Fine Arts Library Updates

Fall 2018 Update

The Fine Arts Library Advisory Committee is being formed under the direction of Senior Associate Dean Holly Williams and UT Libraries Director of Academic Engagement Catherine Hamer. All our departments and schools will be represented by faculty and students on this committee, which will meet monthly. 

NAME TITLE DIVISION DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL
Catherine Hamer Director/Co-Chair UT Libraries  
Holly Williams Senior Associate Dean/Co-Chair College of Fine Arts  
Ann Reynolds Associate Professor Art History Department of Art and Art History
Jeff Smith Professor Art History Department of Art and Art History
Jim Buhler Professor Music Theory Butler School of Music
Martha Hilley Professor Piano Butler School of Music
Becca Pad Librarian Art and Art History Visual Resource Center UT Libraries
Sydney Kilgore Media Coordinator Fine Arts Library UT Libraries
David Cohen Assistant Professor of Practice Arts and Entertainment Technologies School of Design and Creative Technologies
Jason Wilkins Assistant Professor of Practice Design School of Design and Creative Technologies
Andrew Carlson Clinical Professor Theatre Department of Theatre and Dance
Fran Dorn Professor Theatre Department of Theatre and Dance
Amber Welch Librarian The Foundry UT Libraries
Adraint Bereal Undergraduate Design School of Design and Creative Technologies
Molly Roy Graduate Student Performance as Public Practice Department of Theatre and Dance
Austin Shirley Graduate Student Live Design Department of Theatre and Dance
Sarah Chestnut Graduate Student Art Education Department of Art and Art History
Logan Larson Undergraduate Studio Art Department of Art and Art History
       

 

Meeting Schedule for 2018-19

MONDAYS at 10, FAL 5th floor (unless location is otherwise announced):

  • Sept. 10, 10–10:50 a.m.
  • Oct 8, 10–10:50 a.m.
  • Nov. 12, 10–10:50 a.m.
  • Dec. 10, 10–10:50 a.m.
  • Feb. 11, 10–10:50 a.m.
  • March 11, 10–10:50 a.m.
  • April 15, 10–10:50 a.m.

Update: May 1, 2018

Dean Douglas Dempster sent and update to the College of Fine Arts community to share an update about changes that will be taking place on the fifth floor of the Fine Arts Library.

Memo from Dean Dempster (May 1, 2018)

Update: April 6, 2018

UT Provost Maurie McInnis, following a review of the Fine Arts Library Task Force Report and recommendations by Dean Dempster and Vice Provost Lorraine Haricombe, has accepted their recommendations for the future of the Fine Arts Library. Below, read her comments and summarization of next steps.

Response from UT Provost Maurie McInnis (April 6, 2018)

Report of the Fine Arts Library Task Force (April 2, 2018)

Recommendations on the Fine Arts Library from Dean Dempster and Vice Provost Haricombe (April 4, 2018)


Background

Two working groups were formed to explore and address the future of spaces in the Fine Arts Library in Doty Fine Arts Building (DFA).

The first, under the leadership of the UT Libraries, was asked to explore and evaluate the alternatives to having the Fine Arts collection on the fifth floor of DFA—in part or whole—and explore the drawbacks and advantages of those alternatives.

The second is considered a) what facilities our new programs need and b) what spaces in the College of Fine Arts, throughout all our buildings and facilities in every department and school, could accommodate these expanding programs. All current spaces throughout the College of Fine Arts facilities are being considered, including the Doty Fine Arts Building.

Fine Arts Library Task Force Members

Wendy Martin, Assistant Director of Stewardship, UT Libraries (chair)

Christian Clark, Junior, Butler School of Music

Katie Pierce Meyer, Humanities Liaison Librarian for Architecture and Planning

Becca Pad, Humanities Liaison Librarian for Fine Arts

Stephen Page, Assistant Professor of Saxophone, Butler School of Music

Glenn Peers, Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Art History

Eric Vera, Graduate Student and Assistant Instructor, Theatre and Dance

Amber Welch, Head, Technology Enhanced Learning, UT Libraries

Related documents and statements

Read a memo to College of Fine Arts students from Dean Doug Dempster (3/9/18)

Read a statement on the Fine Arts Library by Vice Provost and Libraries' Director Lorraine Haricombe (3/9/18)

Dean Doug Dempster's memo to the Fine Arts Library Task Force (12/8/17)

Update re: the Fine Arts Library Task Force (12/8/17)

Read Dean Doug Dempster's statement on the Fine Arts Library

Read an FAQ about the Fine Arts Library