Proceedings of the Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians

Client/provider relationship: Library as client and art students as provider

Jenna Rinalducci


What started as a discussion about how to bring more art into the library developed into a valuable collaboration with faculty and students that brought murals into the architecture library. The arts and architecture librarian reached out to one of the painting professors to discuss showcasing student work in the branch library, and the result was an elaborate mural project. The librarian worked with two professors in the Department of Art and Art History and their students in fall 2017 to bring this artwork to fruition. This article covers how the project developed and how it resulted in creating an inviting space to inspire learning.

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