Memphis College of Art students design new library card

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Michelle Byrd Director of Public Relations (901) 272-5111 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2011 Memphis College of Art students design new library card Memphis, TN­– Memphis College of Art "Give Back" students were tasked with designing a new library card for the Memphis Public Library that reflects the mission of the library, embraces the spirit and cultural ambiance indigenous to Memphis, and celebrates the diversity of the city. The public is asked to vote for the new card that best meets these design criteria. The selections are posted on the library's website and displayed at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library located at 3030 Poplar Avenue. Votes may be cast on the library's website beginning Friday, February 4, and voting will remain open until 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 25. Click here to view the selections and vote. Click here to read a story about the new card in The Commercial Appeal newspaper. RahLeeCoh Ishakarah Olivia Logan MCA's Give Back students Participating in the library card redesign are: (from left) Clare Freeman, RahLeeCoh Ishakarah, Brittany Vega, Rory-Ann Austin, Jonah Westbrook and Olivia Logan. About the Give Back Program While students at Memphis College of Art study the principles of art & design and begin to emerge as accomplished artists and designers, they further develop their education with the experiential knowledge that can only be gained outside of the classroom. We currently offer a variety of internships based on our school's areas of study, but also strive to nurture many of our students' desire to contribute their time and efforts serving the diverse and often underserved populations targeted by area non-profits. Through the Give Back Program, students develop new interpersonal skills, and gain a greater sense of her/his role in the community.

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