New Visual Resources Librarian to start in July

Mark Pompelia has been appointed as the new Visual Resources Librarian and will come to RISD this July. Since March 2000 Mark was the Director of the Visual Resources Center in the Department of Art History at Rice University where he led the transition from slides to digital images, using the same technology platforms in use at RISD. He collaborated with librarians and the manager of educational technology to provide digital images campus-wide and was instrumental in training faculty on the new systems. He provided images for faculty not only for teaching, but for publications as well. Prior to his work at Rice, Mark was at Ohio State University in the Department of the History of Art, starting as a student assistant in the Visual Resources Library in 1992, then progressing through the ranks, as Assistant Curator and Associate Curator to Curator in 1999. He has a BA in Art History from Ohio State and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State University. Mark has a significant record of service to the visual resources and art librarian professions, including serving as editor of the VRA Bulletin and as the Visual Resources Association liaison to CAA. We are pleased that he will be joining the professional staff in the library.

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