The Ryerson & Burnham Libraries offer topic driven and general library orientations for SAIC graduate and undergraduate classes. A librarian works directly with the instructor to structure the sessions in a way most appropriate for the course.
A typical session lasts 1.5 hours and includes an introduction to the Libraries and instruction in searching the Libraries’ catalog and other pertinent online resources. The librarian working with the class will also bring out items from the collection that relate to the focus of the class.
Examples of library instruction sessions include:
A general library introduction and tour of the Reading Room (includes an overview of the library’s print and online resources)
A show and tell session that focuses on specific materials related to a course topic or assignment
A research-based instruction session that demonstrates online tools and print resources related to a course topic or assignment
The Libraries also offer instruction sessions for classes not affiliated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a case-by-case basis.
Schedule a Session
Please fill out the form below to request an instruction session. If you have questions contact Anne Danberg at (312) 443-3936 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow at least one week between your request and proposed date of visit.
5 hours 44 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago “The animal’s frightening features—scales, claws, eyes—extend above the surface of the canvas and virtually come alive.”
ARTicle’s Work of the Week gets a new home in our reinstalled galleries of Medieval and Renaissance art, arms, and armor.
1 day 2 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Mary Cassatt was the only American artist to exhibit with the original Impressionist group. This sensitive portrayal of a mother and child reflects the most advanced 19th-century ideas about raising children. Scientists and physicians of the day encouraged mothers (instead of wet nurses and nannies) to care for their children and to include regular bathing in their hygiene practices to prevent disease. #5WomenArtists
See three paintings by Mary Cassatt now on view: http://bit.ly/2nl9Z68
Image: [Now on view in Gallery 273] Mary Cassatt. The Child's Bath, 1893. Robert A. Waller Fund.