All topics for Library exhibitions are welcome. Those that either highlight the University Library's rich and vast collections, or those that look beyond the walls of the Library and attempt to incorporate nationally or locally recognized themes and events, campus programs, or emerging research are preferred. Topics that may be deemed politically or socially slanted by a general university audience should be avoided unless they offer all sides of the topic.
Exhibitions are scheduled throughout the year and can be seen on the Exhibits Committee calendar. To inspire interest in hosting an exhibition, each Fall the availability of exhibition space for the upcoming year is advertised, usually by posting an email to "LibNews". The committee tries to ensure that all the exhibition spaces are reserved well in advance.
The Library offers two exhibition spaces on the first floor: the North-South
Hallway and the Marshall Gallery.
Here is a MAP of the spaces.
North-South Hallway Cases and Wallboards
Interior Measurements = 44 3/8" wide x 24 1/2" deep display base
with an 17 3/4" rear height (this highest part of the case is 9 1/2" deep)
Each board has a pinable surface measuring 27" tall x 154" (12 feet + 10 inches) long.
Interior measurements = 43 7/8" long x 23 3/4" wide x 34" high
All exhibit cases are locked as a security measure. Keys are available (8:00 am to 4:15pm) from the secretary in room 230 of the Main Library. You must sign out any keys you request. Please return keys promptly once you have finished. All of the cases now have UV light-filtering. However, we do not recommend placing highly valuable artifacts in the cases for both preservation and security reasons. Preservation tips are available in long or short form.
Exhibitions are usually scheduled to run from the first day of the month to the last day of the month. If you need to delay the set up or tear down of your exhibition, please notify the Committee member in charge of scheduling as soon as possible. You are solely responsible for both the set up and tear down of your exhibition, but If you will need assistance please let the Exhibits Committee know in advance.
The Committee stocks a variety of papers, stands, fabrics, risers and tools you may use to create your display. If we don't aleady have it on hand, we can purchase some items you need. More information is available on our Supplies & Funding page.
The Office of Library Advancement distributes exhibition information to local publications and posts it on the LIBRARY ONLINE CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Please notify both the Committee member in charge of scheduling and the Office of Library Advancement (333-5682) as soon as possible with any changes to the exhibition title or subject matter.