The Visual Resource Center

MissionVisual Resource Center image with resources.  This picture should be updated to reflect it's current location in VA223.

The mission of the Visual Resource Center (VRC) is to provide visual arts faculty with resources and technology so that they may provide students a superior education opportunity and promote the visual arts as a vital human experience.

 

Policies

  1. Purpose: The Visual Resource Center provides visual materials and presentation support to the visual arts faculty and staff. The center is open at least 30 hours per Monday-Friday week, allowing faculty, staff, and students to browse through items such as books, magazines, videos on art, posters, and slides. Only Kennesaw State University employees are allowed to check-out items. (*see policy 11)
  2. Attended Hours: (subject to change without notice)
    9 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. Monday - Thursday while classes are in session
    (please call 770-423-6557 for confirmation)
  3. Access: Since the Visual Resource center holds so many valuable resources and equipment, access to the room is limited in the following ways:
    • Only visual arts employees (including some student assistants) have key access
    • Students may enter only when the door is open and VRC personnel are attending the room
    • Students must sign-in at the clip board on the receptionist's counter upon entry to the room.
  4. Courtesy to others: The room may only be used for quiet research and study—no meetings. Conversation must be kept to a minimum.
  5. Service requests: All requests by faculty and staff for the following services must be made in writing on the forms provided on the receptionist's counter:
    • Orders for books, periodicals, or media to be held in VRC
    • Slide or image scanning
    • Copywork (photographing artwork or images from books)
    • Reservation of equipment for a specific time
    • Printing and design help for any KSU College of the Arts matter
    • Announcements to be posted in halls and on the Visual Arts website
      (Email Shane McDonald (smcdona4@kennesaw.edu) with specifics for design services.)
  6. Equipment check-out is done on the "Equipment Check-out" clipboard (located on the red-topped cart by the reception counter.) Equipment check-out is limited to 2 week days unless special permission is requested in writing by Email or submission of check-out extension form.
  7. Periodical check-out is done on the "Periodical Check-out" clipboard (located on the red-topped cart by the reception counter.) Periodical check-out is limited to 2 weeks unless special permission is requested in writing by Email or submission of check-out extension form.
  8. Poster check-out is done on the "Poster Check-out" clipboard (hanging next to the poster flat files on the large wooden shelf unit.) Poster check-out is limited to 2 weeks unless special permission is requested in writing by Email or submission of check-out extension form.
  9. Book check-out is done through the use of circulation cards that are held in pockets of each shelved book. The faculty/staff member must sign the card and place it in the designated bin on the reception counter. Book check-out is limited to 2 weeks unless special permission is requested in writing by Email or submission of check-out extension form. (New 2009: To better serve our students, the majority of the Visual Arts Book collection will be moved to the main circulation stacks of the Sturgis Library for checkout. This moving process will be ongoing throughout the Spring Semester. Please call 770-423-6557 for more information.)
  10. Video check-out is done through the use of circulation cards that are held in pockets of each shelved DVD or VHS. The faculty/staff member must sign the card and place it in the designated bin on the reception counter. Video check-out is limited to 2 week days unless special permission is requested in writing by Email or submission of check-out extension form.
  11. *Student Checkout Exceptions: Nothing may be taken out (or checked-out) of the VRC by a student unless:
    • A signed and dated note is supplied by a faculty member assuming responsibility for the item. The faculty member must also give verbal permission for student to check-out items under the faculty member's name.
    • The student is enrolled in an Art Education class and has has completely filled-out the special Student Teacher form provided by the professor. These forms are kept on file in the VRC and all items checked-out are listed on the form.

Resources

Resources are available for all studio concentrations, graphic design, art history and art education classes. Our collection is constantly growing, and currently includes:

  • 48,000+ images
  • 1400+ books (most will be moved to the main circulation of the library during the Spring Semester of 2009)
  • 350+ videotapes
  • 80+ video DVDs
  • 30+ audio CDs
  • 20+ digital media applications

We continuously strive to expand and improve our collection and to better support our faculty, staff, and students. Please use our order request page to request items.

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