The Alabama Center for the Book

A Call To Book Artists, Teachers, Librarians, and Arts Administrators
Saturday, November 6, 2010, 10:30 a.m. -  4:15 p.m.
Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, 711 Capstone Drive, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

There is strong, contemporary interest in the art and craft of making books by hand. The Alabama Center for the Book<> will host a first-time, statewide gathering of book artists, educators, administrators, and librarians centering upon the art and craft of the book.  Those who attend this meeting will help connect the dots among makers and those who utilize and appreciate handmade books in our state. This meeting is co-sponsored by the Alabama Center for the Book, the University of Alabama Libraries, the School of Library & Information Studies, and the College of Communication & Information Sciences at The University of Alabama.

WHO ARE WE? Book artists, bookbinders, letterpress printers, papermakers, K-University teachers who incorporate the Book Arts into their curricula, librarians with an interest in special collections, museum administrators and book and paper dealers in the state of Alabama- anyone specializing in any aspect of the Book Arts. Our goal is to foster a greater awareness of the Book Arts community in Alabama and to identify ways the Alabama Center for the Book can advance and promote the Book Arts.

Interested parties should contact Steve Miller at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> for more information about this event. Centers for the Book outside Alabama may wish to contact us about organizing similar programs elsewhere.

The School of Library & Information Studies at the University of Alabama is home of the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in the Book Arts program.  Steve Miller coordinates the program.