The Salt Lake City Public Library is seeking proposals from qualified artists, crafts people and designers for artwork in the city's new main library and public plaza.

Architects on the project are Moshe Safdie and Associates, Boston, Mass., and Valentiner Crane Architects, Salt Lake City.

Copies of the request for proposals are available in the third-floor business office at the existing Main Library, 209 E. 500 South. Business office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Artists are encouraged to attend an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Sweet Branch Library, 455 F St. City library system director Nancy Tessman and Safdie will provide information about the art selection process and answer questions. Information packets for those unable to attend the meeting may be obtained from the Salt Lake City Library System's business office, 209 E. 500 South. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Each proposal should include the following: Resume and other biographical material (not to exceed two 8 1/2-by-11-inch pages) with education, experience, exhibitions, public art commissions and the artist's name, address and telephone number; 35 mm slides (maximum of 10) of applicable previous work, identified with artist's name, title, location and size of work, date and correct side up; artwork site(s) and other specified information.

The proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. They should be addressed to Nancy Tessman, Main Library Art Proposal, 209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. Call 524-8200 for more information.