For Library Staff

Ways library staff can get involved with exhibits at SML:

  • Encourage a student to submit a proposal for the Student Research at Yale University Library exhibit in the Student Exhibit Corridor. 
  • Encourage highly motivated and committed students in their junior year to submit a proposal for the Yale Library Senior Exhibit Fellowship.
  • Volunteer to be a Librarian Exhibit Advisor and mentor a student curator through the research and object selection of an exhibit.
  • Spread the word about new exhibit opportunities in SML to our colleagues across campus.
  • Talk to your department head about serving on the exhibits committee in the future.
  • Learn about online exhibits at Yale University Library

Librarian Exhibit Advisor

Open to all professional library staff with supervisor’s approval, the Librarian Exhibit Advisor is a rotating volunteer support role for exhibit production in the Sterling Memorial Library venues. This person will offer guidance in content development to student curators and exhibit curators with little or no experience with SML exhibitions. 

This opportunity has numerous benefits both for individual professional growth and in support of the library’s mission to support and enhance research, teaching, and learning at Yale. The Exhibits Production Coordinator will provide training for each new librarian exhibit advisor, and when necessary connect new exhibit advisors with other library staff who have prior exhibit experience.

Review exhibit advisor responsibilites for each project here: Senior Exhibit Fellowship AdvisorStudent Research at YUL Exhibit Advisor

If you have specific questions about being a librarian exhibit advisor please contact Kerri Sancomb, Exhibits Program Manager.