ARLIS/NA OV Fall Meeting November 3-4, 2016

Educating Future Architects, Designers and Artists: Supporting Students and Professionals in Design Fields

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), Ohio Valley Chapter Fall Meeting,* November 3 – 4, 2016 at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

*Hosted by Kent State University Libraries

View photos from the meeting.

Kent State University is in the midst of a large-scale campus-wide initiative to update, renovate, and build 21st century student facilities for learning and living: classrooms, laboratories, studios, libraries, study spaces, residence halls and athletics facilities.  These Foundations of Excellence projects have benefited Kent’s programs in Art, Architecture and Design, areas of particular interest to members of ARLIS.

For our fall meeting, Deans and Faculty from Kent State’s School of Fashion, Center for the Visual Arts and Center for Architecture and Environmental Design will explain how their curriculum has embraced experiential learning with 21st c. technology.  A unique feature of the meeting is the opportunity to see first-hand the labs and studios that support experiential learning, from the makerspaces and fabrication labs available to the entire campus as well as specialized spaces supporting the design disciplines: the materials lab, wind tunnel, lighting lab, Belden Brick Materials Library and Gallery, and an oversized knitting machine to name a few.

Faculty from the Kent State University Library will discuss their leadership role integrating and supporting these new curricular programs and technologies through library services, event sponsorship, and developing needed spaces.