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Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library Policies: Display Spaces Policies

All of the library's policies are posted here. Find information about our policies relating to collection development, public access, filming, services and more.

General Information

Policies

Display Request Form

Complete a Display Space Request Form online. You can also contact the Dean of the Library's secretary, 978 665-3195, for a paper form which may be submitted to:

  • tsulli27@fitchburgstate.edu
  • Tyler Sullivan ~ Gallucci-Cirio Library ~ Fitchburg State University ~ 160 Pearl St. ~ Fitchburg, MA 01420

All display requests are pending approval by the Dean of the Library.

Questions?

Questions not directly answered by these policies/guidelines can be forwarded to the Library director’s secretary at 978 665-3195 or email Tyler Sullivan.

Display Mission

The primary goal of the displays and gallery space is to support the mission of the Gallucci-Cirio Library and Fitchburg State University. Therefore the actual exhibits/displays should be appropriate to an academic setting, support the curriculum and/or instructional missions of Fitchburg State University and/or reflect Gallucci-Cirio Library collections and services. Therefore, prohibited uses and practices shall include:

  • Advertising
  • Commercial/financial reimbursement
  • Prices will not be affixed to any item on display
  • Material or equipment in the opinion of the staff is potentially dangerous to people or property will not be presented on displays
  • Urge support or opposition to any political candidate or issue or urge support of or opposition to any religion or religious belief.

Display Requests

Use of the library's display spaces is by approval of the Dean of the Library. To request approval complete the Display Space Reservation Request Form online.

You may aslo contact the Dean of the Library's secretary at 978 665-3195 for a paper form which you can submit for approval at:

  • tsulli27@fitchburgstate.edu
  • Tyler Sullivan ~ Gallucci-Cirio Library ~ Fitchburg State University ~ 160 Pearl St. ~ Fitchburg, MA 01420

Exhibit Space - Types & Locations

There are 4 display cases 60” x 30” with locks. There is gallery/display space located on the walls on the 1st and 2nd floors: central stairwell, outside room 104 and 106; and outside room 203.

General Guidelines

The exhibit or display should support the mission of the Library as well as Fitchburg State University.

The approval for displays will be at the discretion of the Dean of the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library, Jacalyn Kremer.

Displays proposed by campus-affiliated groups or individuals will receive preference over external groups.

Complete a Display Space Reservation Request Form. (Contact the secretary to the Dean of the Library, 978 665-3195, for a paper form.) Submit the form to the Dean of the Library for approval at:

  • tsulli27@fitchburgstate.edu
  • Tyler Sullivan ~ Gallucci-Cirio Library ~ Fitchburg State University ~ 160 Pearl St. ~ Fitchburg, MA 01420

Generally, the displays and exhibits shall be temporary and may extend for up to two months. Displays must be set up within two days of the start date and must be removed by the end of the display time. If you do not do so yourself, the library staff will remove display items and such items will be disposed of at the discretion of the Dean of the Library.

The sponsoring group or individual will be responsible for providing any necessary permissions or authorizations.

The person(s) providing the display materials must set up and remove displays. Library staff may assist if asked.

Library staff is not responsible for ongoing maintenance of the display.

The Dean of the Library reserves the right to refuse to exhibit or remove any display that does not comply with these policies and guidelines.

The individual or a representative of the sponsoring organization will be asked to complete the request form and agree to abide by these policies and guidelines.

Publicity

Publicity will be the responsibility of the sponsoring individual or organization.

Security & Liability

The Sponsoring Group, not Library staff, will be held responsible for the loss or damage to items on display. Precautions will be taken to safeguard exhibits.  Any concerns over insurance, possible damage or theft should be discussed in advance by the exhibitor and the library staff.

Sponsorship or Endorsement

Use of the Gallucci-Cirio Library display space by an organization or individual does not constitute Library sponsorship or endorsement of that organization or individual or the viewpoints or activities they are promoting.

Supplies & Signage

The exhibitor will be responsible for providing supplies and producing appropriate signage for the display. The exhibitor must include a sign indicating sponsor/provider/creator of the display.