52 · Survey Results: Survey Questions And Responses
participants; ~700 visiting public; media coverage received.
Global Film Festival; 5 days in duration; partnership with Center for South Asian Studies, Center for Southeast Asian
Studies, Center for Philippine Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, Center for Korean Studies, Political Science Dept,
and Academy for Creative Media (ﬁlm school); 2 librarians involved; 7 community participants; 250 visiting public;
media coverage received.
Big Read: The program began September 13 and ended October 26, 2008. Approximately 17 librarians were
involved (including personnel from ACC) 14,192 community participants Recognized on local NPR afﬁliate, WUOG;
Athens Banner Herald; Columns; community newsletters Developed new relationships with UGA and community
organizations. Increased enrollment at ACC Public Library’s Adult book club.
Home Movie Day: The program began in 2005. We have done HMD in Athens (four years in a row), and Butler,
Columbus, and Hawkinsville, Georgia each one time. Number of librarians involved depends on the venue, but
typically there are about 4 librarians involved sometimes less. We also have other staff members who help out with
these events. Number of community participants also depends on the venue, but from 10-25. We have had public
recognition in local newspapers and once on television. We have had articles in Athens, Butler, and Augusta papers.
We had brief television plug in Columbus. We are working with two communities right now to help preserve historic
footage of their towns. This has come mainly from local publicity in or near the community about the event or about
home movies in general.
Civil Rights Digital Library: The Civil Rights Digital Library, which began in 2005, promotes an enhanced
understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from
libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale. Nine librarians participated
in its creation. It has reached countless individuals and community groups. It is available to teachers who wish
to use prepared educational materials in their classrooms. It has developed new relationships with civil rights
organizations, television archives, libraries and museums in the state and the Southeast.
Creation of a Library Gallery, the position of Exhibits and Outreach Librarian, and a program of events/exhibits/
programs designed to engage, educate, and enrich the wider community, as well as the campus.
A wide range of outreach initiatives by the Health Sciences Libraries strongly integrated with Health Sciences
schools and programs efforts to bring health information and programs to the community.
Evaluation of 2008 American Music Month Programming based on attendance. Working collaboratively with
the University Alumni Association, School of Music, Champaign County Community Center for the Arts, University
Library Advancement, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, and the Virginia Theatre had over 2,062 individuals
attend 5 concerts dedicated to performances of American music, 555 students and general public attend 11
lectures on Lincoln and 5th Stream Jazz, and 155 people who attended our 19th-century grand ball, and 211
public- and home-school music students from Urbana, Champaign, Decatur, Bloomington and Chicago who
participated in the 2-day 2008 American String Festival. American Music Month Honors 1. Received the 2008 ACE
Award from Champaign County Arts, Culture & Entertainment Council for the Sousa Archives’ annual American
Music Month celebration on October 23, 2008. 2. Nominated for the 2008 Campus Award for Public Engagement
(CAEPE) on December 12, 2008. Awarded the 2008 CAEPE on February 4, 2009.
Descriptions of Speciﬁc Programs, 2008 American Music Month Celebration (Lincoln and His Music: Melodies