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Out of the Box & Off the Chain. The Librarian as Leader Hinds Community College – Utica . The Box. Objectives. To position the William H. Holtzclaw Library as the cultural/information hub of the Utica Campus and the Utica Community

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out of the box off the chain

Out of the Box&Off the Chain

The Librarian as Leader

Hinds Community College – Utica

  • To position the William H. Holtzclaw Library as the cultural/information hub of the Utica Campus and the Utica Community
  • To initiate an annual event which will serve as a lead-in for a summer filmmaker’s camp
  • To aid with recruitment and retention of students in the Broadcast Technology program
utica campus arts humanities festival

Utica CampusArts & Humanities Festival

Celebrate The Arts @ Your Library

project developers
Project Developers

Jean Greene

Director of Library Services

Utica Campus

Karlos Sanders

Media Center Technical Consultant

Utica Campus

project review
Project Review
  • Original idea was to host a small film-festival utilizing the library and the amphitheatre to showcase local talent.
  • Pitched idea to Title III Coordinator. Idea expanded from one day to one week. Focus expanded to include other disciplines.
  • Presented idea for a week-long festival of the arts with Vice-President who wanted it expanded to two weeks. Budget and personnel constraints kept festival to one week.

Arts & Humanities Festival

Utica Campus Administration

and Faculty

Utica Community

Student Body

primary campus stakeholders
Primary Campus Stakeholders

1st row left to right: Dr. Tiffany Chaney, Director, Student Support Services, Dr. Jesse Killingsworth, Dean Career & Technical Education, Ms. Lillian Lewis, Program Director, HBCU Library Alliance, Ms. Joan Williams, Director of Library, Bennett College, Dr. George Barnes, Vice-President Utica Campus. 2nd Row left to right: Dr. Shirley Hopkins-Davis, Title III Coordinator, Dr. Tim Rush, Dean of Students, Ms. Jean Greene, Director of Library Services. 3rd Row, Karlos Sanders, Technical Consultant.

Not Pictured: Dr. Eugene Gaston, Dean of Instruction, Mr. Bobby Pamplin, HUD Representative.

initial tentative budget
Initial Tentative Budget


  • Equipment
  • Software
  • Personnel (Technical Consultant)
sunday april 13 th
Sunday, April 13th

Music Extravaganza /Choral Fest

monday april 14 th
Monday, April 14th
  • Art/Photojournalism Exhibit
  • Airbrush Artist
  • Organic sculpture
tuesday april 15 th
Tuesday, April 15th
  • Art & Photography Exhibit
  • Utica Jewels Book Club – Book Review
  • Poetry Competition and Readings
  • Performance by local Songwriter/musician
  • Mississippi Cultural Crossroads Quilters
wednesday april 16 th
Wednesday, April 16th
  • Kenyatta Film Festival
thursday april 17 th
Thursday, April 17th
  • Health & Wellness Fair
friday april 18 th
Friday, April 18th
  • Ballet Magnificat!
  • Miss Hinds Mini-Concert
saturday april 19 th
Saturday, April 19th
  • Local Author
  • Bridget Archer Dance Troupe
  • Mahogany Dancers
  • Quilting Demo
festival incidental costs estimate
Festival Incidental Costs Estimate


  • Speakers
  • Judges
  • Artists
    • Painters
    • Photographers
    • Quilters
    • Musicians
    • Etc.
  • Some faculty not excited about idea
  • Committee already in place
  • Some administration skeptical about outcomes
application of training
Application of Training
  • Relationships, Relationships, Relationships
  • Encourage greater community participation in future events
  • Future development of marketing plan utilizing students from the Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Business programs. Empower students to ‘reshape the box’ by utilizing their creativity to see the unusual in the usual