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.
1 hour 6 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Rodney McMillian: a great society
Our latest exhibition in the Modern Wing represents the last decade of the artist’s work in video. Grappling with the complexities of class, race, and place in America, Rodney McMillian employs elements of performance, public speaking, oral history—and his interest in the science fiction genre—to expose the social and psychological consequences of economic inequality, endemic racism, and the failed promise of freedom and prosperity for all of its citizens. While McMillian's work engages the often stark realities of history and contemporary culture, it is motivated by the potential for alternative realities and future transformation.
See Rodney McMillian: a great society on view in the Modern Wing through March 26.
3 hours 28 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room
$10 per member
Grab your yoga mat and come dressed to stretch. Only members get this unique opportunity to do yoga in the museum. All experience levels are welcome.
Please bring your own mat. Enter at the Columbus Drive Entrance, 230 S. Columbus Drive.
4 hours 55 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Natural Allusions
For Chinese painters, images of plants and animals could convey human aspirations, seasonal themes, or wishes for well-being and good fortune. This focused exhibition features 17th- and 18th-century handscrolls reflecting a variety of artistic traditions as well as a selection of round, handled fans made for wealthy and fashionable men and women of 19th-century Shanghai.