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 email@example.com. Please allow at least one week between your request and proposed date of visit.
9 hours 46 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Go
Speed is both a product of modern life and an agent of it. At the turn of the 20th century, new technologies of mobility and transmission—trains, cars, airplanes, radio, film, television, to name only a few—increased the pace of life, collapsing distances between people and places and assaulting the senses.
Go, the second exhibition in the Art Institute’s Modern Series, explores how artists responded to different ways of experiencing and seeing the world in the accelerated modern age—through paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, designed objects, textiles, books, and films.
14 hours 2 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Happy birthday to Winslow Homer. In 1883 the artist moved to a small coastal village in Maine, where he created a series of paintings of the sea unparalleled in American art. The paintings he created after 1882 focused almost exclusively on humankind’s age-old contest with nature.
In The Herring Net, Homer depicted the heroic efforts of fishermen at their daily work. While one fisherman hauls in the netted and glistening herring, the other unloads the catch. Utilizing the teamwork so necessary for survival, both strive to steady the precarious boat as it rides the incoming swells. Homer’s isolation of these two figures underscores the monumentality of their task: the elemental struggle against a sea that both nurtures and deprives.
See five paintings by Winslow Homer in Gallery 171 of American Art—http://bit.ly/2l89rfx
1 day 4 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Put your own creative spin on 30 masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago. Our coloring book is now available online at the Museum Shop.