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Drawing Lines and Connecting Community: A surfing exhibit, outreach, and budgets Peter Fritzler, Sciences Librarian Randall Library, University of North Carolina Wilmington 2008 SAIL Conference, “Connecting the Oceans” April 14-17, 2008 Drawing Lines Metaphor surfing term

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Drawing Lines and Connecting Community:

A surfing exhibit, outreach, and budgets

Peter Fritzler, Sciences LibrarianRandall Library, University of North Carolina Wilmington

2008 SAIL Conference, “Connecting the Oceans” April 14-17, 2008

drawing lines
Drawing Lines
  • Metaphor
    • surfing term
    • Outreach to community
    • Budgetary
unc wilmington
UNC Wilmington
  • 11,911 students
  • 73 bachelor’s degree programs and 32 graduate programs (2 PhD programs witha third on the way!)
  • 1 of 16 campuses in UNC system
cape fear surfing archive
Cape Fear Surfing Archive
  • Began in February 2002
  • Rich local surfing heritage.
  • UNCW ranked in top 10 of surfing universities.
  • Special collection of materials and ephemera on local surfing history.
  • Oral histories
  • Partnership / Credibility

http://library.uncw.edu/surf

the exhibit
The Exhibit
  • “Country Soul: The Surfing Experience in Southeastern North Carolina”
  • Identification / collection of materials
  • Installation
  • Opening reception and film screening
  • February 1 – November 30, 2008
installation and community support
Installation and Community Support

Motley Crew:Mike Spencer, Fritzler, Joe Funderburg

the end result
The end result …

Courtesy: Daniel Norris

supporting events
Supporting Events
  • Surf Films
  • School groups
  • Surf clubs
  • Surf camps
  • Art exhibits & lectures
  • Surfboard exhibits (“show and tell”)
budgetary all this has a price
Budgetary: all this has a price
  • Library does not have an exhibits professional
  • Also doesn’t have a significant budget: “on the cheap”
  • Set a budget beforehand!
  • Approach with professionalism and high expectations
  • Work with others, or not?
  • Know your limitations
some tools to consider
Some tools to consider:
  • Dry mount press
  • Dry mount tissue
  • Foam core
  • Adhesive spray (3M Super 77)
  • Other tools
lessons learned
Lessons Learned?
  • Learn from my mistakes!
    • Preparation
    • Patience
    • Library administration
    • Set a budget!
    • Allies
    • Conflicts with other obligations
acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
  • Joe Funderburg and Mike Spencer
  • Jen Corder
  • Various donors / loaners
  • Randall Library, UNCW
  • Marketing & Communications, UNCW
  • Star-News and other media
  • My wife, Anne Pemberton!

Courtesy: Josh Bolick

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