but also to spend time in parts of the library they might have otherwise overlooked.
Thursday, October 28 at 10:00 am to 12:45 pm
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Pillsbury Room