University of Memphis Libraries Display Policy
This policy applies to the Ned R. McWherter Library and all branch libraries.
Purpose: The University of Memphis Libraries will present displays and exhibitions
to support its educational mission. Displays and exhibitions will highlight the diverse
holdings of the Libraries, connect the Libraries’ resources with current or historical
events, and provide topical information related to events and activities in the Libraries,
the University, and the region.
Content: Displays and exhibitions will have a clearly identifiable educational purpose
and content, without advocating a specific political, religious or ideological doctrine.
The Preservation and Special Collections Department, the Administration Department,
and Government Publications will schedule and curate the majority of the displays
and exhibitions. Other Libraries’ departments are welcome to propose and plan appropriate
displays in consultation with these departments and the final approval of the Dean
of University Libraries.
- Window on the fourth floor of The Ned R. McWherter Library (outside the entrance to
the Special Collections Department
- Display cases in the Rotunda
- Digital signage system in the Rotunda
- Exhibitions of digital materials on the Libraries’ web site
- Designated display areas in all branch libraries
- Additional physical and virtual spaces designated by the Preservation and Special
Collections and Administration Departments
External displays: Displays and exhibitions from organizations outside of the University
Libraries must support the educational mission of the University and Libraries. Written
proposals must be submitted to the Administration Department and evaluated by Dean
of University Libraries, who will make the final decisions. All inquiries should be
addressed to Libraries Administration (Room 204, Ned R. McWherter Library, 901-678-2201).
Approved by the University Libraries' Administrative Council: November 2013