I’m excited to announce a new partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) devised to better expose University Libraries exhibits to the Columbus community.

Second Floor Gallery, CML, Main Library

Earlier this week, our exhibitions team (led by Ken Aschliman and Justin Luna) installed a “bite sized” version of the Cartoon Couture exhibit currently on display at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum in a beautiful gallery space in CML’s Main Library in downtown Columbus.

If this first collaboration is successful, the Libraries will develop an annual exhibition schedule for the gallery space at CML. The initial plan is to install mini versions of exhibits recently displayed in Thompson Library and at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. We will also assist CML by providing facsimiles from our collections to support special programs they host throughout the year.

In addition to sharing our distinctive collections with the Columbus community, this initiative is intended to drive traffic to our on-campus galleries and digital collections. Many thanks to Ken, Justin, Lisa Carter, and Quanetta Batts for their work in moving this project forward. And a special thank you to our friends and colleagues at CML for inviting us into their space.

Make sure to check out the exhibit on the second floor of CML’s Main Library if you get the chance!

Damon E. Jaggars
Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries