Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Summer Workshop Students Introduced to University Libraries’ Unique Architectural Resources

Carol A. Street, Archivist for Architectural Records and Amy E. Trendler, Architecture Librarian

Each summer the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) welcomes outstanding high school juniors and seniors to the CAP Summer Workshop. One of the highlights of their work at Ball State is learning how to access the dynamic resources the University Libraries have to offer.

This summer, Amy E. Trendler, Architecture Librarian, and Carol A. Street, Archivist for Architectural Records, introduced the students to digital and print resources in the Architecture Library as well as unique architectural collections from the Drawings and Documents Archive.

Over the course of an afternoon, the students met in small groups to explore a wide range of materials, such as books on vertical gardens, resources on urban planning, and original Cuno Kibele architectural drawings from 1917.

The session prompted students to consider how architectural drawings are used and introduced them to the wealth of current material available to them at Ball State University. For more information, contact Amy E. Trendler, Architecture Librarian, AETrendler@bsu.edu, 765-285-5858 or Carol A. Street, Archivist for Architectural Records, CAStreet@bsu.edu, 765-285-8441.

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