Performing Arts Resources – Volume 32
State of the Profession: Performing Arts Librarianship in the 21st Century
This volume of Performing Arts Resources will consider the current status of performing arts librarians and archivists – as well as performing arts libraries in general. It will reflect on issues of professional preparation and training, sustainability of the profession, consolidation of performing arts libraries nationwide, challenges of digitization and technological transformation, and service to our unique communities of users. In particular – it will focus on the following three framing questions:
While in some respects threatening – the current landscape offers opportunities for unexpected collaborations, innovation of traditional professional practices – and possibly new paradigms for promoting our collections and mission to the public.
In this reconfigured constellation – do we despair, cling to our eternal verities – or proactively embrace these new challenges to create historically-rich and technological interventions for a truly 21st century crucible of performing arts documentation?
Essays or opinion pieces between 2500-5000 words will be welcomed on a variety of topics:
Ultimately, we’re seeking contributions that are inventive, controversial, and thought-provoking.
Please submit a one-page proposal by December 15, 2014 to:
Chief Librarian, Lehman College