Site Interventions in the Library is a program run intermittently from 2006 that emulates studio-based models in information literacy. At the outset, students attend a seminar in the OCAD Library where guiding library philosophies and organizational practices are presented and, most importantly, critiqued. Afterwards, as students begin processing ideas, they present a description of their projects to OCAD U reference librarians to ensure that the works do not compromise daily circulation and reference services; a situation that would, in effect, demonstrate a failure to grasp the ultimate objectives of the entire exhibition project. Finally, we request that final critiques be held in the Library space with the full participation of a reference librarian.
contact: Daniel Payne, Head, Reference & Instructional Services for more information