The Printer in Residence Program at University of Otago Library’s Otakou Press in Dunedin, New Zealand was initiated in 2003 to encourage awareness of the Press’ printmaking facilities and to foster book-making within both the University and the broader arts community. Each visiting printer uses the University Library’s printing presses to produce a limited edition publication. Sarah Smith, Dartmouth College Book Arts Workshop Program Manager, was this year’s Printer in Residence.
Dartmouth and the University of Otago are both members of the Matariki Network of Universities, an international group of seven universities from seven different countries that have long-excelled in research-led education. The five other Matariki members are: Durham University, England; Queen’s University, Canada; University of Tubingen, Germany; University of Western Australia; and Uppsala University, Sweden.
This year the Otakou Press added a new element to the residency program—an exhibit exchange. An exhibit featuring Dartmouth Book Arts Workshop was displayed in the University of Otago’s Library during Sarah’s residency, and upon her return Sarah facilitated the installation of this exhibit featuring the work of the Otakou Press’ past and present Printers in Residence.
Printing Down Under: A Matariki Exchange was curated by Donald Kerr, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Otago Library; Dennis Grady, Dartmouth Library Education & Outreach; and Sarah Smith, Book Arts Workshop Program Manager. Exhibit design by Dennis Grady.
Baker-Berry Library, Baker Main Hall: October 1 - December 31, 2016
We asked members of the Dartmouth community to suggest unforgettable first pages. Twelve responses are included in this exhibit.
First Pages selected by:
Stephen Angell, Baker-Berry User Services Technology Coordinator;
John DeSantis, Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian;
Dennis Grady, Baker-Berry Exhibits Designer;
Deborah Howe, Collections Conservator;
Elizabeth Kirk, Associate Librarian for Information Services;
Richard Miller, Baker-Berry Access Services Student Supervisor;
Gregory Phillips, Senior IT Support Analyst;
Eileen Potts, Library Information Access Assistant;
Jane Quigley, Head of Kresge Physical Sciences Library;
Ross Virginia, Director, Institute of Arctic Studies and Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science;
Christian Wolff, composer;
Nien Lin Xie, Librarian for East Asian Studies.
Exhibit curated and designed by Dennis Grady, Library Education and Outreach.
Baker-Berry Library, Berry Main Street: July 1 - September 30, 2016
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