April 3rd, 2012
Its time for the Jen Library’s Spring Open House. This year we are targeting the School of Communication Arts. It is a hands-on experience for students, professors, and staff to explore our amazing collections! We will be displaying periodicals and books, digital images, databases, and the DVD circulating collection. Special Collections will participate with artists’ books, some of our graphic fiction and non-fiction, and other rare and unique materials. We will also get out some of the fabulous artwork from the Don Bluth Collection of Animation. Students will be able to play trivia, win prizes, and find inspiration in a totally fun way. Also, you will be able to tell us if there are materials you want to suggest for our collection.
Everything happens on the 3rd floor on Wednesday, April 11, from 3 to 7 PM. Even if you are not in the School of Communications, you are welcome to come!
March 30th, 2012
When we find new and interesting things in the Don Bluth Collection of Animation, we are always excited to share them. During spring break our graduate student assistant, Ryan Long, worked tirelessly to process boxes upon boxes of merchandise, only stopping when she ran out of archival boxes. With Ryan’s help, we selected several items from Anastasia to display, including books, a press kit, and even a bubble-bath bottle. You can see these items through our windows or as always, please come in to take a better look!
March 27th, 2012
The 3rd Annual Savannah International Animation Festival will take place at the Coastal Georgia Center at 305 Fahm Street in Savannah, Georgia on April 13 to 14, 2012. The Festival will showcase independent, professional, and student animation, as well as panel discussions, workshops, and presentations. The Festival, now an annual event, is sponsored by the Animation Hall Of Fame, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded by Hal and Nancy Miles. Hal Miles also is a professor teaching visual effects and animation at SCAD.
Included will be a mix of professionals and historians from the fields of animation, visual effects, and gaming. Also promised is a guest presentation by one of the animation world’s leading creators.
The Jen Library’s Don Bluth Collection of Animation will be represented in a short presentation by yours truly. I am so honored to be included in the Festival! Admission is open to everyone, children and adults and there is even a Free Cartoons and Cookies event Saturday morning, April 14, at 9:00 AM. Visit their website to see what else is going on! Savannah International Animation Festival.