"Art just cannot live on itself. It has to draw on a broader knowledge."
     Anselm Kiefer

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We would like to take this opportunity to gratefully acknowledge that the Luke Lindoe Library rests on the traditional Treaty 7 territories of the Blackfoot people. In the spirit of our efforts to promote reconciliation, we acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Piikani and Kainai), the Tsuut’ina (Sarcee), the Stoney Nakoda First Nations (Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley), the Metis Nation (Region 3) and all those who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

Alisha Marie Adams. How the Raven Turned Black; a Mi'kmaq story told by my Auntie. Photo credit: Alisha Marie Adams.
Cone 04 earthenware, coloured slip, underglaze, glaze, 24K gold, 18K gold, hand cut, shibugami paper, bookboard, wire.


Artists that Matter Resources

“What does it mean ‘to matter’? Or more precisely, what does it mean NOT to matter? The Black Lives Matter movement asks those questions with regard to a sizeable percentage of the population that is systematically denied voice and made invisible.” - FINA 450A’s “Making Matter” assignment description.

As part of the courses: MADT 401 Advanced Practice in Media Arts and FINA 450A Breaking Aesthetics, students selected Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) artists that resonated with their practice and created one-page compilations of artists’ biographies, mediums, images of their works and references (including Library resources). Below are the compilations:

Both courses are taught by Associate Professor in Media Arts, Kurtis Lesick.

Library Success Café Workshops 

Introduction to Zotero: Wednesday, November 18, 2020: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join librarian Allison Comrie for an overview of Zotero, a research assistant app, to help you organize your research for your course work. 

Introduction to Artstor: Wednesday, November 25, 2020: 1 pm - 2 pm 

Join librarian Allison Comrie for an introduction to Artstor: an interdisciplinary image database that you can use in your research. 

Workshops are only open to AUArts students. All Success Cafés are hosted Wednesdays on MS Teams. A meeting invitation will be sent to students in their MS Outlook/Teams calendar.  Click "Join" in the calendar on the left column of your MS Teams calendar on the day of the meeting. See you there!

Fall Semester 2020 Hours


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Sunday + Statutory Holidays



Research guides

From navigating the library catalogue to getting started with research, these guides will offer advice and tips on everything from searching the catalogue to evaluating sources and citing and writing.


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