Call for Applications – DIY Art Library Internship Project

Builders! Designers! Art Lovers! Library Scientists! Design and Build an Art Books Resource in Worth Ryder Art Gallery.

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A DIY Library by Art Practice Professor Stephanie Syjuco, “Free Texts – An Open Source Reading Room”, ZERO1 Art and Technology Biennial, San Jose, 2012.


The DIY Art Library -Special Internship Project is a hands-on practicum. Students will work with Gallery Director Farley Gwazda and exciting guest speakers to design, source, install, and implement a new library that will serve the arts community.

This non-lending library will be semi-permanently installed in the Worth Ryder Art Gallery, which is open to the public and staffed by our interns. Students will do independent research and interview artists, writers, and librarians about their needs and the art books that have inspired and informed their practices. We will identify, source, and organize books, periodicals, and other media for our collection. Students are encouraged to think creatively about the use of the space!

The program is structured as a one-credit pass/fail course. Open to ALL UC Berkeley Students, NOT limited to Art Practice majors or upper division students. Students may take this course concurrently with the Worth Ryder Student Internship Program, OR separately. The application process is competitive.

Students must attend weekly meetings: Wednesdays, 12:10 – 1pm, Kroeber 120.

Students are expected to participate in an installation on November 24th – 28th.

Online applications due by: 11:59 pm, Friday, August 24th, 2018

QUESTIONS? Email Farley Gwazda:

Made possible through the Arts + Design Initiative Creative Discovery Program