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Traffick: The Business of Search Museum 2.0: I Think You'll Like This... Staff Picks What’s the most endearing part of your local book/music/video store? The cats lounging in the corner? The old laminator busily baking your membership card? For me, it’s the staff picks. Handwritten, full of enthusiasm and occasionally useful information, these little notecards or placards provide two essential functions: they introduce me to some potentially interesting content, and they reveal something of the soul of the company. Let’s deal with #1 first. Staff picks are an easy, humanizing way to help people discriminate in a sea of content. And it’s easy to implement. And #2, the “soul of the company” part, isn’t trivial. Negatives? Lesson Plans > Education Lesson Plans The Education team at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery has developed lesson plans that correspond to the Gallery’s Collection and special exhibitions. Lesson plans will be added for future exhibitions and other collection highlights. Introduction to Lesson Plans Browse Lesson Plans Lesson Plans for Collection HighlightsLesson Plans for Current and Upcoming Special Exhibitions Search Lesson Plans Use our new Lesson Plans Search, below, to search for lesson plans by keyword, learning standards and core curriculum areas, grade level, and art period/movement. Today Monday April 7 The Gallery is closed. Where Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York 14222 Fees New Lesson Plans Search Use our new Lesson Plans Search to help you find the lessons that suit your needs more easily. You can search by keyword, learning standards and core curriculum areas, grade level, and art period/movement. Which works are on view?

Ten Tips for Better Book Displays | 658.8 – Practical Marketing (& More) for Libraries 1. Displays should reflect your customers’ reading interests, not yours. You might be fascinated by ancient Japanese sword fighting or the history of dominos, but that doesn’t mean that books on those topics will make a good display. While a fair amount of time might be spent filling a display fixture with books, the ultimate goal is for that fixture to be empty soon after. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Staff PicksPatron PicksPeople You Should MeetGreatest Hits of the ____ (insert decade)Good Books You May Have MissedWhat Your Neighbors Are Reading (Put this sign on a cart of just returned books – they’ll fly out of the building and your shelvers will thank you!) 9. If you have glass cases, free them up for local artists, crafters, or collectors to display their wares. 10. Displays should be fun, both for you to create and for your customers to browse. Have a tip for creating great book displays? Like this: Like Loading...

Special Collections > Research Special Collections The Special Collections of the Library & Archives at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery consist of more than 700 rare or unique published and unpublished materials relevant to the history and study of modern and contemporary art. Our holdings include: First edition monographs and serialsArt objectsArtists’ booksIllustrated booksArtists’ sound recordingsVideos of oral history interviews with artists These holdings may be discovered through the Library Catalog. Special Ephemera Collection Special Collections also includes the Special Ephemera Collection, which includes various ephemeral items, many of which are exhibition announcements. The Special Ephemera Collection has been inventoried. Natalie and Irving Forman Papers Special Collections also includes the Natalie and Irving Forman Papers, and the Forman Library. Today Tuesday April 15 HOURS: 10 am–5 pm Where Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York 14222 Fees Image Rights & Reproductions Appraisals

The Library Marketing Toolkit: The Book The Library Marketing Toolkit was published in July 2012, by Facet Publishing. This website acts as a companion to the book, as well as a stand-alone marketing resource. To quote the blurb, the book is: "A toolkit of ideas to inspire action. The book is packed with case studies highlighting best practice and offering expert advice from thought-leaders including David Lee King and Alison Circle (US), Terry Kendrick and Rosemary Stamp (UK), Alison Wallbutton (New Zealand) and Rebecca Jones (Canada), plus institutions at the cutting-edge of library marketing including the British Library, New York Public Library, the National Archive, Cambridge University, JISC, the National Library of Singapore and the State Library of New South Wales.This is essential reading for anyone involved in promoting their library or information service, whether at an academic, public or special library or in archives or records management. Contents Introduction About marketing; About this book

Robert T. Buck, Jr. > Archives Collection > Research Table of Contents Collection OverviewInformation for Users Preferred CitationTerms of Access and UseCopyright Administrative Information Acquisition InformationProcessing Information Biographical NoteScope and Content NoteArrangementContainer ListSearch Terms ContributorsSubject Terms Associated Material Separated MaterialRelated Resources Collection Overview Title:Robert T. Collection Number:AK2.9 Creator:Buck, Robert T. Extent:33 boxes (16 linear feet) Language of Material:Collection material in English. Repository:Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Abstract:Administrative records and correspondence of Robert T. Information for Users Preferred Citation[Description and dates], Box/folder number, AK2.9, Robert T. Terms of Access and UseThe Robert T. CopyrightCopyright is held by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Administrative Information Acquisition InformationSee Head of Research Resources for acquisition information. Processing InformationCollection processed by: Library Staff Biographical Note Arrangement

