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  1. 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

  2. Drawing Lines • Metaphor • surfing term • Outreach to community • Budgetary

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Installation and Community Support Motley Crew:Mike Spencer, Fritzler, Joe Funderburg

  7. The end result … Courtesy: Daniel Norris

  8. Courtesy: Josh Bolick

  9. Supporting Events • Surf Films • School groups • Surf clubs • Surf camps • Art exhibits & lectures • Surfboard exhibits (“show and tell”)

  10. 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

  11. Some tools to consider: • Dry mount press • Dry mount tissue • Foam core • Adhesive spray (3M Super 77) • Other tools

  12. Lessons Learned? • Learn from my mistakes! • Preparation • Patience • Library administration • Set a budget! • Allies • Conflicts with other obligations

  13. 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

  14. Questions?