Pompelia Coauthors Chapter in Art+Design Librarianship Handbook

Mark Pompelia (Visual + Material Resource Librarian) co-authored the chapter, Tactile Libraries: Material Collections in Art, Architecture, and Design, with Rebecca Coleman, Research Librarian for Architecture at the University of Virginia, for the second edition of the The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship. The chapter includes the following sections: defining a materials collection; explaining […]

Petraits Publishes Article & Presents at ARLIS

Ellen Petraits (Research and Instructional Librarian, Fleet Library) was recently published in a special issue of Art Libraries Journal 42 (Vol. 2) which focuses on Information Literacy in UK and US Art Libraries. The paper was entitled, Assessing the Impact of Library Instruction on Studio-based Research: developing a qualitative model. Petraits will also present this work […]

Hall Appointed Dean of Libraries

Dear RISD Community, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Lareese Hall as RISD’s Dean of Libraries. Lareese comes to RISD from MIT where she has served as an Architecture + Art Librarian since 2014. In her position at MIT, Lareese has worked with faculty and other institute staff on the Future of Libraries […]

Life is a Cabaret Old Chum, Come to the Cabaret, 03/19/16

  On Saturday, March 19th at 6:30 pm, Graham Visual + Material Resource Center (Fleet Library, Room 204) will host an evening celebrating the RISD Cabaret, 1987-2000. This art history and performance Wintersession course, taught by Szymon Bojko (1917-2014) and Agnieszka Taborska (Senior Lecturer, HAVC), directly involved students by immersing them in the art and […]

New York Times Academic Site License

REMINDER: RISD has a New York Times site license. You must be on campus to sign up. New Users:  How to Activate a Pass While physically on campus and within your school’s network: 1. Go to 2.    Create an account using your school email address.  If you already have an account using your school email address, you may […]

Student Artists’ Book Juried Contest and Exhibition

The Fleet Library at RISD is proud to present the 1st Annual Student Artists’ Book Juried Contest and Exhibition. Undergraduate and Graduate Students are invited to enter an Artists’ Book they have created in the past year. Deadline for entries is April 24, 2015, at 4pm. All entries will be exhibited on the 2nd floor of the […]

Library Self-Study and Advisory Panel visit

The Library Self-Study and Advisory Panel Visit will take place on January 26 and 27, with committee members: Carol Graney, Chair of the Committee and Associate Provost and Director of University Libraries; Charles Getchell, College Librarian, Saint Anselm College; and Joseph Meisel, Deputy Provost, Brown University. The Board of Trustees has established the program of […]