Out of the Box&Off the Chain The Librarian as Leader Hinds Community College – Utica
Objectives • To position the William H. Holtzclaw Library as the cultural/information hub of the Utica Campus and the Utica Community • To initiate an annual event which will serve as a lead-in for a summer filmmaker’s camp • To aid with recruitment and retention of students in the Broadcast Technology program
Utica CampusArts & Humanities Festival Celebrate The Arts @ Your Library
Project Developers Jean Greene Director of Library Services Utica Campus Karlos Sanders Media Center Technical Consultant Utica Campus
Project Review • Original idea was to host a small film-festival utilizing the library and the amphitheatre to showcase local talent. • Pitched idea to Title III Coordinator. Idea expanded from one day to one week. Focus expanded to include other disciplines. • Presented idea for a week-long festival of the arts with Vice-President who wanted it expanded to two weeks. Budget and personnel constraints kept festival to one week.
Stakeholders Arts & Humanities Festival Utica Campus Administration and Faculty Utica Community Student Body
Primary Campus Stakeholders 1st row left to right: Dr. Tiffany Chaney, Director, Student Support Services, Dr. Jesse Killingsworth, Dean Career & Technical Education, Ms. Lillian Lewis, Program Director, HBCU Library Alliance, Ms. Joan Williams, Director of Library, Bennett College, Dr. George Barnes, Vice-President Utica Campus. 2nd Row left to right: Dr. Shirley Hopkins-Davis, Title III Coordinator, Dr. Tim Rush, Dean of Students, Ms. Jean Greene, Director of Library Services. 3rd Row, Karlos Sanders, Technical Consultant. Not Pictured: Dr. Eugene Gaston, Dean of Instruction, Mr. Bobby Pamplin, HUD Representative.
Initial Tentative Budget $61,627.40 • Equipment • Software • Personnel (Technical Consultant)
Sunday, April 13th Music Extravaganza /Choral Fest
Monday, April 14th • Art/Photojournalism Exhibit • Airbrush Artist • Organic sculpture
Tuesday, April 15th • Art & Photography Exhibit • Utica Jewels Book Club – Book Review • Poetry Competition and Readings • Performance by local Songwriter/musician • Mississippi Cultural Crossroads Quilters
Wednesday, April 16th • Kenyatta Film Festival
Thursday, April 17th • Health & Wellness Fair
Friday, April 18th • Ballet Magnificat! • Miss Hinds Mini-Concert
Saturday, April 19th • Local Author • Bridget Archer Dance Troupe • Mahogany Dancers • Quilting Demo
Festival Incidental Costs Estimate $9,590.00 • Speakers • Judges • Artists • Painters • Photographers • Quilters • Musicians • Etc.
Resistance • Some faculty not excited about idea • Committee already in place • Some administration skeptical about outcomes
Application of Training • Relationships, Relationships, Relationships • Encourage greater community participation in future events • Future development of marketing plan utilizing students from the Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Business programs. Empower students to ‘reshape the box’ by utilizing their creativity to see the unusual in the usual