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Hacking the Library

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Call for Librarians Response

An Exhibit by WVU Art in the Libraries
Exhibition Dates: Online and Print: August 2023 - June 2024

Hacking starts with rethinking libraries. Libraries are now beyond the book. As libraries evolve into a new sort of space --still a space for research, learning and study-- but also for community engagement and collaboration, library exhibits present a unique opportunity for both collaborating exhibitors, librarians and library users.

Hacking the Library, WVU Art in the Libraries 2023-24 exhibit, will present artwork that highlights the intersecting values that shape our libraries through an artistic lens, reflecting on challenges and definitions of libraries past and as we move into the future. 

We want to highlight YOUR (librarians) voices alongside the work. We invite you to reflect on the artwork; your response(s) can be personal, theoretical, political or practical. A sentence or a paragraph.

Respond to as many or as few that move you by April 30, 2023. Think: What does this work mean to you, how you think of libraries in the past, how you experience libraries now or how you imagine libraries in the future?  There are thirteen total artists, you can move forward and go back between them.  Selected response(s) will be displayed next to the artwork.

View art and respond 


Contact Sally Brown (WVU Libraries’ Exhibits Coordinator by phone or email