October is National Archives Month, and on Friday, October 23, the WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS and UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES at the ALKEK LIBRARY will co-host a panel of representatives from area archives who have undergone recent building projects, as well as a shelving/space planning expert and an architect. A tour of the newly renovated Wittliff Collections and recently constructed University Archives, and a catered, hors d’oeuvres reception will follow.
This event is part of Texas State’s fourth annual Archives Month celebration and is designed to help demystify the process behind renovating and building new gallery, storage and staff space for a library, archives or museum. Each panelist will give a short presentation about a recent project, followed by a moderated discussion. There will also be time for questions and/or comments from audience members.
Panelists scheduled to speak are: Mark Boone, Architect, Bailey Architects Inc.; Troy Menchhofer and Daryl Miller, Southwest Solutions Group; Laura Saegert, Archivist, Texas State Library and Archives Commission; Eric Shoaf, Assistant Dean for Administration, University of Texas-San Antonio Library.
Friday, October 23, 2009, Alkek Library, Seventh Floor:
2:00 pm Panel discussion
4:00 pm Tour of new spaces
4:30 pm Public reception
All activities are free and open to the public. Panel or tour attendance is not required to attend the reception. Guests are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 245-2313.
This is an exciting time for archives at Texas State. Expansion of the Wittliff’s Southwestern Writers Collection reading room and Southwestern and Mexican Photography Collection galleries has just been completed, and construction of the University Archives storage, research, and exhibit space on the fifth floor is near completion as well.
The fall Wittliff Collections exhibitions are now open: The Lightning Field: Mapping The Creative Process; A Certain Alchemy and Fireflies, photographs by Keith Carter; Nueva Luz/New Light: Recent Photographic Acquisitions; and Lonesome Dove Revisited.
If you missed the Wittliff’s grand reopening celebration on Saturday, this event offers another opportunity to chat with staff about the new and improved spaces.