Mark Pompelia (Visual + Material Resource Librarian) co-authored the chapter, Tactile Libraries: Material Collections in Art, Architecture, and Design, with Rebecca Coleman, Research Librarian for Architecture at the University of Virginia, for the second edition of the The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship. The chapter includes the following sections: defining a materials collection; explaining its value; strategies for creation; approaches to organization; programming options; and collaborative opportunities.
The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship integrates theory and practice to offer guidelines for information professionals working in art and design environments who need to support and anticipate the information needs of artists, designers, and architects. Since the first edition of this title, the world of art and design libraries has been transformed by rapid advances in technology, an explosion in social media, and the release of new standards and guidelines. This new edition, offering mostly entirely new chapters, provides an accessible, fully updated guide to the world of academic art and design libraries from a range of international experts who reflect current practice at a global level. Coverage includes: Case studies and library profiles, providing benchmarks for developing facilities; teaching and learning, including the ACRL Framework; teaching with special collections, meta-literacies, instructional design and cultural differences; developments in institutional repositories, digital humanities and makerspaces; and contemporary library design, spaces for collaboration and sustainability.