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Thursday, April 23 • 9:00am - 10:20am
Innovation and change in larger art museum libraries: a review of trends and challenges: revisiting the 2016 report on The State of Art Museum Libraries.

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This panel will focus on current trends and challenges of five of the larger encyclopedic art museum libraries in the United States. Their directors will represent the libraries. The participants will address major issues, challenges and initiatives in their libraries, including leadership and management, organizational development and change, outreach and programming, collection development and management. The panel’s goal is to give an overview of the current challenges and initiatives that are shared in all libraries, especially large art museum libraries, but topics will be coordinated in advance so that speakers can bring out the priorities, initiatives and features that are characteristic of the individual library.


Kenneth Soehner

Arthur K. Watson Chief Librarian, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Jon Evans

Chief of Libraries and Archives, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Thursday April 23, 2020 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C