Library Committees

SML Exhibits Committee

Reports To: University Librarian

Committee Charge:

The Sterling Memorial Library (SML) Exhibits Committee provides oversight and support for the exhibition program that provides content for the Memorabilia Room and Student Exhibit Corridor in Sterling Memorial Library. The membership comes from across the Yale University Library (YUL) system and is led by the Exhibits Production Coordinator.  The membership rotates annually, with members serving staggered two year terms. Additionally, the Library’s Director of Communications and Director of Undergraduate Research Education and Outreach are permanent committee members.

The Committee performs these tasks:

Increases use of SML exhibit venues by YUL staff, Yale faculty and students, and Yale-affiliated groups 
Coordinates communication about the programming and use of the SML exhibit venues 
Reviews exhibition proposals to ensure that programming reflects and supports teaching and research at Yale 
Establishes and maintains appropriate guidelines for the use of exhibition venues and the handling of objects on display in SML 
Supports the Library Exhibits Liaison as needed 

Frequency of Meetings:

Term of Service: Two Years

Committee Members:

Melissa Barton Curator, Prose & Drama Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Library Two-year term
Kelly Blanchat  Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach Librarian Two-year term
Patricia Carey  Director of Communications Permanent Member
Tess Cowell Arts Librarian for Research Services Two-year term
Basie Gitlin Director of Development Permanent Member
Emily Horning  Director of Undergraduate Research Education and Outreach Permanent Member
Michael Lotstein  University Archivist, Manuscripts & Archives Two-year term
Sarah Lerner  Project Archivist for Western Americana, Beinecke Library Secretary, Two-year term
Anu Paul  Digital - Scholarship Project Manager, Digital Scholarship Services Two-year term
Cindy Roman  Curator of Prints, Drawings and Paintings, Lewis Walpole Library Two-year term
Kerri Sancomb  Exhibits Production Coordinator, Conservation and Exhibit Services Committee Chair, Permanent Member
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