Central Library and Southwest School of Art partner in a new and innovative way…

(L-R) Jean Brady, Chair, Library Board of Trustees, Paula Owen, President, Southwest School of Art, Ramiro S. Salazar, Library Director

The San Antonio Public Library hosted its annual Love Your Library  media event on Valentine’s Day at Central Library at which a major partnership with Southwest School of Art was announced. Beginning in Fall 2012, Central Library will be recognized as the official Library of Record for the Southwest School of Art Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Central Library will house an extensive collection of books and other resources dedicated to the Bachelor program at a designated space on the second floor named in memory of a former Library trustee and arts patron, Marie Swartz.

Library Director Ramiro S. Salazar stated, “The San Antonio Public Library’s partnership with the Southwest School of Art demonstrates how two community organizations can come together to provide an educational opportunity that is unique to the region. This innovative partnership allows the Library to leverage resources to better respond to the learning needs of the community.”  Paula Owen, President of  the Southwest School of Art also commented, “We expect this new partnership to generate even more reciprocal activity between these two iconic cultural and educational institutions. ” 

We are looking forward to this new and exciting partnership and can’t wait to share stories of progress as we proceed.


Posted on February 17, 2012, in PR. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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