Ways library staff can get involved with exhibits at SML:
- Propose an exhibit to the SML Exhibits Committee that you would like to curate for the Memorabilia Room.
- Nominate a student 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 Senior Exhibit Project.
- 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
Tools for nominating student curators for the Student Research at YUL exhibit:
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. An advisor is needed for up to three SML exhibitions per year: one senior thesis exhibit in the exhibits corridor and two Memorabilia Room exhibits.
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.
View complete description of the librarian exhibit advisor responsibilities here.
If you have specific questions about being a librarian exhibit advisor please contact Kerri Sancomb, Exhibits Program Manager.