material|resource

A blog for materials collections in art, architecture, and design environments. Sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA).

Materials Education Symposia 2014-2015: Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

2014-15 Materials Education Symposia

  • National University of Singapore, December 11-12, 2014
  • The Ohio State University, March 26-27, 2015
  • University of Cambridge, UK, April 9-10, 2015

Submit your abstract or register now for the upcoming MaterialsEducation Symposia that are open to all educators teaching undergraduates about materials within engineering, design, architecture, sustainability, and other science subjects.

Early-bird registration is also available online for the three upcoming Symposia: book now to secure your place and accommodation.

http://www.materials-education.com/

MATSIG to Meet at 2014 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference

Please mark your SCHED(ule) for the meeting of the Materials Special Interest Group during the 2014 Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America at 4:30-5:30pm on Friday, May 2 in Penn Quarter B at the Grand Hyatt conference hotel in downtown Washington, DC. 

http://sched.co/1g9jDdS

Topics will include:
  • SIG leadership and resources (brief history of the SIG, recent events, and an overview of the SIG site, material|resource)
  • current projects and updates from attendees
  • plans for the coming year
Please send any additional items for discussion by Friday, May 2 to mpompeli@risd.edu.

 

AASL 2014 Discussant Panel: Materials Collections

AASL: Association of Architecture School Librarians
36th Annual Conference, April 10-12, 2014 | Eden Roc Hotel, Miami Beach

Discussant Panel: Materials Collections
9:15-11:15 am, Saturday, April 12 | Belle Meeting Room

Materials collections are becoming increasingly relevant in supporting architecture and design programs, offering faculty and students learning opportunities in these and related disciplines. The importance of hands-on materials research is a recurring topic at many colleges and in the architectural education literature. It is a key component to students’ learning in design disciplines and the tactile and visual experience of handling physical samples allows students to investigate and discover materials in new ways.

In June 2013, the IMLS-funded symposium Materials Education and Research in Art and Design: A New Role for Libraries was held at Rhode Island School of Design to address questions and propose solutions surrounding the creation, development, and support of materials collections by academic libraries. This unprecedented event gathered international researchers, authors, administrators, faculty, librarians, and students to benefit from each other’s approaches to such collections and went far to foster a new community. A white paper from that event will appear in spring 2014 and be informed by this discussion.

This panel will be comprised of five speakers in the first hour and allow for discussion in the remaining time.

Speakers:

  • Mark Pompelia, Visual + Material Resource Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design 
  • Kasia Leousis, Architecture and Art Librarian, Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction, Auburn University 
  • Barbara Ann Opar, Architecture Librarian, Syracuse University 
  • Rebecca Price, Architecture & Urban Planning & Visual Resources Librarian, University of Michigan
  • Fiona Anastas, Material Specialist, Material ConneXion

 

Materials Collections Discussant Panel: Call for Speakers

Association of Architecture School Librarians
Annual Conference
April 10-13, 2014 | Miami Beach, FL

Discussant Panel:
Materials Collections
CALL FOR SPEAKERS

Materials collections are becoming increasingly relevant in supporting architecture and design programs, offering faculty and students learning opportunities in these and related disciplines. The importance of hands-on materials research is a recurring topic at many colleges and in the architectural education literature. It is a key component to students’ learning in design disciplines and the tactile and visual experience of handling physical samples allows students to investigate and discover materials in new ways.

In June 2013, the IMLS-funded symposium Materials Education and Research in Art and Design: A New Role for Libraries was held at Rhode Island School of Design to address questions and propose solutions surrounding the creation, development, and support of materials collections by academic libraries. This unprecedented event gathered international researchers, authors, administrators, faculty, librarians, and students to benefit from each other’s approaches to such collections and went far to foster a new community. A white paper from that event will appear in early 2014 and will be used to partially frame the discussion.

This 90-minute panel will be comprised of 4-5 speakers in the first hour and allow for discussion in the remaining time.

Speakers:

  • Mark Pompelia, Visual +  Material Resource Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Kasia Leousis, Architecture and Art Librarian, Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction, Auburn University
  • Barbara Ann Opar, Architecture Librarian, Syracuse University
  • Others to be announced.

Materials Education Symposia: Spring 2014

The full speaker program is now online for this Spring’s Symposia focused on ‘Materials, Systems, Innovation, and Sustainable Development’

Confirmed participants include: John Abelson (UIUC), Mike Ashby (Cambridge), Yves Bréchet (INP-Grenoble), Rudolph Buchheit (Ohio State), Bill Callister (Utah), David Embury (McMaster), Peter Goodhew (Liverpool), Mark Miodownik (UCL), Srinivasa Ranganathan (IISc Bangalore), and Rick Sisson (WPI).

http://www.materials-education.com/

Position Filled: Jen Wong Becomes Material Lab Director at UT-Austin School of Architecture

Jen has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin.  As director of the University Co-op Materials Lab, she seeks to cultivate an active center for material research, development, education, and experimentation that is engaged not only with the School of Architecture but with the wider university and beyond.  As curator, Jen is committed to the Material Lab’s focus on innovative and sustainable materials and systems.  She is thrilled to be immersed in the world of materials during this fascinating confluence of design, technology, economics, sustainability, and culture and looks forward to exploring the myriad possibilities of materials and material strategies through these lenses.

http://soa.utexas.edu/matlab/

Mainster to depart UT-Austin MATLAB; job posted

After three years as Director of the Materials Lab in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, Sydney Mainster has accepted a position as a designer with an architecture firm in New York City. Sydney has done great work at UTSOA and was a fantastic speaker and contributor this past June at the materials symposium at Rhode Island School of Design. The materials world will miss her but we wish her well.

Sydney has asked that we announce the job vacancy, which is posted at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/130711010606.

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