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The Library and the Artist
Have you thought of using the library as a resource in your life as a professional artist? Libraries collect the print and online materials you need to be successful in your career, sources such as:
Sources about art generally, contemporary art, arts in all media, and more
Books and databases of images
Periodicals and websites with information about exhibition and other types of opportunities
Examples of artists statements and interviews with artists to learn how others in your profession talk about their own art
"How to" books that discuss everything from color to building a kiln
Videos about art
Sources for grants and other types of funding
Career guides and books on the business of being an artist
Your greatest asset in the library is the reference librarian, who can help you find the information you need throughout your career.
This guide is just a starting point for you to use as you begin to develop your professional career.