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1 Bonnie Morris Cynthia Horne

2 University of North Georgia – Dahlonega Campus Library Technology Center

3 Layout of Building Layout of Building Hours Open Hours Open Exhibition space Exhibition space University Exhibitions Traveling Exhibitions

4 Senior Fine Arts Student Shows Senior Fine Arts Student Shows Faculty-curated Shows Faculty-curated Shows Art Faculty Academic Faculty & Traveling Shows

5 Continuing Education with community partners Continuing Education with community partners Smithsonian Institute, 2009 Smithsonian Institute, 2009 Key Ingredients: America by Food Key Ingredients: America by Food Provided space only Provided space only

6 History Professor had a contact with other exhibition location. History Professor had a contact with other exhibition location. Posters and lectures. Posters and lectures. Excellent community participation. Excellent community participation.

7 A Guy Knew A Guy Who Knew A Professor A Guy Knew A Guy Who Knew A Professor Town-Gown Partners Town-Gown Partners Volunteers Volunteers Other points Other points $4M in art in your library Controversial art

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9 Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

10 The American Library Association (ALA) ; collaboration with the National Constitution Center (NCC) Application process to ALA; turned down for John Adams exhibition back in 2009, applied for Lincoln in 2010, were turned down, they added new sites and we were accepted. Partners: History, education, music Volunteers: Exhibit consisted of 5 panels so we did not use docents. We did have volunteers from the schools of Education and History available to help with large school groups and one of our history professors spoke to all school groups. 2,250 viewers, 5 schools Donation of Civil War book collection

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12 Challenging application and funding process Challenging application and funding process Logistical heavy exhibition Logistical heavy exhibition

13 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Extensive application process. Sought funding Partners: Kennesaw State and their Museum of History & Holocaust Education, Gainesville State, departments of History, Education, and Music, admissions Docents and ambassadors from History and Education; one professor from each department talked to all school tour groups 8 public schools, 1,600 students, 4,000 total viewers

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15 Ongoing Senior Art Student Shows Ongoing Senior Art Student Shows Proposal for Smithsonian ant exhibition Proposal for Smithsonian ant exhibition Possible funding from parent company of Orkin Partner with Biology and other sister institutions Seeking 2015 idea

16   Choose partners and projects conscientiously.  Make sure you are aware of the size and scope of the project.  Over plan. You will not regret it.  Form a committee, librarians love committees.  If you have volunteers/docents:  Be clear on your and the exhibit group’s expectations, messages and behavioral guidelines. Train them.  Guide them. Praise them. Reward them. Lessons Learned

17  University of North Georgia Dahlonega Library Technology Center Bonnie MorrisCynthia Horne Contact Us


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