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Katharine A Keller

Reference Librarian/VRC Cataloger


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Katharine's role in the library

Call me Katie. I provide reference and library instruction in all areas of art, art history and architecture, including work with the PWR program. I also work with our image database,, which is a great resource for locating primarily art images. You'll find me at the Reference Desk in the Art Library on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Please come find me. I'm happy to help!

Course Guides by Katharine

Course number Term Guide Instructor
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.
ITALIC 95W Winter 2017 ITALIC library resources Montoya, A.
PWR 1MS Spring 2016 Seeing Nature: The Power of Environmental Visual Rhetoric Stroud, M.
PWR 2ZS Spring 2014 Designing Memorials: Building Rhetoric into Commemoration Sifuentes, Z.
FILMSTUD 4 Winter 2014 Introduction to Film Studies Levi, P.
ARTHIST 1A Winter 2017 Introduction to the Visual Arts: Prehistoric to Medieval Pentcheva, B.
PWR 1GMA Spring 2016 Dancing about Architecture: Or Finding Words for the Wordless Moyer, Gabrielle

Professional activities

I'm active in the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA).

Selected publications

Contributer, Marmor, Max., and Alex Ross. Guide to the Literature of Art History 2. Chicago: American Library Association, 2005.

More about Katharine

I've worked as an art librarian for over twenty years in both academic and museum libraries and bring a wide range of experience to Stanford. I volunteer as a docent at the Cantor Arts Center where I work with a lot of young children and am constantly learning new things.  My academic interests are varied but I would say I am most interested in architectural history and contemporary Chinese art.  I recently audited a course about Sicilian art and architecture and look forward to visiting this fascinating place at some point in the future.


M.L.I.S. University of California, Berkeley
B. A. Art, Stanford University