Western European Studies Section, ACRL
Scandinavian / Special Topics Discussion Groups
Saturday, January 19, 11:30a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Morial Convention Center, Rm. 269

The Scandinavian and Special Topics Discussion Groups will hold a combined session on aspects of collection management, acquisitions, and reference for fine arts materials from Scandinavian countries. Featured will be brief presentations by Geri Laudati, Director, Mills Music Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and by Vanessa Kam, Assistant Art Librarian at Stanford University.

Whereas most of us do not have Art or Music in our job descriptions, many of us do work with academic departments, programs, concentrations, etc. in Scandinavian Studies part of whose mission is to inform our communities about aspects of Scandinavian culture, including art and music. This will be an opportunity for us to explore ways both of representing "our" user communities and their needs to colleagues in Art and Music and of making our Scandinavian expertise available to these colleagues more generally. Y'all please come!

The Scandinavian Discussion Group usually holds its major meeting of the year at Midwinter. The Special Topics Discussion Group, on the other hand, ordinarily meets only at the ALA Annual Meetings in the summer. Whereas we expect that these arrangements will continue in the future, we hope that this joint session will be useful to members of both groups.

See you in New Orleans!

John Dillon
Chair, Scandinavian Discussion Group

Sebastian Hierl
Chair, Special Topics Discussion Group