The library sponsors its own displays and exhibits, and welcomes requests to provide temporary space for faculty, staff or students who wish to sponsor an exhibit. If you are interested in creating an exhibit at the Library, please call (203) 254-4000 ext. 2892 or e-mail Elise Bochinski.
The DiMenna-Nyselius Library presents exhibits designed to meet one or more of the following goals:
Exhibit Space as a Forum for Ideas and Information
The DiMenna-Nyselius supports the American Library Association's recommendations for Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries; specifically noting:
The DiMenna-Nyselius Library also affirms the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights.
Materials will be excluded if it does not comply with Fairfield University's policy on academic freedom (shown on page 3 of this document), specifically if it is defamatory, willfully false, obscene, or, promotes racial hatred or discrimination.
Exhibit spaces may not be used for commercial purposes, for the solicitation of business, for profit or for fundraising. No pricing information will be displayed within the exhibit.
The Library does not advocate or necessarily endorse the viewpoints of exhibitions or exhibitors.
The Library does not provide insurance coverage for exhibit items. Those who lend items to the exhibit agree to exhibit at their own risk. The Library is not responsible for any damage, loss, or theft of exhibited items. Any damage incurred to Library property from exhibit items is the responsibility of the exhibitor.
Application for exhibit
The library sponsors its own displays and exhibits, and considers requests to provide temporary space for current faculty, staff or students who wish to sponsor an exhibit. Contact the Access Services Librarian and Archivist, Elise Bochinski at (203) 254-4000 (ext. 2892) or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.”
The Library retains the right to determine the suitability of any proposed exhibit. An application for an exhibit will not be accepted if it (1) does not comply with Fairfield University's policy on academic freedom, specifically if it is defamatory, willfully false, obscene, or, promotes racial hatred or discrimination, (2) is not physical appropriate for the display space, or (3) does not meet the goals (stated above) for the Library exhibit space.
Once an exhibit has been mounted, the exhibit in whole or in part will not be removed in response to any complaint about its content.
Objections to the content of an exhibit will, however, be addressed formally as follows: