Collecting the Arts: Library Donor Event 2021
From Gregor Langbehn
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This year's event celebrated the myriad ways the arts are collected, preserved, and performed at the library.
During this hour-long virtual event, enjoy exclusive presentations of materials from across our collections, and engage in Q&A sessions with our panelists.
Liangyu Fu is the Chinese Studies librarian at the University of Michigan Library, responsible for the Chinese Studies collection development at the Asia Library. She is also a faculty associate of the U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies. Since 2014, she has been working with faculty members to build the Chinese Dance Collection, now the largest of its kind outside China. Recently this collection has grown tremendously to include more genres of performing arts.
Anne Rebull is a research fellow with the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, and a lecturer in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. She is a specialist in the modern history of Chinese performance cultures, especially China’s traditional opera forms, collectively known as xiqu. Her previously published work includes studies of the intersection between politics and art in the work of the playwright Tian Han, as well as efforts to reconstruct performance practice of the 1950s. She has published multiple translations related to Chinese opera, including plays and films, and has translations of actor interviews forthcoming in an anthology of recorded master classes due out in late 2021.
Jason Imbesi is the librarian for Music, Theatre and Dance and in this role he provides reference, specialized research, instructional, and collection support for those subject areas. He joined the U-M Library in 2012. Previously, he was Assistant Music Librarian/Coordinator of Access Services at Interlochen Center for the Arts. He holds an MLS and MA in Musicology from the University at Buffalo.
Phil Hallman is the Film Studies field librarian for the Department of Film, Television and Media (FTVM) and the U-M Library. Phil serves as the head of the Donald Hall Collection, the Department of Film, Television and Media’s library of more than 30,000 DVDs, 4,000 screenplays, books and film prints. Phil is also the reference librarian and selector for the Hatcher Graduate Library’s book and periodical collection in the subject area of film, television and digital media as well as being the curator for the Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers collection.