Here’s a draft of our new constitution. When we meet for the first time this fall (5:30 GSLIS Lounge Wednesday September 10) I’d like to vote on it. It’s one step toward becoming an official student group, which means LISSA funding. Please give feedback either here on the blog or to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sarah
Panopticon is a Simmons GSLIS organization for students interested in art librarianship and visual resources. It intends to advance the cause of art librarianship and to promote the development, good management, and enlightened use of art libraries and visual resources collections. Its goals are:
(a) To promote the continuing education of its members by sponsoring and coordinating meetings, trips, lectures, workshops, and other exchanges of information and materials concerning all aspects of art librarianship and visual resources curatorship;
(b) To foster excellence in art librarianship and the visual arts by promoting improvements in the academic education of art librarians and visual resources curators at Simmons, and, when necessary, to make up for a lack of classroom education with extracurricular activities such as those listed above;
(c) To increase awareness of the arts at Simmons by means of occasional curated shows of art made by GSLIS students and other affiliates;
(d) To encourage awareness of the variety of artistic resources in the Boston area, by means of promotion of events and shows over the organization’s list-serv and blog;
(e) To create a community of members who are aware of the variety of definitions of visual resources librarianship and who have a variety of opportunities to learn from one another.
Panopticon is affiliated with the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS) as well as with its regional chapter, ARLIS/NE. We also maintain a relationship with the Visual Resources Association (VRA) of New England.