Art and Art History Departmental Lending Policy:
The Visual Resources Center (VRC) was developed with the purpose of supporting the teaching curriculum of the St. Olaf College Art and Art History Department. To this end, materials held in the VRC's collection are intended to be used first and foremost by the Art and Art History Faculty (including adjunct and visiting faculty). The collection's materials are also available to students majoring in Art and Art History with the permission of a member of the Art and Art History faculty.
Art/Art History Faculty are required to use a color-coded checkout. Please pre-arrange with the curator to have a color-coded card to use when checking-out slides in the collection. Once one has obtained such cards, please place your color card in place of each slide you remove from the drawer for checkout purposes. In this way, we can better determine who has each slide should another member of the faculty need an image.
Art and Art History Majors who have been given faculty permission to use the VRC's collection need to make arrangements with the curator to borrow materials from the collection.
Non-Departmental Lending Policy:
The Visual Resources Center (VRC) began as an Art and Art history Department resource and has funds and staff only for departmental use. We regret that outside use must be limited. VRC materials not in use by the Art and Art History department (at the time of a request) may be borrowed for a period of 24 hours by other St. Olaf faculty.
Art and Art History Emeriti Faculty Lending Policy
Emeriti retain the same privileges and responsibilities enjoyed by other Art and Art History faculty. But because emeriti often create lectures for groups other than current St. Olaf students and more frequently lecture off campus, an advanced notice policy for emeriti has been created to make sure that their slide usage does not conflict with regular, on-campus, course needs. Emeriti wishing to use images from the collection must notify the Visual Resources Curator 30 days in advance of the dates and images needed. This will allow her to meet with Art and Art History Department faculty, discover where conflicts might arise, and work with all parties to find solutions.
Art and Art History Emeriti Faculty, like all faculty are required to use a color-coded checkout card. These have been produced for you and are located by the slide cabinets in the VRC. Please place your color-coded checkout card in place of each slide you remove from the drawer. In this way, we can better determine who has each slide should another member of the faculty need an image. It is best to pull slides during the curator's hours or when a member of the department is available to assist because much of the collection is undergoing a new cataloging and classification system. When images have been pulled, slides must be left on a light table in the VRC when they are not being used in lecture. Art and Art History emeriti have played a major role in building the collection. The department faculty and the curator appreciates this and looks forward to emeriti making sure required images remain chiefly available for the curriculum needs of the department while other needs are also met.