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Vanessa's role in the library
I manage the Bowes Art and Architecture Library. In addition, as a subject specialist in art history and visual art, I use my knowledge of these fields to build research collections, to provide research support, and to lead library instruction sessions that help researchers maximize their use of the resources held by the Stanford University Libraries, and beyond.
Topic Guides by Vanessa
|Guide||Last Updated||Subject tag|
|Film studies: basic literature||2016-11-03||Art, Film and media studies|
|American art: before 1900||2016-11-03||Art, Art history, American history|
|American art: 1900 to present||2016-11-02||Art, Art history, American history|
|Design||2016-11-03||Art, Advertising and media, Art history, Design, Mechanical design, Mechanical engineering, Communication and journalism|
|Conceptual art||2016-11-03||Art, Art history, Art philosophy|
|Art history: beginning research||2016-11-03||Art, Art history|
Course Guides by Vanessa
|ARTHIST 1B||Fall 2016||Introduction to the Visual Arts: Renaissance to the Present||Nemerov, A.|
|SLE||Winter 2017||SLE: Renaissance and Baroque Paintings||Watkins, G.|
|PWR 1SC||Winter 2017||Banksy, B-girls, and the Rhetoric of Public Space Art||Schwartz, S.|
|ARTHIST 1A||Winter 2017||Introduction to the Visual Arts: Prehistoric to Medieval||Pentcheva, B.|
I am a member of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and have been active since 2000:
Member, Strategic Planning Committee, 2015 - present
Member, Distinguished Service Award Committee, 2012 - 2013
Member, Nominations Committee, 2012
Member, Melva Dwyer Award Committee, 2012
ARLIS/NA Executive Board, Chapters Liaison, 2009 - 2011
Diversity Committee, 2004 - 2007
"The Tenacious Book, Part 1: The Curious State of Art and Architecture Library Collections in a Digital Era,” Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America 33:1 (spring 2014).
"The Tenacious Book, Part 2: Publishers' Views on the Once and Future State of the Art Book," Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America 33:1 (spring 2014).
“Archives As Art: The Accumulations of Felipe Ehrenberg and Lynn Hershman Leeson,” Imprint 26:3 (fall/winter 2007/2008).
“Subject Headings for Aboriginal Peoples: The Power of Naming,” Art Documentation 26:2 (fall 2007).
“Merce Cunningham in Conversation with John Rockwell,” Stanford Presidential Lectures in the Arts and Humanities (2005). http://prelectur.stanford.edu/lecturers/cunningham/
“Cultural Calamities: Damage to Iraq’s Libraries, Museums, and Archaeological Sites During the U.S.-Led War on Iraq,” in Art Documentation (spring 2004).
Felipe Ehrenberg: A Neologist’s Art & Archive. Stanford: Stanford University Libraries, 2003.
With Adán Griego. “José Guadalupe Posada and the Taller de Gráfica Popular: Mexican Popular Prints,” in José Guadalupe Posada and the Taller de Gráfica Popular: Mexican Popular Prints. Stanford: Stanford University Libraries, 2002.
“On Collecting and Exhibiting Art Objects in Libraries, Archives, and Research Institutes,” in Art Documentation 20 (fall 2001): 10–15.
“Matt Phillips: The Magic In His Prints,” in Matt Phillips: The Magic In His Prints. Stanford: Stanford University Libraries, 2001.
“Isomorphism,” in Poetics, Politics, and Song: Contemporary Latin American / Latino(a) Artists’ Books. New Haven: Arts of the Book Collection, Yale University, 2000.
More about Vanessa
"The Tenacious Book: The Curious State of Art and Architecture Library Collections in a Digital Era." Presentation for the Harvard Library Strategic Conversations series, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 30, 2014.
“The Slow Information Movement as Tactical Media.” interPLAY between creativity & information Symposium, York University Libraries, Toronto, ON, March 26, 2012.