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Publication Date

Summer 2023


WVU Libraries


The hacker ethos in the positive sense is about the ability to deconstruct and reconstruct information systems. Hacking starts with reconceptualizing libraries. L Hacking the Library presents artwork that highlights the intersecting values that shape our libraries through an artistic lens, reflecting on challenges and definitions of libraries past and as we move into the future. To provide personal context, "Community Connections" complement the art from librarians across the nation who responded to the artwork.

Artists included: Jackie Andrews (Maryland, mixed media), Trudy Borenstein- Sugiura (New Jersey, book arts), Sally Jane Brown (West Virginia, drawing), Shan Cawley (West Virginia, painting), Matthew Conboy (Pennsylvania, digital), Chantel Foretich (New Mexico, sculpture), Xueer Gao (Pennsylvania, book arts), Ryan Lewis (Michigan, video), Robin Miller (West Virginia, mixed media), Irmari Nacht (New Jersey, book arts), Chris Revelle (Arkansas, sculpture), Erin Tapley (North Carolina, sculpture) and honorary artwork by Liuqing Ruth Yang (West Virginia, mixed media).


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