The L in GLAM: Libraries as Strategic Art Venues through the West Virginia University Art in the Libraries Program

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As galleries, archives and museums navigate their way into the future with new ways of interaction and display, libraries, too, seek innovative ways to engage and evolve learning. As library content becomes increasingly digital and learning becomes more social, exhibitions can provide new ways of engaging the user’s intellect and creativity. Exhibitions also encourage an environment of contemplation that library users seek. Libraries are evolving into a new sort of space--still a space for research, learning and study--but also for community engagement and collaboration, presenting a unique opportunity for both collaborating exhibitors and guests. Ideas are protected and encouraged in this resource-rich space for preservation and study where some who wouldn’t normally seek exhibitions, will find themselves.

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