Library Shelf Talkers Cornelia Bentley Sage Quinton > Archives Collection > Research Table of Contents Collection OverviewInformation for Users Preferred CitationTerms of Access and UseCopyright Administrative Information Acquisition InformationProcessing Information Biographical NoteScope and Content NoteArrangementContainer ListSearch Terms ContributorsSubject Terms Associated Material Separated MaterialRelated Resources Collection Overview Title:Cornelia Bentley Sage Quinton Records, 1908-1930 Collection number:AK2.3 Creator:Sage, Cornelia Bentley Extent:18 manuscript boxes (7.5 linear feet) Language of Material:Collection material in English. Repository:Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Abstract:Records and correspondence of Cornelia Bentley Sage Quinton, director of the Albright Art Gallery from 1910, through 1924, and the first woman director of a major art museum in the United States. Information for Users Preferred Citation[Description and dates], Box/folder number, AK2.3, Cornelia Bentley Sage Quinton Records, 1908-1930, G. Administrative Information Biographical Note Arrangement

10 Technology Ideas Your Library Can Implement Next Week New social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter enable librarians to converse, communicate, and collaborate with patrons as never before, because they are increasingly a part of people’s everyday lives. A brochure that describes your library with a few pictures is great, but a video tour that people can watch on your website or blog is immeasurably better. Enabling patrons to save their catalog searches is important, but offering the ability to notify patrons via email and text messaging when new acquisitions arrive presents a fresh way to connect with users. Librarians who are still becoming comfortable with the Web are often reticent to begin using new technologies in their day-to-day work because the learning curve often takes more time than they have at hand. When I begin teaching people about Web 2.0, mobile, and emerging technologies, I try to answer three questions: What is it? 2: Use SMS to send patron alerts and notifications. 5: Create a special-event wiki.

Archives Collection > Research Gallery Archives The Gallery Archives documents the history of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery from its inception in 1862 as The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy to the present day. It contains the official records of the museum and its volunteer organizations, including minutes of the Board of Directors, Annual Reports, departmental files, artists’ correspondence, photographs, drawings, and video and audiotape interviews. The Gallery Archives Collection may be accessed through finding aids. Directorships Listed chronologically by dates of service: Charles M. As first director of the Albright Art Gallery, Charles M. Cornelia Bentley Sage Quinton (1910–1924) [AK2.3] The first female art director of a major art museum in the United States, Cornelia Bentley Sage Quinton developed several pioneering exhibitions at the Albright Art Gallery. William M. William M. Gordon B. Andrew C. Many major permanent Gallery acquisitions and important exhibitions occurred under Andrew C. Edgar C. Gordon M. Gordon M.

Twenty Rules for Better Book Displays | NoveList | EBSCOhost *This article originally appeared in the March 2013 issue of RA News. Subscribe to RA News and any of our other newsletters.* When I'm not writing for RA News or working as Marketing Director at Lawrence Public Library, I blog about practical marketing for public libraries at www.658point8.com. Any given week, I'll write about trendy things like social media engagement or scintillating topics like how to write a better subject line for your email newsletter. As a marketer who reviews statistics and demographics constantly, I find this fascinating. Since writing that post, I've corresponded with lots of librarians about this topic and have thought more about what makes a good book display. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. , but it is not always so for our customers. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. knew they would be popular if they were more visible and pulled a few hundred of them for a display. collection, and like National Geographic, they flew off the shelves. 18. 19. 20.

The G. Robert Strauss, Jr. Memorial Library > Research The G. Robert Strauss, Jr. Memorial Library The G. Robert Strauss, Jr. The library collects, preserves, and makes available scholarly resources in all formats, which reflect the Gallery’s permanent holdings, with a particularly strong emphasis on modern and contemporary art. The library supports the research needs and educational mission of the Gallery with regard to acquisitions, exhibitions, publications, and cultural programs. Library Hours and AccessSupport the Library Today Sunday April 13 HOURS: 10 am–5 pm Where Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York 14222 Fees Image Rights & Reproductions If you are interested in reproducing works from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Collection for commercial or educational use, please review our terms and conditions. Appraisals The Gallery is not able to provide appraisals for works of art.

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